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Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

INDIA & Retirement

Date: 28th February 2016

I've just received my Website Analytics for last week and yet again I have to say NO I am not retiring to India.  I did answer this question extensively in my Blog of 15th February - so please read that one.

I would never have considered retiring full time to India for various reasons but it would be good to go there for several months in the Winter and I am fairly sure one can obtain a Visitors' Visa for 3 months.

Caused some very minor chaos on the London Underground on Saturday.  One couple sat next to me and the wife said 'I'd love to see the Taj Mahal but he (her husband) doesn't want to go'.  I became immersed in trying to convince him of the advantages of a holiday in India.  We were so engrossed in conversation, they almost missed their station. The husband said 'this is Piccadilly' and she replied 'oh well we can get off at Lecicester Square'.  I quickly said they'd already passed that station - they jumped up and almost threw themselves out of the doors.  

On my return journey two attractive young ladies sat next to me and asked if I would talk about India.  We were so immersed in conversation that they actually did miss their station and had to get off with me at King's Cross and then take the Piccadilly line back to Euston - I hope they got their connection!

My shopping takes me twice as long at the moment with people in the street and the supermarket wanting to talk about India.  I'm happy to pass on what little knowledge I have but as for retiring there full time - the answer is a big NO.

I am delighted that so many people enjoyed the series and feel they can talk to me about it. Making the series was a mixture of hard work and fun.  Hard work predominantly because of the heat and humidity and fun because we did see some wonderful sights such as the Taj Mahal and we had some laughs as well.

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