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.
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!
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.
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 have written, in some form, all my life...travel articles (not very well paid), poems (unsold), a long saga novel (refused by many publishers), academic essays, (completely unpaid) translations from Italian and French (paid in kind by hotels and restaurants) and FINALLY I retired and returned to live in England and began to write books that actually sell. I now give creative writing courses in Cambridge and Norwich (almost unpaid) and recently online only.
I have two bylines often attached to my pen name Kate Fitzroy
1 'escape with a book'
2 Everyone has a book to write.
I shall end with a quote from P.G. Wodehouse "I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose."
I'm 51 and happily married. I just recently left my job and I'm looking for a career change.
I'm also getting some crazy thoughts of selling our house, cashing in my ISA, downsizing and paying cash for it.
In the meantime, I'm trying to get some type of web application development position, but I'm about 20-30 years older than most others in it.
Hi, I am a 75 year old widower, bored to tears in yet another lockdown.
Desperately waiting for my covid19 jab and for the pubs to reopen so I can get some sort of a life.
In the meantime, saw this site and joined to maybe engage a bit with the outside world before I turn into a vegetable.
I never thought when I reached seventy how the years would fly by. Since then I think everybody part started to fall to bits.
I chose to get divorced 10 years ago so I am on my own. That's not a problem, it was like that when I was married.
Writing poetry got me through my divorce. I also paint and have been working on various family trees since the 80's long before the help of computers. I certainly recommend genealogy if you are lonely.
I have loads of 'friends' there. Just a pity they are all dead. I would love to chat to some of them. They are fascinating.
Well, that's a bit about me.