Today I retired from my job as an ICT Development Officer in Education. Not quite sunk in; not sure why I'm going; not sure what I will do with my time.
I have worked in Education for thirty seven and a half years. I, like many of the young teachers today did not give up my post when I had children, so I will finally have to let go of a working life.
Back then, there were none of the benefits, or even acceptance of a full time working mother. I knew of no other teacher in my position in those early days. In fact, I was told by officials that my husband was expected to support me financially.
My friends and I went out for a meal to celebrate another member of "the coven" passing over to the other side. The last of us has a while to go before it is her turn ,so the final photograph will look very different to this! It may include zimmers!!
I do have a craft project to include in this post. I made this album for my colleague Andy, who also retired today.