OK, so some months ago I took early retirement at 60. I have been spending half my time in Spain and half in the UK but will be moving to Spain permanently in a couple of months. 29 Years in uniform and then got a job as Practice Manager for 14 years. The stopping work was not a big shock at the beginning and I quite enjoyed the lay ins, the pottering round the garden, the doing the little things round the house that I never quite got round to doing. I especially liked the not being a slave to the alarm clock and binning the 12 mile daily commute up the A46. However, I think terminal boredom is setting in. How do those of you who have retired, whether at the 65 point or earlier, manage to fill your days? I just find myself getting lazier and lazier and thinking "why paint the fence today when I have al the time in the world?". Surfing the net and reading the various chat sites seems to occupy most of my day and evening and, really, I think I am starting to fester. What with the Army pension and the NHS pension coming in I don't need to work and, to be quite frank, don't think I'd want to anyway. The lump sumps from both jobs have paid off the mortgages on both houses in UK and Spain and I have enough in reserve to keep me, shall we say, comfortable. The reason for retiring was because I was getting a bit pissed off with people running my life and I thought I wanted to do what I wanted to do. Trouble is, I can't find out what it really is that I want to do! Any hints, tips, niggles? One of the other things that is worrying me is seeing some of the other expats in Spain who seem to just hang around bars morning, noon and night and I don't want to end up like that.