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My partner who earns 10 times what I get gives the grandkids money when I can't afford to do that it makes me feel inferior. I feel he always has to be the best even though when his kids were young he never had time for them, and now that he does they think he is the bees knees. It's getting me down. Am I being unreasonable?
Hi I have just joined and am looking forward to making new friends. I live alone and have been following the rules and isolating - now into my 9th week! I have no immediate family close by, although my in-laws who live the other side of the city are very kind and ring and text to check on me. I was planning to put my house on the market at the end of March to move closer to them - then the lockdown happened so I think I am stuck here for at least another year.
Hi, I’m Bee. I’m 39.... ok I’m not, I’m 54 but I’ve been 39 since I was 39, and even baffled my GP when he asked how old I was recently. It’s a running joke now - everyone knows I’m not 39 but they humour me! Would like to say I’m new, but I’m feeling pretty old to be honest. But I’m new to the chat and the forums. I live in Middlesex in a place called Harrow. Not as quaint down the hill as it is up the hill where the famous school is though. I come from East End stock and loved life in the old East End, sadly it’s changed a lot over the years so don’t go back too often. However, I’m an avid supporter of my team - West Ham United - and a Season Ticket holder too. I love watching them play - win or lose, I’ll be there! I like reading, like writing and dabble in a bit of poetry when the mood takes me. I run a few football groups on Facebook which I enjoy and have got to know lots of people through that little venture. We meet up on match days - although when that will happen again is a mystery right now. I love driving and will tackle any journey with ease. I’m not a lover of driving in London though, where it’s a case of ‘each for themselves!’ I would rather take the scenic route, drive an extra half an hour and save my sanity. I have a good... no GREAT sense of humour and like to make people smile when I can - it’s so much nicer seeing a happy face! And it’s good to laugh! I used to teach unemployed adults when I worked, but sadly had to give up due to my disabilities. I don’t go out often (even before lockdown) and I’m happy enough staying home and pottering around in my own 4 walls. I’d like to learn a bit about gardening as I’m hopeless and can’t keep a plant alive in my house for any length of time. What am I doing wrong? I also look after an 80 year old neighbour who’s in the world on her own now, and we often have a giggle and a cuppa together. No cats, no dogs or goldfish, but I do have a little spider who marches back and forth across my living room ceiling every day! If I could do as many steps as him I’d have no problems all! It would be great to find a pen pal - from near or far who has the same kind of interests - or not - male or female, I get on with just about everyone. So as I said, at the moment I’m 39, going on 54 and my bones feel like they’re 101, but strangely my brain thinks I’m 21 still! So any young, middle aged oldies like me, who fancy a pen pal, chatty buddy or listening ear, drop me a reply or a private message and I'd be happy to have a chat and make new friends
Hello everyone - I thought I would share one of my favourite Italian one pots, made in the slow cooker. Not many ingredients good to eat healthy and cheap and best of all can freeze this a portion another day. INGREDIENTS Organic Chicken Thighs skinless or with bone in it - remove skin - two per person Onions chopped One jar or carton of Passata Small Bag of baby Potatoes diced Two Red Peppers per person or use mixed, diced up chunky Herbs used Parsley a half a bunch or dried herbs - Rosemary and Thyme half a teaspoon each. Stock cube Paprika One tablespoon. Seasonings Black Pepper no Salt in stock cube if you get an organic one still has salt in it. Notes some additional alternatives or changes you can do with this. Use Jars of ready roasted Red Peppers dice up instead of Peppers. Use Tinned Potatoes if none available, Understand nothing wrong using tinned products. One other no Passata use good jar of Pasta Sauce some varieties brands Italians use are worth the money often better much more healthy. Look on line. I buy all my Pasta Sauces Pasta Ingredients bulk buys online cheaper many organic. I also use diced up Onions and often a time saver. Please by all means use dried herbs I do all the time if I can get fresh use them or not. One bit of advice use Food processor or Blender to make sauce easy portion and a sauce for another day if you so wish to stores great in the fridge. METHOD Season Chicken with Black Pepper a half teaspoon of Paprika and touch of salt. Easier to use a freezer bag add Chicken and seasonings close shake and coat. Very much easier to do all meat this way. Add to warmed up slow cooker on the low setting. Can switch this on first does help a bit get it started. Add Potatoes and Peppers. Blender or Food processor add Passata herbs and Paprika use half a teaspoon. Stock cube add touch of water. Blitz up. Use a bowl to pour in sauce then you can ladle this out to cover meat and vegetables. Cover and on low for four hours depends on you size of your slow cooker. Check and if need to add some more additional time. Hope you all enjoy. You can adapt this to Pork or Turkey. Add Tins of Cherry Tomatoes. Add Pulses Cannellini Beans or Chickpeas.
Hi I'm new to this forum so just saying Hi from (hopefully) Covid free New Zealand. Any other kiwis here?
Having lost a soul mate recently, being isolated for so long due to this virus I have decided, once that travelling is allowed and the hotels and pubs reopen, I will venture out throughout the UK to maybe meet different people and visit interesting places. I have always promised myself that I would do this but due to my late wife's health problems have never been unable to do it. It would be nice if anyone could suggest any places to go visit or anyone who would like to meet up with on the way for maybe a meal or an interesting chat, that being an interesting woman who also suffers from being lonely, and looking for something more.
Hi I'm Sharon and live in Colorado with my fur babies. I tend to get very lonely and would love to have pen pals either email or snail mail. I remember in the old days I always loved getting letters in the mail. My loves are animals, knitting, crocheting and meeting new people. I also enjoy going to concerts especially Celtic Women. I am a senior lady but would love to hear from all ages.
Hello everyone, Yes I am feeling alone, I have been a Parent a Single Parent and a Step-Parent, wow you say, well yes. I married, and we had a child, then after the second child my wife died leaving me with two children one aged 5 months the other 14 months old, we survived until my girls were about 4 and 5 and I met and got married to another single parent whose girls were aged 12 and 14. We were together for about 25 years and we are now separated on friendly terms, but both living very different lives. I live in a one bedroomed flat and feel very lonely at the moment, I know that this Covid-19 does not help my situation but it's like this all the time, virus or no virus, I still talk to my daughters and we Facetime each other often as we still have that special bond, and they are not happy that I am on my own. I am finding it very difficult to go out to meet someone as I don't feel good enough or good looking enough to make someone else happy. I have registered on Silversurfing dating but I really don't feel that it is as good as it says it is, and feel that there are a number of Sharks just waiting for me to fall into those waters and be eaten alive, so any advice would help. Thank you in advance.
I so wish I had discovered this wonderful singer a lot earlier than I did. She performed with Fairport Convention and was the only guest to appear with Led Zeppelin in 1971. A troubled soul, she lost her life way too early to a brain haemorrhage. I am of course talking about the late great Sandy Denny. Her voice is sublime and phrasing superb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSABfJWqh38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFnQaFVHdsE&list=RDRSABfJWqh38&index=7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPq5ijmY6wQ&list=RDRSABfJWqh38&index=5
Hello! I am a new member and I am introducing myself. I am female looking to make friends. I recently relocated to Henderson Nevada from Brentwood, CA. I left Brentwood after three of my best friends relocated. All of my plans to meet new people and make new friends have been dashed by the Coronavirus, because I have been sheltering in place since I moved here. I have been getting settled in my new place, and my son introduced me to Zoom so that the family can enjoy regular online meetings. I am optimistic about the future, and when things open up again, I would love to connect with some new friends from this site. If you would like to chat online, I would love to connect.