Welcome to the third and final instalment of ‘Meet our retirement bloggers’. From family finances to fitness and fashion, find out about our retirement bloggers and their aspirations for the future…
John is a married, stay-at-home dad with a very different view about retirement... “Retirement for me will mean working part time… I also fully expect to be providing free childcare to my grandchildren.” He loves writing and his blog, dadbloguk.com covers a range of topics including family finances. Find out more about his take on the meaning of retirement.
David is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Sunderland. For him, retirement is all about “doing what I want to do when I want to do it” and he’s certainly been living by that mantra. Not only has he taken a retirement road trip along route 66, he’s worked on a cruise ship and joined ‘Men in Sheds’ too!
Vicky is a freelance journalist and writer who is also a committee member of the Spa Sweethearts Women’s Institute (WI). She says she’s looking forward to retirement so she’ll have “chance to indulge my passions without work getting in the way!” Find out more about her involvement with the WI in her introduction to the Women’s Institute and the WI charity calendar.
Nick is the co-founder of Project Dirt – an online network for community-based projects. He says “Ideally I’d hope to achieve a gradual shift into retirement… I hope to be able to stay engaged in my local community once I’m retired, through Project Dirt or other means”. Read his article to find out more about getting involved in your local community.
Gordon recently retired from his role within the military and has since embarked on a mission to write full-time. He has a diploma in journalism and is looking forward to putting it into good use during his retirement. “Since passing under and through the portcullis of my supposed antiquity, I can unequivocally state that I have never enjoyed myself more than I currently do,” he says. Find out more about his journey in his article, retiring from service.
Tracey is the founder of online magazine and information hub FightingFifty.co.uk. She was surprised at the lack of reliable health, beauty and fitness information aimed at older women on the internet so she set up her website to help people make the right choices later in life. She says: “Knowing that people enjoy reading about my experiences and find the advice I give beneficial makes it all so worthwhile.” Read Tracey’s latest blog about retirement planning, the representation of women in the media and her plans for the future.
Would you like to join our bloggers? We’re always on the look out for contributors so if you’d like to write for us, we’d love to hear from you.
This article has been commissioned by retiresavvy and any opinions voiced are the author's own.