Today I have been retired for one year. I have had no time to miss work being busy setting up our new home and downsizing stuff from the old one. I have also had no time for writing but all excuses are over, the conversion of the old chook pen (chicken coop) to my writing studio has recently been completed and is now known as The Pen . Given that I want to spend more time with my pen I will be reducing my blogging so expect to hear from me more sporadically in future. I will probably be back with a few shots from our Sweet Wayfaring travels as our van is fixed and we have managed to find a short slot between medical appointments. A few more "after" photos below ... some "before" photos here and here . I missed photographing its original state. Reflection: Psalm 45:1 New International Version (NIV) "My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.