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

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brynpoeth
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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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