Wednesday, 2 December 2015

National Superannuation - I am ready!

Well, tonight is my last night of being 64. Tomorrow I qualify for NZ's National Super, so will officially be an OAP. I am still waiting for my Super Gold Card to get free public transport and discounts at a range of retail outlets - I hope it arrives soon!



Birthday party tomorrow evening - guests are bringing a plate of finger food and a bottle.

Chicken nibbles are marinating in the fridge; champagne cocktail components are ready: ginger and lemongrass syrup is made and lychees are purchased, 5 bottles of bubbles are in the fridge. And of course a couple of chardonnays are there too.

So tomorrow all I have to do is cook the chicken nibbles and make some mini-sized Ministry of Food cheese scones, do some clearing up, rearrange the lounge dining room and put a drinks table in the hallway.

Such organisation seems a bit grown up to me - I will have to change that behaviour immediately!



11 comments:

Catherine VK4GH said...

Have a great party. Lucky you getting your pension at 65. Here in Aus they have already changed it so that my OM has to wait to 65.5 yrs and I have to wait to 66.5, and it is means tested. Happy Birthday.

Jenny said...

Congratulations on reaching OAP status! The Gold Card is a real bonus, as you will soon discover. Happy Birthday and have a great party.

Jenny and Robin

Gary Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday Marilyn , Have a great day from Gary and Carolyn

Tom and Jan said...

Happy birthday Marilyn!

nb Chance said...

Happy Birthday Marilyn, Have a wonderful day, and enjoy all your new well deserved extras!!! Love and Hugs from Doug & James xxx

Marilyn McDonald said...

Thank you, team! I'm looking forward to the day's events. David tells me I have to wait till everyone arrives to get my present - meanie!!
Mxox

Eileen Turnbull said...
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Eileen Turnbull said...

Happy birthday, wonder what David's present is - exciting.
Eileen and Geoff

Marilyn McDonald said...

Thank you, Eileen and Geoff. Not sure but I will find out soon enough - too busy to think about it at the moment.
See you soon hopefullyt, Marilyn

Carol said...

happy birthday Marilyn, now you start to get paid for doing nothing……life is good!!

Marilyn McDonald said...

Carol and George, It has been a lovely day and evening - just finished a lovely party with lots of friends. Wish you were here, truly! when are you coming over? Mxox