Finally I can update you on de-cluttering, where I mentioned I had made some decisions about my future.
I have made a decision to uproot myself and go down to Cornwall to live, this is for many reasons, not the least of which is my health. Bedfordshire is a crap place to live with asthma as so much rapeseed is grown around the area which has affected it badly this year.
The second reason is that work is not so interesting any more, the changes at the University have not all been good and I have lost interest in staying here just to get a larger pension - there is more to life than just money.
The third reason, and one I have kept quiet about for a number of reasons is that SOH and I are in touch and he is going to help me out over the move down to Cornwall. Being an HGV driver, he has offered to do the moving side of things and at the end of this month I am going down to visit to discuss with him the logistics of how to do it all. Then in June, I am down for a week and will hopefully spend some of that time looking for somewhere to live.
Of course this is all subject to getting a job down there, easier said than done but I am working on it by updating my cv and checking on jobs that are currently looking for employees. In an ideal world I would be looking for jobs in the Education or Local Government sector to transfer the pension to if I can't do it any other way and I am busy exploring all avenues.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.