Week 12

Beautiful day today – sunny, blue skies but freezing. The garden looked nice before the snow.

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March 10th, 2009

I don’t like Mondays. ………

March 11th, 2009

Tuesdays are not qualitively different although this one was. Pauline is preparing a joint submission for the Sanders’s to take Redundancy and Early Retirement. The sorts of figures that the LA are offering amount to 2 years salary just for going. Our problem is: Are we indispensable? I sincerely hope not. What we are hoping to do is to go off to the Greek house and return in November. If we could sell our house before we go in July, it would be perfect but if not, no problem.

The scenarios will be:

  1. Sell the house – rent an apartment maybe in Surrey for a while until the Euro declines and then buy in France. April – October in Greece. November – March do some consultancy work wherever we are.
  2. Don’t sell the house – same approach but in the North.

March 13th, 2009

Beautiful day today. Having the day off today to clean up the patio area before our new porch is fitted tomorrow. We have three weeks until we fly to Greece and as soon as we come back we will get a valuation and put it on the market.

If redundancy negotiations go well, we have 127 days left at work. Seems strange now after 37 years of walking through the same doors and down the same corridors. 37 years is only 7770 working days. It seems so many more.

Found this nice little video intro on the web to our island – Sifnos. Thought you might like to see it. The music is one of the best know pieces from Modern Greek. Sifnos Link
Almost balletic, eh Bob. Are you rollin’?

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