I'm packing up my home ready to sell and am keen to move... but to where? I think I want to buy outright, rather then rent, but am not sure about that, as buying outright means I'm limited geographically. If you have moved later in life, on your own, what were your main considerations? Should I move near one of my three children - when they could up sticks and move. Should I move to live closer to friends - where I will have people to grow old with? Should I move to the seaside and know that there will be always something I can do? I really do need help making a decision; I'm scared to make a decision as I will probably have to live out my years wherever I choose - and what if I hate it there (wherever it is)? I currently live in the West Midlands, which is not my home town; I was born and lived for my first 17 years in West Yorkshire. I have no real allegiance to anywhere. Thanks to those who can give me any pointers. This is my first post, please be kind.
Hi I am new to this site I have been a widow for 5 years after being married for 39 years . Would love to chat to other in the same position I'm sure there are lots other people out there who are in the same position and feel ready to return to some sort of normal life again. I live in the north east of Scotland
Hello everone I'm mea and have just joined this group today. I was 64 on the 1st Jan which is a great date as I am always able to say I am not, in this case, 65 til next year, and it always seems ages away.
Anyway, I was widowed last year, after 41 years of marriage, and found it extremely difficult, but I'm coming out the other end and would like to make new friends and discuss lots of new subjects and use my brain again. I love reading, craft, nature, dancing and walking (when my body will allow me, which isn't often) Jazz, the theatre, listening to music, I've just got rid of my drum kit which I bought myself for my 50th birthday, due to lack of space, but if I say so myself became a pretty cool rock chick. I enjoy my garden, the coast, and adore my dog who is rather old now.
I used to go out a lot but during my husband's long illness most friends faded away and I had to stay home. Since being on my own I have continued to stay home and become a recluse.
I am hoping this forum will be the first step to my regaining the old vivacious me who would go anywhere to sing, dance and be happy. Hoping to speak in writing with someone soon.
Have a very Happy New Year to everyone Mea.
I stumbled upon this site and decided to try it out. I've never been on a site like this before, so here goes! I'm 52 and an avid traveller and hope to see more of the world once retirement hits, hopefully at 55. I'm looking for friends here from all over the world and hope to share my views and opinions about anything under the sun especially topics relating to travel, photography, books, movies and tv shows.