Retired bank worker Irene Boath, 66, lives in Clarkston, Glasgow, and loves nothing more than spending time with partner of 23 years, David, her grandchildren and her friends.
She says since quitting work she’s busier than ever. The more time you have, the more you want to do! Here she shares some of her favourite photographs…
Last year, we enjoyed a big family holiday in Disneyworld, Florida with my daughter Lorna, her husband, John, and their three boys, Connor, 14, Lewis, 11, Ewan, nine, and my other daughter Julie’s son Ryan, 18.
Although we were a bit dubious about going round the parks at our age, it was one of the best holidays we’ve had, although quite tiring. We enjoyed the rides just as much as the grandchildren and seeing how much fun they were having was a joy.
A true hero
This is David and I with his family at the Arctic War Veterans Commemorative Service at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh a few years ago.
David’s mum Nancy, 93, has been on her own since we lost his dad Tom, a veteran, last September. Nancy loves seeing her family so we try to visit as often as we can.
Just the girls
I love a day out with my daughters Lorna and Julie. We regularly meet up for catch-ups away from the children – and it’s always so much fun.
This is us at the Girls’ Day Out at the SEC in Glasgow last December.
We try to make sure we have something in the diary every couple of months, whether it’s a spa day or just some shopping and a glass of fizz. We have such a great relationship.
Selfies with Wullie
There is so much David and I want to do – and we just never have enough time.
As well as helping look after the younger grandchildren, we make weekly visits to the eldest, too. We’re also committee members of our social club, and enjoy our Saturday night dances there.
We love our days out. This is us checking out the Edinburgh Festival – and the Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail – last week. It was a great day.
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