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'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.
A place where, if you are self-isolating due to worries about Coronavirus, or if indeed you have contracted the virus, you can stay in touch with our community, to tell us how you are coping, share your experience and perhaps lessen your feeling of isolation
Hello, I just joined here cos I am all alone in the lockdown and it is kind of scary.
I have three adult children but right now can't see them and it tears you up.
So I thought it would be good to find others in this strange time and chat.
I live in Kent and have lovely walks around me which go on but sadly both my doggies passed away last year and does anyone here walk alone and get funny looks?
Nevertheless, I do walk but have to be careful not to be social! Just a wave and a smile.
Currently, there is no aircraft noise overhead and certainly much less noise or indeed pollution from vehicles on the road so peace and quiet and cleaner air are obvious bonuses from being in isolation, unless you work in the aircraft or car industry of course.
The fact that more of us have to be online in order to communicate with others has its pros and cons and perhaps some of us will miss that daily or weekly hello from loved ones that doesn't seem to happen so frequently when the world is a busier place.
And the simpler things from a different time such as neighbours checking up on each other and just being neighbourly, I for one will certainly miss that when the lockdown eases, unless of course, those relationships endure which I certainly hope they do. Is there anything you will miss?
I'm wondering if anyone thinks, like me that those men and women who work to provide us with clean, fresh water every minute of every day, both to our homes and below ground, deserve a HUGE vote of thanks.
Everything we eat, drink, or use depends initially on water. How else would we wash our hands, as instructed at the moment, and we wouldn't have the NHS if there was no one to supply fresh, clean water.
THANK YOU to all water workers, I hope life will be kind to you.
A new study from Hong Kong has said that face masks can slow the rate of infection among people. I would have thought this was absolutely obvious.
What on earth is the UK government doing to get them to the NHS? I despair of this country sometimes even though I love it so much.
We cannot organise a pissup in a brewery!
Look at South Korea they seem to have the whole epidemic sorted while our politicians blather on like headless chickens!
JUST GET THE FACEMASKS FOR NHS STAFF PRONTISIMO!!!!
So many of us say 'there is never enough time in the day' or 'It's crazy how fast time flies' - we will all now find that we have more time on our hands than usual - how will you be spending your time over the coming weeks?