This year I will be 50, with nearly 25 years in the profession, sending this email via a computer paid for by myself. Our home is a modest three-bed semi and we have a 12-year-old Renault 5. We can't afford foreign holidays.
I hope to leave the profession before 55 to have a little life after retiring. I enjoy teaching, but HAPPY is wide of the mark.
Roger Harnor 38 London Road, Kessingland Lowestoft, Suffolk