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RuffusW
1 days ago
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Hello , thank you for the add . I’m 72 years old , and I’m pretty active , known to my family as Nifty Nanny . I have 7 gorgeous grand children , and looking forward to our first great grand child in April next year .
All my children are grown up now , with good partners , in their lives , all got good jobs . I’m so proud of them all .. We are all very close and supportive of each other .
I’d like to discuss and hear the views and ideas of the elderly retired folks on low incomes , How do you spend your leisure time ? There are many hour we just sit around in the winter months , watching tele . I’m sure I and my husband could be doing something useful from home . My husband Arthur is 77 also active xx
boson5
6 days ago
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My fourteen year old granddaughter just called me a TERF. Apart from her not even asking my views are on the matter first, are we now facing a major socially divisive movement that requires urgent revisions to the current legislation, that has us committing hate crime, just disagreeing with them.
Abacroft
24th Nov 2018
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Just joined SS, is there anyone out there who would like a chat?
JoM1
1 days ago
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I wouldn't mind chatting sometime?
JoM1
13th Nov 2018
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I would like to find out how many people out there are lonely? I mean really, do you go to bed early and watch tv in bed, because there is no one to talk to? Sometimes skip a meal, because there isn't anyone else to cook for?
After over forty years of looking after family, finding yourself alone for the first time in your life is hard! I am starting to make friends, but still come home to an empty house.
Anyone out there feel the same, maybe we should all talk to each other?
Yodama
20th Nov 2018
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Your question JoM1 is probably echoed by millions of people, all sitting in their cocoons and wishing things were different. I have spent 25 years in a lonely cocoon and started to emerge in 2016 by joining Silversurfers. It has made an enormous difference to my life.
I just plunged in, posted on practically every subject, submitted jokes, photo's, recipes, poetry and soap box rants.
It gave me the impetus to step into the real world.

I don't know whether I am lonely or just a loner, I do enjoy my own company but do find I need company from time to time. Coming home to my empty house is heaven for me, an oasis of calm and meditation.

I suppose it is a big adjustment for you to find your own level of happiness. I understand the cooking thing, I had five children and still make huge pots of stew which my neighbours are very grateful for, or it is the freezer.
Time, it is only time that fixes everything.
Sully
1 days ago
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I think this is a huge issue for many people . Having spent years bringing up my children and babysitting my grandchildren, who very rarely bother to see me, it’s left a big gap in my life . I’m quite shy and find it hard to and join a group on my own to make new friends . I totally emphasise with you
JoM1
1 days ago
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Thank you for your comments. I am slowly getting used to things, but dont like it. Its the no-one to talk to that gets me the most. Travelling alone, no one in the car to sing along with. I am thinking of braving it and taking a holiday alone next year. Have you tried? If si, how did it go?
Yodama
1 days ago
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There are many things you can do to start interacting with people JoM1.
I do believe there is a group called Meetup where you can join in all sorts of things, they seem to be quite widespread, must be one in your area.

I joined a line-dancing group and soon made new friends, we went on trips together, it was really good fun as well as getting some fun exercise.

My cinema has a Silver Screen film every Tuesday and Thursday.( I think all Odeon's do this) For £3 you are served coffee or tea, biscuits, a film and a friendly crowd. I am a bit of a chatterbox so do connect quite well.

All it takes on your part is a new way of thinking and making the first move. It took me 25 years to do it but my life is much better now.
I don't go on holiday as such, not a travelling type anymore, I did travel extensively in the past so quite enjoy not travelling. For you there are single holidays to research where everyone is in the same boat as you.

Why not try to post your views, recipes or photo's on Silversurfers? You will most probably receive a reply and find someone with a shared interest?

I am willing you to take that step across the threshold, there is no knowing what awaits you. Good luck.
Ariadne
27th Oct 2018
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CYCLISTS..are the bane of motorists, and, pedestrians lives . As there are thousands of these machines and ,the numbers of said machines is increasing ,shouldn't they have to pay a charge for using the roads, if only to pay for the hundreds of gallons of paint that is used to mark their own slice of the roads,
Barry Joe
24th Oct 2018
1
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Looking for my father name Barry Sford, I guess he's from Australia but not really sure. Can someone out there could assist.
Many thanks & hope to hear from you soon.
linj
2nd Oct 2018
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Do you agree with the new law that civil partnerships will now also apply to heterosexual couples
ColinM1
1st Oct 2018
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Research projects have identified climate change as a serious threat to Scotland’s, and indeed the world’s, environment.

There is increasing evidence of basic changes to our climate system as a result of human activities. Left unchecked, the rate of change will accelerate, bringing significant consequences for our environment, economy and society.
In Scotland, climate change is evident from observed changes in temperature, rainfall and snow cover. These changes are causing significant shifts in the growing, breeding and migration seasons, as well as species abundance and diversity. Higher river flows are leading to flood risks and sea level rise risks coastal flooding.
With Scotland having adopted world-leading legislation to address climate change, we are fortunate to have sound Scottish Government support .
Billythequiche
28th Sep 2018
1
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Am I alone in being confused by some TV Drama and Cinema Movies currently on and in the recent past? I watch a drama or movie to be entertained, if I want to be educated I watch a documentary or a current affairs programme. I sometimes feel that I am being drawn into a gender politics lesson or an advert for racial/religious equality.
Am I right to object to being lectured to or am I just a grumpy old b'#@~r uncomfortable in the modern era.
Won't stop watching quality drama on the box or visiting the cinema once or twice a week.
ColinM1
19th Sep 2018
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Will the exit from the EU see the collapse of the UK as we know it , as Scotland will then opt for independence ?
regmon
15th Sep 2018
1
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viking
14th Sep 2018
1
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Should the UK consider Russia to be a friend or foe after the KGB attacks and deaths caused by them ???
Yodama
10th Sep 2018
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Why is it that so many whales and dolphins are beaching themselves? ( 58 In Scotland recently.) Huge numbers are beaching themselves and dying worldwide.
Maybe the Earth's field has done one of its flips where the magnetic North and South Poles are reversed suddenly. Magnetic field anomalies affect these mammals sensitive echolocation systems as do seaquakes.
We are going through a period when earthquakes and seaquakes are happening every day.

The military are very active when it comes to sonar pulses, this too has a disorientating effect on whales and dolphins.
I do wish someone would come up with the answers, this is a very distressing thing to be happening,
charleshymas
8th Aug 2018
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Dear all
I am a journalist with the Daily Telegraph and I am writing a piece about the difference between today's young and the 65 and overs' approach to technology. It is based on Ofcom data which shows 18% of 16-24 year olds spend more than seven hours a day online compared with 1% of over 65s. I would be interested if anyone would be happy to talk to me who has enjoyed becoming tech savvy, and their attitudes to the ups (and downs) of their experience with technology (smartphones, tablets, ipads etc). I can be reached via my email [email protected] or on my mobile 07836 273690. Fyi, I am 57 myself and a former head of news at The Sunday Times, where I was also an education correspondent. I am now a freelance journalist and have been running the Daily Telegraph's campaign for a duty of care to be imposed on social media companies to better protect children from online harms. I look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes
Charles
viking
7th Aug 2018
1
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Should shareholders in the larger companies have MORE of a say in the pitching of CEO's salaries, and more importantly the so called share options and expenses. ??
Alba19
4th Aug 2018
1
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I would like to express my feelings on retirement after in my case 30 plus years working as a Community Psychiatric Nurse. Nearing the time of my final shift at work I recall a few of my colleagues saying you lucky thing wish it was me and I bet you can't wait to spend that lump sum well the lump sum is now gone partly due to. Poor investment advice from a recommended financial advisor. Leaving that aside the first couple of years were good no more shift work, or feeling obliged to stay back to cover staff shortages, by now I'm thinking more and more about the advantages of a job I left behind and missing.
So I fill out endless application forms on line and fire of my C v s if I'm lucky some employers will get back to me with a no can do . What hurts most is that if only bigot to the interview stage employers would soon realise that I with my skill set would be an asset to the firm.
So I keep scanning indeed and other job sites still wishing and hoping for that illusive interview, and here's the the thing I have evenlowered my sights to include Mc Donalds, Betfred e t c .
Thank you and feel free to comment.
JoM1
20th Nov 2018
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Hi,
I was in a similar position, but kept on applying. Have you thought of approaching care agencies? Some pay quite well, and they are always needing good staff.
Knock backs can dent your confidence, but I always looked at them as just not being the right place for me.
Now I have been working for some time, keeps me occupied, feel huge job satisfaction, and get paid too!
[deleted]
27th Jul 2018
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Yodama
28th Jul 2018
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Very British to talk about the weather, news manipulation or propaganda, my favourite soap box rant jorid.,
Weather can and is being manipulated . Have you heard of HAARP? Acronym for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program,...advances in Tesla technology. for weather modification, countries are very concerned about this Weaponising weather is a serious thing and is ongoing.. All those chemtrails you see in the sky on a daily basis contain chemicals that rain down on everything. Perhaps you could read a book by Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane Manning ... Angels Don't Play This HAARP.
Never on mainstream news stations.
[deleted]
24th Jul 2018
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Riversiderouge
3rd Aug 2018
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I am extremeley comfortable with Great Britain not raising objections, providing of course that they lose their heads if found to be guilty.
[deleted]
21st Jul 2018
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Yodama
21st Jul 2018
2
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You are right Jorid, It is the basest of shames. I find our news channels have been dumbed down to such an extent that it leaves us in the dark. ( Probably by design.)
It is as ever it was, whistle-blowers will be targeted to silence them, "they" would not want the unwholesome truth to be leaked now would "they?"

Julian Assange, Chelsey Manning, Edward Snowden and many, many others have given there lives to expose injustices or have been forced to live in fear of their lives.
Julian Assange looks like an old man way beyond his years, it is a crime. All trumped up charges have been dropped so why is he still being hounded.
The ultimate truth is that power and corruption will stop at nothing to keep their evil secrets under lock and key.

Assassinations are rife, David Kelly case keeps being shoved under the carpet and below the radar, but truth will out.
Eleven whistle-blowers died in strange circumstances when they exposed the truth about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
It goes on, truth is dead. What can the common man do to make things better? ...nothing!!
Depressing to talk about this, time for a cream cake and tea
rockyboy2
9th Jul 2018
2
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Do you think we will ever leave The European Union? and do you trust this government to deliver?
Richard65
15th Aug 2018
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I'm glad you've posted up this question rockyboy2,

I still have enough memory cells to remember back to the time when we first joined the then Common Market. Before we joined though, I remember President General De Gaulle vetoing our application and refusing us to join. When finally Prime Minister Ted Heath took us in to the Common Market, there was no referendum from the British people, so our entry could even now be deemed as being illegal, as this was done without the will of the people.

What should also be remembered is that today's European Union is nothing like the old Common Market. And, once again, no British person has ever been asked if we should join the European Union. This too happened without the will of the people.

If what I am saying is true, then why should we have to seek permission to leave, and why do me have to pay any divorce payments?

I believe that repeated governments have sold Britain out time and time again. I shall never trust a politician again, I have no faith in any of the parties. (I'm glad I got that off my chest, I feel a lot better)

Thanks
Gertrude49
9th Jul 2018
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Angel58. I am informed that you have replied to a statement I made. Or do my email tells me. However, as the notification is not linked to the response you left I have no idea what you had to say. Awfully sorry but I have hunted high and low so please accept my apologies.

Maybe Silversurfers could sort this out - it is hardly a difficult problem to solve in this day and age and it would so help the communications they say they are trying to promote.
[deleted]
12th Jul 2018
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Hello Jorid ... you should get an automated email when someone has replied to a comment you have made, but not if you are having a Private chat with a member ... have you checked your spam/junk folder lately in case they are finding their way there? Sally
Lionel
14th Aug 2018
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Sally, for Heavens sake, who or what is deleted? It's most irritating.
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Jorid deleted her Silversurfers account, and when a member deletes their account all their comments go as well.
Lionel
15th Aug 2018
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Thank you Miss Moneypenny.

I don't know why Jorid decided to delete her presence on Surfers, she was popular and I certainly enjoyed her company.

I'll leave you to deal with Bond; rather you than me!
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Yes it was a real shame. Hopefully she may we’ll return in the future
Graceotter
21st Jun 2018
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I would like to draw people's attention to the serious illegal trade in otters. Everyone always thinks of elephants and tigers when it comes to illegal trade but otters are also at great risk. For years otters have been hunted for furs, but now they are largely protected and so the trade has had to go underground. In Asia for every tiger skin found there are at least 10 otter skins and one haul in Tibet had 778 otter skins!

Otters are also being traded as pets, particularly in south-east Asia - there are over 800 pet otters in Jakarta alone and demand is also increasing in Japan where they now have otter cafes where people can go and interact with young otters. Most of the otters are Asian small-clawed otters and they are mostly taken from the wild. The mother is often killed as she tries to protect her cubs and they are being smuggled in suitcases.

Please help the International Otter Survival Fund stop the trade in otters (www.otter.org)
Gertrude49
9th Jul 2018
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Thank you for this information. I shall go and have a look.
rosiemac
13th Jun 2018
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Supreme Court Ruling today Smith -v- Pimlico Plumbers
Poppie
10th Jun 2018
5
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Please can I have a little rant? It may help one or two other people in my situation.
Since losing my partner, very suddenly, in March, I have been very lucky to have had visits from concerned and caring friends and neighbours. However I should like to list my top ten things NOT to say: In no particular order, all these have been said to me.
1) You are still young. You'll meet someone else and start a new life. (This was said 3 days after Cliff died).
2) Do you want me to clear his stuff away, it's everywhere.
3)You need to start clearing his clothes and things out.
4)You're not still ranting on about him are you?
5) I don't know why you don't like being on your own.
6)It's no good sitting there going over and over it. Why don't you read a book or something?
7) Once you're out and about again, you'll think differently.
8)You'll just have to come to terms with it.
9) Why aren't you sleeping? Are you worrying about something?
10) Oh! for goodness sake! (accompanied by rolling eyes, because I talk to Cliff)

I know it's hard to find the right thing to say and I am grateful that people care and are trying to "cheer me up" but please talk about normal things. Auntie Flo's bunions, Mrs Blogg's cat. Anything but tactless advice. End of rant. Thank-you for reading/listening.
[deleted]
12th Jun 2018
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Poppie
12th Jun 2018
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Thank-you Jorid. It was hard to stay polite with some of the comments. I still want his things around. It helps.
Yodama
13th Jun 2018
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Good rant Poppie. Can't believe that people are so insensitive, your list of things not to say is very helpful, hope they are studying it!
I feel sad for you that you have lost your "other half" it is a huge thing and I feel sure you will deal with it in your own way. By the way, I still talk to my daughter who passed in 2005, nothing odd in that!

I have news of Mrs Blogg's cat, it may be the culprit leaving messages in my garden and digging up my bulbs to plant its delightful parcels.
Browsing shotguns as we speak. ( Sorry cat lovers!)
I think a really lovely big hug never goes amiss so please accept my virtual hug!
Poppie
13th Jun 2018
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Thank-you Yodama. I don't only have felines, including my own, digging holes, but squirrels are partial to bulbs too! Feeling a nice glow from your hug and send you one back.
Gertrude49
13th Jun 2018
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Sorry to hear about the loss of your partner in life. I worked for Cruse Bereavement counselling for a time and one of things we encountered was the total insensitivity of some individuals to the situation of the bereaved. Sometimes it is embarrassment and sometimes plain blunder as people are not sure what to say or do. It leads to the most awful outbursts of totally tactless twittery. They have no idea of the powerful emotions and confusion such loss brings and that you need your own time to settle your life, to clear away things at an appropriate time to you, to rant and roar and scream with anger and frustration when you want to etc. It is incomprehensible to anyone who has not gone through it. You have my heartfelt sympathy.

If you feel it might benefit there could well be a Cruse group near to you - if so then it might help as they provide a sensitive ear to the situation you are in as well as being happy to talk about anything and everything. The contact number is 0808 808 1677
Poppie
13th Jun 2018
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Thank-you Gertrude. You summed up my feelings exactly, I've made a note of the phone number. Had I not got my foot in plaster (broken ankle) I may well have caused damage to one or two of these people. That was the enormity of it all. I was in hospital when Cliff had his heart attack. The only good point, we were both in the same hospital and I got to see him, thanks to the kindness of the nurses.
Gertrude49
14th Jun 2018
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All the best with the future. It is a long and winding path but one gets to the end of it in time. One day you will think of Cliff and instead of the pain of remembering there will be more pleasure in the memory. Don't expect too much of yourself, everyone has a unique way of handling grief,, there is no single pattern we follow. It would be so much easier if there were as then one would know what to expect and could plan for it. I shall be thinking of you.
Angel58
8th Jul 2018
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Hi Poppie,
I am in a similar situation as I lost my husband in April.
Thankfully I haven't had anyone say anything along these lines to me.
I am lucky to have a few good supportive friends.
What has annoyed me though is the phrase... 'We are here for you anytime you need us' by people who I haven't seen since the funeral !
Another one is ' you are not alone' .... Well yes actually I am !

I agree it's difficult knowing what to say , particularly if you haven't been in that situation yourself
... Fancy a coffee would just be great though and would mean such a lot
Angel58
8th Jul 2018
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Would a cruse bereavement group only have people who are bereaved or also trained people to assist with the grieving process.?
Angel58
8th Jul 2018
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Such good advice gertrude49
Poppie
9th Jul 2018
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Thank-you Angel. As you say yes we are alone. Good friends are priceless. I'm housebound at the moment too, as I broke my ankle a week before Cliff died. We were actually in the same hospital (a blessing in disguise, as I was able to be with him.) Still struggling with the ankle, have hopefully now had the last lot of surgery on it. That almost seems insignificant! It will be good to get it going again though. I wish you well. They say it gets easier, so I hope it will for us both and everyone else in the same situation.
Gertrude49
9th Jul 2018
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The groups are led and supported by trained counsellors. It is a place for those who have been bereaved to meet up and talk to each other and also to arrange for personal counselling if they need it. Cruse is always rather short of people to do counselling on a one to one basis, but they get to you as soon as they can. Start with the phone call and go from there by asking if there is a group near you and what support you can get locally.

There is much to be gained by meeting up with those who are travelling the same road as yourself, as you will find that there are many shared experiences. The most frequently heard phrase is "I think I'm going mad". Bereavement can bring on odd behaviour patterns. In fact it is the one time in life when the abnormal is, in its way, sort of normal. I get asked if hearing and seeing the dead person is normal - yes it is. I get asked if physical as well as mental pain is normal - yes , it is. I have seen eating disorders, drinking disorders, lack of concentration, bursts of aggression - the list of reactions is very long. It is a very stressful time both physically and mentally and although we are each different in our experience and reaction you will find that there are commonalities. That in itself is comforting as it then makes you realise you are not alone in the dark world of bereavement.

Let me know how you get on. All the best
Gertrude49
9th Jul 2018
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I hope your ankle recovers very soon and do see if you can find a local group through Cruse if you feel it will benefit you.
Poppie
9th Jul 2018
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Thank-you. Will bear all this in mind.
Angel58
11th Jul 2018
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Good luck with your ankle injury and I hope you will be mobile soon x
Angel58
11th Jul 2018
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Thank you. I think I shall make enquiries to see if there is a local group. I was preferring to deal with things on my own but I think support might be the way forward
ACW
26th Jul 2018
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I could not agree more with you. I just lost my wife after 52 years of marriage we were 18 and 17 years old when we married so it's most of my life.
I'm been told you should go away somewhere, why don't you start to go out and enjoy yourself. It's only been 5 weeks and truth be told I still can't stop crying, I'm not sleeping and when I do I wake up and for a few seconds I forgotten she gone, and the pain starts all over again.
Like you I would like a normal conversation or just be able to say how I am truly feeling instead of having to say Yes I'm ok getting there.
Poppie
26th Jul 2018
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It's so hard isn't it. I do feel for you ACW. you beat me by a long way Cliff & I were together for 25 years. I sometimes wake up as you do and think he is still here. I talk to him as well, which some think is odd, but why would I not? I am told by friends who have lost spouses that it does eventually get easier. Define eventually. It is just so lonely. I don't tell anyone "I'm getting there", because I'm not. I have good and bad days, sometimes good mornings and bad afternoons and nighttime can be dire. I am now more mobile which is helping because I am, seeing different people instead of those who made some of the original comments, which sparked the rant. There have been some other priceless ones since then, such as "you aren't the only person to have lost someone, they don't carry on like you". This person nearly got strangled! The only thing I can say to that is, they couldn't have been as deeply in love as we were. I am not allowing anyone to push me into anything I'm not ready to do. I have found an inner strength for that. You will be able to do things when you are ready. If I haven't bored you rigid, I'm happy to talk anytime, and I wish you well.
ACW
26th Jul 2018
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Thank you
I won't go into detail but I think I may need some specialists help but it's not easy to find in face , I will just say the thoughts I have are not good and the nightmares stop me from wantting to go to sleep. Yes I've been told to man up and I know I should. It is difficult to talk to my children or grandchildren as it only up sets them.
Sorry I should not go on as you know what it's like and are going through the same thing.
I hope for everyone who is going through this, that there is a time when there is some peace. I wish my brain would just start working properly.

Take care.
Poppie
26th Jul 2018
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You don't have to man up or be brave. I have found it best to try and get through one day at a time. If I look too far ahead I start to panic. I can imagine what your dark thoughts may be. I have been to some very dark places. We met in our forties so didn't have children. When I had to undergo an operation the day after Cliff died, I didn't want to wake up and was most disappointed when I did. I just wanted to be where Cliff was. To some extent I still do. I have a little, quite elderly, rescue cat. Who had already lost 2 owners. So I feel I have a task to look after her. It gives me a sort of purpose. I've got myself 4 months down the line. I don't know about the nightmares. I don't know much at all really. I know what has helped me a bit. If it helps we can keep this going as 2 people getting each other through a dreadful time in our respective lives. It's difficult to sleep in this hot weather, but try and get some restful sleep tonight.
ACW
26th Jul 2018
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THANKS
It's somehow easy to talk to someone I don't know, but do not want to upset and make things harder for anyone going through the same.
It's is good to be able to say how I feel and not what I think I should say.
Poppie
26th Jul 2018
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You won't upset me. Try and get some rest. Check back tomorrow, let me know you are alright.
Raindrop
4th Aug 2018
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Hi
I am new to Silversurfers but I am glad I found you and read your sorry tale. I haven`t got many words of comfort but I`ll tell you how I am feeling now after 5 months of losing my darling husband of 42 years. He died suddenly and I felt then as if my life too ended on that day.
I went through all the emotions and feelings you are probably experiencing now. I wanted to rant and rave, scream at people who were only asking me how I felt. I found it hard to sleep and like you would wake up and bang it would hit me all over again. I still only go out when I feel able to face people. I have told family that if it takes a year before I might feel able to join a group then so be it. You will start to come to terms with your tragedy in the future. I can`t tell you when but just try and get through each day as it comes. Don`t plan anything just go with the flow and accept all the help you are offered. I have come to understand that when people say we are here for you if you need us, they often don`t contact you as they do not know what to say. But I know just to sit with you and have a normal conversation or listen to you when all you want to talk about is what you`re going through would be a big help. I have good days and horrendous days and yes sometimes I cannot seem to stop crying, but when this happens I always think of my friend saying "breathe deep a few times, just breathe" and this does help. So please just breathe.
All the best for now
Chris
Richard65
15th Aug 2018
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Hi Poppie, firstly may I say how sorry I am for your loss.

I totally agree with what you are saying. I too lost my wife some 20-years ago and can concur with everything you say. I used to hate it when people would try and comfort you with words and phrases like:

1. Don't worry deary, times a great healer, you'll soon get over it.
2. I know just what your going through, I lost my mother many years ago.
3. Throw yourself into your work so you don't dwell on the past too much.
4. Oh and there was always, "Come on mate, she's been dead now for over a year, time to move on and climb back up on the horse".

Looking back at this time I came to realise that grief and bereavement are very private and personal feelings and emotions. I my case it was a terrible time as my wife took her own life. I think at this time I had endured every conceivable emotion. Bitterness, anger, emptiness, loneliness etc. So, when ever people use to say, I lost my mother, I know just what your going through, They would get a very sharp retort. No you haven't got a Bl**dy clue what I'm going through, you've not got the faintest idea. I also remember feeling that I had failed somehow, and believed that these emotions were mine, I owned them.

So, all I can say is go on and rant away. I'd never say that I know just what your going through as these feelings and emotions are yours and yours alone. No body can understand, only you.

This is all very much in the past, and is now very much apart of the chapters of my life's rich tapestry.

Good Luck to you Poppiexx
Poppie
15th Aug 2018
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Thank-you Richard. I feel for your loss, even though it was much longer ago. I've had a few more priceless gems since my top ten. The best one being "You're not the first one to have lost someone, why are you making so much fuss?" This person was asked to leave and was lucky to get out in one piece! I'm a bit further down the road now but still find some of the days unbearable. I had just broken my ankle, very badly, at the time of Cliff's sudden passing.. That is now finally mending after 5 months and 2 operations. Cliff had been on his way to visit me, on my 3rd day in hospital when he suffered a massive heart attack. he was resuscitated but was away too long, so when he did come round, he had severe brain damage. Fortunately (if there could be any fortune in this) we were in the same hospital and the nurses made sure I got to spend as much time with him as possible during his last few days. I felt my world had stopped on that last day, so the stupid, but, maybe, well meaning remarks nearly drove me insane, hence the rant. I do fend them off in a better way now, but it doesn't stop the various emotions that you have mentioned. The kindness and good wishes from the Silversurfers community has been brilliant. I wish you a good future too Richard. Thank-you again. xx
Poppie
15th Aug 2018
1
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Thank-you Chris (Raindrop). I've only just found your reply. I haven't been with Silversurfers all that long either. It is a fantastic community, and has helped me in this awful time. You are all people who understand, and have been through similar grief to me. It has been so good to talk to people, who although I don't know personally, I can say what I really feel to, instead of what is expected. I just do 1 day at a time, and keep my more private thoughts away from the tactless "friends" who passed the above remarks. Thank-you again for your kindness. I hope, in time, that life will become brighter for us both.
Raindrop
18th Aug 2018
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Hi Poppie I know I replied to you privately but I would like to say to everyone above who has lost someone very dear to them that I truly know and feel what they are all going through. It`s only when it happens to you personally that you can truly sympathise with someone. It is very normal to experience a huge range of emotions. Grief, hate, longing, guilt, rage, screaming. sobbing to name but a few. I have been told these are quite common and not to worry as we need to go through these, we are not going mad. Also there comes a time when you suddenly think. " Hey I think I`m coming to terms with this." When suddenly you are back to square one, sobbing your heart out again over some little thing like a song you both loved or a memory you both shared. This is all part of grief and bereavement and believe me when I say I have never in my life experienced anything like this before. I hope this comforts someone in some small way. PS Glad your ankle has healed hope your heart does too some day.
Julie17
14th Sep 2018
1
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When my husband passed away someone said ‘ oh it was for the best . The best thing would have been he was still here.
Raindrop
13th Oct 2018
0
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I know exactly what you mean Julie. Sometimes someone will say, " oh it`s a good job Terry isn`t here to see this or hear this". But I wish with all my heart that he was here to hear it, and I want to scream at them to shut up and go away but I don`t I just squirm with anger inside. People can be so tactless can`t they? It`s a good job not everyone is like that though
Bushead
28th May 2018
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Hi Everyone,

I'm Bushead, I have only just joined in the hope to meet people. I live in NW London, single and 60. I would like to meet people who are interested in travelling, days out, dinners, etc. Email: [email protected]
Gertrude49
12th May 2018
0
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I m working on developing a totally new approach to retirement housing. I would like to do a bit of market research so here are some questions:
1 - What do YOU want from a retirement village or complex - or whatever name you would like to give it?
2 - What sort of home/house would you like to have? Feel free to say how many bedrooms and bathrooms etc. Garden'? Pets?
3 - Are you addicted to bricks and mortar or would you consider other options? If so - what? Are you aware of that build and construction options are available?
4 - What would you feel to be a fair price to pay for a retirement home?
5 - What do you feel is a fair price to pay for full care?

By the way - I am 68 and my husband is 80 - we are not part of any retirement business. I am just really fed up with seeing what is on offer, plus the costs and would like to make waves - very BIG waves. Are you up for helping me? If so then please let me know your thoughts.
AlisonP24
1st Jun 2018
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Hi Gertrude, this is a growing problem and fair play to you for highlighting it. I am not quite there yet but do have some answers for you.

1. independence with a community feeling.
2. I think park homes are a good way forward or low level apartments with a balcony. 2 beds as we do have visitors, and not having the kitchen in with the living space, a small outdoor space would be good, even if its a courtyard of some sorts. It is nice to have an area to yourself even if there is a community garden. 1 pet per unit would be reasonable.
3. I would be open to other construction but not really sure of what is available apart from the park homes.
4. Tricky to discuss price as it would depend where you are. But the idea is to keep the cost down, maybe £150 - £200. The problem is the fees that come with a lot of these properties. It is ok to buy them but is it an affordable option with site fees/ground rent etc.
5. I would imagine if you need full care then these sort of properties may not be the best choice.

good luck with your investigations.
Gertrude49
5th Jun 2018
1
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The alternative to the park home is the pre-fab. They are used all over the continent these days and are quite fabulous. Not only beautiful but well insu;lated and usually come with solar or photovoltaic panels. I think the price you quote is about right, too and there shouldn't be a high ground rent. I have researched a lot of care packages and the contracts are either extortionate or incomprehensible! What do you think of the idea of a prefab?
AlisonP24
12th Jun 2018
0
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Not sure on that Gertrude, the only ones I can remember are the ones from just after the war which my auntie had. It was ok and served a purpose but I am sure the modern versions would be better insulated etc. I like these gated home areas which are for 50/60+ they seem nice and secure however they are far too expensive for me! I know someone who lives in a nice 1 bed flat with a balcony, which is a bit like living in a hotel but again nice and secure. There is someone on site and activities etc with a lounge but her monthly expenses are quite high and this is what concerns me. I think it was about £135,000 but personally I would want 2 beds for visitors. It is ok being able to buy something reasonable but you have to be able to afford to live there on a pension!
Gertrude49
13th Jun 2018
0
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The modern prefabs are quite remarkable and they can go up to any size and price. I have been looking at self build myself (hence my interest in these) and they are my preferred option to the park homes as one can change the interior if one needs to with far greater ease. I also like the idea of a secure community but am not keen on gates - one I have seen recently had a barrier that the residents used a fob to open but the barriers are open all day long and only closed at night.
Gertrude49
9th Jul 2018
0
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I can't recall if I said thank you. So - thank you
JanetW96
4th May 2018
0
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Silver Surfers Competitions and Prizes

Good fun! Goodies to win? For some perhaps. My experience was not such fun. I was delighted to hear I had won two tickets for the Holiday and Travel Show, Olympia, February 2nd to 4th 2018, and that the tickets would be posted to me shortly. So pleased was I that I wrote and thanked the organisers of the competition, then went ahead and booked a hotel in London for two for the weekend. With only a week to go the tickets had not arrived so I wrote to Silver surfers admin explaining and - again - gave my address. No reply then, and no reply to date. Worst of all ...... no tickets.
Will I enter Silver Surfers competitions again? Only if I want to experience disappointment again.
howardkendall
23rd Apr 2018
2
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Should we all have control over how - and maybe when - we die?

Having seen both my parents ( luckily at 88 and 91 ) have long and artificially extended deaths with more suffering than was necessary, I've long been a supporter of Assisted dying, where if you are terminally ill you can choose when and how you die if it is really all too much for you.

Yes there should be safeguards to avoid exploitation of the vulnerable, but right now pets have a better chance of a dignified death than we do! I'm a supporter through www.dignityindying.org.uk but would love to get other people's views on this crucial subject.

Howard Kendall
Gertrude49
12th May 2018
2
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I also support dignity in dying and think that one should be free to control one's exit from the old mortal coil. It seems to me that the main argument is about people being manipulated out of their homes/money etc by unscrupulous relatives. Legal euthanasia is well established on several areas of the US and there has been no evidence to date of any such devious behaviour. Anyway - it's our body and we should be free to dispose of it if it is a burden beyond bearing. A dignified exit should be a right.
AlisonP24
1st Jun 2018
1
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Absolutely, but as you say with stringent controls in place.
scandiman
23rd Apr 2018
1
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Just thought I would mention that today is St. George’s Day. Not that it will be mentioned anywhere else of course.
Andante62
21st Apr 2018
1
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Really interesting topics. I would like see the topics of how beneficial adult learning is. It has been proven to help stave of Alzheimer's, loneliness and more...I teach the Cello to 50+ age range - interesting unexpected results.

Best,
Kath
WILL
19th Apr 2018
0
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I am 87 years old and a comment made by older generation to me at 15 years old was " Wish I was your age " is this still the thoughts of todays elderly, does the future still hold the dreams that we had?
Cosmopolitan
17th Apr 2018
0
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how do you cope after the death of your partner? I am struggling.........it has been 7 months and I am still an emotional mess.
Cinchap
16th Apr 2018
0
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SCKate
14th Apr 2018
0
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Hi everyone, I'm new to this Silver Surfer site. I'm working my way around looking at all the different things on offer. I must say it's not what I expected.
I'm 69 and widowed 18 months ago. I have a good life with great friends but as they're either married/working full time it's not always easy to get to visit places as often as I'd like and when I do it's not much fun doing it alone. If anyone's interested in getting out and about - sharing costs then please contact me. I live in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Close to the sea.
cooperfly
7th Apr 2018
0
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I would like to comment on the Blue Badge system, twice I have applied for this as I do need help and twice I have been turned down,I have a balance problem which nobody seems to know what is wrong with me, my left has got drop to it which is very noticeable I have been like this for over three years now,I have arthritis in my lower back which is hell. I find walking tiring as I have to focus on lifting my left leg high to walk or I trip and fall over. I have to say I have done this a few times and ended up with some terrible bruises which has done nothing for my confidence as going out I am in fear of falling over so I have cut down going out and that is just to get a bit of shopping. I can't just cross the road because I am not quick enough to get to the other side ,using crossing points is a nightmare because the paving slabs around the crossing all have what I call as lumpy pimples on them which I presume are for blind which I understand they have to have but to me they are a nightmare
because I trip over on them and have such trouble getting round them to cross the road. What really makes me mad is the government going on about elderly people getting more exercise but when something goes wrong they do their upmost kick you in the teeth.
Ariadne
7th Jun 2018
0
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You don't say how you applied for a Blue Badge. I phoned the Council blue Badge Dept,and asked them to send me an application form, which duly arrived,, and I filled it in. Just make sure you give the answers required,and do not elaborate on your Health ,Pages of questions ,just go through it slowly, and if you find a question you can't answer ,phone the Dept ,and ask for their help.
Johnddortmunder1
3rd Apr 2018
0
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I'm a widowed retired Canadian gentleman seeking companion(s) to travel in comfort by mini-van and travel trailer from British Columbia to PV via West Texas, then Belize and eventually Panama. After that, quein sabe. Prefer 55+. No set itinerary. Experienced traveller. If interested contact me at [email protected]

I can't find a chat room or email address for members to contact one another. Am I missing something ?
Ariadne
7th Jun 2018
0
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You are obviously missing the Chat Room ,door ,,,, So am I !!!!! could do with some Direction Arrows.
Just have to comment on your travel arrangements Since when has a mini -van been comfortable.???
Billythequiche
29th Mar 2018
1
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Is ''accountability'' a non pc idea? Bankers were the prime example, world wide crisis, huge cost to national economies and austerity for the rest of us. Were any of them held accountable? You know the answer to that one.
A couple more have emerged in the last week or so:
It seems, that far from protecting their pension fund, managers/investors of Toys R Us transferred a huge amount of money to the British Virgin Isles when their financial position became apparent. It was called a ''loan'' but repayment was waived. Will anyone be held accountable?
Southern Hospital Trust has been fined 2 million pounds for preventable deaths. Is that the board? No. Is that the incompetent managers? No. Is it the uncaring who allowed it to occur? No. Is anyone held accountable? No. Who picks up the bill for the fine? We do through the NHS.
I fear I shall die from industrial thrombosis, that is clots in management.
I understand that Brexit is the priority at the moment, but the government must, at the earliest opportunity, address the issues of accountability.
viking
31st Mar 2018
0
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Ther will never be any accountability for bankers, they are absolutely proofed against any thing like that happening to them.
Why ???- When an MP sitting possibly in the inner sanctum is thrown out of office either through election or conduct unbecoming the old boy net work amongst this fraternity sets to work, and then hey presto !! A seat on the board of .......yes you have guessed correctly. With the proviso of couse that they have been "nice" to bankers in the past and are regarded as a "good egg".
Lionel
31st Mar 2018
1
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'I fear I shall die from industrial thrombosis, that is clots in management. '

Billy, that's the best I've heard in a very long time. Do you mind if I use it again, but not on SS?
monzaV
12th Apr 2018
0
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Oh so true Billy and was ever thus, every Mp is looking out for directorships they will get after their done with parliament bar a special few, prime minister are particularly suspect in that area, you thought they were serving the people dream on. The precious few that are not on the make are the ones so viciously attacked by the Murdock press and the Daily Mail but they of course are all in the pockets of terrorist organisations yeah right.
Gertrude49
12th May 2018
0
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I think it's called "the old boy network". They all get to know the lobbyists, of course. So then they get cushy jobs.
Billythequiche
1st Jun 2018
0
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Please be my guest Lionel. How are you? It seems that I am so busy these days I am not online as often as I was>
Billythequiche
1st Jun 2018
0
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Pity there isn't an ''old farts network'', I would be chairman. I apologise in advance if farts or chairman offends.
Lionel
1st Jun 2018
1
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Thanks Billy, I appreciate that.

We're fine at the moment, a little hot, but then it does get very hot in East Anglia.

Missing your humour Billy, don't leave it so long again, please.
Gertrude49
5th Jun 2018
1
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Not in the slightest bit offended. You could set one a network on the web. I think there would be a lot of applicants for the post of Chair, though. And if one ran out of hot air then one could always put a whoopee cushion on the seat!
iainmedinrun
24th Mar 2018
0
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Volunteering to support your local community!
If anyone is interested in exploring the voluntary role of Community First Responder, for their local Ambulance Service, I'll be most happy to discuss.
Such a rewarding role, if you're happy to be on call (at times to suit you), and to be ready to be the first resource from the Ambulance Service, on scene, to support people who have fallen ill and called 999.
In my area, these are 'non-trauma' calls, so typically I'm supporting people with heart attacks, strokes, breathing difficulties, asthma, diabetic collapses, allergic reactions, or at worst, cardiac arrests, until the nearest Ambulance arrives on scene (no accidents, no alcohol or drugs related calls, no domestic violence incidents, etc).
Equipped with the training, and the kit provided, using my own car, I love making a difference to folks in the area, 89 of them so far, in these first few minutes when re-assurance and urgent support can make the difference between life or death.
If you're interested, search for your local Ambulance Service's scheme online - it will always be called Community First Responder - and ask me if you would like any insights.
Thank you for taking the time to read this
Jobabsy
23rd Mar 2018
0
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Can anyone tell me why blister packs of tablets are in 28,s when there is only one month in the year which has 28 days, four have 30 days and seven have 31? I always seem short at the end of the month. Why can,t we have blister packs of at least 30 days? Rant over.
viking
31st Mar 2018
0
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There is no answer to your query Jobabsy. Someone that I know very well, has to take 6 different types of pill from 6 different packs.Each time the next prescription comes up,- the packaging is different, the colours of the pills have changed, and recently even the size !! If ever this is a receipe for disaster for older people with poor eyesight, then tell me what is.
Ariadne
14th Apr 2018
0
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28 days ,means that you now have to buy thirteen packs, and not twelve.. more money for the government,
oldster
17th Mar 2018
1
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Hello and Good Morning everyone.
I have only just joined the Silversurfers community and would really like to make new friends and have a good old fashioned chinwag sometime.
Gertrude49
12th May 2018
0
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hello - me too - just joined today.
DippyDora
16th Mar 2018
1
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I am new to this site i joined because i am so bored
Donna59
9th Mar 2018
0
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Hi im Donna and I’m new to this site even though I joined last year, I’m sorry if I’m posting this message in the wrong place.
I’m going to Rome for my big 60 this summer with my husband and I’m looking for recommendations for a nice restaurant for the evening of my birthday, I want it to be nice but not over the top extocinate if you know what I mean, I don’t want a cafe but neither do I want the Ritz.
I would be grateful for any personal recommendations.
[deleted]
24th Feb 2018
1
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Lionel
31st Mar 2018
1
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I do not wish to donate my organs. Full stop. It is a practice I abhor and will have no part of it.

At the same time I'm fully aware I may need a donated organ one day, but it will be refused.

When my time has come it has come. Time to go.

Yep, brutal statement perhaps but I've seen many deaths and had a few near misses myself. I'm not afraid to die. There is every reason to believe in a life after death which will be perfect. That I believe.
[deleted]
31st Mar 2018
1
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Lionel
31st Mar 2018
1
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Enjoy your hols. Look forward to talking when you get back.
gesmaypaynter
17th Feb 2018
-1
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Does your voice matter?
gesmaypaynter
17th Feb 2018
0
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Taking responsibility of your state of mind / being
Jetwash
11th Feb 2018
0
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I am looking for some to be a good company with .l said to my friends that I would be happy wit most ages (I am 58) when I said I would go out with any one up to 75 years young i was ribbed about it but I believe that you are as young as you feel .And that if you are compatible it dose not matter what do you think
Ariadne
14th Apr 2018
0
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yellow lady
11th Feb 2018
0
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I am searching for a recipe for Cookeel can not find it anywhere.Can anyone help please.
0
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Sorry I have never heard of it, and I couldn't see anything in Google either 🙁
Ariadne
14th Apr 2018
0
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Do you perhaps mean,,, Cooked Eel ???
EricFoley
7th Feb 2018
-1
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I would like to share something that will help elderly people to make their life easy. Topics can be as follows:

1, Top tips for elderly care at home
2. How we can take help of homecare services for elderly

Please let me know your views. I would like to share the content.
Ariadne
14th Apr 2018
0
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WELL, Eric,,, I have to say ,you are sharing Nothing, but giving off aroma's of "One foot in the Grave " fumes.
The majority of the users of this Site ,have their backs firmly against your suggestions. regarding the Back Door.
Reading between Your lines ,it sounds as though you are looking for customers for a Care Home.
My view is------ you should get a life ,whilst you still can ,,
JamesE8
29th Jan 2018
0
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I recently got a letter from the inland revenue saying i was due a rebate of £350-67 but i must apply for it in the next 3 days or i would loose it. The letter looked very official with what i thought were the right logos but the loose it bit seemed odd to me so i rang the Inland revenue and they said they have not sent any such letter and said it was a scam. Sorry i have been writing LETTER but i ment E-MAIL. Please be aware these scammers are only after your details not to give you money but to take it from you.
ajm51percent
2nd Jan 2018
0
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Please be very wary of telephone calls from B.T. or Virgin Media and similar companies who then ask for help trapping scammers by setting up fictitious bank accounts as a bait. These people are the scammers and will ask you to transfer money into the new account by visiting your bank to carry out the transfer. They are very convincing and clever. DO NOT do anything, they will not stop until your account is empty. I know two people who this has happened to, one lost £90,000.
Catlady77
23rd Nov 2017
0
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nape
19th Nov 2017
4
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I would like to know why so manny people that wore poppies are for giving this country away they should fight for this country and not give it to the E U or are they in it just for them selves
Lionel
27th Nov 2017
4
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Agreed. My wife and I wore a poppy, we're patriots of Great Britain. We did not vote to give this country away.
ElainePeony
17th Nov 2017
1
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What do Pensioners pay for gardening help? Of course this will differ according to where we live....do you pay hourly? Do you pay per job, e.g. just for mowing and taking away clippings? I live in Hampshire...I have quotes from £15.00 -£30.00 per hour...+ or - waste taken away! What do other people pay please? Thanks for replying
Lionel
27th Nov 2017
0
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We have a big garden at our home in North Suffolk. My very elderly neighbour and I share a fire pit. We burn rather than take it to a tip.

£30 for a gardner? Someone's having a laugh.
SilverDreamwalker
9th Feb 2018
1
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Hi Elaine, I pay £10 per hour and expect more than a lawn trim for that! If like me you are paying cash then it's actually equivalent to about £15 hour if it goes through the gardeners accounts. Unlikely!
CymruAmByth
17th Nov 2017
3
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Despite major reforms to the criteria for issue of blue parking badges, councils around the UK are issuing them in ever-increasing numbers.

On a recent visit to a major teaching hospital in Cardiff, there was a WALK of at least 500 yards from the 'Disabled Car Park' to the nearest clinic or ward, yet ambulant badge holders strolled leisurely in.

Far too many blue badges are still being issued - they should be far more strictly controlled.
Ariadne
14th Apr 2018
0
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Just a thought Mrs C,,,, they are NOT all on the road at the same time. sounds as though you have applied for a badge,and been denied.
bit of sour grapes???? You seem quite knowledgeable on this issue, AND ,,what is an ambulance badge holder? These people obviously don't hold one of each !!
VernonS
14th Nov 2017
-6
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I'm getting older and i want to complain!
The real problem that the UK faces is old age not immigration.
With low saving rates and higher inflation
Many older people are finding it harder to fund their goals and ambitions.
Over 55's are increasingley using Lifetime Mortgages,to safely unlock the money tied up in their homes.
These are attractive for a number of reasons no monthly repayments,no upper age or income restrictions.
If you think that you would benefit please visit www.vernonsmith.net for more details
Ariadne
14th Apr 2018
2
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I too am getting older .and I want to complain,!!!!!
That you,,, are on here ,,,,touting for business...
monzaV
11th Nov 2017
3
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news would be good, a British women is in a Turkish gaol for travelling to Turkey with 280 tramadol tablets in her case. Innocent victim taking pain killers to her boyfriend in Turkey where there are banned. Yeah right, tramadol are a class A drug in this country available only on prescription when I was in hospital suffering from double compound fracture and skin graft these drugs could only be given to me if two senior nurses opened the safe where they were kept. On my release I was given 50. How the hell did this woman who was not ill manage to get hold of 280, give me a break.
Wilf
11th Nov 2017
1
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I think she is in Egypt not Turkey?
Just Jean
8th Nov 2017
0
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My husband and I are no longer able to get overseas travel insurance because of our age and health. As Silversurfers is for the over 50's could you come up with holiday offers in UK which are suitable for those of us who need easy access to accommodation. There are many people for need walking aids these days.
Ruth55
6th Nov 2017
0
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I am new to silversurfers (not a youngster just limited in my knowledge) and was looking to find reviews of their holidays. I just can not find anything! Am I losing it? I really fancy going on the guided tour of Sicily in Summer but would like some idea of what to expect from previous travellers. I wonder if all the arrangements make it stressful; if there is time to chill out and walk around places. As you can gather I am rather laid back.... Anyone any comments on the holiday please.
Billythequiche
25th Nov 2017
1
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May I call you Ruth55?
Have you tried SilverTravelAdvisor? There are lots of reviews from ''experienced'' people (our age) and other info.

Bill.
Ariadne
14th Apr 2018
0
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Why don't you do your own arranging ?? It is easy,, and you have absolute power over ,when, and where and what you do. No STRESS
at all. Give it a go. I'm sure you don't need surrounding with people you don't know ,and have every hour of your holiday pre-organised.
Ruth55
14th Apr 2018
0
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Hi Ariadne

Thanks for answering but I posted some time ago and in the meantime we have been on the organised tour of Sicily. It was just what I needed and we had the best time ever. Everything just fell in to place: weather was good, there were two other English couples on the tour who we really got on with (all the other people were Italian and very pleasant but my Italian is poor and they could not speak English) and our guide was outstanding. It was perfect!

It was the first time we had gone on a organised holiday as we have always done as you say - book flights and do our own thing. That was why I was asking if anyone had been - needed a bit of feed back/reassurance. Last year my life was very challenging and I actually wanted to get away from everything/one and not have to think about anything or make any decisions whatsoever. I desperately needed a distraction but the thought of just sitting on a beach or around a pool was not an option. I so needed not think of anything. As it happens the touring and places we visited were very interesting and we did things we would never have done on our own. The guide was so knowledgeable about everything especially the politics, the buildings and the restoration processes. If I was to moan about anything it would be one of the hotels we stayed at was not one I would have chosen but for two nights it was not a problem

It was just the right thing at the right time.

I went to Russia with my daughter for a short holiday recently which was totally not organised and we had an amazing time, so I do agree with you, but sometimes we have to do the unexpected.
Mejulie
5th Nov 2017
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How to get a job past 60 and how employment agencies wont put you forward for roles. If pension age is increasing how can employers be persuaded that you are not a Nana
Ariadne
14th Apr 2018
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Do your own thing M. Offer what you are good at ,and put yourself out there.
fifer90
27th Oct 2017
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Flight's To Australia from Scotland--dreading that VERY long haul which can be O.K. when younger.
But now 90yrs of age. Considering Flights & Airlines alongside these Increased Fares past the 31st October when the busy season sets in. Whether to leave on an EARLY Flight or Much Later in the Day as sleeping can become most welcome to pass the time away. If only we weren't required to spend an Extra 2-hours inside those Airports for Security Reasons. Not feeling too co-operative at this moment. Any Suggestions for an 90yr Old Travel Weary Great Gr-mother.???
shrew1742
20th Jan 2018
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That's terrible, expecting you to go over there at 90 and not relishing the flight. Why don't you suggest that you part finance them coming over here instead ??
SissieSis
25th Oct 2017
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Is having an award for the most influential black woman raciest? I have not heard of an award for the most influential white woman.
Tedge
21st Oct 2017
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So sad to learn of the poor life you have had to live and at 90 (how can you move on ) well they say it's never too late but i wish you all the luck that hopefully comes your way.
fifer90
27th Oct 2017
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Many Thanks Tedge. Becoming 10-pound POMS turned out to prove this was the VERY Worst decision for the Breaking up of our Family of 5-Schoo.l AGE Children. Future Job Prospects were the big attraction as Fife was suffering much unemployment in 1964. Now with 21 Aussie's & us Two finding the Loneliness a Big Problem causing Depression. We are now expected to return there--so that some of our Family Members can keep an eye on us.--Makes you Laugh when you realise how the Clock turns us around.--(:-))
Sagalout
20th Oct 2017
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The gross injustice of women in their late 50s early 60s who have lost about £30000 due to the state pension agechanges . Why aren't women kicking up a real protest to put pressure on the government to reverse this decision.
fifer90
11th Oct 2017
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Seems that my ONLY option now is to REALLY concentrate on Moving On-wards away from this misery & my present circumstances with on-going problems.
Husband has always been really aggressive to-wards me even while pregnant & I reported him ot the Local Police Sergeant who was at his desk. But this was never acted upon. In 1963 Women under their Husbands Control was everywhere.
With Two Older Children of Four & Two there weren't many opportunities available allowing Women to actually leave their Torment. Public Opinion then. (Family's were kept out of those pictures) Plus I grew up in a very religeous Family. (Men Ruled).
Always staunchly believing in placing our Children First I never wished to place them into a Situation of Choice.
Taking Sides was also against my personal belief. Two Parents bring those children into this world-!!
Nothing available for women then in Contraception that I knew of either.
Sexual demands back then were 'Husbands Rights' now I shake my head in disbelief.
Presently realising that at 90yrs of age I have been a b it too late in deciding I HAVE to leave while I can still recall how to write.
Biggest problem is where to go & how can I re-invent my life all over again.?? Not sleeping properly being deeply depressed I approaching the Dr' has resulted in a Stalemate. Wondering if it is worthwhile getting myself out of bed. I am even giving up on dressing & showering which was always my best part of each day.
nellydean
8th Oct 2017
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I felt sad for you when I read your comment. Have you though of writing a letter to your children telling them how you feel. Make it friendly with out any recriminations of them or their father. They might think you are coping if you put on a brave face.

Perhaps you could suggest taking your grandchildren to a show or visit something that they are interested in. Explain to them that you would like to enjoy their company.

I usually try and book a show for a birthday present for my granddaughters and myself. I am fortunate that I have a supportive family, but I try not to encroach on their time, as I know when one works time is precious.

Do you have any hobbies? I realise because of your age you might have difficulty getting about. I am 83 and try to keep busy. I am fortunate that I can still drive. Perhaps you could join a local friendship group. I do hope things get better for you.
fifer90
10th Oct 2017
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Sadly deteriorating on a massive scale--Rot Started in amongst this 'Family'-?? When Dad goes to the PUb each night. Mum has to become the disciplinarian. (Decent Citizens but very Dysfunctional) regarding relationships--Alcohol has been used amongst the Adult Children--never to the degree of Lawlessnes Thankfully operating in the Home--where it couldn't be seen--my wages were solely to keep everything running as smoothly as Possible. But Children do require to see & be appreciated by their Fathers.
Unfortunately Emmigrating to Australia in 1964 was another downturn in every way possible.
Must have ripped the very roots of security out from under their--OUR Feet.
But sticking it out to finish raising the 5 Children. Working /full time/worn out by the time I-'we' returned just as a Couple.
With that Size of this Continent of Australia Distances were a HUGE problem when attempting ot Travel Interstate even. Ended up with 42yrs there while raising each of them successfully--apart from built-up anger with separated siblings.
Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness & do take care//we never know for how long. I always drove myself around everywhere both in Ozz & here. Now loss of confidence has taken it's toll. Lack of Mobility causes Isolation Depression Etc. Cheery Bye for now.
monzaV
4th Oct 2017
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When 2,000 people were killed in the WTO attacks USA replied by bombing two countries none of whose citizens were involved. 15,000 of there own citizens are killed each year by guns, they do nothing. Their constitution gives them the right to bear arms it also gives them the right to keep slaves. They are allowed to arm because they cannot trust their own government. Should we be listening to these people.
[deleted]
4th Mar 2018
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monzaV
17th Mar 2018
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War breeds war and as long as we have a thriving arms trade we'll keep having war and thousands of poor refugees trying to get away from the hell we are helping to create. Twas ever thus Jorid. Ciao
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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Why am I being rejected by the Family that I had always championed & worked hard for thru-out their growing years while their Father went out drinking & socialising each & every night of the week.
Asking myself did I place their well being & expectations above my own daily needs.
When you go thru' those years not being supported emotionally I was always running on empty & even resentful for my situation.
Not having enough confidence in my own importance or how to voice these emotional requirements that children have a Father as well as this Mother to provide stability within the Family. Instead of battling all of those difficulties involved with growing healthy children--4-daughter's & 1-Son while holding down a Job.
Is there something in the Male Physci' that brings out a selfish self survival mode of behaviour.
Those Children are now grown Adults & Gr-parents.
I made a foolish sacrifice in 1964 when the future prospect for Jobs in Scotland were very bleak.
Also thinking or wishing for some alteration in their Dad's selfish activities that by emigrating 12.000 miles away from his Booze Buddies that he would realise the importance of his young Family.
Sadly this never happened. Verbal angry abuse became his normal attitude to myself.
Always wishing to place our Children first who deserved to have both parents--why did I even think 'BOTH' when he wasn't there to help with homework or encouraging after school activities.
Now that I am nearing 90yrs & wishing to rejoin with some of our Adult Family's (having returned to my native Land some 10yrs ago from Australia) on raising my hopes & expecting positive response's I have been left Sad & heart broken even mentally depressed. Should I just accept this defeat after always being a determined person. As I just have this need to be held close to my own flesh & blood. I throw this declaration out into the sight of your Members.
scandiman
1st Oct 2017
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A family member, a young married man with his wife and three children have just been told to leave their rented house. Landlord has decided to sell. They’re now homeless, desperately waiting for the council to rehouse them. Why isn’t the government tightening the law relating to rented property? Some of it is in a disgraceful condition and the behaviour of landlords is appalling.
Yodama
2nd Oct 2017
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Pity we never moved on from the days of "Rachmanism" scandiman. Peter Rachman blatantly exploited the poor and homeless most egregiously, had John Profumo in his pocket with the help of Mandy Rice-Davies and Christine Keeler.
There is nothing unusual in this, it is going on all the time, favours for making the enquiry or problems "go away!"

As always, the greed of the "haves," in this case "slum" landlords, will exploit the "have nots." so that they can line their their already bulging pockets.

Successive Governments, whatever party they may be, have allowed this to go on and have made rousing speeches condemning this behaviour but nothing has been done about it.

Rents are increasing exponentially, houses are way out of reach of the average wage earner, so what is to be done?
It is called " between a rock and a hard place" leaving ordinary struggling people with nowhere to turn.

House building has been almost at a standstill so where are they going to house the ever increasing population?
A moratorium on excessive rents and the selling of properties that house long term tenants should be put into place immediately.
Time to bring greedy landlords into line.
People power can vote with their feet.
Jeremy Corbin recently, is bleating about this very subject, are his words just a hollow sound to the ears of the destitute?
britishtea
2nd Nov 2017
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This is not right. The landlord does not have a heart
Yodama
22nd Sep 2017
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A roller coaster ride Magician! As you so rightly say, when all the building blocks fall around you, you can build a better and stronger model.
For those who believe in fate, it is what it is, fate.

Glad to know you are contented now.
magician
24th Sep 2017
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Cheers.
I became a stage magician at the age of ten - hence magician.
I moved on to become a real magician!
Have a great life.
Best wishes.
magician
20th Oct 2017
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To clarify, when everything is falling apart they are not. Everything is falling into place in your life with or without your help, This is real magic!
Yodama
20th Oct 2017
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You are correct in saying that all is happening without our help. Call it fate, synchronicity or Karma or whatever unseen force directs our lives.
Magic may just be a way of describing the Universe and the quantum field, something we have no control over, and the merest glimmer of understanding.
Perhaps you are saying that when our towers come crashing down, it is in order to make way for the new?
In Indian culture, Shiva is named "the destroyer," the destruction of the old to make way for the new.

Going off into my esoteric realms now.
magician
23rd Oct 2017
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I appreciate all that you say. I know that with magic you can have real actualisation and control of your life. May your realms bring you the reality you seek. With Love and Best Wishes from one who sought and found.
Yodama
23rd Oct 2017
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Enigmatic reply magician.
I do wish I had the ability to use magic to at least attain a semblence of order in my disordered life. You seem to have "cracked" it and have created the order you desire with this nebulous and mysterious thing called magic.
Thank you for your kind wishes, they are returned to you with interest.
Sought and found, what recipe is this?
magician
22nd Sep 2017
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My first comments!
Recently retired from NHS mental health at age 72. I decided to give a few of my thoughts and experiences.
Everyone experiences mental health difficulties at some stage/s of life. It is part of being human.
For myself my wife died at age 35 when our children were aged 5 and 1 with all of the difficulties that entailed!
I have been very close to death myself a number of times. At times I have been rich and at times I have had nothing in material terms.
I consider that I have been through hell and came out the other side.
NOW - I wake up happy everyday.
I have been lucky enough to be able to help other people come through difficult times, we all experience them.
I am positive, enthusiastic, and still good looking. A very modest person as well as you can tell!
I live on the basis that you should do what you enjoy doing and life will fall into place.
I love the old saying - when you feel that life is falling apart it is actually falling into place.
Life is what YOU make it at any age.
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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I do like your philosophy. Take Care speaking from one who is battling with depressing dysfunctional family.
magician
6th Oct 2017
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If you believe I can be of any help please contact me - if not I send you my blessings anyway.
Best Wishes.
ian blair
23rd Jan 2018
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The real magic comes from the feeling you get when helping someone who really needs that helping hand.
golden
13th Sep 2017
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I have just been looking at the competition to win a holiday to Croatia but there is a big problem for me, as the flight is from London and these days it's difficult to get there. What is wrong with having a choice of airports with competitions .
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This prize has been donated by Croatia Airlines and as they only fly from London there is no choice available I'm afraid. We are governed by the prize givers, and sometimes there is a choice, but not for this one 😉
DavidV6
14th Sep 2017
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What holiday compatision. If free I would go from London. Even thought I live in Northampton. Hotels near Gatwick are cheap if booked last minute. Carparking can be £70. Still very cheap for a holiday. I often go to Egypt via Birmingham as is cheap
David
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Yodama
3rd Sep 2017
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You are right when you say it is Democratic to dissent if we wish. The difference between the word "stubborn " and refusal or non-acceptance of an idea or of change is subtly different.
If we never changed or adopted new ideas, inventions, foods, material things, we would never progress.
If every country in the world stubbornly refused to speak English, we would all need to become polyglots.

The "will of the people" brought about Brexit which our Government had to bow to. This has resulted in a cleavage of society.
Yes, we should make out voices known in dissent, but stubborn refusal to change could leave us out of step with the rest of the world.
linj
22nd Aug 2017
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When we leave the European Union should the United Kingdom revert back to using imperial weights and measures.
Yodama
26th Aug 2017
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Maybe not a good idea to go backwards linj. There are only three countries in the world using Imperial and they are trying to introduce metric but the people are stubbornly refusing change.
USA is the largest country using what they call America Customary Units which is similar but slightly different to our old Imperial system. Technically they are not using Imperial. They did try to introduce metric in 1970/80s, again, stubborn population refused to change.
Who really wants more upheaval?
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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Yes I think so--Cms & Kilo-grams are confusing to 90yr Old people/
lindz64
2nd Oct 2017
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In a word YES linj, also, I'd like to see S R Gent making all the clothing for M & S. I was looking at the ladies fashions in an M & S store at the weekend and the seams on most of their clothing were pulled/ruched and I wouldn't give them the light of day. We would never have seen such sewing when the clothes were made by British S R Gents, then the clothing was worth every penny. When you read the labels in M & S now the clothes are made in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China etc, so can we wonder that our standards have gone down?? Bring back British Industry!!
linj
3rd Oct 2017
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Do so agree lindz64, M&S has usually been my first port of call but the quality has been going downhill for years now. Also the sizing of there garments leaves a lot to be desired. Years ago I could just purchase a pair of ladies trousers without having to try them on knowing they would fit. Nowadays you can try several pairs in different sizes and still not find a suitable fit. Years ago you could always be assured of good quality and clothes that would last when purchasing from good old Marks an Sparks, sadly not today.
lindz64
3rd Oct 2017
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Nicely put linj and the reason the clothes were good quality is the British firm who made them, S R Gents. I agree with you that you could pick anything up in your size and KNOW that it would fit, happy days!
nellydean
8th Oct 2017
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No. I find metric much easier. Imagine what chaos it would create with children who are all taught decimal.
nellydean
8th Oct 2017
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I agree that M&S fashions have deteriorated. I recently tried a straight skirt on and the sides stuck out like jodphurs. My next goal is to find a dressmaker to make me a skirt and some trousers, but they are like hens teeth scarce. I used to make my own skirts and trousers, but, as I do not have table to cut out on and find cutting out on the floor difficult. I can get down but find it difficult getting up .
lindz64
8th Oct 2017
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I had the same problem with a pair of trousers from M & S, I wanted straight leg trousers, NOT jodphurs!! I'm so sorry to hear your plight and yes, home dressmaking/tailoring is a dying art. Perhaps you could put an advertisement on your local Gumtree or similar? Best wishes
fifer90
11th Oct 2017
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nellydean--we Oldies have been confused ever since.(:-)) YOUNGER MINDS learn to adapt like we had to.
Julie101
18th Aug 2017
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Sir Bruce Forsyth

I just wanted to say I was saddened to learn of the passing of Bruce Forsyth this afternoon.
He was such a huge part of Saturday evening television when I was younger From ''Nice to see you to see you Nice'', the Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, all the way to Keep Dancing, he entertained the UK for decades.
One celebrity to never have his great name tarnished or slurred. You were and always will be a national television treasure.
RIP Bruce Forsyth.
IanB89
28th Aug 2017
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Couldn't agree more Julie.
I grew up watching him and the British entertainment industry has lost a leading light.
guyrunningaround
14th Aug 2017
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i have had a look round this site and i find it very hard work. the forum does not work like on other forum sites cant find anything to post about as there does not seem anyone in the forum to whom i can post to..
an the chat site well no one has bin in since i joined last sat i think..
.so please remove me from this site.
will say the home page looks very good but not much i can say about anything else..
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guyrunningaround
11th Aug 2017
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am about 5 hours old on this site now that is i joined that length of time ago....
cant find any proper forum an where is the chat site ???
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sussexman
11th Aug 2017
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The travel offers are interesting but before making any booking I want to know the flight times as too many leave very early or very late, and not suitable for many Silversurfers.
dancingcruiser
5th Aug 2017
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There is so much Hatred in the world today, especially from the so called religion of peace, ( that I am not allowed to mention in this Country of free speach). Murdering innocent people in almost every country in the World.
To counteract this I would like as many people as possible to send thoughts of LOVE to all the children who are dying or suffering, because of this Evil.
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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Yes Please Follow this request--children are the Innocent following generation of this world.
Christine1962
31st Jul 2017
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Hello all I'm new here
harann
1st Aug 2017
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Welcome Christine, hope you find Silver Surfers interesting.
Christine1962
1st Aug 2017
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Thank you Harann still finding my way around !
harann
1st Aug 2017
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So am I even though I have been a member for some time, so many interesting topics.
linj
28th Jul 2017
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Hello Kobyhodge. Don't recall Billy Bean, but do remember watching Muffin the mule on my gran's black & white 9" telly. Wonder what the kids of today would make of that. And yes I did sing along, hear comes Muffin Muffin the mule.
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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Did you listen to Bill & Ben the Flower Pot men.?? So innocent & entertaining for y0ung ones.
linj
2nd Oct 2017
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Hi fifergo. Don't forget Bill and Ben's friend Little Weed she was a cutie.
fifer90
11th Oct 2017
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YES linj also 'Loobie Loo' too.!!
linj
12th Oct 2017
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“Oh yes I’d forgotten Loobie Loo”” Those were the days.
Kobyhodge
27th Jul 2017
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Do some of other oldies like me remember Billy Bean and Yoo-Hoo on TV, I used to watch it regularly on our first B&W TV and found my self singing the song, so looked it up on the Internet. It ran from late 1953 to 1956. " Billy Bean built a machine to see what it could do, he built it our of sticks and stones and nuts and bolts and glue", I can't recall anymore although am sure there were more words. Very passé for the younger generation these days I'm sure.
ChristineR447
17th Jul 2017
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Why is everything we buy nowadays such poor quality? Fabric is much thinner, cutlery is such poor quality it bends, electrical goods break or wear out much quicker. It seems as though the word "quality" doesn't exist in Britain.
Yodama
19th Aug 2017
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Maybe we should be going back to British made goods of quaiity, we sold our souls to the devil in importing cheap goods from abroad. Time to support British industries and help them grow. The old textile mills are beginning to return to manufacturing, hopefully we will once again be leaders of quality goods worldwide.
Buy British!
ChristineR447
19th Aug 2017
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No going back where I live. Although we were mainly known for our mills and manufacturing the world over, the old mills have been either flattened, turned into private apartments or converted for the student population which is growing faster than I can count! As a young woman I was proud to be British, as the old lass I am now I find very little to feel proud of. I'm sure there must be something, but.............. can someone help me out here PLEASE.
Yodama
19th Aug 2017
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Here is a ray of hope for you Christine,
Sorry to hear your area is looking so uninspiring but there is something stirring within the bowels of this tiny Island.
Just one example:

This is part of an article taken from the Guardian:
At the beginning of September, Justine Tabak launched her first eponymous collection. At 52, with a high-flying career as a designer and creative director with Fendi, Laura Ashley, M&S, Jigsaw, LK Bennett and Boden under her belt, Tabak is treading tentatively with her fledgling label. So why did she walk away from a secure, well-paid and coveted job with a high-profile brand, to risk everything in a highly competitive marketplace?
“Having spent the last decade or so working with factories in China, I felt passionately that I wanted to work more closely with British manufacturers and collaborate with creative communities that I could build relationships with,” explains the entrepreneur, whose label features the tagline: “Inspired, fashioned and made in the British Isles.”
Just this month, English Fine Cottons, a brand new, state-of-the-art spinning business, opened in a reconditioned mill in Tameside, Greater Manchester, in a bid to satisfy demand for luxury goods with a “Made in Britain” stamp, throughout the supply chain. (End)

Maybe look on the bright side Christine, there are hundreds of businesses springing up all over the country. We are exporting British products like never before.
Our precious Cadbury's was bought out by the American Kraft Co. The chocolate is a far cry from the original. I am now buying BRITISH chocolate made by Montezuma, Hotel Chocolat is another British owned and manufactured product.
There is so much industry going on but it is never spoken about, the media insist on keeping us in fear with their doom and gloom tactics. I would like to see a Documentary about all the wonderful things happening in Industry today.

As a nation we should be supporting this new emergence, Buy British wherever you can.
The power to change things is with the people.
ChristineR447
21st Aug 2017
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Many thanks for your optimistic reply Yodama, I too would like to see a documentary on British industry and Britain in general. I'm sure it would benefit lots of people who feel the same or similar to me. At the moment I feel Britain is lost and floundering in the water while others clamber over us to stay afloat.

Maybe I am feeling this way because most of what has been familiar to me throughout my life, not only produce but also a way of life, is gone. I count myself lucky the be at my stage of the life cycle as I doubt I could cope with all the uncertainty which seems to surround us today. It will be a long haul back to regain 'Pride In Britain' - maybe this could be the title of the documentary, which is sorely needed by some.
lindz64
9th Sep 2017
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fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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Thinking the very same Christine. British made goods used to be much sought after.
nellydean
8th Oct 2017
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We have free speech, which many countries do not have. One can criticise the government, whereas if one lived in Saudi Arabia one would be imprisoned for criticising their government. The same goes for Russia. We have a wonderful Health Service, which is the envy of the world.

I agree that we need to get back to producing more goods in this country, which would probably cost more. Our society has got used to cheap products manufactured in countries where labour is very cheap. I never buy goods from a famous store, who can sell a man's shirt for 2.00. I used to work in the textile trade and the companies that we bought for were always wanting cheaper and cheaper goods produced.
ian blair
23rd Jan 2018
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Hello Christine,
I hope you don't mind me saying this , shame on you !!!! Almost half the population of this world would give anything to change places with you.
Ian
ChristineR447
23rd Jan 2018
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I don't mind in the least Ian, do you honestly feel Britain has the same standing now as when you were a youngster? If so...... lucky you! I was not looking down at the less fortunate I was merely making an observation of the way my world has changed. There is no shame in noticing how things have gone down hill, My eyes are open, I refuse to believe life is good when BY MY OWN EXPERIENCE Britain is losing ( or has lost ) it's standing in the world. Also I dread having to buy anything new because I know it wont last as long as whatever it is I'm replacing.
ian blair
24th Jan 2018
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Hello Christine,
I really didn't mean to cause offence, but I do think we are lucky to call ourselves British, Unfortunately the drop in standards as you have noticed is universal except for South Korea and maybe Switzerland and a very few other countries. I think the world financiers would have most of us working for slave wages if they could get away with it and they care naught for the consequences.
Buy British and remember the sixties.
Ian
tommy12
12th Jul 2017
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The new law on mobile phones___£200 pound fine and 6 points on your licence is NOT working. Using a mobile phone whilst driving as bad as driving when drunk. This offence attracts an unknown fine and loss of licence for at least 12 months. Both offences are killers therefore the punishment should be exactly the same. Threatened with same punishment should help stop the people to at last STOP using their phone while driving.
fifer90
11th Oct 2017
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How about Losing their Cars as well. That Car turns into a Weapon while under their control which brings up the point of CARELESSNESS while using this weapon.???
tommy12
12th Oct 2017
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I'd be quite satisfied if they were punished exactly the same as a drunk or drugged up driver
Margaret Hart
7th Jul 2017
4
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The idea of 60+ women beginning apprenticeships. Has anybody heard such utter tripe as this. We are desperate for apprenticeships for 18 year olds and for other jobs for graduates so why wasn't the pension age left alone or lowered to give the young a chance to make a living instead of having a well educated dole queue or in pathetic jobs
jasmine7
3rd Jul 2017
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Being alone
There are so many older people who spend so much time on their own and don't see anybody from one day to the other. It makes me feel sad that nobody seems to wants to give up there spare time to even go and see a lot of these people. i know there are different organisations out there but it seems to take forever to get the help they need. Surely they would be happier if they new they were going to spend sometime with people and not be alone. Just my view .What do other people think.?
Foxglove1
18th Jul 2017
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Hello Jasmine,

You are obviously a caring person. I live alone and I am lonely but what's to be done, I don't know? Sue
Kobyhodge
27th Jul 2017
1
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Sue. I am 70 and live with my Polish wife in Poland, I don't speak Polish save for hello and goodbye, but do chat with my wife of course, but always happy to chat, I am a 'Scouser' and have a not untypical Liverpudlian sense of humour, but if you ever feel lonely would be happy to natter, hopefully laugh a little, you have a cheery face and so probably have a sense of humour too. You would also be welcome here for a holiday if you wanted one, there are always friends out there, just not always easy to find them. All the best, David
IanB89
28th Aug 2017
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Totally agreed.
I miss my grandparents so much.
In the absence of my mother they made me the person I am today and I will be eternally grateful for that much.
The older generation have so much to give and the gifts of knowledge and experience, they have to bestow upon my generation, are essentially being squandered.
I hope I make as many new and interesting friends on here as possible & if they get anything back from our interactions then I'll feel I have made some small contribution to this problem.
IanB89
28th Aug 2017
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I hope you get yourself out there as much as possible Sue.
The world will be a poorer place without your contribution.
I have volunteers who work for an organisation I run and they get so much out of it themselves, it becomes rewarding on two levels.
Rewarding for those we are helping and rewarding for those who make a difference and spend their time engaging with new people.
I wish all the very best in life for everyone and hope you find that outlet for your talents x
Foxglove1
9th Sep 2017
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Thank you so much for your comment Ian, it was much appreciated. I wish I could get myself out there, wherever there is, but am hampered by MS. I'm not complaining about that, lots of others are much worse off then me. I'm just frustrated by my lack of mobility.

Still, you sound like a jolly nice chap and I'm sure you do a lot of good to others in their lives, just having contact and being able to write is helpful.

Sue
lindz64
9th Sep 2017
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Age Concern were asking for people to volunteer to make a 'phone call, once a week, to an elderly person who might otherwise have not spoken to anyone for quite a while. I did volunteer and this was almost twelve months ago. Apart from one email which said not to give up on them, they were still working on the scheme, I'm haven't heard anything and am still waiting. It isn't that people don't want to give up their spare time Jasmine, we're more than ready and able x
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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jasmine7 Thanks Jasmine for your comment as I myself am just one of these Loners. Yet I have this cheerful personality & always wish to either listen to understand or add cheery comments with a smile. I have been trying to explain to our Dr' about this situation causing depression & anxiety. Referred on ot the Social services--who are much too busy--so we go on waiting for what-??
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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While doing a search to-day found out that the Salvo's undertake a Befriending Service but I never got any further than my phone call up to now.??
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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Your Statement Ian sounds good to me an Old person of 90yrs attempting to have closer contact with our Great Grandchildren who all live in Australia. But the Gr-parents are resistant to my expectations when is Love Never important Ian.
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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Once you give up driving yourself around because of road & traffic congestion--then also being less mobile for stepping into public Transport--getting out & about becomes a huge problem--then this results in Isolation. (90 never out)--I actually LONG ot go to Visit our 21 descendants in Australia but our Adult Children all 5-of them are resisisting any mention of this. Do I live this life I have Got--or accept that Life is now unavailable because of being Old--yet fortunately of good health. Quite upsets me.
lindz64
2nd Oct 2017
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I'd just like to say what a lovely person you are and you sound very much like my own grandson. Much love and happiness to you x
fifer90
11th Oct 2017
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Well Said jasmine7--being in this situation myself with most of my friends popping off. No-one to phone for
chats either.
fifer90
11th Oct 2017
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kobyhodge you really sound like a great person I applaud you for these comments.
fifer90
11th Oct 2017
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ianB89 I really did enjoy your message. Gr-sons being as caring & loving as yourself appear to be quite a rare source these day;s unfortuantely. I have Gr-sons who because of marriage break ups-distances Etc.
Never any contact for too many years. Don;t even know where they could be living or even if they still are.
Curley
6th Jun 2017
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We are doing just what the jihadists, want division and discord amongst leaders of our country. Jihadists are laughing at us. Carry on like this and a far left Labour government will be in power. A Party who is soft on terrorists, who will support terrorists using EU Human Rights, who does not agree with the 'shoot to kill' policy, if Corbyn was a police officer and a jihadist came at him with a knife what would he do? Labour will bring back Political Correctness calling people racists who argue against extremists. Wake up to what is happening, we want stability, economic prosperity/ Brexit and a secure country. Conservatives have been given a kicking but let them continue the job they started with the necessary experience they have gained.
Yodama
7th Jun 2017
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The problem or challenge that we have with Jihadists is their indoctrination. Whether it is from birth or in schools and mosques, they all have the same mindset. The frightening aspect is that they are prepared to die for their cause ( or for the seven virgins they have been promised.)

More attention should be paid as to where they are being groomed. ISIS claims to have 60,000 children under their control, how true that is may be another tactic to instill fear.
The Muslims who seem not to be a threat are silent, why are they not dealing with their own "brothers" to divert their way of thinking?

The Jihadists ideals are straight from the medieval assassins or hashashin. They use asymmetric warfare, psychological warfare, and surgical strikes. Their aims were to place spies into places where power was held and dispensed and infiltrate. Today's Jihadists are a poor remnant of the idealogical hashashin and equally dangerous.
lindz64
2nd Oct 2017
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I couldn't agree more Curley. God forbid that Labour/Corby ever take over the reins, and I've always been a Labour supporter
Curley
4th Jun 2017
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Labour liberalised immigration laws allowing extremists easy access to our country. Corbyn is planning to do the same again. Under a far Left Labour government, they would be soft on terrorists, water down the defence of our country and muzzle our police and intelligence services. Welcome Putin. The terrorists/extremists constantly abuse our hospitality, under EU Human Rights Labour will allow that to continue. Is that what you want to happen?
MaryN11
24th May 2017
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Can anyone tell me what ISIS are trying to achieve? What would the world be like if they took over? What exactly are the 'radical views' they hold?
Yodama
29th May 2017
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What does ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) or Da’-ish want?

They want to establish a gigantic Islamic "caliphate" a state across the Middle East. The "caliphate" would encompass all Muslims across the world except the Shia Muslims.
Their aim is to overthrow unstable Muslim nations and governments where they will establish a theocratic state; this will be headed by the "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

If ISIS were to take over, it would be hell on earth. Their views are rigid and they would use any bloodthirsty means to force the "unbelievers" or "kafirun" to join their ranks and ways of belief, thinking and praying. Those refusing to conform would be killed most horribly as a message to others, we have witnessed this in Iraq and other places.
Concubinage has been re-introduced women becoming nothing but sex slaves.


Millions of Muslims worldwide are shocked by the brutality and methods used by ISIS and have distanced themselves calling the behaviour of ISIS "unislamic."
In February 2014, al-Qaeda cut all ties with the group, reportedly because of its brutality, and after a falling out with ISIS.


The Qur’anic verse “There is no compulsion in religion” clearly states the view on that question embraced by most Muslims, as do other verses that state that God chose to create diversity among people, including religious diversity, and that had God chosen to make every one of the same faith He would have done so (Qur’an, 10:99, 18:29, 13:31).

If you know anything to the contrary, please correct me.
Yodama
8th Jun 2017
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As you ask the provocative question MaryN11, what are your views?
Doggyvonne
19th May 2017
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My husband and I have earned, saved and planned wisely to retire in Sidmouth having accounted for various needs in our family. We downsized from a detached home in Cambridgeshire plus used some small shared inheritance to purchase a 1 bedroom flat in Essex for my bachelor son then 35 who wasnt a high flyer and needed support. The seedy rented room he had in a shared house was not suitable to accomodte his small son on custody weekends.

I was sleeping easy thinking my husband and i would be comfortable but not well off in retirement both even though I have been a housewife working very part time for just a few years. We are just managing at present on Paul’s private pension as we both are still under 65 without state pensions. Not getting my pension and bus pass was a blow but we calculated we could manage if we are careful. Now i am unable to sleep after the announcement concerning elderly care and paying with proceeds of ones home or homes?

My first question is has the government considered what happens to anyone else left living in the house after death and care expenses? Whether it be a partner, spouse, son, daughter, sister, brother unemployed, disabled, mental health patient etc what rights would they have to retain the house ?
The second question is relates to our own second property housing my son now over 40 and still single and struggling on minimum wages and paying us a below market rent for maintenance and bills to be paid . If this is taken in process of paying care fees for us later he will be homeless again . We have only just managed to stabilise his life and get him some security? Not only that we may one day consider taking in my own mother now 83 and the same situation could apply to her if we both died before her. My brother has all ready died. If she moved in with us she would need to invest her house sale money in ours to make her room to live -how would this be claimed back by the state if she lives to 100 and i get too old to care for her?

My third question is about the £100000 cap - is this after the pension pot is spent too ? I have no pension of my own above a reduced state pension so if my husband needs for instance dementia 24 hour care for many years will the pension he planned for us/me still be set aside untouched?

I am very worried.
jamesjoyce01
18th May 2017
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Should the state pension stop being referred to as a benefit
VeraS
6th Jun 2017
1
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jamesjoyce01
6th Jun 2017
0
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What are you definitely no to !
Yodama
7th Jun 2017
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Definitely not, it is an entitlement which has been paid for through many years of hard slog. I do wish TPTB would stop labelling people and placing them in categories, very Orwellian if you ask me.
Yodama
8th Jun 2017
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Definitely should not be referred to as a benefit which is what I wanted to say.
Lily
30th Apr 2017
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I am lost. Is this the Forum? If not can someone point me in the right direction .Thanks
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This is a Speakers Corner post. Here is a link to the Forum Lily: https://www.silversurfers.com/silversurfers-forum/

Best wishes,
Sally
VeraS
27th Apr 2017
1
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just joined speakers corner enjoying all the different comments I am sure to join in soon
bornardinho
24th Apr 2017
0
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Should websites such as Silversurfers use filters which block the use of certain words?
Wilf
24th Apr 2017
2
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Its up to them-nice to see a website with no swearing
Marley444
24th Apr 2017
4
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I've been a member of Silversurfers for some years now, and it is one of the very few Forums and websites that I comment on where there is no fowl language. I am very happy if they are blocking the use of certain words, and wish sites like the BBC would do the same, as I find unnecessary swearing very offensive and off putting.
VeraS
6th Jun 2017
2
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Yes hear enough foul language on TV or am I just old fashioned?.
fifer90
2nd Oct 2017
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This is also my Pet hate--the English Language has sufficient words & this was always hammered into our minds in School.
ian blair
23rd Jan 2018
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most definately!!!!!
sussexman
7th Apr 2017
1
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Silversurfers Travel Insurance says for over 50s but does not say immediately that if you are over 75 you cannot get a quote on line!
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Hello Sussexman, thank you for your message. please call our partner Free Spirit on 0800 170 7704 who can provide an insurance quote for you. Please quote "Silver10" and they will give you a 10% Silversurfers discount. Kind regards, Sally
viking
15th May 2017
0
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Perhaps you have all ready arranged your travel insurance,but I have just finished a marathon session on line and have clinched it.
Being over 80 and my housekeeper being 77, both of us with "conditions" try these;-
Staysure , Good to go and Paying too much. All of these will cater for wrinklies.
Bigjohn
6th Apr 2017
0
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Recent Supreme court decision on Children taken out of school during term for a Holiday. As I see it the Supreme Court decision in favour of of stopping abscence from school for holidays. This to means that schools can no longer allow for visits abroad by pupils on a school trip, as that means they will not be studying for exams etc. All head teachers have to take this into account now and stop all school trips abroad as that will stop students studying for exams so headmasters can also be fined for each pupil missing attendance whilst abroad on Holiday on a so called trip abroad.
Wilf
6th Apr 2017
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I think fining headmasters will not go down well especially as they have no real control if kids miss school
123Siobhan
9th Jul 2017
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If it is exam time then children should be studying not going on school trips. These should be arranged in appropriate terms. or even during the school holidays.
nape
28th Jan 2018
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its quite write to stop school children from having holidays outside the school holidays I have tinnitus and was going on holiday a few years ago and a school boy was shouting and screaming about it spoilt mr holiday and when I spoke to the mother about it she said you know what we have to put up with not a thought about other people
iestynlad
2nd Apr 2017
1
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I'd like to encourage everyone to FAST for one day during LENT (now nearly over this year but think of it for next year). I am doing this and have shed a bit of weight. I am giving the money that I have saved from a day of not eating to the local food bank. I'm not boasting about this but I think it is a great idea to help others less fortunate and to help yourself at the same time. Pick a day when you're mega busy and drink lots.
swingingchain
29th Mar 2017
1
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Domestic Energy:
Introduction: There has never been such an occurrence where the ideology of groupthink has been more misconstrued than the supply of Domestic Energy. Girthed in mystery, it has become a law onto itself, alienating the very person it relies on; the Consumer, who, with lack of plausible information, is often driven into the pens of Switchers’. Does gas supplied by EDF give more warmth than SSE, or the Cooperative’s electricity heats a pan faster than British Gas no’ in reality they are two products, each of a standard consistency distributed direct to the end user, so why the problem?

My Experience: Advised by my local Council I agreed to purchase energy from their recommended Supplier, a worthwhile twelve month contract. On completion I was offered a less lucrative one, of which, if not taken they would transfer my account to their basic Standard Variable Tariff. I realised I had been spoofed, so I changed my supplier. Unfortunately many of my fellow consumers. Who experienced similar problems, took no action retreating into a culture of can’t be bothered constantly moaning about the cost of energy and the problems of switching……………To identify the cheapest Twelve Month Tariff for gas and electricity, either in single or dual, I use a self-adjusting League Table which mathematically combine together my annual kWh usage and individual supplier’s Standing and Unit charges. This useful tool brushes away the dogma, allowing me to make informative decisions on my energy supply.

Previous Events: Throughout the existence of Privatisation, the UK energy market has been manipulated to maintain ambiguity. From the onset the Government and Suppliers knew the original concept of privatisation was flawed. Complete clarity would devalue tariffs until all become equal, resulting in cheap energy vulnerable to abuse, creating a catastrophic demand, unachievable by the Suppliers. So what is the answer? State Ownership’ [previously tried and failed]. Those of us who are old enough to have experienced the torrid years of ‘Winters of Discontent and a three day working week’ would never wish it upon present times. Sadly the whole episode was created by weak management and the power of the Unions, the total period was a complete disaster.

Comment: As a Consumer I am deeply concerned about the vague and disruptive way Suppliers and the Regulator 'Ofgem’ handle my energy account, both with an attitude of “I hide you seek”. Therefore to conclude, through their unhelpfulness these organisations have encouraged me into the thoughts of mistrust, mistrust that must be replaced by reassurance; Why should I grovel through the informational malaise provided by Suppliers or, even indirectly pay others to do the work? Time is long overdue to correct the situation; in my mind I have one thought. Tear up the Rulebook and reconstruct the UK, s Domestic Energy Supply to accommodate the Consumer.
ian blair
23rd Jan 2018
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That would benefit the consumer, so not much of that happening!!!!
swingingchain
24th Mar 2017
0
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The Lament of an Eighty One Year Old.
Organisations that trumpet their virtues of being conscious of, and helpful to, the aged person, fall short of their ideology highlighted in my quest for sustaining mental agility in my final years. The problem I have, Dyslexia also known as Word Blindness, I prefer the latter or even a lesser pronunciation, Parallel Thinking. This infliction can often be stimulating; by forcing the individual to be less insular which in my case may be true. I come from a rare breed, not necessary living life to the full, (although, I admit I did a bit in the past) but to try with all that’s within me, to live and enjoy life to the end.
A lifetime of experience, can amass a shedload of ideas, some worthy some less worthy, often I consider, pressing my inner delete button and get rid of them, or stand the embarrassment and reveal all? Well, for my sins I chose the latter, but unfortunately with no success. You may conclude that I have employed little effort in my quest for recognition, but believe me I have. Many doors I have tried, but lacking the combinations, I have failed every time. Is it wrong for a man of my years to be snuffed out, when just trying to aspire to life’s aspirations and fill the crock of time with what I have gathered along the way?
A “Swinging Chain” means-Warm Seat; The legendary connotation of foreseeing a situation.
Bou
3rd Mar 2017
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An ePetition to help those women born in the 1950's who find they cannot access their State Pension for up to 6 years. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/185026
viking
2nd Mar 2017
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I quite agree. I am waiting for one of these walking and using people who are so engrossed in their screen to walk into a lampost or trip over the so called pavements [ another winge, another time !!]
Look at the number of empty drink cans laying around these days, and one can see why it is now called the throw away age.
lonemoan
2nd Mar 2017
1
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Am I the only person who is thoroughly irritated by people talking into mobile phones while walking, swigging from bottles or cans while walking, texting while walking etc. or are these things just areminder that the world and behaviour that we new has gone forever ?
jasmine7
28th Jun 2017
1
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i quite agree with you.people think they cant live without looking at a mobile phone every two seconds
.quite a few times i have seen someone nearly walking into a lamp post or crossing the road without looking and nearly getting run down.
people dont talk to each other any more in person .they would rather text or face time or each other or use skype
i must be getting old much prefer the way things were before.
lonemoan
28th Jun 2017
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Thanks for your agreement Jasmine, I, feel rather isolated these days and it's reassuring to know that I'm not alone in my thoughts at least !
ian blair
23rd Jan 2018
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You are not alone, lonemoan, This is the "me" generation multitasking,
bakingmarge
27th Feb 2017
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gailyp63
25th Feb 2017
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I have just found out there is so much in the community where I live for over 50s own exercise classes job club meet up groups healthy living clubs .Do any of the members on here use the facilities, I only recently started working from home so find I have a little free time Il be looking for a class starting next week .
123Siobhan
9th Jul 2017
1
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Try your local U3A University of the third age. Loads to do, not just exercise, but loads of other subjects.
viking
24th Feb 2017
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Is it time to sell shares in Gillete as we are now plagued by beards and scruffy stubble.

A tip for the cash strapped Government of to-day, why not copy Henry VIII and Peter the Great and put a tax on beards ???
Which university found there were more germs in a typical beard than around a toilet basin ??
ThatManViv
23rd Mar 2017
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why not a tax on windows while youre at it .... and wearing glasses ... ohhh, may as well include clothes as well ....
ian blair
23rd Jan 2018
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and while you're at it, why not a tax on tax collectors?
BillyH
10th Feb 2017
2
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Should the law be tighter for Landlords to make properties more safe and habitable, with better rent control to ease some of the housing shortages
ThatManViv
23rd Mar 2017
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the fact is that if the local councils of UK enforced the law on rented property the landlords would kick out the tenants, giving the councils a massive problem of where to house alll those homeless families ... the whole thing is corrupt
VeraS
6th Jun 2017
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Then landlords would lose all that rent money soon change their minds
ian blair
23rd Jan 2018
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perhaps they would resort to the old ways and start building more houses, employ more builders, support more builders suppliers, ? but wait, that would start to reduce unemployment and who knows where it might all go from there?
Iancw12
31st Jan 2017
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Android phones or the old-fashioned mobiles.. Which do you prefer?
gailyp63
24th Feb 2017
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old fashion mobiles I get confused with all these app, updates every two mins u can do so much on phones these day control ur heating example and they wonder why we have an obesity problem ,to much done with phones rant over lol
Sweetheart61
28th Jan 2017
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First time posting, and not very comfortable using this site..but excited to try because I can't wait to chat with ADULTS!!
Can I post here that I am outraged and concerned about the past week in politics. I'm hesitant to write anything political, but I just want to see what people might say here!!
I mean, seriously, banning people based on religion- on Holocaust Remembrance Day!!!- America wouldn't except Anne Frank and her family- and they were murdered by nazis!! I know this might seem like I want to start a fight, but I don't.
productofthe40s
10th Mar 2017
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Hi, I'm not one for talking about politics normally, especially as when I retired I moved from East Sussex to Co.Antrim to Live, and polititions here seem to live in cloud cuckoo land.
To me, most politicians would be better employed as extras in the looney tunes cartoon films, as they are natural born comedians.
I have only voted in one general election in my whole life ( and I know some people will say that I should therefore keep quiet and just accept what happens). I also voted for brexit and there are politicians, both elected and unelected who are trying to overturn the majority result just to safeguard their own interests.
So, yes, Sweetheart 61, post whatever you want because whatever else is wrong with this country we still have the absolute right to free speech.
There you go, that's my rant over.
ThatManViv
23rd Mar 2017
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I strongly suggest you read the lifestory of mohammad, and some of the hadith to understand the danger of islam, but, having said that, I also suggest the majority of muslims are lovely people, and theres some pretty sick customs in hindi religion too
ian blair
23rd Jan 2018
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People have died to give you the right to speak your mind, so give it all you've got , you won't always be right and you won't always be wrong but I hope you will always have the right to say what you think.
Silverpostie
27th Jan 2017
1
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WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality The aim of the Waspi campaign is to seek transitional help to women born in the 1950’s, many of whom have had 6 years increase in their State Pension Age.
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that it did not write to women affected by the 1995 Act until 14 years later, in 2009. However, these letters were halted in 2011 because the Government was planning to make further increases. So only women born up to 5 April 1953 were written to in that round of letters. DWP started writing to women born after 6.4.53 in 2012 and I received my letter in 2015 aged 60yrs and 2mths that my SPA would be 2020 at age 66 years . There are approximately 2.6million women in the country affected by these reforms and many are suffering severe financial hardship.

There is cross party support for the call for transitional arrangements and an All Party Parliamentary Group was established in May to consider options. Bindmans Solicitors have been instructed to take the DWP to court over Maladminsitraion, following a very successful Crowdfunding appeal

I believe that the significant loss of income to women who were expecting their pensions at 60 will have an adverse effect on our local areas and the country as a whole. There will be less disposable income and there are many women having to sell their homes, claiming housing support and/or finding they need to claim ESA or JSA in their 60s to survive. Not all women are able to continue working due to ill health, caring responsibilities for parents and/or grandchildren, redundancy, etc.

If you are affected by this most cruel injustice please visit www.waspi.co.uk and join your local group.
Silverpostie
27th Jan 2017
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Got it wrong SPA is 2021 !!!! how could i get it wrong
chrissievr
13th Jan 2017
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My inbox is inundated with offers from hotels - obviously keen to weather the post Christmas dip. I am totally cheesed off with the "for two" offers. My two friends and I - all single ladies - would willingly book three rooms, and our lunch, afternoon tea and alcohol habits would more than make up for us not having partners with us. I snore (non-allergic rhinitis) and wouldn't wish that on anyone. One friend has had major surgery and is body conscious and the other has sight problems that means she sets up her room in a certain way and uses her "searchlight lamps" brought from home. Three single rooms and the chance not to be ripped off with the single supplement would be a joy. Surely three singles is better than empty rooms!
Annaliceolive
8th Jan 2017
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Time shares and how to get rid of them
I have been left with a time share since 1991 now no longer want it and need to get rid of it but how..??
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I'd love you to do something on cohousing. Did you see on the news the inspiring story of the ladies in Barnet moving into their new homes together just before Christmas? You can look them up on the Internet- they used to be called OWCH, but are now called New Ground.

Cohousing is such a great way to live in later life, so it's a shame not enough people know about it. Everyone has their own, independent home just like anywhere else, but you all share a community house where you can socialise as much or as little as you like, and it's all owned and run by the community members themselves. There are lots of other groups setting up around the country, some aimed at the 'silver' generation and others multi-generational, all open to both men and women (except OWCH, which is just for women).

My group is called Cannock Mill Cohousing. We're building 23 houses and flats in Colchester, all built to Passive House standards, which means we'll have negligible heating bills. I don't live anywhere near Colchester at the moment, so It'll be a completely new start for me when we move in next year - very exciting at my time of life!
houndie
13th Jan 2017
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I think co-housing is a wonderful idea. I wish someone would start a project in my area
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I sympathise, houndie. I'm having to move area to get the lifestyle I want. I don't know where you are, but if you want to see if anyone's trying to set one up near you, most groups are on the UK Cohousing Network website http://cohousing.org.uk/
productofthe40s
31st Dec 2016
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2017 is rushing headlong in and has already reached parts of the world that most of us can only dream of visiting. So brace yourself for either a smooth or rocky ride to come, but remember you have one day less in 2017 to pack it all into.
Wishing one and all a very happy New Year, Bring it on.
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Hi Productofther40s Im new here and not too sure how this all works? Im 58yr,old and would like to make new
friends, do things with go out for dinner that kind of thing, am I in the right place.
productofthe40s
8th Mar 2017
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Hi Unique find for you. You are definitely in the right place to make friends with like minded people, but I think you have to be a lot more active on the site than I am. I tend to click on the site only occasionally or when, like this evening, the site emails me to tell me that someone has responded to something that I have written or commented on.
As you can see you are the first person to reply to the comment I put on the site in Dec 2016.
Just to give you a few details of myself, I am 70 years old, retired and now live in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. I live in an old farmhouse with my rough collie dog and enjoy walking, clay pigeon shooting, and city break and short term (7days) holidays around Europe and the Med.
It would be good to hear a bit more about you and maybe keep in touch if we find that we have similar interests
I hope you enjoy this site and make many new friends on it.
VeraS
6th Jun 2017
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Please do not turn this site into a dating point like another site where women get studio photographs taken then posted albeit pretty ladies but after a while it gets boring
Pattybakes
31st Dec 2016
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am I thick don't understand how to use this site help please
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Here is a link to our page which has individual guides to help you: https://www.silversurfers.com/community/ 🙂
Mal123
23rd Jan 2017
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I also find this site really confusing and I am an ex-secretary so quite computer literate. I am sure they could make the site more user-friendly. We are not all computer geeks!
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Sorry you are not finding our website user-friendly - Here is a link to our page which has individual guides to help you navigate the various sections ... hope this helps you : https://www.silversurfers.com/community/
jimptyreman
22nd Dec 2016
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Has anyone else tried to contact Allianz for holiday insurance via the home link ?
I have tried, and been answered by the claims department. Their employee claims to have no knowledge of Silver Surfers holiday insurance via Allianz, and are unable to put me through to someone who can.
Help please, even if it's to say that I am being "technically challenged"
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Hello Jimptyreman. Many thanks and we have just talked to Allianz. They are just sorting it out and you are right to have phoned 0208 603 9522. Alternatively please email me on [email protected] with your contact details/phone number and I will ask them to call you back. Kind regards, Sally Silversurfers Editor
felipo1
22nd Dec 2016
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2017 beckons and time perhaps to focus on your aims and hopes. On the travel front I would like to go to Northern Ireland (must be crackers, I hear you say!) and maybe retire to Spain, Italy, etc. But money of course is the determinant and I've not much of that. I would also like to do more freelance copyediting/proofreading work ( if anyone is interested in publishing their memoirs I could help them), And I've always toyed with the idea of becoming more appreciative of wine. Any tips?
productofthe40s
22nd Dec 2016
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Did'nt want to raise any issues other than to wish everyone on Silversurfers a very happy Christmas and hope that 2017 is a happy and peaceful one.
Pattybakes
31st Dec 2016
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Maureen Williams
13th Nov 2016
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This is the first time I've written on here. I'm not complaining, I'm merely asking a question. I thought the idea of the Silver Surfers Silver Card was to give members an opportunity of purchasing an item cheaper than buying the same thing when you're not a member?
I would like to see The Lion King at the Lyceum theatre in London. I was pleased to see it included in the offers.
However, the ticket I was looking at was £69.50 + £14 booking fee. The same agent (love theatre) are only charging £8.50 booking fee for the same ticket when bought NOT via Silver Surfers! Why is this?
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I have checked and the booking fee on this link via the Silvercard offer is £8.00 : http://www.lovetheatre.com/dates/116/The-Lion-King I am not sure what date you are looking for and how many tickets? Love Theatre are the Silvercard partner for this too.
David Andrew
19th Aug 2016
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Property Management companies, their practices, services and fees. Can we start a campaign to get our MPs to legislate to control this sector? In addition to leasehold t seems that more and more of use are living in "freehold" properties that have an obligation to pay fees - but have no rights or access to dispute resolution.
lily49
16th Jul 2016
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The price of spectacles!!!

It is one of my bugbears. I have had to wear glasses since I was 11, and have paid £1,000 over the years for the “privilege” of being short sighted.

I classify myself as being disabled, as I cannot function without my glasses. But do any of us in this position get Any sort of allowances of discounts or vouchers????

I have taken up this with any MP who cares to listen. and all I get back in response is a bland letter, and several leaflets outlining all the conditions I have to satisfy to get any sort of discount.
Of course, Not One applies to me ~ (an “ordinary person”) ~ who has worked hard, paid taxes, etc etc all her life and as a result, does Not qualify for Anything!!!! So many other folks seem to be able to get All sorts of benefits and vouchers.
Nearly everytime i am in a shop, clinic, dentist or optician,
I seem to be the only one who actually pays!!!!
Rant over!
what does anyone else think?
Molls C
19th Aug 2016
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My other half is registered disabled blind and still doesn't get any help so the many of us who wear specs have no chance
micksue52
11th Nov 2016
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I really sympathise with you on this issue. I think there should be a discount scheme for all the issues you have mentioned. Maybe we should start a campaign on here and try to take it nationwide as I am sure it will then be taken notice of.
lily49
14th Jan 2017
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I have got nowhere with writing to MP, so am not sure how much “higher” one can go!?
micksue52
14th Jan 2017
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Ok I shall look into setting up a campaign on here and also on another website that deals with campaigns. Hope to have you onboard on this issue.
lily49
14th Jan 2017
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definitely, count me in!
Mal123
23rd Jan 2017
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I totally agree with you. I had my eye test in August last year but am only now in a position to consider buying new glasses. The ones I have chosen are going to cost £600+ and that is not going for top of the range frames or lenses. Where are people on basic income supposed to find this sort of money?
elkiton
15th Jan 2016
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One topic I have not seen here is the pro's and cons of retiring abroad....do people seriously consider it as a possibility, and if not why not?. Yes, I am a lifelong Brit, married to an English person, living abroad and retired in Prague.
TonyE
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Great topic suggestion elkiton. We will draft a Speakers Corner up over the next week 🙂
SovereignInventory
28th Aug 2015
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I would like the Silver Surfers community to recommend a solution, both long and short term, to the migrant crisis. It is apparent that the Government are incapable and do njotcare about these poor people. It would be interesting to see what is proposed.
dixonelmo
25th Aug 2015
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I have just checked out holiday insurance with AVANTI, can I suggest silver surfers shop around before they commit to one company who advertise for the over 50's!!! This company quoted DOUBLE on a like for like european annual policy.
I know its time consuming and a pain in the rear, but to save £170 surely is worth it. That saving can buy you quite a bit.

keep smiling
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Hello dixonelmo-Thank you very much for this information. Please can you advise who the other company was offering the competitive price so we can look at this ourselves and do some checks.
dixonelmo
26th Aug 2015
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Yes of course, one quote is from STAYSURE £10.000.000 COVER....REPATRIATION AND 2,000 BAGGAGE...
I will be interested to hear what you find out...

SHEILA
Issie
8th Jan 2017
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Try the Post Office, I know quite a few people happy with their rates
daydreams
21st Aug 2015
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In recent times we have heard a lot about the drain on NHS resources caused by an ageing population. More recently it has been diabetics who are a drain on NHS resources. Oh dear... here I am, an OAP (Older Aged Person if you don't mind), a diabetic, living with two chronic illnesses. What a drain I'm going to be!
What has annoyed me greatly about the diabetes stats, is the fact that it has been implied all diabetics have this condition because of their lifestyle, being overweight, unhealthy eating, lack of exercise. I would like to point out that for some of us, this has nothing to do with it at all. My diabetes has been caused, as have the other problems, by long term use of steroids, necessary due to transplant surgery 29 years ago. Nobody has mentioned that it's not always down to your own choices, your own fault.
nagonthenet
10th Aug 2015
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Baby Boomer - up till quite recently I did not realise I am one! Born 1955 - so am I?
Thought my sister was one born 1963 - so is she too?
Anyone got the definitive definition please?
Wilf
10th Aug 2015
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I think the term is American and really applies to anyone born in the 1950s onwards
Molls C
19th Aug 2016
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The Baby Boom started just after the war when the men were coming home!!!
nagonthenet
10th Aug 2015
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No it is not just you. I think this country is overpopulated already and more immigrants make matters a whole lot worse. Coming here is not the answer we need to sort out these people's
problems in their own countries
mamie
30th Jul 2015
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Hi Would like to know
if anyone else is concerned about the immigration crisis at the moment ! How come we could protect our borders from the Germans during world war 2 surely something can be done to sort out this crisis before it escalates any further or is it just me !
scandiman
15th Jul 2015
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Britain's contribution to the EU Greece bail-out fund. I thought we were exempt from this by an agreement fought for by David Cameron. Now Jean Claude Juncker has torn up that agreement. That will be UK being told what to do by EU, AGAIN.
Seems that no agreement is worth the paper it's written on.
bumble bee
30th May 2015
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MPs need to have more respect for the ageing population and stop treating us as a burden to society, whenever money is discussed it all comes back to "the ageing population."
Wilf
10th Aug 2015
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Totally agree with this. We have made Great Britain with all our hard work
JacquelineF1
26th May 2015
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The new tax relief for married couples that came in april this year
kevabb
21st Apr 2015
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If we buy back our bank shares at a discount from the Government since we already own them as a tax payer aren't we selling the majority people who do not buy them short.Therefore increasing the amount of tax they will have to pay in the future due to underselling.
daydreams
21st Apr 2015
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Making friends.... do you think it gets easier as you get older, or more difficult? 'Will you be my friend/can we be friends' are words one child can say to another in the playground, but adults can't do that with someone they come across, say in the shop, library, or someone they get chatting to in the doctors' waiting room perhaps. It would sound needy, or really weird, wouldn't it? As children, do we have any criteria for choosing who we are friends with, and does that change as we got older? Or do we just see someone we like for no particular reason that we think of, and that's it? In other words, do we get more picky as we age?
And if you don't like joining groups and so on, how do you make friends? And why is the Silversurfers dating site only a dating site, why can't it be for people to just find new friends to chat to?
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Hello Daydreams ... I love your suggestion for a Speakers Corner post about making friends ... leave it with me and I will draft something and publish it this week. If you want to make some new friends to chat with, we have a hugely successful and active Facebook page, where like minded people are chatting all day long. If you have a Facebook account then here is the link to visit our community and join in: https://www.facebook.com/SilverSurfers50
We also have a chat room, which we will be updateing over the next couple of months : http://www.silversurfers.com/forum/
Hope you enjoy Silversurfers 🙂
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Hello again daydreams ... I am happy to say I have just published a new Speakers Corner based on your suggestion above: http://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/making-new-friends-get-easier-difficult-get-older/

Be the first to comment and also vote in our poll! Many thanks for your suggestion 🙂
jacksterfun
6th May 2015
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Very interesting points Daydreams. Personally I find it easier now to talk to someone I don't know, i.e. standing in a queue or walking the dog. Self-consciousness seems to wane as we get older. However, I think it is more difficult to assume, or try, to make these people real friends. Yes I think we are more picky in this respect and this perhaps is because we have more experience of life and we become wary. Even when finding yourself single again, it is troubling to find the smallest thing can be off-putting! Isn't that being picky? Children don't have the hang-ups that adults do.
I agree with you too that it would be great to have a chat site rather than a dating site. A friend of mine wanted to meet more friends and the only option was to go on a dating site. This led to her meeting a very nice man but after meeting a few times, even though he knew she didn't want a relationship, he finished with her because he did want a relationship.
Bring on a chat site!
Alex2015
25th Jun 2015
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I joined Home-Start East Sussex as a volunteer. They're a charity which helps families with young children who need some support. You have to do a free training course which was really interesting and I also made some good friends with the other people who were on it and you go to social events throughout the year. It's great because I'm helping young families, keeping my brain active and have some new friends. Win win all round!
Molls C
19th Aug 2016
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Although I'm a wrinkly I'm pretty good with an iPad so pass my knowledge onto a couple of groups, its an excuse for total strangers to gather and chat from every topic imaginable and improve tech use, we've been going for three years.
lily49
19th Aug 2016
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So agree with the difficulty of making friends ~(in any context of the word).
This may sound a bit negative, but it is how I find things from my own perspective~

I do not use buses, so no chance to interact there. (We have to drive to most places, as there are limited shops/facilities nearby).

I do not have a dog anymore, so no chance of chatting to the owners of the frequently- walked dogs on our road, apart from nodding as they pass by if I happen to be in the front garden.
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I Have joined the local U3A, but they are not what I regard as “friends”, merely folks who are at the same meeting /monthly talk, etc. The interest groups are more of an opportunity to chat casually on the subject within the particular group, but no more than that. At the end of each session, it’s “goodbye, see you next time”, and everyone scoots off. I Was invited back once to one lady’s house, but all she could talk about was her grandchildren, and how awful her last job had been, so that didn’t go any further, I am sad to say.

Other ladies at these groups seem to come in a pre-formed clique of neighbours or having met at different groups that I am not a member of, or do not have the time or the interest in those particular spheres; and don’t seem to want to include you ~(as a perceived outsider)~ in their conversations, which appear to continue from week to week on topics unknown to me, so I am unable to join in with them.

I Do have a small circle of friends, from various times of my life, but some them are still at work, and have families; so Their time is very limited and precious, so I hardly ever get to see them either. As for trying to actually Phone ~(as opposed to texting)~it’s nigh on impossible, as they are multi-tasking whenever they Do pick up the phone, and are obviously not able to fully concentrate on a proper chat. Others have also retired, but are just So Very Busy doing all the lovely things the have always wanted to do,~ good luck to them, but Again they are Far too busy to see me, who I imagined to be a true friend . I see one pal 3 times a year, If I’m lucky!

Another pal of over 25 years moved to Cornwall, so I now never see her, despite being godmother to her 2 sons. It’s just far too far to go on many visits, and a bit stressful the one time I did, as I don’t especially like her new partner, so couldn’t have a proper natter with her.

I do not speak to anyone for days at a time, as my “other half” prefers silence, and is not much of conversationalist at the best of times!

I have tried a bit of volunteering, but that just fills the time, as you are meant to be “on task” and are not there to make friends as such, so no joy there, either!
Oh dear, I sound like a Very Grumpy Old woman, but I hope I am not, just would like to be able ~(like you~) to find a “real, true” friend to last for many years to come.
Answers on a postcard, please!
houndie
13th Jan 2017
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I feel exactly the same. Making real friends is an issue. You have to find someone who shares the same interests, or at least some of them, someone you 'click' with and can have a good laugh with but it's very difficult when you are isolated for so much of your time. Where exactly do you meet these friends, it's not easy
lily49
14th Jan 2017
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Thanks for you reply, Houndie, at least there is Someone else out there with the same dilemma!
How about all you other folks out there giving your take on this issue?

I did think I had found someone on the same wavelength a little while ago, but she has had a big bust up with another in our group, so I don’t think Either of them will be coming any more, and I feel a little unsure of being seen to “side” with either of them; so I think I may have inadvertently lost both of these fledgling “friendships”.
Such is life, so back to the drawing board.
rubie
24th Jan 2017
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Hi lilly49, I to have the friends problem. Mine was caused mostly by my nursing my husband for many years, the last 3 years of his life he was terminally I'll, he died in 2010, and all my time had been taken up with doctors, nurses, hospitals etc., so gradually lost contact with other people, and after he died, there was a great black empty hole in my life. It took a long time, and is still a work in progress, but I'm greeting my life back on track. I classes my driving test in 2010, and love driving around in my little Fiat, learnt to swim last year, and enjoyed chatting to to the other swimmers there, I also go to the gym twice a week, and meet quite a cross section of people there, again, all kinds of different people, and also I volunteer twice a week at my local library, where again, I meet all kinds of people, ok, they are not friends as in going for a coffee etc, but we all have to start somewhere, don't we? It is very hard to make a new circle of friends, but I know that for a few days a week I will be talking and interacting with other people. I am still a work in progress, and it is hard going some times, and I do miss going out shopping or walking or whatever with some one, but I will keep on trying, so don't give up, and perhaps we can chat as well, ruth
ajs3126
17th Apr 2015
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HI I AM A CARER FOR MY 94 YEAR OLD FATHER AND NEED ADVICE FOR RESTPITE
WE ARE GOING FOR A BREAK IN AUGUST FOR THE FIRST TIME AND NEED TO KNOW THE PIT FALLS IF ANY TO LOOK FOR !!!!
ALLAN .
patrington
20th Mar 2015
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Interesting place you must visit.
celtwitch
13th Mar 2015
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If Clarkson and co are 'retired' who should the Beeb employ in their places?
SovereignInventory
5th Mar 2015
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Do other members feel as though they have been written off as they have approached and passed their 50th birthday?
bumble bee
30th May 2015
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Oh yes! try been 70+ you are a walking dead.!!
daydreams
18th Feb 2015
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Is it time we had another Mary Whitehouse?

There are certain comedians/situation comedy programmes which sail close to the wind when it comes to what is acceptable and what isn't. And which to my mind aren't even that funny. And now we have a certain advert which is definitely pointless and in bad taste. I am referring to the one with the man wearing tight denim shorts and high heels... I am sure some of you will have seen it? What has it to do with the service it is advertising? And who thought it was in acceptable/good taste?
I am not a prude. But am I just being a grumpy old woman?
patriciaann
11th Mar 2015
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I thought that ad., was gross the first time I saw it, turn it off each time, think it's offensive to women, wouldn't have a gay type guy doing it!
celtwitch
13th Mar 2015
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I find that ad grossly offensive, and I'm not easily offended.
patrington
20th Mar 2015
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Its meant to shock in a nice way, it gets a reaction......
Purplegranny
11th Apr 2015
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I agree with you, I find it annoying, tasteless, pointless my husband on the other hand finds nothing wrong with it at all! Glad other people feel the same as me. Definately not a grumpy old woman..
Donnybelle
18th Apr 2015
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Both my nephews (26 & 21) find this advert offensive so it's not just us grumpy old togs.
Stoic
29th Apr 2015
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No you are not being a grumpy old woman! It would appear to me there is a cross section of society who purposefully go out of their way to insult the ones who try by example to stand by their cultural inheritance, of which unmistakeably they have seen to work through their lifetime. It is up to people to stand by what they deem is a correct way to run their lives and not let others dictate to them a slovenly misappropriate way to present themselves. There is no father figure out there who will protect us from this brutish, crude, and uncivilised actions. No one has ever told them or suggested to them how cheap and nasty they are. Stick to your guns daydreams and write and complain to your MP, or to the party you think is way over the top.
daydreams
29th Apr 2015
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I already have complained about this ad, but it seems I am in the minority. Or is it just that folk can't be bothered complaining? All too often you hear people complaining about this or that.... long queues in the supermarket with tills unattended (just ask for a till to be opened and it shall be, that's what I do), motorists who speed through the village where you live (complain to the local police, I did). People are happy to complain amongst themselves but not do anything about it a lot of the time. If you don't speak up, how can you expect to be heard? I may be little in stature (five foot and a whisper) but my voice is loud when I feel aggrieved or in the right when it comes to complaining.
Thanks for your comment Stoic... how's the weather in NZ? One of my dearest friends has just come back from a month's holiday there and absolutely fell in love with the country and people.
Stoic
29th Apr 2015
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You daydreams have the privilege of being the first person to make contact since I have visited this web site. Thank you for that. The weather here is very blustery, showers, and quite miserable really!!! It is still quite mild though, will start to get a bit more chilly next month I guess. We have had a very good summer so can't grumble at all. Although it was drought conditions for some farmers at one stage. Even now in the South Island the weather has gone from being dry to having snow. We live on the slopes of the Kaimai Range in the North Island, we have a part view of the sea looking towards Tauranga, and a part view of native bush.
Nice to hear from you daydreams, ta ta for now.
daydreams
29th Apr 2015
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If there had been a way of contacting you other than this site, I would probably have rambled on a bit longer. If you're interested in writing away from the site, I'd be happy to correspond.
Maggienosilloc
1st Aug 2015
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Yes I thoroughly agree with you I hate that advert and get up to do something everytime it comes on so I don't know what it is supposed to be advertising .
I have asked other people and they all agree with me, both males and females think it is disgusting .
vered
12th Oct 2015
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I don't think so!I was a child of the seventies,art student and open-minded but when I saw the ad you're referring to I felt sick!!There was something perverse about it and I didn't find it funny at all!But there are also other ads that I find unsuitable for the media of TV,that would be better suited to magazines or internet.For example ads for sanitary ware,some toilet-paper ads,erectile dysfunction-I could go on.In short when an ad is blasted out into my lounge from my telly,I don't want to feel uncomfortable with it.To me that indicates that the ad is too personal and not to be shared en-masse!
filia
9th Jan 2017
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That advert is sick and cringe making
It does a diservice to all Gay men
I do not know any Gay men who act like that
And to think the ad company who made it charged £thousands for it
mazr
7th Feb 2015
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I have tried entering one of the competions on the site on three separate occasions and have not recieved an email confirmation of entry. Any ideas why? I receive the newsletter without a problem!
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Hello Mazr .. take a look in your spam/junk box .. sometimes the confirmation email finds it way there depending on your email settings .. let me know if you find them 😉
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I have just checked and your entry for the Holiday to Alabama has been successful, so I think it is very likely the email confirmation is in your spam/junk 😉
mazr
7th Feb 2015
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Thats brilliant thank you very much. I wasn't sure if my entry had registered. My connection can be a little temperamental .
Robbinn
3rd Feb 2015
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Do You Want to Wind Back Time? Just recently I have read of so many people who want to return to the fifties, sixties, seventies etc and seem to want to live in the past. What do other readers think. I can remember lining up for the necessary innoculations and praying that I wouldn't be last in the queue as the needle got blunt (yes, they used the same needle for the whole class); only being able to buy a limited range of vegetables; being able to play outside and having to come home when it got dark; having only one television channel and that was in black/white. We've come a long way but although life is very different now, I welcome most of the changes.
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Hello Robbinn ... thank you for your suggestion.. what an interesting topi 😉 I will let you know when it is live and ready for debate 🙂
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Hello Robbinn …. your suggested topic is now live and ready for debate … would you like to add something? http://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/like-turn-back-time/ Many thanks for the idea 🙂 Also it will be shared on our Facebook page tomorrow, so I am sure there will be many comments left 🙂
Purplegranny
11th Apr 2015
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No way, would I want to wind back time, outside loo ! freezing cold bedrooms (ice on the inside of windows) bombsites as playgrounds! no thank you, I saw my mum old before her time making ends meet the constant cleaning, shopping and cooking. Me I love anything new anything to make my life easier, warmer and fitter. So bring on the future I cannot wait to see what it brings next.
oldmovieguy
22nd Jan 2015
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Political 'Clout.'

Am I right in thinking that millions like us (great film) pensioners are now the largest block voting group in the UK? That being the case why do I constantly hear or read some jumped up twerp of a politico banging on about how the 'Boomers' have all had it so good and that we should give up bus passes, tv licences, winter fuel allowances or anything else that has been grudgingly meted out to us by our lords and masters over the years. I wonder if they would be so quick to target us if they thought it would affect the political climate and their jobs and careers? Pensioners have been around the block a few times, Pensioners have time to get to grips with issues and Pensioners are more likely to vote than any other group. So why am I not being inundated with offers of goodies from the political parties to secure my vote? Has the penny not dropped with them yet? Are they so far removed from what we think and want so as never to consider us?
Now here comes the rub. I suspect some MPs think about us when they are voting themselves a nice fat increase in their gold plated pensions and cross their fingers in the hope that we will do nothing because...... we probably wont. They then send a silent prayer up the the God of expenses and ask that we NEVER get our act together and vote against them if they upset us. Can you imagine the panic in the corridors of power when they realise that Pensioners hold sway over which party gets in because we have got organised and become a voracious and active group. If we did they would probably pass a law and make voting illegal. Does all this make me sound a bit selfish when it comes to the increased welfare of pensioners? Damn right it does!
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Over the coming months we are going to be encouraging discussion on a range of election issues which are raised by the various parties ... we will become the voice of the over 50s when it comes to the election! Do keep an eye on Silversurfers.com because YOUR views will count 😉
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Hello oldmovieguy ... just to let you know our pre-election debating area is now up and running so if you would like to get involved in any of the current debates, or suggest any topics you would like to see discussed you are most welcome 🙂 Here is the link: http://www.silversurfers.com/general-election-2015/
pete sco
13th Jan 2015
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..Hiya Everyone,,,anyone remember the SOUL and MOTOWN days at the youth clubs and the Soul Clubs..???... It is now BiGGer and Busier than ever,,,with LIVE events Happening across the Globe ! .... I keep the SOUL Music going,,,I have an Internet Radio Show and a SOUL Group on FaceBook,,,,any Anecdotes or Reminiscences appreciated,,,THANKS Sco x

..HERES my Show Replays to give you a flavour of my SOUL/MOTOWN Radio Show >>>
https://www.facebook.com/groups/soulmusicwithasmile/
daydreams
17th Jan 2015
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Great to see two northern soul tracks being used on television adverts recently, most notably the Weetabix one. Have you seen it?
pete sco
17th Jan 2015
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hi daydreams,,,yes i agree too,,,the shredded wheat advert is the latest one !
jenny64
6th Jan 2015
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The pension changes coming in in 2016 - a two tier system it seems! If you re already retired and in receipt of old age pension then you will be receiving far less than those retiring then! Why?
happydays1949
24th Apr 2015
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Agreed Jenny my neighbour is 4 days younger than me but for some unknown reason the government seems to think I can live cheaper than him the government pension is an insult anyway I,ve worked all my life and paid n/I all those years and what for a pittance any rise in the pension should be for all pensioners
Kaye
29th Dec 2014
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Are you a carer ? If yes please let us know the up's and down's of the job. I for one sometimes feel overwhelmed at the situation . I feel trapped with no help. could the government do more to help. ?
wpshark
8th Mar 2015
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Hi Kaye, I fully agree with you. There is little or no support or advice. The Govt has messed up the DWP and the Benefit system to such an extent that the people who are most needy and poor, are the ones penalised and "mis-treated". I care for my wife 24/7 but all we can get is a measly £173/week. We were refused PIP and Carer's allowance because we worked abroad for 2 years. Yes British Citizens are refused but millions are paid out to illegals and asylum seekers. My vote will definitely not go for the mainstream parties.
Derek Stothard
16th Dec 2014
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Inter generational 'War'.
The 'war' stoked mostly, I believe, by the media between the young and old (baby boomer) generations regarding how today's pensioners have 'never had it so good' and that the young will never be able to aspire to 'our' level of financial and occupational security viz a viz jobs, pensions, property, spending power etc etc. I agree that this is almost certainly the case, but have read that this situation has/will lead to strong resentment by the 'young' towards the 'old' which in the future (now?) could cause real problems with 'us' being pitched against 'them'.
Whilst broadly financial security and a good place to live may be true for a percentage of pensioners, there are nevertheless large numbers of senior citizens who are indeed poor and who struggle both financially and with poor health and so we are not all in the same boat. I am sorry that I do not have statistics, but the basic state pension is hardly a 'living' wage for no doubt millions of people. At this point I should like to declare myself as (at present) a reasonably financially secure pensioner who is lucky enough to have an occupational pension and my own house.
What really does annoy me however is the suggestion that the older generation (me) is in some way to 'blame' for this state of affairs. Personally, (I don't know about you), all I ever did from the age of 16 until 65 was to get up each morning and go to work. The fact that property was more accessible and cheaper, the fact that I was to eventually receive an occupational pension and all the other things which may have been beneficial to me throughout my working life (as compared to the situation today), were mere coincidences which just happened to happen in the period during which I went to work. A bit like winning the lottery (what good fortune the baby boomers had, its as if they won the lottery). I did not engineer what, with hindsight, just turns out to be good fortune, other than by getting up each day and going to work. I, like any generation, just got on with my life, took advantage of the time in which I found myself (due to my birth date - don't blame me) - borrowed money, bought a car, borrowed money, bought a house, saved some money, went on holiday, had children etc., etc. I do not wish to be 'blamed' for the situation in which large numbers of the younger generation find themselves today.
If being born, going to school, going to work for 49 years and then being fairly secure in retirement is a crime against today's young students and workers - then I am guilty as charged.
PS. Sorry to go on, but as Harry Worth once said "My name is Harry Worth, I don't know why, but there it is!"
HJR58
11th Dec 2014
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I would like more information about what our MP actually does! By this I mean which debates he attends, committees he sits on, other sources of income. I saw some pictures on Facebook the other day showing MPs attendance at important social debates and those regarding their pay and expenses- truly shocking!
Westminster
11th Dec 2014
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There is a useful website called 'They work for you' which details which debates MPs attend and how they voted.
daydreams
6th Dec 2014
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I would like to know others views on Equity Release. We are very indecisive about it, considering it to add a small ground floor extension and have no family to consider when it comes to inheritance - it's all going to charity! But I worry about losing the house, can they force you tp sell? There's so much 'stuff' on the web and elsewhere about it, I'd like some genuine views if anyone wants to give theirs please?
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Hello daydreams.. we have a feature in Best of the Web which may be able to offer you some useful information: http://www.silversurfers.com/best-of-the-web/releasing-equity-from-your-home/ Hope this helps 🙂
Westminster
11th Dec 2014
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It would pay you to consult an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA), you will pay for the consultation but they will advise you without prejudice towards any particular company. You could also look at the 'Money Advice' site run by UK Gov, and also 'Martins Money Tips' have info. on Equity Release.
andbrown01
3rd Dec 2014
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christmas is now a commercial event nothing more
HJR58
11th Dec 2014
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I'm not quite that disillusioned! For us it is also a family occasion to share a meal and spend time together. There will be nine of us this year!
ronnieboy
30th Nov 2014
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spending xmas with family and friends,mainly, eating a little, drinking a lot, and, falling over a lot,ho, ho, ho someone's got to do it. !!!!
Jenty
29th Nov 2014
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What will you be doing over xmas?
ronnieboy
29th Nov 2014
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good morning friends, another sporting saturday, with football and racing, I support Liverpool, please don't laugh,hope we win to-day,will have a little flutter on the horses, once again, thanks for the pics and cartoons, have a nice day.
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You have a lovely weekend Ronnieboy and hope Liverpool win! 😉
ronnieboy
29th Nov 2014
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thanks for the reply,and your positive comment,but the way we play at present, there is more chance of snow in the sahara, but we live in hope,have a nice weekend.
Mike Brightman
20th Nov 2014
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When I was younger this type of "Russian Roulette" would have been normal. Now, absolutely not. Like others I did it once - a senior moment and I Forgot! But why is it as soon as it is too late to do anything about it one remembers. Two days before the end of a wonderful holiday in Puglia, Italy I remembered. Never mind about stories of the Mafia - I imagined every type of catastrophe happening to us! (Wife and nervous wreck me) Unfortunately I didn't lose any weight in the process - even though food consumption reduced. Perhaps "someone" was trying to tell me something. Never done it sinc; tempting though it is, Jock, don't risk it.
Jock
18th Nov 2014
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Just wondering what other members think about travelling abroad without travel insurance. Just lately I seem to have heard of various people (senior citizens mostly) who don't bother with it. Am I being paranoid in wanting to be covered for any eventuality? Should we really expect another country to treat us medically in case of illness or accident?
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Hello Jock ... this would make an interesting topic for Speakers Corner ... many thanks for your suggestion and I will add it and let you know when it is live and ready for debate. Best wishes Sally
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Hello again Jock .. your requested Speakers Corner is now live: http://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/buy-travel-insurance-travelling-overseas/ Would you like to share your views under the comments section and cast your vote in the poll? 🙂
HJR58
11th Dec 2014
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I think people are mad to travel without insurance. We have it as part of our bank account benefits but this year we paid an additional amount because we went to the USA. It is also very wrong for irresponsible, uninsured people to put their family and friends in the position of having to fund medical expenses and/or repatriation if the worst happens!
Westminster
11th Dec 2014
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Travelling abroad without medical insurance is risky, even if you are treated under EU rules that will not cover the cost of repatriation which may be necessary if you break a limb, safety first!
Wilf
4th Jan 2015
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I think we should always have travel insurance...its madness not to especially as we get older
adepe
14th Nov 2014
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Dear Silversurfers Editor
Can we please have the correct spelling for "inappropriate" as in "flag as inappropriate"- thank you
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Thank you for flagging this up! I will get this corrected as soon as possible 😉 Have a lovely weekend 🙂
silverlady007
14th Nov 2014
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Fireworks. Well as much as I do like to see them. Surely in this day and age they could do it without the BANG!!!
Fireworks should be restricted only to certain night ie Bonfire night.
But they should be out of town, away from residential areas, pets, anyone with a nervous disposition.
Where I live we are close to a residential college behind us. and the local town in front.
So we get it for a week and a half. Worst 2 days before and after 11th.
They should be restricted to organised firework displays. Only.
If anything else, they should have to pay for a license. I appreciate that fireworks are used to celebrate religious events. But again should be out of town.
My dog was absolutely frightened to death the whole time. Me too. The horrendous explosions were worthy of coming from a War zone. You could feel the explosions through the floor frightening.
They need to be licensed. Who agrees?
Wilf
15th Nov 2014
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I think its a bit difficult to license them especially as people let them all off all around 5th November but also increasingly at times like Christmas and New Year
HJR58
11th Dec 2014
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Far too many, too loud and too often! Our dogs were terrified this year and we've had our sleep disturbed on several occasions by very loud bangs! There should be a time limit and a decibel limit for domestic fireworks.
babe1
14th Nov 2014
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Still fuming weeks later after enduring an horrendous train journey from visiting my daughter who lives in the north of England. Train arrived approx. 3/4 hour late, packed so no seat res. Had to change trains and wait for another to turn up....(3 different platforms and 1/2 hour later) train arrived....no apologies in the meantime...boarded well over packed train also find no seat res's. again. Squashed myself and luggage into a seat....only to be told by an absolutely rude conductor, to move as I wasn't in my seat and somebody else wanted it, 'where's my seat then,' I asked...you ain't got one on this train, was the reply.....now really fuming. Arrived at my destination over 1 hour late and shattered.
I have emailed network rail twice, hoping for a reply, but not a thing. Also lost my reading glasses in the process of changing trains, still no reply.....Would like an explanation from someone, anyone know what step I should take next ?.....thank you.
Wilf
4th Jan 2015
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I think Silversurfers should start a "name & shame" on companies that do not give good value and services...think I may suggest it to them!
KathT
14th Nov 2014
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I discovered recently that widows pension has been replaced by bereavement benefit, payable only for 1 year.
My state pension has been moved from 60 to 66. (Between us we have paid 70 years of national insurance).
Where is the safety net we were lead to believe we paid contributions for.
kbrotherho
14th Nov 2014
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I heard yesterday that politicians are saying that wages are rising faster than inflation. I have yet to meet anyone who agrees with this on a day to day basis. Most are struggling to pay bills and have not had a significant rise in wages for numerous years. I am livid that yet again MP's are getting again getting a more than significant rise in their pay. None of them will have to worry about their food or fuel bills this winter,
[email protected]
14th Nov 2014
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Having visited Aldi for the first time, parking in a disabled space as
I have a blue badge. I stayed just 30 mins and was pleased with prices and decided I would return again.
Nine days later I received a ParkEye parking demand for £40 if played within two weeks or £70 after that and if not paid at all the Debt Collectors will call for payment. Shock horror. In this demand for payment it mentioned that numerous signs are located in the car park.
I went along again today and found that upon entering the car park a notice probably two feet square had in large letters FREE PARKING FOR CUSTOMERS, and underneath in smaller print Aldi shoppers register in store. To park in the Disabled section there were no signs at all, about restrictions.
Has anyone had problems with ParkEye, or Aldi?
I have paid and am challenging through Aldi offices. Aldi have been helpful but I feel bad judgement has been used in employing ParkEye to look after their parking. This is more likely to put new shoppers off shopping at Aldi.
Anyone else had problems
Archiebald
12th Nov 2014
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Juts seen that Rosetta satellite has landed on comet 69P another huge milestone for mankind...amazing...where are we going next?
Archiebald
11th Nov 2014
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The landing of Rosetta onto comet 69P is astonishing technology. I am always reminded of the brilliant book by Arthur C Clarke 2001 a Space Odessy when he speaks of life forming in other areas of the Universe.."First like men they started to develop artificial limbs and parts for their bodies; then they became machines and placed their brains into the machines and flew spaceships out of their own small region of space. After time they themselves became spaceships exploring their galaxy and many millennium later they dispensed with matter and developed into pure energy".............is this where we are heading?
Sixtynotout
11th Nov 2014
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Did life on Earth start with a collision with comets?

4 billion years ago it is believed that comets first brought water and organic compounds to a barren Earth. The conditions here allowed the first crude and simple life forms to take hold and evolution started its long pathway to the present day.

"Rosetta" the European Space Agency's 10 year long space mission is about to find out by landing the first craft on a moving comet 500 million miles from Earth. Touchdown is Wednesday.

The comet we are landing on, 67P, is expected to contain frozen water and organic compounds. Already readings by Rosetta have detected unusual smells like cats urine in the comets trail. What secrets are about to be revealed?

Is this not the most exciting mission since Man first landed on the Moon?

Are other readers as fascinated by this as I am?

Further info can be found at http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta
Rob60
11th Nov 2014
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Very interesting subject matter, Sixtynotout. It reminds me of this quote, that I find both beautiful and fascinating:

"We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself."

-Brian Cox

As such, we are the universe experiencing itself.

I don't know whether the water and single celled organisms where delivered to earth by a comet, or if they developed on Earth, but the fact that WE have developed from these organisms and are now exploring space on a mission of discovery to find an answer is truly breathtaking.

As such, we are not only the universe experiencing itself, but the universe beginning to try and understand itself.
Sixtynotout
11th Nov 2014
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Wonderful quote, Rob60, from Brian Cox. Thanks.

I feel absolutely honoured to be living through such a wonderful period of discovery which seems to be accelerating all the time.

There is of course another perhaps more practical importance of Rosetta's mission. It is a technological piece of genius that has enabled Rosetta to travel for 10 years and several times around our solar system passing our sun no less than 5 times before arriving at its target of comet 67P.

One of the probable dangers to continuation of life on Earth, assuming Man doesn't destroy it and himself beforehand, is a major asteroid hit. It is believed that Life Extinction Events such as this have happened at least 5 times since Earth was created some 4.48 billion years ago.

Life started on our planet 4 billion years ago and has evolved continually with Man appearing 200,000 years ago. Up until this point life has largely only been able to react to the circumstances it finds itself in, but now for the first time we can say we have some control over our own destiny.

We have now developed the technology to reach out to distant objects so if the need ever arose to nudge a major Earth threatening asteroid away from a collision course there is hope that it could be done.

Remember Rosetta took over 10 years to develop before being launched 10 years ago and technology has developed hugely even in that 20 year time-scale.

We are standing on the edge of a massive leap in knowledge.
Rob60
12th Nov 2014
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Amazing! They landed the probe, Sixtynotout.

What a feat of human ingenuity.
Sixtynotout
13th Nov 2014
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Hats off to all the European scientists and engineers who achieved this fantastic feat.

Now we await with baited breath what the comet can tell us about our origins.
Tom Howard
8th Nov 2014
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The unreasonable demands made by moslems in this country. Such as attempting to stop anyone drinking alcohol in "their" part of London.
Kath
7th Nov 2014
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What happened to our freedom of speech ?????
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What would you like to talk about Kath?
Wilf
15th Nov 2014
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Looks like its alive and well here on Speakers Corner Kath!
Rob60
6th Nov 2014
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Hi Silversurfers.

I'd love to hear people opinions leaving or staying with the EU.
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Hello Rob60 … your suggested topic has just been published: http://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/uk-eu-better/ Many thanks
MaxLenny
10th Nov 2014
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Me too, this subject appears to have been swept under the carpet of late. It's too important to allow the media to control it's exposure!
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Take a look at our Speakers Corner topic being discussed today: http://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/uk-eu-better/
MaxLenny
10th Nov 2014
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Thank you, I will...
Wilf
15th Nov 2014
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There is another post on here about that I have just commented on

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