Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Jun 2018, 8:52pm

Many universities allow outsiders to attend lectures, often cheap or free, but some things are different in those august institutions
Read a brochure from Hamburg Uni, it explained the times when events start
"19-21" means the lecture starts at 1915 and ends at 2045 (academic time)
"19oo-21oo means it starts at 7oo pm and ends at 9oo pm

Hope the lectures are not much harder to understand than the times

Mind, some of the events at Hamburg are in English :wink:
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby brynpoeth » 11 Jul 2018, 1:06pm

I do dislike shopping, just made a list of what to buy today
In a familiar store I fill up my trolley, check the list and often find I have nearly everything without using the list
In an unfamiliar store it is difficult, can't find things or products are different

Still don't need to note where I left my bike mind, I park it in various places and have never lost it yet
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Re: Keeping alive to retirement!

Postby Tangled Metal » 11 Jul 2018, 2:09pm

Thread digression!

Being of the age when pensions age is increasing every few years I feel the modified thread title in my post might become a valid fear again. Retire, collect pension then die in a year or so. State pensions might one day drop in cost if nobody can get them! :wink:

As you were!

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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Aug 2018, 3:14pm

Keeping physically fit and active is good for brain fitness too
Unfortunately the weather is keeping me from cycling now
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Cunobelin » 4 Aug 2018, 8:19pm

I am off for some 8 weeks recovering from a Hip replacement, so I am having a trial run, and am already finding problems and it is only 4 weeks in!

I miss work, I miss the staff and responsibility.

I suppose that if I could drive and been more mobile, I would have been doing more photography, time out and exploring all these things I plan to do. One night I am going up to a dark hill for the Perseids, and a Milky Way shot, which would be out on a "School evening" for instance.

It has however impressed on me just how much I need a plan for the real thing

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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Aug 2018, 8:28pm

Same here, Paulatic described upthread how he organised his retirement, +1
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Aug 2018, 8:47pm

Do cycling or other sports, mental and physical health/activity go together?
Read the live thread about Alfine hub gears. Didn't understand it first time, must try again :wink:
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2018, 1:36pm

Keep a dictionary handy and try to learn a few words each day
I have a Welsh dictionary, so many words are related:
Llyfr: book (pl. Llyfrau)
Llyfrgell: library
Llyfrgellydd: librarian
Siop llyfrau: book shop
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Dafydd17 » 13 Aug 2018, 10:07pm

brynpoeth wrote:Siop llyfrau: book shop


siop lyfrau, non?






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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Aug 2018, 9:45pm

Dafydd17 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Siop llyfrau: book shop
siop lyfrau, non?
Google translate gives the singular as siop lyfrau, but the plural "bookshops" as siopau llyfrau.

Most intriguing. I'm sure plenty of fluent Welsh-speakers make spelling mistakes, too....

Despite having no knowledge of Welsh, I can see the etymology clear enough. "Siop" is clearly directly borrowed from "shop", whilst "lyfrau" clearly has connections with French "livre".
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Aug 2018, 9:52pm

661-Pete wrote:
Dafydd17 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Siop llyfrau: book shop
siop lyfrau, non?
Google translate gives the singular as siop lyfrau, but the plural "bookshops" as siopau llyfrau.

Most intriguing. I'm sure plenty of fluent Welsh-speakers make spelling mistakes, too....

Despite having no knowledge of Welsh, I can see the etymology clear enough. "Siop" is clearly directly borrowed from "shop", whilst "lyfrau" clearly has connections with French "livre".

No no, Welsh is an old language, English and French were the borrowers :wink:
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby Dafydd17 » 15 Aug 2018, 10:10pm

As Pete says, siop is the same word as the english, (of whatever origin), but llyfr and livre both come from the latin.

Beware of taking Google translate as any sort of authority on welsh (or english for that matter); it's correct in this case, but some of it's translations from french to english are hilarious. French to welsh is better, but by no means to be relied upon.









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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby landsurfer » 15 Aug 2018, 10:17pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Most intriguing. I'm sure plenty of fluent Welsh-speakers make spelling mistakes, too....


Back in the Noughties there was a fleet of trains based in Cardiff .. Class 14x for you train spotters out there (dos'nt make you a bad person, but possibly not baby sitting material for my grand daughters..).

They where liveried in a series of vinyls full of Wales outstanding tourist locations ...
In Welsh !

They plied their trade along the South Wales coast and up into the Valleys for 3 months .. the Wales of commerce, of Steel, of heavy industry ...

Then, due to a lack of capacity one of the units was sent to North Wales .....
Holy hell broke loose ... Jihad .. possibly ....

"Wrong spelling" said one ... "Grammar totally wrong" said another ... and another ... and yet another ....

But in the high population centres of the Swansea, Cardiff and Newport areas .....

Nobody Noticed !!!
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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Aug 2018, 11:32am

I have not yet forgotten where I left my bike but I sometimes leave my trolley in the food store, walk to fetch something I had forgotten, then I could not find the trolley, I was scared that someone had taken it and put the stuff (that I had not yet paid for) back on the shelves
Another time I took someone eleses trolley, soon realised :wink:
Maybe I should stay with the trolley all the time?

I sometimes try to use the wrong password, I have several, but I can remember them, just need to try again

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Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Postby jimlews » 22 Aug 2018, 7:06pm

You know you're getting old when you forget to do up your fly afterwards.

You know you're getting really old when you forget to undo your fly before.
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