Working had been getting in the way of my gardening. I really wanted to be free of work so I could do my own gardening and grow my own vegetables. No more dependence on those dictatorial supermarkets who charge what they want and decide what we should eat. What's not to like about that? Not only would I be free of supermarkets I would also save myself more than £50 a week in shopping bills.
I have now been retired for eighteen months and last year I successfully grew some of my own fruit and vegetables, but it came in gluts forcing me to make chutney and jam and then it ended. It was nice but inadequate and the cost of the seeds, compost, water and equipment was far more than the money saved on shopping bills.