So, as it turns out I'm not that good at putting up shelves. 'Not that good' may even be a bit of an understatement as it goes. But when we were awakened by the crash of shattering glass in the middle of the night my first thought was that we were being burgled or something. A quick trip around the house put my mind at rest on that, so much so that I thought I must have dreamt I'd heard the noise in the first place. It was only after lunch the next day when I went to the cupboard where I'd installed the shelf and felt the crunch of broken glass and pottery underfoot that I realised what had happened the night before. Basically my employment of rawlplugs and brackets hadn't been enough to withstand the incessant pull of gravity; it was probably close, but what I'd stacked up against the force of nature just wasn't quite up to it.
I have to admit that shelf-putting-up-wise I'm probably nowhere near the top of the tree, but in my defence I have to say that it wasn't my idea to put a whole load of vases on said shelf; vases that in the main we no longer have. That's my side of the story anyway. But that's enough about me; how was your weekend?
Mine did have highlights though. For a start the Citywire website chose this weekend to publish our latest Retirement Radio interview; this time with David Willetts. I know many of you like to download every episode of Retirement Radio and listen to it when you're driving from here to there or whatever. Well, the good news is you can get to hear this latest show by clicking on the link here to our very own Sound & Vision page on JargonFreePensions.
In this interview Stephen Ballard and yours truly discuss David's latest book, The Pinch, with the author himself. It's interesting to note how the fabric of society and pensions are so completely interwoven, but I don't want to give too much away as it would spoil your enjoyment of the programme...
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