I found myself idly flicking through a book called “How to Survive Retirement” by Clive Whichelow and Mike Hoskins today. It was one of those little square books that people stuff into Christmas stockings or give to each other as humorous gifts.
It had some very interesting ideas, but the one that caught my eye was a warning in relation to the need to make friends to satisfy the need to talk and avoid loneliness. Don’t be over friendly with the postman, it advised. Wise words indeed; not just for the retired but also for anyone at home when their spouse is working!