Usually, at this time of the year, sleep becomes disturbed and I haunt stationery shops as I LOVE new pens etc and have the mistaken belief that new pens will make my life trouble free But not this year, no!! After 41 years at the chalk face (the last 4 doing part time supply) I have become a non-teacher!! And I have gone back to a former life in retail!! Just 3 days a week you understand, and on a really low salary, but I'm one delighted old dragon. I'm surrounded by pretty things and nothing to bring home at night. In fact, OH has said I'll have the police on me if I bring things home! It's all scary and new but I cannot tell you how much I'm enjoying it all, to the point where I started last week-week 5 of the Summer holiday. I don't feel guilty as I was one of the 50+-UPS3-teachers-with-a-new-head-so-was-encouraged-to-retire-early-losing-7.5% of my pension As everything is new, it's all more than a bit tiring but I'll survive!! Ooh!! Can I still post here as I'm no longer a teacher?