Well, I suppose, indirectly it is as I'll have more time to spend with Bess! After 15 months of hell at work I've now got my leaving date. I finish work on the 13th December and I cannot wait. Long story, but they did the dirty on me last year, and to prevent me taking them to a tribunal have kept me on doing virtually nothing (which is soul destroying and not as good as it sounds) until the end of this year when I reach the grand old age when I can get early release of my pension when I'm made redundant. No jokes about me being a pensioner, please! :001_rolleyes: Money will be tight, and I'll probably have to do some sort of work, but I will at least be having January off to get things sorted and hope to spend a lot more time with Bess. The last year has been very stressful, I've had ill health due to it, so I'm really glad there's light at the end of the tunnel now. I would like to thank all my PF friends who've kept me company over the past few months, made my days so much more enjoyable and helped me with so much advice about Bess!