Saturday, July 23, 2011

A cautious return

After a few months away from blogging I'm about to tip my toes back in once again.

Before I delve into giving my personal opinions on the various issues of the day, I'd just like to give a quick update on what I've been up to since I stopped blogging.

Although I officially retired from employed work in March, I've been very busy over the last few months with voluntary work - but I've also been involved in doing various jobs for friends and former business colleagues which has led me to start up my own business.

It's more of a hobby than anything else, but as people were willing to pay me to do it I thought I may as well make it official. It won't make me a millionaire, but it does mean I can afford to give my kids and myself the odd treat now and again.

For those interested, Mrs Stan is now back in the family home and more or less recovered back to her old self. It's been a long haul and it's by no means over, but we're delighted to have her back. She has a new job away from the various influences that caused her to have her breakdown and is much more settled and happy.

The kids have blossomed. They are now very well balanced and emotionally stable teenagers (well - emotionally stable FOR teenagers), both are very happy and doing very well at school and I am immensely proud of them both.

For those who remember the tale of my old Alfa being written off - I have a new car. It's modern, silver, well equipped and very capable - but it is as bland and characterless as all modern cars.

Other than that, not much has happened - except that I have put on two stone since I retired. Hardly surprising as I used to cycle the 10 miles to the office two or three times a week, but haven't touched a bike since.


TheFatBigot said...

It's good to see you back Mr Stan and to hear things are going well.

opsimath said...

I was both surprised and delighted to see a new post from you, RS; I always harboured a suspicion that you would be back -- Welcome, sir!

It's also good to hear that Mrs Stan is continuing to get better, and I hope you will have a lovely and relaxing summer together.

Best wishes as always,


Larry said...


I always knew you'd eventually come back.

You are the best blogger out there, in my humble opinion, so delighted to see you return.

Glad everything has worked out for you.