The recent thread got me very dirty but I was there in only to observe the action. I had previously vowed to come off the tools on my 55th birthday, which I achieved in Aug 2006, after a full day in the pouring rain at Kilmacow on the Irish South coast.
I thought I'd record the event for posterity (and celebration) and balanced my camera on self-timer on the end of the screen. Call it a late appreciation of the value of delegation or just old age taking it's toll!
In the 6 years since I have grown to appreciate the rightness of that decision and continue to be impressed by the achievements of our site teams. I hope and intend to use my experience to assist their efforts and avoid some of the pitfalls that await the unwary.