Posted by: granny1947 | March 20, 2022

Granny finally retires

And so it happened.
I retired on the 28th of February.
And I see I have not posted for nearly a year.
Where did the time go.

And I see things have changed.
Oh Dear, back to the drawing board.
I guess I will have to start learning new stuff.

Retiring has been strange.
And stressful.
I, no longer, get a salary.
Big downside.
I have been battling to get UIF.
For my overseas friends, this is our Unemployment fund.
You pay into it all your working life and your employer also contributes.
You are supposed to get some money back.
Hopefully, I will get that sorted out on Tuesday.
Hold thumbs for me.

We have a public holiday tomorrow.
I wasn’t even aware of it!

I, actually, have loads to talk about but I will save some for tomorrow.
If anyone is reading my post.
Which I doubt as it has been so long.
Subjects to come.
Our pathetic government who will not acknowledge the war in Ukraine.
Our pathetic Municipality.
No water for days.
I can go on.
And I will.

Stay safe.

Oh Dear.
How the hell do you add tags?

I found them.
Added two and then they vanished.


  1. Of course someone’s reading this! So very glad to see you back. My advice re UIF: don’t give up…

    • Hi Frannie. It is so frustrating. No-one answers the phone. Will have to go in and face a human. Hope that helps!!

      • Maybe “face a human down” will help. I’m cheering for you and would love to hear how it turns out.

      • I will definetly let you know.

  2. Hi Granny and welcome back. Yes, in the beginning retirement does seem strange but you quickly get used to having all that time to yourself. Not so easy to get used to not having a salary – – – take care. Look forward to hearing more from you.

    • Thanks Judith. Yes, I am suddenly bubbling up with things to share. Be prepared.

  3. So good to see you back granny. I haven’t been on WordPress in a long time but your posts are emailed to me. Looking forward to hearing about how you spend your retirement. It’s the best time of your life, as long as you keep your health. Enjoy!

    • It feels great to BE back Cynth. Come on back too!

  4. Good to see you back! BTW, I havent added to my blog in 4 or 5 years! Hopefully soon…

    • Hi There. Why haven’t you blogged? OK…I know the answer. Life gets in the way.

  5. hi Love, I do I do, read your post that is. Retirement takes some getting used to, but I love it! Public holiday here as well today, Independence day, 32 yrs. that’s how long I have been in Namibia. Keep well and lovely to see you posting.

    • Hi There.
      This is so cool.
      Connecting with old friends.
      Love you.

  6. Less money and more time to spend its ~> that’s the challenge of retirement!

    • OMG it is good to be back. You made me laugh(hysterically). Love that description.

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