All Roads Lead To Rome.

Hi,

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Oh dear, I am up early again this morning, and it is getting depressingly wintry now.

It is seven am now and it is still darkish, as well as being a bit chilly in the house, as the central heating is not set to switch on until 7.30.

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There are many beautiful things to be found in the winter but I hate the shortening days and then eventually so much darkness that everyone ends up going to work in the dark and returning home in the same way.

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Thank goodness for retirement, and for being able to stay abed, instead of being forced to pull yourself out of your slumbers in what seems to be the middle of the night, before dashing off before the dawn.

It helps to make up for the hairy ears, enlarging nose and the fine set of waxed moustaches that also appear with advanced age, which nicely complement the hairs growing out the nose, the painful bunions and the growing need to wear polyester dresses and big green cardigans….not to mention the growing desire to purchase large size underwear and a Big Slipper!

Or the incontinence pants.

Or the Zimmer frame.

Or the Secret Police.

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Actually, nothing makes up for it at all….it sucks royally!

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There now, all of you poor people who resented having to get up in the dark this morning can now feel grateful not to be in the alternative reality of shakily putting in your false teeth before consuming a bowl of your early morning gruel.

This gruel differing from your mid-day gruel only in that it is consumed at an earlier hour.

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And of course there is the annoyance of arising every morning looking as if you need a good ironing.

No wonder that the young party-on while they can still stand up at the beginning of the night…. if not at the end!

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Now that I have made you feel so much better about the day to day grind, I shall actually have to ‘fess-up and tell you that I have lied….surprise surprise.

It is actually great to be retired….and the Big Slipper that I am going to buy is the racy and extremely stylish leopardskin model!

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Have a really fine one yourself.

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J,x.

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No seriously, old age is not really that bad….it is worse!!!!!

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