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Only yesterday, I was reading a very powerful piece from an old O! magazine (thank you Keris!) talking about the whooshing speed that time passes (if you’re interested, it’s by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and you can read it here. You SHOULD read it, it’s wonderful). Do you ever get that mild panicky feeling that you need time to wait, hold on a minute… just STOP! That sometimes you just want to be right here for a little longer before life moves on again?

Yes, me too.

But as well as holding on to the present, I also excitedly anticipate my future. OUR future. The husband and I often stay up far too late, making plans and plotting adventures. Telling each other how it’s going to be. Let me tell you now, our retirement is going to be simply brilliant. We have our future house all set up, our travel plans sorted… we’ve filled our lazy hazy future days with a lot of fun, family and a positively giddy amount of Happy. The thought of growing old together just makes me feel peaceful, way down deep inside.

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So we’ve joined forces with Compare The Market to find out what you’re plotting for your own Golden Years. Because of course, none of the magic is going to happen without a little forethought and a lot of planning. Life Insurance is one of those dull, grown up things that sadly seems to become more important to think about as the years go by (if you’re looking, just make sure you shop around and compare, because not all policies are created equal. You can click here to try comparethemarket).

To be in with a chance to win £200 M&S Vouchers, please answer the first three questions in the Rafflecopter box below. You will then be able to generate more entries by completing the other, optional, entry methods. The closing date for this competition is 20th April 2014 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The 1st prize winner will be the first randomly selected entry.  Good luck!

 

 

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Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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  1. Lots and lots of sleep and travelling x

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  2. I would move abroad to a lovely little villa somewhere in Greece or Spain. I’d love a laid back, stress free retirement!

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  3. Would like to get really into gardening and play crown green bowls.

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  4. I think we’ll be so old the way the retirement age keeps rising, so ill probably just be able to enjoy the simple things, relaxing, sleeping and eating well. But I hope that ill be surrounded by many grandchildren and maybe even a few great grandchildren!

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  5. I don’t really like to think too far ahead . We have pensions and savings in place but I like to think that my husband and I will move to a smaller house in the country and will have lots of time to go out for meals…all the things we can’t do now with two little ones :D

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  6. I want to travel the west coast of America on a motorbike :)

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  7. The plan is relax and have enough money to treat the family when they visit, take the grandchildren out for the day …. just having time to enjoy all the family without the stress.

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  8. I’m going to become a house and pet sitter as a way of travelling and getting to see some countries I’ve not had time to whilst working full time. I also want to buy a camper van with my savings. I’ve already got grown up teenagers so 20 years from now I hope they will be happy and comfortable to be able to leave to their isn devices whilst I revert to childhood!

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  9. I would love to travel around the coast of this country with my Husband in our touring caravan – I love the coast and at the moment we only manage to get there once of twice a year. There are some beautiful places and we just need more time to explore!

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  10. It’s a long long long time off for me I’m only 22 so I havnt thought much of it yet. I hope I have grand babies or maybe even great grand babies I can help look after. And I’ve always dreamed of road tripping around the USA so might be realistic opportunity when I retire!

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  11. We (my husband and I) have a little villa in Cyprus that we are planning on eventually retiring to. Its a few years off for me right now, but the dream keeps me going – at least on a Monday morning in the office!

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  12. i would love to see some of the world, i fell pregnant 9 months into the relationship so we never really had much time to have holidays, been together 4 years now and still have never had a holiday together, its all about the kids, so it would be nice to be selfish once we retire and do the things we never had chance to do, thats if retirement is still happening in 35 years

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  13. Our ultimate retirement plan; would be to retire in Algarve and continue our families olive oil business.

    Hopefully divide our year between the two countries so we can be near our children and their families, help raise our future grandchildren. Go on holidays with our little family.

    My family is my life.

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  14. Would hopefully have more time to do things that would love to do travel more if have good health and time for hobbies and interests join groups and learning classes for new skills hobby development, Would also like to do some volunteer work if able as so rewarding helping others.

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  15. Mortgage paid off and see the world. Discussing staying in different countries for 6 months at a time to have the experience of living in them.

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  16. I will buy a camper van and tour all round Great Britain. Then I will tour Europe. In between I will take my grand children on holifay as long as they bring their own tents!

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  17. If when we retire we’re not living in a little country house somewhere, then I think we might look at moving to a little teak villa in remote Thailand. At very least we’ll go travelling and enjoy lots of fine food.

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  18. Just having time for me and my partner and doing the hobbies I enjoy

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  19. I would love to be able to help out with grandchildren, have already done most of what I want to do!

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  20. I had plans to do lots of things, but I have ended up looking after my Granddaughter. I cherish the time with her and my plans can wait until she goes to school (provided I am still active).

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  21. My grand plan is to hire a canal boat and travel through the lovely serene canals, enjoying the views of our beautiful English countryside. A stress free relaxing retirement and it’s a journey I can enjoy with my dogs.

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  22. I am going to bu a house in spain and read loads of books by the pool :)

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  23. To annoy my children & grandchildren ;D xx

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  24. it’s a long way off yet, but i’d like to travel, everywhere & anywhere my pension can afford!!

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  25. To complete a substantial bucket list then live a wonderful relaxing lifestyle by the beach

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  26. Traveling, relaxing and being as rebellious as possible :-)

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  27. I would like to go back to Ukraine (my mums motherland) for some time. Maybe to visit a couple of town where my mum showed me around. It would be lovely if my kids could travel with me too!

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  28. Would love to travel the world with my husband and read lots and lots of books.

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  29. Would spend quality time with my loved ones and then catch up on gardening and generally pottering around cooking up lots of fine fayre and reading those paperbacks that are collecting dust from not having the time to read them. I would love to go on a crazy world tour dancing in Rio ,exploring in Peru ,taking the star ferry in Hong Kong, Going to a full moon party in Thailand if my knees will allow it lol, visiting the Great Barrier Reef and enjoying the jazz in New Orleans. And then ride around Benidorm on my mobility scooter for a few months taking in the winter sunshine..

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  30. I am hoping that when i retire i will have quality time to spend with my family, We spend so much time working and rushing around , i just hope that it one one dau leads to a special time of our lives xx

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  31. I hope to move to spain and enjoy the sunshine with my man

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  32. My grand plan is to sell up what little I have and go backpacking around the world as I never got to do it in my early twenties due to work and having children, I would keep a blog and update it with my adventures so my grandchildren can read.

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  33. Before we had children my ideal retirement would have involved lots of travelling and a villa somewhere warm. However, these days, I want my retirement to be filled with family living close by, hopefully lots of lovely squishy Grandchildren, cups of tea and home-made cake.

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  34. I hope to travel the world or possibly live somewhere warmer. I want my retirement to be one long holiday!

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  35. would like to move into a self-designed bungalow

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  36. When I retire i hope had have granchildren that I will be able to spend a lot of time with and would love to also go to Australia :)

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  37. We are planning to move to cyprus when we retire :) we love the country and people :)

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  38. Hopefully I’ll make it to retirement! I tend to live in the present moment and not think too much about the future. After a little ponder, I’d love to travel and experience the world and different cultures. I’d love my son to be married at some point with a family – I’d love to see his children and be around for them. Thanks x

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  39. Relax, Spend time with my hubby, and just have a great time with my kids, and hopefully grandkids :) and get lots of memories,

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  40. I dream of back packing around Asia.

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  41. Move to the countryside :)

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  42. watching my family grow up

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  43. I plan on sitting on a porch swing of a big ranch, hand in hand with my hubby watching our many many grand and great grand children running around playing! <3 (yes apparently i also plan to turn American!) lol

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  44. Have applied for ill health retirement which I’d hoped would have been effective from 1st April. Unfortunately hr/line management has messed it up. Now hoping for it to be from my 55th birthday next month.
    I’m just gonna take it easy and feel better

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  45. I’d love to travel, but worry that we won’t have the funds! Otherwise, I’d possibly consider moving somewhere completely different. x

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  46. Do charity work in a nature reserve

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  47. I’d definitely go on a cruise :D

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  48. I shall be growing old disgracefully, embarrassing my children, going on LOADS of holidays, spending my kids inheritance :) of course I’ll need to win the lottery first :/

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  49. I will still be cooking away creating new and tasty dishes but might do a spot of traveling to finally get a break from the kids ;-)

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  50. after rushing round after all these kids my entire life-I will spend my retirement sleeping, and nodoubt looking after all the grand children they give me :)

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  51. It will be holidays a plenty I think! Can’t think of anything I’d like more!

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  52. I hope to retire and move to Japan, Japan is a place where we have had many many amazing holidays and it feels more like Home to me than the UK. I hope to be fluent in Japanese and to have moved there by retirement time. It would be a dream come true.

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  53. Spending lots of time on my allotment and I will enjoy not having to rush around and just doing things in my own time.

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  54. I’d love to travel and see the Great Wall of China and Australia. In between I’d be a Grandma knitting and babysitting the brood and loving every moment:)

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  55. Living long enough to get my money back from my pension!

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  56. I am looking forward to travelling in my caravan when I retire, without any children. Although Grandchildren may tag along

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  57. I shall have my mortgage paid off by the time I am 55, so I hope that by the time I retire I will have some money put by because at the moment I dont have a pension as I have better things to spend my money on x

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  58. My plan is to sell my house and buy a caravan near the beach. I will live in the caravan in the summer and spend my time collecting shells, walking on the beach and being creative. In the winter I will travel to sunnier climes and blow my kids inheritance. Or maybe I will keep them a little bit :)

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  59. you can never plan anything, so I plan on living and taking each day as it comes.

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  60. Just looking forward to a stress free life and enjoying time with my husband.

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  61. I want to move to Cornwall when I retire, preferably st Ives as it’s like my second home and I love it there.we go on holiday there every year and I’ve always said I’d like to retire there.

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  62. I am living my life now and enjoying myself as I know I dont have enough NI contributions for a decent pension, so hopefully I will peg it before I get to retirement age and dont have to worry about living in poverty!

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  63. I just want to spend more time with my lovely husband whether it’s on decorating the house or on holiday!

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  64. I would love to travel when I retire as I’ve had my children young so not had the chance to yet, I’d also love lots of grandchildren to keep me busy and active :)

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  65. We’ve made the decision to live relatively frugally (or at the very least sensibly) now, and save for our retirement and make sure we’ll be mortgage-free by then. Our plan is to visit all the amazing places we’ve got on our ‘bucket’ list before we get too old! Everytime we see something we really want to see or do, we pop it on the list. So once the children have flown the nest,we hope to be able to have the health, and money to be able to work our way through the list! :)

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  66. Letting my son look after me for a change – as if – probably embarrassing everyone even more than I do now – but it’s so much fun !

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  67. It will all depend on finances … it would be lovely to think that it could all be one big holiday, but that might not be possible!

    But that said, it would be nice to be able to do some of the things that we haven’t had time for …

    One thing I’d really love to do is to travel around the British coast :-)

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  68. moving in with my partner, opening a b&b then letting my house at a reasonable rent so a family can enjoy it.gardening,& reading.
    Baking business supplying Farm Shops & local cafes

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  69. I shall be spending time with my family and embarrassing my grandchildren along with reading all the books I don’t have time for now

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  70. I would like to live by the coast in North Wales when I retire.

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  71. i will be looking after my autistic son all my life, so lots of laughter in my old age!

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  72. Spending my time doing what I want to do when I want to do it in retirement

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  73. I want to travel and explore in style.

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  74. I plan to have a good old rest – but maybe that’s wishful thinking as I have 6 children, so by then I could have TONS of grandchildren!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEK!!!!! lol

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  75. to move nearer to my family and to travel whenever I want to

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  76. Lovely long lie ins and spending quality time with my hubby. I also want to do the thing all retired people seem to do which is go shopping in the lunch hour of office workers, take a full trolley in the 10 items or less aisle and then wait til my shopping has gone through before deciding I need to get my purse out of the bottom of my handbag. Bitter? Me? No!

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  77. Try to keep as healthy as possible and relax more

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  78. growing old and hopefully enjoy more time with my family and my hobby cars

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  79. I am due to retire next year and have the plans for a house renovation submitted to the planners, only problem is my husband is also retiring next year, I have yet to submit any plans on what I pan to do with him

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  80. to be rent free and travel he world :)

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  81. I’m going to start exploring our own wonderful country instead of jetting off around the world

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  82. I quite fancy learning to become a lion tamer when I retire!!!

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  83. I am almost there! I intend to keep my health and fitness by keeping active. I want to have the opportunity to load up the motorbike at a moment’s notice and go touring with my husband to Europe. I want to get in as much riding time as possible before I have to hang up my boots. I fancy being a 70 yrs old biker chick and a complete embarrassment to everyone.

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  84. when I retire am going to go and live in Malta, what a great place for ex pats

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  85. When I eventually retire I am going to live far away from all the people I don’t like and do exactly as I please. #grouchyoldwoman.

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  86. Cooking galore! Finally trying out all the yummy recipes I have collected over the years!

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  87. relaxing and enjoying life

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  88. I have just retired and joined the leisure center I take classes 3 times a week Pilates and yoga. I feel fitter and happier and wish I had done it years ago. Do things because you want to not because you are a certain age.

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  89. Intend to finish painting the bathroom..

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  90. I would like to retire abroad to the sun x x

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  91. Hopefully continuing as a writer, taking it easy, travelling the world, going to places like New Zealand and Hawaii. Lots of cultural tours, making jam and painting more. Gardening and having tea parties. Feeding all my cats, probably join a singing group. Basically lots of fun and continuing my passion of inspiring others.

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  92. I retired last year, spent more time with our grandson.
    House projects seem to have gone on the back burner never seem to have time to do them. Doing what we want when we want.

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  93. I’d love to be able to play more golf

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  94. i would like to go on a cruise and hopefully be able to enjoy some grandchildren

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  95. Spending more time with my family and having some long holidays.

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  96. I have no plans for my retirement and feel very scared about the future

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  97. Live Long and Prosper

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  98. Spending quality time with my family making new memories.

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  99. Travel round Europe and then USA with my hubby

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  100. If I’m wealthy enough then I’d like to set up an animal sanctuary for unwanted pets.

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  101. I’m looking forwards to travelling the UK so many beautiful places to see

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  102. planning now, seems years off, but now putting as much into our pensions as we can afford!

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  103. I don’t want to retire, I’d like to keep going.

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  104. I would love to travel around the world when I retire – to see all the places i have dreamed of

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  105. no plans for my retirement

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  106. travelling, reading and spending time with the hubby

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  107. Having children young I never had the chance to travel very much I have all intentions of travelling the world when I retire

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  108. in all honesty, if we all have our health, I want to be living in a coastal area, writing books and watching the sea in all weather and the clear sky at night. I’ll be happy as long as I have my family.

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  109. I would love to retire to Ireland and write novels :)

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  110. I would love to do more travelling.

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  111. Hopefully at that point I will be living back in the West Country and we will be pretty much self sufficient for veg, salad stuff and eggs at the minimum and enjoying a much less stressful life. :)

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  112. would love to be able to have enough money and to travel, catch up on reading and do long walks

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  113. Retirement is a long way off but I think I would explore new places and be more adventurous

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  114. If I have enough money I’d love to travel x

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  115. I would like to hope that we can spend some time travelling and spending lots of quality time growing old with my husband.

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  116. To get grow as much of our own fruit and veg as possible, start to keep bees and take in lodgers. :)

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  117. i`d love to retire to Cornwall and have a cottage with sea views, i would enjoy tucking into cream teas and spend time on my crafts too x

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  118. My hubby and myself are going to sell up and buy a canal boat like Rosie and Jim and live on it and travel the countryside !

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  119. To go everywhere and see everything I possibly can!

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  120. Would like to live in a little cottage over looking the sea

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  121. We hope to travel more extensively

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  122. I already my have little cottage and am doing it up as and when I can – I intend to have at least 3 dogs and spend as much time outside with them as possible, enjoying the garden and the surrounding countryside!

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  123. I haven’t really thought about retirement, but I would love to travel more, or even live abroad, Spain or somewhere else in Europe, depending on whether I can afford it then. Who knows what the future holds x

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  124. I’m looking forward to just having some time to relax with my husband

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  125. Take a couple of world cruises

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  126. CERTAINLY MORE TRAVELLING

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  127. time with hubby just relaxing no real plans as yet

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  128. Making lots of wooden toys for my grandchildren

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  129. I hope to be pottering about enjoying my hobbies

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  130. I’d like to have a smallholding with lots of animals, but unfortunately I’m pretty sure it won’t happen because I just won’t have any money, so I’ll be stuck in my little flat with no garden :(

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  131. while I am only 32 I am looking forward to retirement! I figure by then I’ll of had 40+ years work under my belt and will deserve a little time off! Nothing fancy, just the freedom to go fishing, keep a nice garden and still take a sunday afternoon ride on my Harley (that i don’t yet own lol)

    I kinda see retirement as a monday evening. you have spent all day at work, it’s time for a bit of ‘me’ time and relaxation before bed. Obviously in this case there is no tuesday (or is there?)

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  132. A lot of travelling and gardening

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  133. Lots of holidays

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  134. I plan to tour France and maybe find a home there.

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  135. probably painting a lot more

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  136. I hope to undertake a road trip round the British Isles – particularly visiting those areas I haven’t been to before

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  137. I’d love to head off to warmer climates and buy a little bar and live what ive got left casually and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

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  138. I’d love to be able to travel, but think its unlikely due to finances. Love pottering in the garden and sewing and baking- so I see lots of cakes eaten in the garden.

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  139. I don’t work for health reasons but I’m looking forward to my husband retiring so we can spend more time together and maybe go travelling.

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  140. I’d love to spend quality time with my family doing simple things like walking, talking and laughing.

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  141. It’s unlikely I will be in a financial position to do anything other than wait to die. But, if I could, I would travel.

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  142. Got to be travel for me and freedom.

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  143. I’d love to be able to travel. It’s great going away as a family now but it will be nice to have grown up holidays again.

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  144. Would love to be able to get our freedom back in our retirement and take long holidays once the kids are grown up and moved out.x

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  145. I am going to marry Heather Mills

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  146. I would love to have a crafting room and complete lots of crochet, knitting and dressmaking projects. By which time i’m hoping i’ll have a few grand kids to make for.

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  147. I hope to be able to travel the world and visit every corner of it, best get saving now!

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  148. I’d like to spend it by the sea

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  149. I would love to travel and go on an adventure!

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  150. By the time I retire, my 4 yr old will likely be married and have her own child (given I’ll probably retire at 80 given the way this country is going!) so playing with any grandchild perhaps!

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  151. I just want to retire, then perhaps traveland see a bit of the world.

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  152. Spend time with grandchildren hopefully!

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  153. to go on a holiday never had 1 yet and im 40 this year tut

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  154. No plans yet but I think I’d be looking forward to just having lots more spare time to enjoy what life has to offer!

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  155. My plans are to downsize and move out to the coast, somewhere with land so that I can grow my own fruit and vegetables and keep chickens. I will spend my days walking my dog in the country and on the beach, looking after my crops and perfecting my baking skills – bliss, can’t wait ;)

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  156. Sell the house and sail off into the blue yonder (ok, the British canal system) with my very own captain…..

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  157. I’d like to travel, and take lots of lessons in new skills as hobbies.

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  158. I would take 25% pension as cash and blow in on wine and women. Hopefully I shall die disgracefully, but enjoy it.

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  159. Spending time with family!

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  160. I’d like to think when I retire I will get the chance to travel and see a bit more of the world.

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  161. Travelling / exploring!

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  162. We would like to sell our house and move to Cozumel x

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  163. We have raised a big family and very happily too, so come retirement we would love some us time, we talk about getting a motor home and travelling around the country which would be our dream. It will be nice to know the family are settled first then make our own plans just for us 2.

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  164. I’d like to think when we both get to retiring age that we’ll be healthy enough to spend our time in our allotment, or out in the countryside for walks. We love doing those things :)

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  165. I’m really looking forward to not having to commute. I’m planing to spend time in the allotment, browsing around markets and fairs and travelling around the world.

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  166. Reading, reading, more reading. And drinking more Merlot than can possibly be good for me.

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  167. I’d love to travel.

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  168. We’ll be playing lots of golf!

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  169. lots of golf and lots of holidays

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  170. I am always saying that when my daughter goes off to university, I’m going to retire to the seaside in Anglesey :-)

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  171. buying a cottage and RELAXING!

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  172. would love to go away for weekends

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  173. Spend time with my wife and family, just having fun

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  174. I plan to have paid off my mortgage by the time I reach retirement, I will then buy a property in the Dordogne in the South of France and relax in the baking summer sun, drinking French red wine, and eating cheese! :-)

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  175. I can’t see us ever being able to retire but if we do and are lucky enough to have some cash, I’d love to do some travelling.

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  176. holidays and just being able to do things in my own time with no stress :)

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  177. Hope to do a bit of travelling, finances permitting, and catch up on lots of books I’ve been meaning to read. Apart from that just spending time with family would be great.

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  178. I’m planning on having a nice house and large garden and spending a lot of time outside growing my own food, travelling where I can, and enjoying free time.

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  179. I want to see the world…every square inch of it, but I hope that I don’t only start the journey when I retire…I hope that I just compound it.

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  180. I’d hope to be doing more of all the same things I am doing now, walking in beautiful places, eating nice food and drinking wine, reading books, listening to music and seeing bands play. I hope that by looking after myself and staying healthy and active I’ll be able to stick to doing that as long as possible!

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  181. When we retire we would love to do all the things we can not do now, Holidays just us two and the theatre,

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  182. To travel and see more of the UK

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  183. I would love to travel but the way the financial situation is at the moment – quite unlikely!

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  184. Would like to take time to enjoy everything I do, whatever it is

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  185. to spend more time with my family and my animals – money will be very tight though

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  186. I want to go on a cruise :)

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  187. i look forward to going on lovely holidays and relaxing with family x

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  188. Lots and lots of travel would be wonderful :)

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  189. I am going to work my way across the USA in month long holidays (in my dreams) x

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  190. Just to have fun & enjoy the rest of my life doing it

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  191. I’d love to travel but don’t know if i’ll be able to afford it

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  192. I would love to travel around Italy

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  193. Go to Canada and visit the Rockies

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  194. I would like to travel more than I have done

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  195. I hope to retire abroad preferably the South of France because my circulation is getting worse with age and am finding the UK winters hard to cope with. I would enjoy a simple life reading, sunbathing and swiming.

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  196. having the time to learn new skills

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  197. I want to travel & learn a new language

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  198. would love to travel America with my hubby

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  199. I have not really put that much thought into it!

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  200. I cant wait to enjoy relaxing and traveling. Having time to live

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  201. I hope to travel around this country as well as Italy.

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  202. I have so many books and short stories I would like to write – just need to start the first one!

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  203. holiday to florida

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  204. sit in the park with my husband and write a book

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  205. moving to live near the seaside x

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  206. Travel the world! :) x

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  207. With any luck, I’ll be travelling the world.

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  208. When I retire I see myself spending my mornings with a coffee on the quay, not rushing to get to work everyday as I do now. More time with family and pursuing my interests

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  209. hopefully some traveling

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  210. I will just travel the world in camper vans (those really posh ones)

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  211. My plan is… lots of toy boys! ;)

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  212. Travel to places I haven’t been inbetween babysitting the grandchildren!

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  213. Exotic holidays. X

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  214. would love to get in the garden more, grow some more fruit & veg

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  215. Owning a place in the country

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  216. I’m looking forward to having lots of time to read and sew, I’ll leave the gardening to my other half! ;D x

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  217. Certainly lots of travel would be lovely, whilst we still can! Also become as self sufficient as possible too – growing our own etc.

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  218. I’m not really looking to retire, until I get too frail to work anyway. I work from home and I love it. Don’t see any reason why I would choose to change that.

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  219. Having a heart valve abnormality I’d throw a big party if I made it to retirement age! But that’s not likely! So for now everday is for living.. and I’m greatful for everyday that I have :) Live life to the max :) you never know whats around the corner x

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  220. Hopefully when i retire i want to move to a house by the seaside, somewhere that if my daughter has children when shes older she can bring them to make sandcastles with me and my fella (who will be a grandad)

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  221. At themoment all I can think of is guilt free lie ins (it has been a long week :) )

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  222. Travel, relax and hopefully look after some grandkids

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  223. Reading and relaxing and breeding chickens

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  224. to sell up and go travelling!

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  225. I love travelling.

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  226. Travelling and spending time with family

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  227. Lots of holidays and spending time with my little granddaughter as they grow so quickly

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  228. Me and my hubbie would love to travel, probably wont be able to afford to after our 3 kids have spent all our money xx

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  229. Going away with my grandma, mum and boyfriend.

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  230. reading more and some diy!

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  231. Just going through the process of what will be hopefully buying our forever home. We don’t need a mansion, just somewhere to call home. Cats purring away and a garage full of vintage cars being worked on. That’s our future right there. Dreams of travelling to see friends in the states too. Retirement roadtrip!

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  232. have a lovely time with my family on the beach

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  233. Looking forward to the me and us time!

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  234. I plan to go to places that make me happy,generally warm and sunny or wild and wonderful.

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  235. Lots of exploring :) I’d love to travel more.

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  236. Spending time sat in my garden reading. Would like to start doing some crafting. More reading. Travelling as much as I can

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  237. Looking forward to not having to set my alarm clock!

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  238. I’m hoping I will have grandkids to run around with :)

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  239. I am looking forward to spending time with any grandchildren I have by then.

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  240. A lot of reading and hopefully making cookies for grandchildren!

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  241. If we win the lottery/Euromillions, we’d love to buy a farm with lot of woodland where we would have the acres and resources to be able to rescue animals and offer them a safe place to live. My better half has always wanted alpacas and llamas too so he’d get a few of those. As animal husbandry can be time-consuming that would be our retirement hours easily filled! I’d spend any spare time reading all the books I want to read before I die! Fingers crossed hoping for a little bit of luck to come my way now.

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  242. Mr and I are hoping to be living in Palm Springs by then, our own little self-sufficient home in the desert…although time will tell if I’d be able to tolerate being retired.

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  243. We have 70% of it already planned out. Move to Greece, set up base there and begin sightseeing/travelling the globe. Then when done, Relax and just let time slip away while we appreciate the real things in life that matter. Family and love.

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  244. I would like to go travelling and see more of the world, and hopefully have some money to support myself when I retire :)

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  245. Lots of travelling, hopefully

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  246. Travel, relax, explore and travel some more!

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  247. Sadly I had to retire when I was 43 due to ill health & disability so retirement is quite difficult for me. I have my pension as I was in a good job but it only just pays the bills so luxuries are out of the question…unless I win them!

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  248. I plan to move abroad to a warmer country when I retire. My Daughter will no doubt relocate to another country, so I will hopefully end up near her.

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  249. The three things I love most Travelling,reading,enjoying good wine.

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  250. Planning to grow old disgracefully.

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  251. To still be here enjoying time with my family

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  252. Love gardening & days out.

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  253. Reading, gardening, crafts, Pilates, Starting my dolls house…

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  254. I’m looking forward to making a life rather than making a living! I’d spend lots of time with friends and family and travel the world!

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  255. Finding a house we love in a place we love, and not having to live there just because it is close to work. Enjoying waking up on Monday morning with the whole week stretching before me, having days out, travelling, seeing family.

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  256. i cant wait until the day i can finally relax, working 7 days a week takes it out of you

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  257. When I retire I will be traveling in my mobile home!

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  258. I would love to travel and see the world but not sure if I could afford it :/

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  259. Reading, gardening, and time with the family.

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  260. I have no idea, it is a long way off for me.

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  261. Looking forward to weekends away and spending time in the garden

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  262. Spending time with my children and their famillies, and they can look after me then for a change lol

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  263. renovating country houses and loads of horse racing

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  264. I’d like to travel

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  265. More sunshine please!

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  266. Travelling round Europe

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  267. I have a lot of repairs planned for the house :( but when they’re done I’ll travel more.

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  268. travelling would be nice

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  269. I would love to do more traveling and reading.

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  270. A lot of gardening and would love to do a bit of travelling.

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  271. I have plans to travel the world. I had my children early in life, so never got the chance to when I was younger.

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  272. I would enjoy each day at a time making the most of it by doing whatever took my fancy and by making more time for family and friends and travel x

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  273. I’d love it to be a mix of travel, gardening, the arts and spending time with family and friends.

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  274. I have a much younger husband, so hopefully i wont have to worry about working forever and retiring on 50p per month from pension …!!!

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  275. Would love to travel as much as possible

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  276. My husband and I would love to hire a campervan & travel round North American geocaching.

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  277. lots and lots of painting of my travels which i hall also be doing in a campervan

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  278. I would love to go on a world cruise, money permitting

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  279. Having more time to do the things I enjoy like crafting and reading.

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  280. gardening, i love gardening.

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  281. travelling and sightseeing around the UK

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  282. See the world with my husband :)

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  283. Spending much more time at my wee house in France and enjoying the simple pleasures of life more fully

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  284. Travelling hopefully if funds allow.

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  285. Just relaxing, without all the pressure being young brings. Hopefully.

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  286. Looking forward to do what I want to do, when I want to do it (rather than constant fire-fighting and unrealistic deadlines at work)

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  287. I’m a stay at home mum at the moment so have nothing to retire from but would like to have a career and make my family proud one day followed by a comfortable retirement where the world is my oyster

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  288. travel, travel, travel …

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  289. We would love to go on a cruise after all we work hard for it so what else are we saving up for?

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  290. would LOVE a cafe by the see – with vintage styled theme and homebaked goods!

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  291. I doubt there will be a pension when I’m due to retire so I’m going to have to work till I die

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  292. Move to Devon or Cornwall.

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  293. I’m determined to go on a world cruise

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  294. I would love to travel around Asia

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  295. Me and my hubby plan on hiring a motorhome and travelling Route 66 in America and then maybe travelling more of America and Europe

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  296. Charity work and travel.

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  297. climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge and travel round Australia

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  298. Seeing more of the grandchildren

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  299. In an ideal world we would have a small holding in the country. We dream of keepng chickens, pigs and growng our own fruit and vegetables <3 .

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  300. Having lots of time to spend with my family

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  301. Everyone in my family seem to pass on at 54 so I honestly don’t think I’ll still be around to retire! I’m just going to enjoy and make the most of every second of NOW!

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  302. I’d love to visit friends in New Zealand for a long holiday

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  303. Lots of travelling in our camper van

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  304. Spending lots of time with grandchildren

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  305. Travelling to lots of different nice hot places, spend more time with the family and keep active

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  306. I will relax and write a few novels

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  307. hopefully I will be healthy enough to enjoy retirement which in an ideal world would be in a lovely bungalow with my partner Carl overlooking the sea on the south coast just enjoying doing what we want and not what other people want

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  308. fill my house with rescue pets and devote my time to them

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  309. Playing guitar with my grandaughters

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  310. lots of sowing + bingo

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  311. Traveling around the world, relaxing having a great time with my family

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  312. who really thinks about that in all honesty. How many people save a good item of clothing for best & then never wear it.

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  313. Spending time with my family

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  314. I would love to travel as with 5 children we have managed to do this yet due to the cost

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  315. move to a bungalow or little cottage near durdle door Dorset and enjoy growing old quietly :D

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  316. Holidays and spending time in my garden.

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  317. I would just look forward to spending time with my family and relaxing.

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  318. Spend 6 weeks travelling round New Zealand

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  319. All sorts of things! Making time to enjoy being with family and doing things we enjoy. I plan on traveling, crafting and reading mostly. But in the opposite order. :o)

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  320. Retired due to ill health so my wish is to be as fit and healthy as I can get now I’ve got rid of the stress. Anything else would be a bonus

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  321. spending time with family, having more time for my hobbies, gardening,cross stitch and reading

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  322. Having an excuse to watch all the terrible quiz shows!!

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  323. I’m looking forward to starting my own business doing something I love. I can’t imagine not working.

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  324. Move to France and enjoy the sunny weather.

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  325. I would spend it with the family and help my children bring up my grandchildren. Nothing is more important that family x

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  326. As I’m only 24 its something I really have never thought about! Going on lots of cruises would be fun x

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  327. more time to travel, hobbies, and spending time with family

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  328. just travel by tent or caravan

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  329. Travelling definately.. I had my children young so I feel i missed out.

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  330. A round the world cruise would be nice

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  331. I am looking forward to slow starts Anne d fast finishes to my days

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  332. relaxing more and spending time with my daughters and grandson

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  333. My husband and I want to travel more!

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  334. moving to a smaller house

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  335. selling up and touring the world!

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  336. lots of mini breaks with my hubby

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  337. holidays, holidays and more holidays

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  338. hopefully I will retire happy healthy and maybe a bit more richer so I can travel

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  339. lots of time with the grandchildren

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  340. Spending time with my family

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  341. I would love an allotment

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  342. Completing my bucket list and number 1 is visiting Florence for I longed to see the Architecture and sculptures in the flesh.

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  343. To spend my savings and enjoy life

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  344. Getting up when I want to,spending more time with my grandchildrn

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  345. Spending more time with my husband and lovely grand kids and doing the things we only dream about! Top of my list is a cruise, oh that would be so nice!

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  346. Travel and spending time in my garden.

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  347. I would love to travel, see the world and have an adventure when I retire

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  348. Travel the word in a massive house with a million balloons tied to it! :)

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  349. I’m looking forward to traveling with my husband around the UK.

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  350. would travel around the world

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  351. My grand plan for retirement is to spend six months of the year in N-S-W Australia and six months in England. My sister lives in Australia and we are going to buy a Kit home. Now I know that A Kit Home doesnt sound that good but they are absoloutly Fabulous! You can get 5 Bedroom ones for approx 90,000 dollars. So it will be a nice place for all our children and childrens children can come and stay. Well thats the plan anyway x

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  352. I have no plans for retirement yet, I am too busy enjoying the time I have now with my lovely little family

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  353. i’m already retired but i love having time to do the garden puzzles and reading too

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  354. Learn to play musical instruments

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  355. I hope to be able to travel all over the world!

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  356. I’d love to spend my retirement reading and gardening, when I’m not on holiday, of course!

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  357. Just to be able to relax and have time to myself to catch up on reading, experiment cooking new recipes, go travelling to new places!

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  358. Lots of holidays and fun for me when I retire.

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  359. Definitely reading. I don’t have enough time for it now. Relaxing and taking time to enjoy the things I enjoy, rather than have to rush through life

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  360. Not having to set the alarm clock !

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  361. Having chance to relax and read books

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  362. To retire near the coast and take things easy

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  363. Travel and enjoy life!

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  364. My grand plan for retirement is to finally get the house how I want it, along with the garden looking nice. The simple things in life are sometimes the best things in life!

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  365. Travelling if health is good enough – theres so much of the world to see

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  366. I have a while to go before i retire but my dream retirement would be to have my health and go traveling or even just days here and there with my partner that would be brilliant :)

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  367. Travelling the world, reading, going out for lots of meals and wine and being happy (hopefully).

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  368. travelling and spending time with my family

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  369. A afternoon nap! Maybe a few relaxing holidays too. x

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  370. by the time I retire my children will of left school and hopefully making lives for themselves, so we are hoping to move nearer the sea

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  371. Relaxing, reading, travelling, spending time with the grandchildren (fingers crossed!!).

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  372. Watching hundreds of box sets ive always wanted to get through

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  373. Play as many Playstation games as possible.

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  374. I haven`t even thought about it yet, as it`s so far off.

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  375. We are planning on moving to Australia, it will be fabulous in retirement. The sunshine always brings about more happiness.

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  376. I will be working on my allotment to keep fit and eat healthy vegetables.

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  377. Retiring to a hot sunny country

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  378. Grand Plan – moving to Sidmouth in East Devon from Hampshire, joining lots of clubs, strolling every morning, playing bowls together , travelling in Europe and six months in Tuscany – watch this space

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  379. More days out and short European City breaks. More time in the garden!

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  380. Enjoying the simple things in life, reading, gardening and grabbing last minute holiday bargains.

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  381. I’ll probably be homeless and dead long before then.

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  382. It’s a while off yet for me xD
    But definitely would like to travel a bit more like my grandad is doing :)

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  383. I would like to travel the world in my retirement!

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  384. Myself and partner are hoping to save so that when we do retire we can buy a secondhand camper van and do some traveling in it

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  385. I’m looking forward to travelling more & getting my fingers a little greener

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  386. Looking forward to seeing the world :)

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  387. I would love to relax spend lots of time with the family and get the garden looking nice.

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  388. I’d like to start writing…maybe a memoir?

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  389. I just want a bit of me-time!

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  390. Doing things I want to do at my own pace.

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  391. travel and indulge in my interests and hobbies

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  392. Hopefully travelling the world, reading as many books as I can get my hands on, and still comping I expect!

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  393. Travelling will be a priority! As much as possible!

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  394. travel all over the world!

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  395. I would love to write children’s books and get them published x

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  396. I’m building a holiday home in Slovakia for my retirement

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  397. looking forward to enjoying my garden when i retire

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  398. I would love to retire to somewhere in the country and spend my day cooking, baking and relaxing in a comfy chair by the fire. I can dream, can’t I! :)

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  399. I would love to move to austrailia when I retire in a lovely home with the whole family great life style

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  400. looking forward to catching up on reading all the wonderful books I can, seeing every film possible and visiting as many world cities as I can afford

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  401. I would like to think my husband and I will be well enough to travel! So many places we’d like to visit!

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  402. potter around my house with lots of visits from the grandchilden and as many holidays as i can fit in would love to see the world :)

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  403. Carrying on with the house restoration. Sewing as much as I can and living off the land!

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  404. I’m a very long way off yet but I love sewing and crafting, I’d like to be somewhere warm but I won’t ask for to much :)

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  405. Travel with my children and grandchildren in between decorating, diy and gardening sprees.

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  406. I’m looking forward to travelling a lot more, but in a relaxed -not rush back to work- way.

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  407. A house in the country in the South of France :D

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  408. I would like to move to the country and become as self sufficient as possible. Growing veg and flowers And keeping chickens for eggs. Although I couldn’t keep animals to use for my own consumption

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  409. I would love to retire to the West coast of Scotland and do a bit of Fishing

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  410. I would love to be able to spend my days baking, walking with the dog and crafting! All the things I don’t have much time to do now.

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  411. Looking forward to doing some travelling

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  412. I’d like to RELAX, drink good wine, read the books in my collection and have a regular cleaner so I do not have work in any shape or form!

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  413. I hope to be soaking up the sun, over-looking the sea hopefully … :)

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  414. Just spending much more time with my hobbies and being with family

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  415. Spending time with the family.

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  416. Oooh!! I picture myself retiring to a small village, living in a cute little fisherman’s cottage overlooking the water. Perfect! :-)

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  417. I’m going to enjoy relaxing and not worrying about getting up and getting to work!

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  418. In addition to having our savings invested in the gold market, my husband and I have been keeping a private savings fund that we have put £10 into every week for the last 10 years. We call it our rainy day fund and I think one rainy day when we are retired we will treat ourself to a special holiday abroad… somewhere sunny!

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  419. Do lots of painting and pottering :)

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  420. travel the world, in luxury!

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  421. I’d love to travel the world..x

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  422. Travelling, relaxing, and lots of reading!

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  423. I would love to rescue lots of animals that need a good home. Ducks, chickens, dogs, cats :D

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  424. I look forward to resting my weary legs and being able to travel

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  425. I would like to complete my travel wishlist.

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  426. So many books….so many books…..

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  427. Chillax in the Garden

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  428. I’m going to spend everything by going on lots of fancy holidays! Well, I can dream can’t i?

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  429. Spending time with the family and travelling.

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  430. my plans are to travel and see the world as there are so many places i have yet to see

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  431. Travelling the world and absorbing lots of culture.

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  432. Meeting friends ,reading, cooking,walking, relaxing…..

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  433. I plan to travel to all the places I have dreamed of visiting

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  434. I’d love to spend my retirement travelling.

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  435. If we can save up enough money I’d love to move abroad, maybe to Turkey as we love going there. Only problem is I would want to take all the family with me!

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  436. I’m looking forward to having Grandchildren and spending lots of time with them, cooking, gardening, taking them to the zoo and other places, such exciting times ahead

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  437. Relax and take it easy, Do what I fell like doing, whenever I feel like doing it.

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  438. Cycle round the world…

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  439. Spending more time with the family, and enjoying the garden. I’m a homebird x

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  440. Gardening , reading , baking – anything except driving in rush hour traffic!

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  441. I’m looking forward to a short retirement, I might take up a dangerous sport, or go tell the people of Iraq about Jesus ;)

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  442. I haven’t thought about it in great detail – but I imagine living a life mortgage free (one can hope!!), enjoying spending time gardening and having trips out.

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  443. I wont retire but when I am old enough will become the most awkward old man alive (working on it now)

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  444. Retire somewhere quiet and bake and cook all the things I dont have time to do now.

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  445. Travel as much as possible

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  446. I would love to retire to Morocco because the dry heat is great for my arthritis and I love the food!

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  447. Travel – see the world, especially New York, Mexico, and Japan

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  448. Hope to have a craft room all to myself to do all the projects I never get time for when I’m working.

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  449. Would like to spend more time with family and book late holidays when I wanted to

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  450. Spend some well deserved time with my husband and having a weekend retreat for just the two of us, without having to babysit the grand-kids :)

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  451. travel the world!

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  452. Want to buy a house in the warm sun for winter months.

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  453. i’d like to retire by the seaside and spend my days in a quaint little town browsing shops and drinking tea!

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  454. I would love to travel! I want to visit all the places I haven’t yet visited which is a lot :) Just looking forward to having that Summer Holiday feeling – permanently!

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  455. To spend time with my family and friends travelling and enjoying sights together

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  456. Being a lady of leisure!

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  457. I love the idea of moving away somewhere exotic & hot but I hate the idea of leaving my family so I think I would probably spend my hard earn savings from over the years & buy a holiday home so all the family can go away together!

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  458. Initially oing to travel around NZ and Australia for a couple of years and then who knows?

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  459. I’m looking forward to travelling more

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  460. I would love to travel more

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  461. Take lovely holidays!

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  462. Travel all round the world

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  463. I am looking forward to doing more charity work and moving

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  464. Just sitting outside on a weekday morning in the summer drinking coffee. Its the little things…

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  465. Travel, garden, sit in sunshine, sleep…

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  466. Going to move to Cumbria, one goal, going to bend it like Beckham and we will be there.

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  467. The freedom to do just what I want more or less when I want(depending on the weather). All this includes spending more time with my man, holidays, growing fruit and veg on my allotment plot, gardening, walking and more time with friends to name but a few.

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  468. Spend the Winter abroad and come home for Summer to see Family x

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  469. Making use of all the crafting materials I have been collecting

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  470. Going to matinees!

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  471. i would visit all the places my parents went to.

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  472. I want to travel as much as I can

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  473. Enter competitions to supplement my meagre pension

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  474. We missed our gap year when we were younger so we’re going to have our “silver” gap year and see as much as the world as possible.

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  475. Travel the UK On my free bus pass

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  476. Lots of long distance travel…already started!

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  477. I would love to travel more

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  478. When I reach retirement age I’d like my health to be good enough to take on new challenges and hobbies without work getting in the way. Extreme sports for silver dare devil’s!

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  479. love to go on a cruse

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  480. Travelling and spending time with my family.

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  481. Would love to travel with my partner and see a bit more of the world before I leave it.

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  482. Looking forward to cruising around the globe!

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  483. I would love to travel the USA in a camper van for a year

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  484. Definately to travel the world, would like to start with a beach holiday somewhere exotic then travel america

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  485. I cant wait to read all the books i’ve wanted to over the years but never had time to.

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  486. I’d love to travel more

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  487. I would love to travel more

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  488. Would love to do charity work and spend more time with my family. If my kids have kids so I would concentrate on being a good grandma.

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  489. I don’t have any extravagant plans. I just want to spend time with my family and do all the things I haven’t got time to do because of work – watch movies, read books, do the garden and spend time cooking.

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  490. Buy a camper van and camp our way round the uk and Europe

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  491. Sit relax and do nothing – for a once!

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  492. Sit back and enjoy life

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  493. Having a well deserved rest

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  494. Have much more ‘Me’ time, doing things that are useful and productive

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  495. I hope to do some voluntary work in a little charity shop to keep me occupied for some of the time. The rest of the time I hope to spend relaxing and pottering around the house.

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  496. I plan to retire to somewhere near the sea, probably in the UK so my daughter can visit easily

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  497. Spending time with my kids and grandkids

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  498. I’d like to have a sleep in now and then, but would also like to be able to visit my cousin in Ireland to help him out a bit more

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  499. I plan to buy a home in Florida and spend a great deal of time out there enjoying the sun and visiting theme parks!

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  500. Walking in the countryside.

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  501. Spend more time with family & friends

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  502. I plan to travel and have days out regularly. Also will try and cook more!

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  503. Getting out and about more

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  504. not rushing about taking it easy and going to places have not had chance before to see

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  505. Just having some me time!

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  506. I plan to move out of London to somewhere near the coast, not sure where yet :)

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  507. I’m looking forward to exploring the UK and further afield with the time to do it in peace.

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  508. Escaping the cold winter months abroad

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  509. Stay in bed until after 9am, then bake cakes all day :)

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  510. I want to learn to play the piano so I can teach my grandchildren to sing and play

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  511. Finish my graphic novel

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  512. Sit in the garden with my mates, Jack Daniels & Jim Beam. Some hope!

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  513. Hopefully some travel – maybe a campervan around europe

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  514. I would like to travel around SE Asia

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  515. Hopefully I’ll be rich by then so will be able to spoil myself and our family!!

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  516. Working part time in a non stressful job

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  517. Finally get round to building my own spaceship!

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  518. Buy a bungalow, travel to lots of places, go to the theatre, read lots and buy a bike.

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  519. Definitely travelling, hopefully a world cruise.

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  520. I’d love to travel the world in retirement

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  521. Growing lots of my own fruit and veg – doing a ‘good life’

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  522. Buy a mobile home and travel around the UK!

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  523. Downsize, sell clutter, take longs walks at the coast, read all the books I’ve been meaning to and relax.

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  524. Master a new skill every year, have fun, and wipe the memory of work clear out of my mind.

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  525. Get a mobile home, take off and do whatever we fancy for as long as we fancy, heading in whichever direction takes our fancy :)

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  526. I’m looking forward to doing things at my pace and at the time I want to do them, not having to rush or cram everything in at the weekends.

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  527. I’d like to potter about and go on the occasional holiday

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  528. I’d like us to go on a cruise x

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  529. I am going to travel with my future husband when we retire

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  530. I never plan to retire :)

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  531. Kick it off with a special holiday

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  532. Just enjoying the thought that my time is my own.

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  533. Getting an allotment and growing anything and everything :)

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  534. I would love to travel the world exploring new places

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  535. Looking forward to lazy breakfasts with hubby then days out & about, sorting the garden, playing with grandchildren- simple pleasure :)

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  536. Would love to travel, including a lot of the UK that I haven’t seen yet

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  537. Travel around the UK and spend more time with my kids and grandkids.

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  538. travel with my family

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  539. Travelling in our campervan

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  540. To travel, see some nice places all over the world, and the rest of the time I would love to look after grandchildren :)

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  541. Travel without worrying about school term time!!!

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  542. I’d like to move somewhere hot with a more relaxed pace.

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  543. Having recently retired with grandchildren I think you will find that childcare is a primary task

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  544. Travel across Europe .

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  545. I plan on having my own gorgeous garden as at the moment me & my lil one live in a flat. I’d have gorgeous flowers & have my daughter and her children (if she has any) over every weekend. I’d read books and travel to places I’ve always wanted to go. All of this will be if I have my health because health is everything.

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  546. More time to get out and about and enjoy hobbies such as photography and arts & crafts

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  547. I would absolutely love to walk along the length of Hadrian’s Wall

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  548. Going on lots of last minute holidays

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  549. Making the most out of each day.

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  550. Enjoying the sun and being in the garden

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  551. Still have like 70 years (probs by the time it is raised) before I can retire! so not really thinking about it.

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  552. Long dog walks and lazing with my pooch!

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  553. I plan to move up to Scotland and enjoy lots of lovely walks with my camera.

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  554. Travelling, reading, painting and spending time with my family

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  555. im going to spend the month of january in africa, february and march in malta, april til september in france and the rest of the year with my daughter and wonderful grandson

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  556. Spending time with my grandkids, relaxing, and hopefully a few holidays.

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  557. Travel round the UK as lots of places not seen

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  558. go traveling around the world!

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  559. I’ve always wanted to visit Ayers Rock in Australia

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  560. Get married! He has asked me and I think he has given up asking. Have time together. Begin visiting all the places we have drooled over. Do things with the grandchildren. Have time for reading. Take up night or day classes! So many things I would like to know how to do.

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  561. I am hoping to get my flat sorted and all straight as I have been a year and it needs sorting with help from family and friends.

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  562. I would love to travel to places like Rome and Venice when I retire, with my husband :)

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  563. Emigrate to a warmer climate

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  564. I plan to hopefully do a round the world cruise, obviously working you cant have that amount of time off, so that is on my to do list first, already saving in a separate account ready, its going to be one luxury way to unwind for the start of retirement !!

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  565. Spend time in an ashram in India and improve in yoga

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  566. A huge amount of travelling under the sun!

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  567. Hopefully i’ll be travelling the world! :)

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  568. to sail the seven seas

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  569. ALL AROUND THE WORLD CRUISE WOULD BE NICE

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  570. Travel to New Zealand, hire a campervan and explore both islands whilst we’re young enough to enjoy it.

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  571. I am looking forward to travelling

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  572. Retirement’s 20 years ago, so, no plans or dreams yet. It’s just too far down the road to worry about

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  573. I would like to spend my summers in England and the winter months somewhere sunny and warm like Spain.

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  574. A caravan by the seaside with my family

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  575. Fostering cats from animal shelters, learning to knit, crochet and sew, and growing my own vegetables.

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  576. I’ll probably get another dog and I might have a go at keeping chickens.I will do plenty of gardening and try and grow more fruit and veg.

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  577. I’m looking forward to selling our house so we can buy a little flat and travel the world.

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  578. Move in to somewhere nice and small but still with a garden. Then rent it out for 12 months while I travel the Greek Islands.

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  579. I would love to move to LA when I retire would be a dream come true.

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  580. Move to Florida and volunteer with rescue dogs!

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  581. Move to Cornwall and finally manage to paint the sea convincingly!

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  582. Move to The Algarve

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  583. set up a small charitable project in Africa or Asia and spend time travelling the world

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  584. Spending more time with my kids and travel x

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  585. It’s ages away but hopefully spending time with my family, kids and my future grand kids x

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  586. Hopefully my husband and I will still be foster carers x

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  587. I HAVE retired (early). My husband, also retired- and I took a long 6-week break to NZ which we wanted to do for over 30 years but could not either spare the time from work or have enough money for us both never mind small kids with us too and so on.

    Mind you, much as I love travel, finances do not stretch for more than the occasional ‘experience’ abroad but it is always good to save towards it.

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  588. We hope to have the house just how we want it by then and spend more time on holiday!

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  589. Emigrate, possibly The Algarve!

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  590. Being able to spend more time with friends and also as I would be at home more having a dog and going for long walks

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  591. Haven’t really thought about it yet, just be nice to get out of the rat race

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  592. Travelling and visiting places with no hurry

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  593. Oh Gosh,not really thought that much but just plan to Rest more and Read lots of books!!X

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  594. decorate the house

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  595. Travel, potter in the garden see my family

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  596. Grow my own vegetables and learn to bake properly.

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  597. Hopefully buying a motorhome!

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  598. I will be looking forward to travelling and spending time with the grandchildren

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  599. I plan to read, read and read and also to sleep in every day

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  600. Staying in the same old rambling house that we have lived in for over 40 years and loving it!

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  601. Hopefully lying on a beach somewhere relaxing and not having to worry about everyday bills etc :)

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  602. do some voluntary work

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  603. Would love to retire, but I don’t think the pensions will be enough to live on by then, so may be work a few hours, and see some more of this country weekends away etc

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  604. Being a Nanny to whatever little miracles my children create :)

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  605. Just Enjoying the life of not having to get up Early yo make the younger kids are at school and then rushing off to work Hopefuly i will have grand kids to look after

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  606. Do things I always wanted to but never got around to doing them as too busy

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  607. a cruise and travelling as much as i can

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  608. lots of travelling

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  609. I will be travelling as much as possible, though I plan to start this when the kids are adults and off doing their own thing which will be well before retirement age :)

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  610. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and hopefully seeing more of the world :)

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  611. I would love to travel – so many places I’d love to visit. Unfortunately I may need a lottery win to see them all!

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  612. I would definitely spend more time on my allotment and be determined not to block supermarket aisles chatting lol

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  613. I would love to open up a beach cafe in france

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  614. Spending time doing things I enjoy cooking, reading, walking, baking, museums….

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  615. finally doing more painting and drawing

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  616. Hoping to sell up and move abroad – although i would hate to leave my friends!

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  617. I am looking forward to relaxing in my ideal coastal home and going on lots of nice holidays

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  618. We are going to buy a campervan and travel.

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  619. Move to North Yorkshire and travel the US

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  620. Watch all the movies I have put off due to having no time

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  621. I’d like to read all the classics and paint.

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  622. Technically hubby retires from the Army in 7 years and we plan on taking a year out to travel then – but in my old age retirement I plan on winding up my grankids and sending them home to my kids, as well as pottering in the garden and lots of baking!

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  623. Seems a long time away as the retirement age keeps getting extended, if I make retirement I would like to chill and spend time with my husband

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  624. We have invested some money into property so hopefully that will cover my retirement – also my hubby works for the military so he gets a good pension – so fingers crossed we will be able to live comfortably :)

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  625. I would love to travel to as many different places as possible! :-)

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  626. Would love to just get on my bike and ride when the sun’s shining instead of going to work.

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  627. I would travel and spend more time with family

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  628. I want to do all the things i don’t have the time for with a family and full time job. I want to travel and take up new hobbies

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  629. I’d like to straighten up the house, potter in the garden and become a Lady who does lunch.

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  630. I want lots of holidays and will spend more time with my grand children

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  631. I would join a metal detecting club and find some treasure

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  632. I intend to travel far & wide to see the wonders of the world.

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  633. I’d love to go on a cruise when i retire x

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  634. Travelling and having time for my hobbies – bridge, scrapbooking, going to the theatre etc.

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  635. When me and Hubby retire we are looking forward to being hands on grandparents and hopefully take a long cruise! The main thing that we hope for though is to finally spend loads of time together, as we love & adore each others company! :-)

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  636. can’t wait to retire to a lovely isolated cottage away from angry selfish stressed out materialistic people – just myself and some cats

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  637. I’d like to take lots of holidays.

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  638. Looking forward to moving to a lovely country cottage by the sea,but its just a dream at the moment

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  639. I’m looking forward to having the time to paint again and rediscovering my creative side. If my eyesight is still up to it, that is!

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  640. We would move to Australia where my husband is from so I am looking forward to blue sky and swimming.

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  641. I don’t plan to retire. I’m lucky enough to work for myself doing a job I love. I wouldn’t give it up unless something terrible happened. My mother in law is 70 in december and still works. I will slow down and spend more time in the garden and with grandchildren I suspect but that will be it.

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  642. I’d like to travel :)

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  643. Gardening. I have loads of ideas and would love to grow my own fruit and veg. More time to cook too…bliss

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  644. I would love to have a small holding in the countryside, with a couple of horses, some chickens & a goat. I’d love to spend my time riding &’looking after the horses, grow some vegetables & use my own goats milk & eggs. If I had enough time I would also like to do some arts & crafts too.

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  645. Taking up a new hobby, maybe learning to be a tattoist

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  646. I’m looking forward to travelling, I regretted not travelling more before my children were born, and plan to make the most of my retirement, China is top of my list

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  647. a roadtrip of the USA

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  648. To continue enjoying my life

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  649. I am hoping to retire to a little bungalow in the country or at the seaside with the man i love, having long walks together, cuddles by the fire and plenty of time to create a lovely garden for big bbq’s with our families

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  650. I’d hope to do more travelling and to have a garden I could spend a lot of time in and on! :)

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  651. I would like to complete my bucket list, experience different cultures, travel the world and then come home and explore all the wonders Britain has to offer too

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  652. Doing a bit of travelling :-)

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  653. Pay off our mortgage & enjoy life.

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  654. Going to Antarctica to see penguins!

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  655. I’d love to buy a camper van and spend a year travelling around France with my two dogs – and hubby of course!

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  656. Travel plans and all my hobbies which I dont have time for at the moment.

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  657. i would like to travel, then settle in cottage in the country

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  658. I’ll be spending Winter abroad, somewhere warm and sunny, sipping Sangria, and being grateful that I’m retired!

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