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I’m new, and I’m looking for penpals outside the UK, I work for NHS and when I’m not working or studying, I’m a voracious reader usually snuggled up with one of my dogs.I enjoy politics, current affairs and plan to retire to a Scottish island soon; to pursue my other love -all things archaeological.I have adult children and no grandchildren sadly. I’m interested in music, from Glyndebourne to Download festival I enjoy it all. I have been working very hard this year with some working weeks of 52 hours - so I am promising myself I will take more time for hobbies and less working next year.Anyway please contact me if you’re brave enough, Kitty
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 Fitzroy1 '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."
Many older people and some young love a game of cards - usually in a village hall.I can find nothing related to regulations concerning groups of people having a game of whist in a village hall.For that matter - jumble sales, flower shows etc.Where can I find information?
66-year-old male into hiking. Several groups I belong to are younger people 40-50.Looking for hiking partners in Wi-i’ll. I will be straight and state I am married.. Prefer females as I enjoy their company.
I'm a failed aspiring writer. My opening sentence was an intentional contradiction. Despite failure, meaning never been published, I still have hope.True it's similar to the hope I have of winning the lottery, but a little hope is better than none at all. Anyone else out there tried or trying writing?I'd like to hear your stories, both the ones you wrote and the ones you've lived. Your efforts at getting published, dealing with rejection letters/emails, and also the success stories. Maybe we can give each other advice, critique each others' work and support each other when writer's block or rejections happen.If ever there was a good time to write it's during a lockdown. I've been trying to get back into it, though it's not easy because I still work full time, and I have a disproportionate ratio between imagination and perseverance, but it's something I enjoy so I keep at it.My writing is fiction, I dabble in sci-fi, romance, erotica and adventure stories. I have done short stories in creative fantasy and philosophical quests. So...any writers out there?