Retirement is not what it seems - or rather what younger people assume it to be. It is nice to be able to take your car to be mended in 'working hours'. It is nice to drink coffee out, and I am planning to spend the summer on my boat - impossible if working.
Life can seem very empty of real purpose - apart from survival of lower (much lower) (worrying lower) income. It was pleasant to afford a reasonable house and a number of modest luxuries - subscriptions to societies and so on and so forth. I did think I would keep up with friends and family better - but I have not done so.
Ah but - I can spend the summer sailing - and write a web-log.