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Pension me off ?

Pension me off ?


I applied for my State Pension a few weeks ago. I filled in a form online and now I am waiting to hear something. I turn 65 this November.


When I was 15 I was in love with the beautiful French singer Francoise Hardy. I even had a crush on the lady who lived across the road because she looked a bit like her.


I also wanted to be the Russian spy Illya Kuryakin from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 


Now, 50 years later, I still have very fond memories of Francoise. But the true love of my life is my wife. Don’t tell Francoise. She’ll be devastated.


And Mr Kuryakin ? Well, he has long since hung up his revolver and retired from the spying game. And I’ll tell you something for free. This 15 – 65 thing slips by like you wouldn’t believe. 

Here’s two bits of advice if you are young : get yourself on a decent pension scheme and … get yourself a decent pension scheme.

And two bits of advice if you are not so young : Behave like you’re still 15 and if the picture below looks a bit blurry then put your bloody glasses on!


 OK … don’t panic. It really is a blurry picture … of a donkey. Just kidding. It’s the Pension Express hurtling towards you at breakneck speed.