Cockrobbinn has been chuffed all day because he received two unexpected gifts from his grand-kids this morning; an insulated coffee mug and a fridge magnet. I ought to add that he also received some other lovely birthday presents as well.
The reason I am smiling at this is because Cockrobbinn retired nearly three years ago and after two/three months found he was actually a bit bored having worked long hours all his life and no hobbies to speak of. He was then persuaded to return to his business on a part-time basis two or three days a week but much more locally (he had been commuting into London for many years and also travelling a great deal). He decided he would do this part-time work for about a year or so and then completely retire.
For the past twelve months I have been trying to persuade Cockrobbinn to completely retire as we spend a lot of our summers on the Isle of Wight and although he would come over for a four-day weekend, I thought it was time he finished completely with work as he can get very involved with it. His reply has always been that he needed a hobby or something to occupy his time and very little really interested him. He tried to learn to cook once and although I never actually got food-poisoning, we both came to the same conclusion that cooking was really not his forte! He hates gardening although he will mow the lawns once a week; he’s dangerous with a paint-brush and thinks a quick coat of topcoat will cover anything, and any DIY tool in his hands becomes a lethal weapon.
Late last August we discovered Geocaching and I have a wonderful feeling that this is what Cockrobbinn has been looking for.
All I need now is for some kind soul to point me in the right direction to buy my hubby the t-shirt he so wants, with the words:
I use multi-billion dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the Woods
What’s your hobby?
Do you need any other hobby than Geocaching !!!!!