I am 60 years old, married to Christine ( who must have the patience of a saint ) and have two grown up boys who make me very proud. I work in the Kent area as a commercial catering engineer, have been doing this for nearly 10 years now. We decided to start planning our early retirement, while we still had our health. Then my wife Christine was taken ill, and then I was diagnosed with colon cancer.Life's a bitch. But still I always say that there is someone worse of than me, and that I am happy with my lot. Hopefully we will get to retire very soon, and finally get away from the rat race.