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.
Hello all. I'm a 50 something American girl. I was born and raised in the southern part of the U.S.
I live in Texas which is the size of a small country. I enjoy British history, old British television comedies ("Are You Being Served," "The Last of the Summer Wine"), and British village life in general. As you can probably guess, not many people from Texas enjoy my similar interests.
Of course, not all of my interests relate to Britain. I enjoy gardening, decorating, and thrift shops. Find me an old, dusty book shop and I'm in heaven.
I just thought I would say hello from Texas if anyone is interested in chatting.
I'd like to blame lockdown for feeling lonely, but sadly it is not the case. But it has emphasised just how bad I feel, and how I have coped and masked my loneliness in the past.
I am 55 years old, married and have three adult children and soon to be three grandchildren. I have built my life around my family. My happiest times are when my girls come round, and we share a laugh, or go out together. However, that happens so rarely.
More often than not, I now feel on edge and wary when the children come around after a few arguments. Pre lockdown I had been in a choir for a year or so. It was a really good year. But I joined choir for the social side, not the singing, and it just is not the same online.
So I find myself feeling sad, bored and lonely quite a bit lately. I know things have to change, and I start to think about what I can do to change things. But come back full circle as life is so limiting at the moment.
So I thought maybe if I could at least chat to people that might help......so here I am.
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.