Looking to make friends, or discuss topics regarding friendship? Add your friendship topics here, or follow one of the existing topics!
A place to sound off, for new members. Let the community know you've arrived!
Share your hobbies and interests here! It's always good to experience new things, so if your looking to pick up a new hobby, why not see what other community members are discussing here!
A place to discuss all the latest styles, fashions, recipes, hobbies and much more.
A place to offload and check with others if your view on an issue is justified and fair
A place to discuss relationships. Maintaining them, nurturing them, and knowing when to let go. If you are looking for, or looking to give, relationship advice - or just looking for someone to talk to about relationships - get in here.
A place to talk about your pets, share any tips, add any questions or simply brag about your furry four legged friends! Everything from Dogs and cats to birds and bees
Hints, tips and useful information on how to use, and get the most from, Silversurfers Forum.
A place to chat about all things travel related. Share stories of your adventures, find out where is great for a vacation, or where you should avoid on your next holiday.
Share tips, recipes and reviews to help keep life full of flavour for all Silversurfers
A place to discuss technology: iPads, Phones, PCs, Laptops - the lot! If you are having issues with yours, or have useful tips or suggestions on how the community could be getting more from their tech - get in here!
A place to talk about all the things you loved about yesteryear. Whatever decade you were a teen in, there's a topic in here for you.
If it's pensions, investments, or just the price of milk these days, let's talk about it
The perfect place to put a question that you have always wanted an answer to, no matter how random!
From soaps to gritty Dramas, what's your opinion, is TV here for good or is the internet going to take over? What's been you highlight on 'The Box'
Hi I am 55 and soon to be 56, I am happily married and have been for 35 years. I have 2 natural sons, and 2 adopted ones. The age range is 34 years to 4 years. I have a dog and I am home most days so am looking for online friends to have a natter with.
Hello, I’m interested in meeting new friends in the Bushey Area for walking my cavachon dog with. I’m outgoing and friendly. I like art, reading, music and good conversation.
Well I can’t believe my life is where it’s at. I have recently had to change my job, change my marital status, but along with 7 other incidents of bad luck, I have come out of it a far stronger person. I am now ready to join the planet again. I am a mother, friend, member of the nursing profession, musician, trout master (which I think is funny). Please say hi, as I still feel a bit lonely due to this funny world we now live in!
Yes, you can write that novel. Is there a book in you, waiting to be written? Have you ever thought that you ought to give it a try? Well, why not? Maybe the title of this article should be “Just Do It.” I was well into my seventies when I wrote my first novel. Yes, really! And now I have just completed my fifth. I am convinced that if I can do it, thousands of others certainly could. How difficult is it? As I was soon to discover, story-telling is an art, but novel writing is a craft; it has to be learned, like any other. The good news is that there are plenty of people out there who can teach you how. And it isn’t expensive, believe me. In fact it is cheaper to start writing than it is to get into most of the conventional hobbies that folk pursue. The only tool you need is a computer or word processor (but of course you could start with nothing more than a biro and paper) and the only expense is the cost of a professional editor, who will teach you by email how to put it all together. Tuition is one-to-one and the beauty of that is that you can learn at your own pace. Wonderful, and great fun. So, what qualifications do you need? Surprisingly few: knowing where to put the commas and full stops is useful, but a good editor will help you with that. You also need time, but since you can take it at your own pace, that should not be a problem. The best news is that if you are over sixty, you already have by far the most important qualification: life experience. It is the most under-rated, yet most valuable gift that we receive as we get older. Ageing is ongoing, inevitable and relentless. As we age, simple physical tasks like weeding, washing the car or just walking to the shops, routine activities that we take for granted, get progressively more difficult. We slow down. Yet mentally we feel no older. We feel no different now than we did when we were in our forties or fifties. At an age when our bodies need new bits and physical infirmities can affect our quality of life, we still have our minds, often more alert and more effective than those of others far younger than us in physical age. Best of all, we are privileged to have something they lack: many more years of life experience. A priceless asset that cannot be bought, it is earned only by staying alive. And if you are a good observer, you are already well qualified to become a writer. Just do it! Chris Calder, 2020 www.chriscalder.com
Not my work I have to admit, but something passed on to me by a colleague from the local charity I ‘work’ for. Pretty much sums up the way I feel though...maybe it resonates with you too? I’m sick of Covid-19!! I’m sick of black vs white!! I’m sick of Labour vs Tories vs Liberals vs whoever!, I’m sick of gay vs. straight!! I’m REALLY sick of the media bias !!!! I’m sick of the language being used and plastered all over the media! I’m sick of no one being allowed to think what they want & feel what they do without offending someone!! I am sick of the people who are out there jumping on the bandwagon to protest just to cause mass confusion and more hatred and to riot, loot, and destroy!!!!!! I am sick of blaming the world for the sins of a few!! We’re one race—the human race. We ALL Matter!! You want to support PM Boris Johnson ? You do it! It’s your choice. You want to support Labour, fine... also your choice! You want to believe in God? Okay, believe in God. You want to believe in magical creatures that fly around & sprinkle fairy dust to make life better? Awesome... you do it!! BUT how about being mature enough to be able to deal with the fact that everyone doesn’t have the same exact mind-set as you. Having our own minds is what makes us all individuals and beautiful. If you can’t handle that fact....I’m sorry!! I don’t have to agree with everything you believe in. So be a decent human being! For the record, I’m quite a nice person really...
I'm recently retired from science tutoring and live on the Yorkshire coast with my husband and cat. Despite lockdown, or perhaps because of it, I'm busier than ever, with gardening, allotmenting, compiling the church weekly newsletter, among other things, so no time to get bored. What I miss is going to exercise classes at the leisure centre. It re-opened recently but I just don't feel safe being in a room with other sweaty, panting people, so I'll keep to walks along the cliff edge, and floor exercises in the conservatory with the cat getting in the way. It was nice visiting my sister in Skegness yesterday and swimming in the sea. I look forward to chatting with you all.
Hi everyone. I'm very grateful to be able to join you all. I have found myself alone this past year for the very first time when my husband left me. I'm getting used to it now and don't miss him but it's a struggle finding new friends and even though none of us knows where life is going to take us, I like to think mine is going to be a happy, loving and maybe even exciting one from here on. Something I've craved for some years now. I like to think I have always taken the bull by the horns and tried everything life as thrown at me but truthfully, it's harder now, thinking of forging forward on my own. It's not even that I don't have a family, friends, hobbies or interests, it's more a question of doing all those things and not having someone to share them with. It does feel at times like your the only one going through it. Life is on hold and although it needs a kick start I don't seem to be able to make it happen. There! I've made a start to the new me and hope I find some like minded people here. If you read my ramble, thank you.
Hello I am Bob from west london and Have just joined, I am 79 yrs old (80 end of this year) a stroke survivor and after 5 month in hospital, home two weeks and then Lockdown, despite living with my son I find I am very lonely and would like to make some friends maybe to correspond with and maybe met if withing reasonable distance, I am widowed, lost my wife 12 years ago
I am new to this site, thank you for allowing me to join. I am just turned 57. I was advised to let off steam to stangers so here goes. I am working as a care home manager, have done this work for 20 years. This year has been tough. My youngest son left home (empty nest syndrome), my best friend died of cancer and COVID hit our care homes. A tough time to say the least. I feel ....well I don't know how I feel. sad, lonely, desperate at times and also proud that I have coped, that I have worked 11 hour days to keep my care home free from the virus. Lockdown has taken its tole, people have suffered, folks have dedicated themselves. I am exhausted. I have had no time for myself. I am done. Please don't think I am acting "OH woe is me" I really am not. I have just had a tough time and have opened up to someone who said to me if you can't speak to someone you know speak to a stranger it helps. So I have done just that. Tomorrow I will return to work with a smile on my face and will be the proverble swan, gliding gracefully on the surface, paddling frantically below. Thank you for allowing me to join your group, I am normally very positive and will be from now on.
I have lots of interest. Worked NHS. Special Needs Schools and Local Government
IMHO, the guidance on tire pressures is often inaccurate because it does not account for the total weight on the bike. With the prevailing science recommending lower tyre pressures the metric for setting them is the rider's body weight. I have recently opted to Gross Vehicle Weight GVW, by including the bike, helmet, water bottles, Wahoo, tools, etc that I actually ride with. All of that equipment, including the bike weighs 24 lbs. I'm adding that to my body weight and using this gross total when referencing the many charts and recommendations for tire pressures. I've ridden 4 times with this updated calculation and it "feels" good. I don't know what the performance detriment is for under inflated tires. All the research these days is about avoiding over inflated tires and the watts, power loss therein. If my logic is correct, I am under inflating my tyres if I don't account for the additional 24 lbs of "stuff". What do you folks think?