I took a day off work today as I had some time owing, and I had to take my mother to an appointment with a podiatrist. The prospect of not having to go to work is becoming increasingly attractive. Time is worth more than money. With travel prolonging the working day, and unrealistic expectations from the company I work for, I find the financial rewards less of a pull. I have reached the age at which men as well as women officially become OAPs, so it is time to start doing the things that I really want to do. I pity those whose future holds working until seventy years old or more.