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THE 50 CLUB/ or nearly 50 CLUB

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terryj Report 26 Mar 2013 09:13

you must be going wrong somewhere john

at 50 kids grown up hopefully earing own cash
mortgage shrunk to an insegnificant amount

i am 62 all summer i shall be out and about around the country at scooter ralies
in the winter assorted soul nights to fill the weekends
trying to find the time to start fishing again (just need to get past the wifes todo list)
you are as old as you feel


Suzanne Report 26 Mar 2013 21:57


dont say your as old as you feel please.

but you are right about kids,yes 3 out of four still live at home,but they earn and always have.
we have no mortgage now but the money has gone on other things,

i also love soul nights,and going to one next sat,

but really would love to stop working right now,the abuse we get from the parents of sick children we nurse is terrible and im finding that now i cant take it and want out,oh for a lottery win. :-D :-D :-D


maggiewinchester Report 26 Mar 2013 23:12

I was looking forward to retiring at 60.
Then the bloody goal posts were moved :-|


**Ann** Report 27 Mar 2013 00:46

I had just failed the dreaded 11+
:-( :-(


eRRolSheep Report 27 Mar 2013 01:19

John you yet again missed the point of the thread - I guess conversation was never your stong point.

Chaps I think 50 is merely a small milestone and a launchpad to do bigger and greater things - learn something new, do something different


JustJohn Report 27 Mar 2013 09:33

Errol. Fgs, look at the whole thread and not just your posts.

You are a brilliant conversationalist, others less so and likely to go off point quite a lot.

As most of us have on this thread. So why you have done your normal trick of picking on me specifically, I have no idea. If you can take advice, go to bed earlier and leave computer alone after midnight. You get a grumpy little sheep after the bewitching hour :-( :-( :-(


terryj Report 27 Mar 2013 10:16


wife in same position all set for 60 now its 66
luckily she has a private pension and we intend to downsize once the youngest has finished uni
so she will still finish about 60


Paula+ Report 27 Mar 2013 11:31

@ John I was not a Caldmore charmer, more of a Sutton sweetie. :-D :-D


JustJohn Report 27 Mar 2013 20:37

:-D :-D @Paula

And I was a Beacon Barr none ;-)


Suzanne Report 27 Mar 2013 22:22

OH how nice that my 50 thread has been hijacked :-D

anyway if your nearing 50 please post on this thread :-D


terryj Report 27 Mar 2013 22:45

is beacon barr none
a reference to barr beacon in brum


Suzanne Report 27 Mar 2013 22:47

:-\ :-\ :-\


maggiewinchester Report 28 Mar 2013 00:52

I'm on my own. Single parent (roaming husband), needed money more than pension then.
Mind you - looking back at earnings - how come, 11 years ago I was earning less, and taking home more?
At the moment am earning - in 10 years time will I be paying bedroom tax.
How dare I be living in a house, paying enough rent over (by then 30 years) to have bought the place and have a spare bedroom? Of course, being a council tenant it's not a home, it's a house, and I should f&*(((* off to a one bedroom flat.
What do I want with a spare room for people to stay?
My children, bought up on a council estate must be scum/wastrels/thugs. Grandchildren must be thick as 2 short planks - the eldest (11 next month) has been going to gifted/talented classes since she was 8
The fact that one daughter has a degree (as have I, as a mature student) and the other is training to be a midwife and runs breast feeding classes is forgotten by the Daily mail /government
Why do I want/need pets? They're probably nasty dogs that attack people (in reality 3 rescue cats that I had spayed/neutered)
One daughter also has 2 rescue cats, soft as whatsit, the other a rescue staffie, who, whilst hating cats, thinks she is one. (it's weird having a staffie curl up on your lap like a cat). When not behaving like a cat, she likes nothing better than having a 'fight' with my nearly 3 year old grandson. No teeth used, unless she's clamped the carrot in her jaws and grandson wants it!

...and so goes the divide & rule of the governing classes........