During the past 5 years of blogging I have discussed everything from the typical day in a retirees life to how to live on your income even if it is small. In fact I think the count of posts I have written number over 800 now. I have had almost 180,000 hits on the blog. Now I want to talk more about small houses and stylish living and books and travel and family and people and shopping and learning. But my "retirement related life" cannot interest you because it does not interest me. Not anymore. So there you have it.
The only change you will see is a + added after the blog title: Retire In Style Blog+. The changes will be in the subject matter and
To celebrate my new found purpose in life I went with the adults in my family to a small distillery and tasted 7 different kinds of rum and a potato vodka in teeny tiny cups! There is nothing like 7 rums and a potato vodka in communion cups to give yourself a big send off on a new adventure...at least that is what I think.
Note: Eastside Distillers here in Portland have a tiny little store front/distillery just on the east side of the Willamette River. The creator of the wonderful spirits is the lady you see in the picture. When every one was asking her about the particulars of her work all I wanted to know was where she got those boots. You have to admit she has a style all her own. My children told me the boots are Doc Martins and the Doc Martin store is located on Burnside. Maybe I need to find myself a pair to celebrate a new day on the Retire In Style Blog+. What do you think?
Incidentally, we were invited into the back room where we saw her distilling equipment. Her still is about the size of my Dyson vacuum cleaner...why don't we have one of those? It was all copper with brass trim and very pretty. I didn't bring my camera and boy did I regret that.
Be well. We are still celebrating the holidays around here. Don't expect anything very serious!