I will be 67 next month and retired from the many different jobs in my working life. I guess that I didn’t ever find my calling. I went to university at age 59 but when it was over it was too late to launch a new career. I wanted to lecture but students don’t want to listen to old fogies, so sadly I put aside that idea and settled into life as an eccentric dog owner. I live in a beautiful Lancashire valley surrounded by hills that demand they be walked/climbed, how could I refuse? I would like to do a bit of cycle touring but a recent diagnosis of spondylosis and some hip pain means that I may not be doing a world tour anytime soon! I’m keen to make some friends as I have been on my own for a very long time now, my daughters don’t bother much with me and I don’t have a partner.I didn’t expect to be so isolated at this time in my life, isn’t it strange the way family and friends seem to forget us when we get past 60? I will pop in regularly and hope to strike up some friendships.
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Hello. My name is Mike and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Looks like a nice website to meet people. I'm trying to get my girlfriend to join as well but she's hesitant, so I thought I would try it out and then tell her more about it. I understand the majority of members are in the UK? How many Canadians are there? I like meeting people internationally. This is the second forum I've ever joined, the first was cancelled. I look forward to making new friends and participating in interesting conversations.
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Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello!
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Hi All Have you any experience of moving somewhere new on your own? I would love some input into my plan for the future, if you would be so kind. My circumstances are as follows: I have found myself a bit isolated since I am widowed and no longer out at work. I seem to have only acquaintances rather than close friends nearby. I have joined clubs and keep busy with hobbies, but the few people I have met seem set in their existing groups of friends or are reluctant to do anything in the evening. I have retired before getting my state pension as I no longer feel well enough to work. Lack of funds is stopping me doing more on my own. So I have come up with a plan to sell my home and rent somewhere instead; this will give me some more disposable income, enabling me to do more and to travel to meet old friends and family. It would also take away some concerns re house maintenance. Now for my curved ball…… It has been suggested to me that I move 100+ miles away to Warwickshire…… a beautiful area with plenty of new places for me to explore and good transport links for visiting friends and family. I have done some online investigating and it certainly has potential. Now I am wondering what pitfalls there might be that I have not thought of. :-(
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Hello everyone. I'm Jen 64, I live in Essex. I have 3 adult children, who are all busy with their lives & I rarely see them. I recently had a house fire & lost everything, I got emergency accommodation just before lockdown. So things are not too good at the moment. I've been agorapgobic for 12 years & can only go out with someone, have a fear of going out alone. Due to health issues years back I lost touch with my friends, so am hoping to make new friends. I used to have a fun busy life, but not these days. I am creative, so can always find something to sew, make, or do in my spare time, but although keeps me busy it doesn't replace chatting to someone of similar age about every day things etc. Looking forward to joining in some of the chats.
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Hello everyone. Just thought I'd let you all know I new so look forward to joining in. John
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I'm retired from USA Pacific Northwest Region, I accidentally came across Silversurfers and the name drew me in. Is there a forum or topic to help new members navigate. If not no worries, the adventure of learning will be part of the fun. Sending out a Friendly Hello to everyone,
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Hi, Well I suppose I qualify as a silversurfer, Although more grey than silver unless the sun is shining on my gradually thinning hair. I never got on a surfboard but have been "surfing" the net for some years. This is the first time that I have posted on a chat site. I have read chats from people who are lonely and seeking pen friends both in the Uk and abroad. I am happy to penfriend any who respond. I am not lonely, I have a wonderfully supportive wife and I must say we have been extremely fortunate in our "second" life together, We live in a beautiful part of the country although looking out of my window this morning all I can see is the rain, grey clouds and a grey blur where the sea should be. We moved to Bournemouth nearly twenty years ago and to be honest we made acquaintances when we joined clubs, classes etc. but no new friends. We actually made more friends when some years ago we started travelling to Spain for the winters. Over the years we have made friends but they like our family all live miles away. Hooray for Whats App and Face time. It is not unusual for us to spend the morning "virtually" in New Zealand and the evening in France. Yesterday we were chatting to friends in Spain and today hopefully we will "visit" Southampton and all while we are quarantined at home after our return from lockdown Spain. Hobbies, yes a few, cooking, walking, singing, but getting tired of "choir" practices. I play the guitar but this year due to illness and a major operation I have started learning to play the Ukelele as it is easier to handle. I would love to hear from anyone who feels life is to be lived and makes the most of what they have got rather than hankering for "greener grass".
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