Dude, there's an Ogre on my mantelpiece!

In a complete and total surprise, my cousin presented to me yesterday the result of a grand conspiracy in the Ogre community to commemorate my time as project lead - a specially designed, unique Ogre statuette! Thumbnails below, click for more detail… I literally had no idea this was going on, or that my cousin had been asked to make the delivery that day (I thought we were just meeting for a social).

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Living longer means working longer, obviously

Local Political retirement

So, in our local juristiction we’re finally having the discussion about retirement age, ie raising it to 67 by 2031, and probably higher than that later (not mentioned yet, but it’s bound to happen). Somehow, this is a shock to some people. The fact is that the welfare system, retirement packages, andĀ even the economy in general were just not constructed on the understanding that an increasing number of people would be retired for up to one third of their life.

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