Saturday, 9 November 2013

My pension

I claimed my State Pension from HMG, and it came through yesterday. It's a lot more than I expected - it's nearly ten times as much as I got paid the first year I worked, in 1968. Almost enough for one of my daughters to have a night out.

Ladysolly also gets a pension; between us, I think we probably get enough to live on, provided we didn't need to pay a mortgage, didn't run a car and didn't heat our home. Fortunately, we don't have a mortgage, I have a bike and our love keeps us warm.


  1. Yes drsolly, I know what its like living on the breadline!! No wonder you have to keep shopping on Ebay! There are food stores now that give out food to poor old pensioners! Like that song says 2 out of 3 ain't bad!

    Enjoy your retirement!

    ps perhaps you should get out more!

  2. I do try to get out more. Actually, I do know what it's like living close to the line. My father died when I was five, and my mother struggled to bring up me and my younger sister on a very small income.

  3. Actually, I have known you for such a long time but never knew about your parents!. Anyway if you send me your credit card number I will put some money on it for you to get you through the month!

    ps Did I miss the bit about you going to EuroDisney or was that your sense of humour?

  4. Just drop it in my hat, I'm the one playing the spoons outside the the Hand and Racquet. Yes, we're going to Eurodisney with daughter.1 and grandson.1 in a couple of weeks; this will be my first time on the Eurostar (I've watched it go by while out caching) and my first time through the Tunnel.