Freedom at last! But there's an awfully long time between cornflakes and cocoa, and a limit to how many sudokus you can do. You need survival skills:
FINANCIAL WIZARDRY: how to get three cups of tea out of one bag.
SPARKLING CONVERSATION: 300 different ways to discuss the weather.
Treat it as a new job! At least you can't be made redundant. But complain regularly, otherwise everyone will be doing it.
Clive Whichelow is a journalist and comedy writer. He has written for Rory Bremner, Jonathan Ross, Spitting Image and many others as well as for The Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror.