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    Choose a couple of “From 65″s – what have you done, what are you thinking of doing? What has worked for you, what has not worked for you?

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    Alan Maguire

    Welcome if you have come to try out The Elders Journey. I hope that you will benefit greatly from the opportunity to think about your retirement in a structured way – and I hope you have fun doing it.

    The value in using the Discussion Forums is that you have a chance to talk to others who are starting to plan their retirement (and old age).

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    Viereck Merrilees

    Neck wrinkles and comb overs – I’m as vain as ever but I’m trying to resist the comb over. I’m finding the Hipsters a lot of fun and they give me an excuse to dress in a way that I have never done. I’m enjoying a bit of “flash”.

    Fitness is a challenge – I do a round of exercises every morning and I’m finding my balance is getting poorer. I can still balance on one foot, but I have to concentrate hard.

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    To walk the Camino is on my bucket list

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    Alan Maguire

    Hello Pam, I was very lucky just after I finished university. I was hitch-hiking around Europe and made my way along the north coast of Spain – and arrived in Santiago. Only then did I discover that I had been on the Camino.

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    Hello Alan
    What a wonderful experience to have been able to enjoy the adventure. Could you share something of your favorite places you visited.

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    Arthur Case

    Hi Alan, I hope you are well. 65 arrived for me on 24 January this year. A bit of an anti-climax as in many ways, other than for normal wear and tear, 65 feels like 55! I am still working and enjoy reasonable health. Must say that having passed this milestone a sense of calm has come over me, an acceptance of who I am and cautious optimism about the future. I have always been a serious kind of guy but hope to become a little more eccentric as the years role on. Perhaps I should start wearing braces and a flat cap! I always enjoy meeting eccentric characters.

    I decided that its too early to make a bucket list but in the medium-term I still want to get my knee down around Riooiels on my motorcycle, commence the book that I have bubbling inside me and find creative expression at work and at home. I have been married to Fran for 42 years now and still can’t enjoy a siesta on a Sunday afternoon. She says I can sleep when I’m dead! Anyway good to be on your blog and hoping to achieve elder status some time soon.

    Take care everybody.

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