During the recent visit from our best friends we discussed the next stage of retirement for us all. What do we do when we need to stop gardening and they ceased to fly their light plane all round the UK? In the next 5 years they need to downsize from their large city house and in 8 years we will need to give up our large garden. I was astounded by everyone else advocating bungalow living. I never saw any of us being that conventional!
My current preference is for a floating home. When we were in Kew last week we saw lots of houseboats, some with little gardens on the "poop" decks!
Not all were in good repair - luckily the husband had walked on up The Strand to Kew Bridge (grassy waterside park) before he saw the state of this old steamer!