The wondering holiday

The wondering holiday

In 2005 we sold The Pickle Pot and farm and found ourselves completely liquid and with nothing to do. We rented a small pondokkie in Howick and sat thinking about our future. I need to spend a little time putting you in the picture before we set off, so please indulge...
The best type of holiday

The best type of holiday

  There are as many holiday options out there as there are people taking them. From the weekend away to the “Grand Tour” of Victorian times, there should be a better reason than simple relaxation behind the holiday. From my viewpoint, there are some non-starter...
Regulating the flow

Regulating the flow

The Flow When we start life in retirement we, inevitably, find that we have extra time and wonder if we will ever fill it. This extra time comes from the loss of a major part of our personal network – the business part. We no longer have major access to, or interact...
The Three Thirds Guideline

The Three Thirds Guideline

This article gives you some guidelines on what could be important to you when considering the management of your life and time in your retirement. These years will only be the best of your life if you actively work and plan to make them so. Sitting back and waiting...
The time between jobs

The time between jobs

When I left high school with my hot, sweaty matric certificate in my dirty hand, all I wanted to do was change the World. All that happened, in reality, was that the World changed me. I am almost certain that each and every one of us had the same, or a very similar,...
Managing your time in retirement

Managing your time in retirement

As with everything else about retirement, the headings seem so serious and it is our job to put the fun into understanding and working with the subject matter. In the working world time management normally has a financial bent and we were required to apportion time...