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RAW

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IT support, web host, self-employed and also employed in Retail Toy Trade, Social Media Manager. Lone Parent of three for ten years though they are all now plus 16 so the parenting part has eased off
Motorhome (old one) was purchased with a view to having somewhere to live and work from as I work in IT and do a lot remotely and also discover more about RV's, solar and the like with a view to possible off-grid semi retirement with a low income.
 

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retired 5 years ago at the ripe old age of 49, following a motorbike accident
Spent 2 Years in a wheelchair, bored out of my mind, then slowly got back to Semi retirement doing my trade, Joiner..
Live the life of Riley, sometimes, picking and choosing what I want to do
Waiting for my early pension, 1 year, and my wife’s early pension 4 yrs, then........off in the MH, or a newer one
Fingers crossed.
Take care, and do what you can
 

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retired 5 years ago at the ripe old age of 49, following a motorbike accident
Spent 2 Years in a wheelchair, bored out of my mind, then slowly got back to Semi retirement doing my trade, Joiner..
Live the life of Riley, sometimes, picking and choosing what I want to do
Waiting for my early pension, 1 year, and my wife’s early pension 4 yrs, then........off in the MH, or a newer one
Fingers crossed.
It's a bit off-topic, but your profession and history there reminded me of a chap I know, John Looser, who was a framer building houses until he had an accident that stopped that work, but for the last decade or so he has created a whole new career using those skills.
Check out these amazing structures! - https://extremebirdhouse.com/
 

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It's a bit off-topic, but your profession and history there reminded me of a chap I know, John Looser, who was a framer building houses until he had an accident that stopped that work, but for the last decade or so he has created a whole new career using those skills.
Check out these amazing structures! - https://extremebirdhouse.com/
Also a bit off / on topic is my own desire to get more into the off-grid and solar side of things as well as the electrical side of things having been recently inspired in the last year by @wildebus himself and a chap called BIG Clive, if you have never seen any of Big Clives Videos or know anything about him then I would really recommend as a Youtube channel to watch is you are at all into the electrical side of things, can be geeky so be warned
This is one of Clive's popular videos
 
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If you knew as many people who have died in they 50s as I, you'll know why I'm finished at the end of the year age 55. There's more to life than earning money.
Fully agree - even more so as my schoolfriend lost her seemingly fit and well husband last night while camping in Spain.

As for me, I was a tourism marketing consultant until being made redundant.
 

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Merchant seaman! Was due to retire December next year but the buggers decided they want us to work till we drop before we can live some life!?I'm getting about in the bus around Ireland at the moment but I want to do longer trips around Europe next year.?
 

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I’m a stonemason 41 years in. Another 10 to go before I get my pension. I spend as much time in my camper as possible. Can’t imagine what we will all be driving in ten years time. Or even if we will be allowed to use camper vans !
 

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workshop manager 2 years till retirement just bought new van getting ready for retiring and hit with illness awaiting results of various scans
and hope for the best signed off unable to work

rab
I hope that the scan results are good for you Rab, what a bummer, illness hitting you just when you should enjoying yourself fully with no worries,

All the best for the future,

Ken.

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I’m a stonemason 41 years in. Another 10 to go before I get my pension. I spend as much time in my camper as possible. Can’t imagine what we will all be driving in ten years time. Or even if we will be allowed to use camper vans !
If your username is anything to go by, at least you'll always likely have a few electrical fixes to occupy your spare time !
 

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Having spent 34 years flying, from Bell 47 to S61 and Cessna 150 to Boeing 767 I retired 7 years ago, and bought a motorhome. Unfortunately having flown 757s for over 20 years my health has been poor since retirement, probably due to Aerotoxic Syndrome. However, still able to get out and about in the van for now, so will just make the most of it.
 

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Having spent 34 years flying, from Bell 47 to S61 and Cessna 150 to Boeing 767 I retired 7 years ago, and bought a motorhome. Unfortunately having flown 757s for over 20 years my health has been poor since retirement, probably due to Aerotoxic Syndrome. However, still able to get out and about in the van for now, so will just make the most of it.
Sounded like you had a dream job until you added that link :( Hope it doesn't get much worse for a long long time!
 
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Health and Safety Executive Quality...................gaffer.
Thanks I got the Health and safety it was the EQ I wasn't certain about.
 

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Retired after nearly 40 years in the NHS as nurse, midwife and health visitor. Then I started working as a forensic nurse for the police, a very interesting job! Only part time, so lots of opportunities for motorhoming, thank goodness. I love my Moho!
 

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