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Last Week Before Retirement (and A Norfolk Gift)


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My final few days of work are whizzing past, with this coming Friday being my last day. It's very sociable too, as I've been meeting up with various colleagues and ex-colleagues several lunchtimes last week and will do this week. Actually, it's the most that I've been on the OU campus since Covid struck.

One of the colleagues I met today gave me a most thoughtful and welcome gift. It's a little book of poetry in the Norfolk dialect. 

This one...


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If the Norfolk dialect intrigues you from that book look out for

"Mighta bin Wuss". By Tony Clarke 

It comes from a series of articles published weekly in the Eastern  Daily Press.

These go back to just after the war.

I remember my father regaling us in his broad accent every week.

Enjoy your retirement. before long you will wonder how you fitted in work into your schedule.

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Last few days, then next week it feels like you’re on annual leave, a week later it hits you!

Enjoy every last minute of it Helen. Try not to get so booked up that you have no time to yourself - if you do that, you might as well be at work earning money. 

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I have had a few days off (enforced stay at home due to no car, and am already wondering how I fit a days work into my schedule, I havent stopped, yet still I am not getting any more tidying done than when I am working.

(on a side note I did manage to get the stern jackstaff done for the BA model, and compile a list of other jobs needed on it).

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Our first attempt at retirement was back in April when Mrs Raser packed up work. It lasted about a week before circumstances put it on hold. As soon as we were able to try again there was a heatwave. Then we finally managed to get out at the weekend and Monday - now it's on hold again while this storm blows over. I turned down work to do this! :default_cool:


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