It hardly seems possible that a month has passed since I retired, but here we are.
Our first words must be of huge thanks for the cheque, the gifts, the flowers, all the cards to our new address, and the expressions of good wishes for the future. Bless you all.
Some of the cheque has been used to purchase my ‘traditional’ membership of Lancashire County Cricket Club (which carries with it a place on a priority group for the ballot for tickets for the 2019 Old Trafford Ashes Test – I still grieve over the recent 4-0 defeat but the 4-1 victory in the one day series has helped a little), and the rest will go towards a summer house for the back garden.
Jane is now working at the Sue Ryder Charity Shop in Moreton just along the road and has also got involved with the gift shop at the nearby Urban Farm, a project involving animals and children which is thus right up her street.
I have started volunteering with the Wirral Foodbank in Central Birkenhead.
We have become regular attenders at St Andrew’s URC, Meols, just down the road in the other direction from the Sue Ryder Shop, and are getting used to the strange experience of sitting next to each other in worship.
Laura has found lovely walks in the dunes by the coast and in local parks. We have also found one large field surrounded by fences which can be an enclosure where we can let her off and she can have a good run.
Love and blessings,
Richard and Jane