You might remember that a few weeks ago Mr Life decided in the middle of his evening meal to put in his resignation at work the following day. And did. And is therefore retiring at the end of January to spend more time with his mother-in-law. (Possibly this wasn't quite his motivation but it's likely to work out that way.)
I think this decision had been simmering for a while, but it came as a surprise to me, at any rate.
Now he's been sent, one day a week for four weeks, to a preparation-for-retirement course, starting yesterday. They had various chats in the morning and then in the afternoon they went to the Scottish National Gallery. He had a lovely time. Next week they get a tour of the Central Library. The following week they go to the recently restored Chambers Street Museum and finallly they go for a guided tour of the High Street.
Was it tactless of me to enquire when they're having an afternoon preparing to tidy out the garage, blitz the study, trawl price comparison websites to find out the best deals for changing the electricity provider...?