Down to the Pub at lunchtime to play five games of pool with my old friend Alan. We have been doing this for several years now, every Thursday lunchtime, always five games, a drink and a chat. Sometimes, like today, I win, last week he won; we are very evenly matched. Then a little bit of shopping in Stroud , the air just above freezing, and then home, light the fire, large mug of hot tea and a biscuit. My wife comes in from her studio in the village where she has been painting. We settle down in our armchairs to watch the ballet The Sleeping Beauty on Sky Arts tv, the Royal Ballet Company with Lauren Cuthbertson as Princess Aurora. ( yes I know, it's my secret vice, I love ballet and most forms of dance).
It's a hard life but somebody has to do it ! Being old and retired is pleasant enough provided you're one of those fortunate enough to be able to enjoy it. Not everyone is, I'm well aware of that.
Wyesman Wyesman
70+, M
Jan 22, 2015