A place to chat ‘one to one’ with other Silversurfers community members. If you wish you can add other members to your chat for a lively discussion amongst the safe environment of the Silversurfers community.
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.
Hi I am 70 odd year old male from County Durham, not well versed in all this networking...( a real understatement!) and trying to make sense of it all! I can't even get started, been trying to find out how to chat with no success what so ever! Is there an easy way that I cannot see? I would dearly like some help!
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.
I joined a few weeks ago so I thought it's about time I said hello and introduce myself.My name is Lynn and currently living in East London but hope to move one day.I have one grown-up son who moved out of home about 18 months ago, so I'm a bit lost still.I also have one cat who is an old boy now, he's 14 and I've had him since birth, he was a litter of 2 and I lost his brother last year.I'm struggling with health issues so I'm not working at the moment, unfortunately.I like reading I read any type of book, at the moment I'm reading about Jack the Ripper!I also like to try to do a little writing of my own but I'm not very good lol. Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you all are well.Take care, Lynn
I have joined Silversurfers because I am lonely in these uncertain times.I am not very good with grammar or technology so I hope you will all excuse my errors.I would be grateful of a chat with anyone, hope everyone is doing well in these strange times :) my son has just taught me how to do an emoji, hope you like it!
Hi fellow chatters. I'm trying not to spend too long at the keyboard, but would love to chat to anyone out there who enjoys good conversation. I'm a novice at this but it can't be that dissimilar to chatting in person. I'm a great believer in finding the positives, even if we have to search long and hard. Anyone who remembers Pollyanna from their childhood will understand exactly what I mean by Pollyanna it. I live in Nottinghamshire but am in a very pleasant spot in East Yorkshire this week. Globetrotting this week! I clocked up 36 years as a teacher and am now retired and grateful that I don't have to cope with a global pandemic in a school with teenagers who won't socially distance. See what I mean? there is always a positive.Talking of pandemics, one of the things I really miss is the theatre. I can't wait for them to reopen properly. Do message me if maybe you miss it too and you want to chat.