What will you do when you’ve retired?

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Al fresco dining

I retired a week ago and so far, I have to say, retirement’s been good to me! But what will I do when the novelty has worn off? Because people keep telling me the novelty WILL wear off and I WILL get bored. Hmm, I don’t think so but – just in case it does- it probably wouldn’t do any harm to start formulating some plans.

So here they are, my plans for retirement (in no particular order because I don’t have to bother about that kind of thing any more):
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How to be Happy

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The psychology of happiness is now a recognised science and, all around the world, there are hundreds of academics looking into this most important of subject areas. When people are asked what they want to achieve in life or what they would wish for their children, the answer is often “just to be happy”. It seems such a simple thing, yet there are still so many apparently unhappy people. Where are they all going wrong? Continue reading

Are comedians’ autobiographies funny?

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It’s a funny thing, but over the last year I’ve read the autobiographies of three comedians -Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Jo Brand – and they’re not as funny as all that. At least, not as funny as all these three women are on the screen. Maybe comedians get to a stage when they’re fed up with being funny and want an opportunity to take themselves – and for others to take them – seriously.

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