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Hello from a Silver Surfer

Hi, Well I suppose I qualify as a silversurfer, Although more grey than silver unless the sun is shining on my gradually thinning hair.

I never got on a surfboard but have been "surfing" the net for some years. This is the first time that I have posted on a chat site. I have read chats from people who are lonely and seeking pen friends both in the Uk and abroad.

I am happy to penfriend any who respond. I am not lonely, I have a wonderfully supportive wife and I must say we have been extremely fortunate in our "second" life together, We live in a beautiful part of the country although looking out of my window this morning all I can see is the rain, grey clouds and a grey blur where the sea should be.

We moved to Bournemouth nearly twenty years ago and to be honest we made acquaintances when we joined clubs, classes etc. but no new friends. We actually made more friends when some years ago we started travelling to Spain for the winters. Over the years we have made friends but they like our family all live miles away. Hooray for Whats App and Face time. It is not unusual for us to spend the morning "virtually" in New Zealand and the evening in France.

Yesterday we were chatting to friends in Spain and today hopefully we will "visit" Southampton and all while we are quarantined at home after our return from lockdown Spain. Hobbies, yes a few, cooking, walking, singing, but getting tired of "choir" practices.

I play the guitar but this year due to illness and a major operation I have started learning to play the Ukelele as it is easier to handle.

I would love to hear from anyone who feels life is to be lived and makes the most of what they have got rather than hankering for "greener grass".

Created By on 27/06/2020

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28th Jun 2020 05:07:27 (Last activity: 1st Jul 2020 07:16:16)
Thanks for voting!
Lol I unfortunately am looking for greener grass. I’m stuck in a small town tell my son graduates ( late pregnancy) unless I can convince the ex to agree to me moving with him. Avoiding arguments at all cost. I just know what I want and where I want to go. Saving for that retirement and first stop the smithsonian museum. Travel and warm weather is the rest of my life time goals. I may be stagnant now but at least it’s not because I’ve given up and resorted to just dreaming. We need to keep reminding each other life doesn’t stop at a certain age. Sometimes at a certain age life begins.
Thanks for the reminder!!!
Response from Tedbaxter Original Poster made on 1st Jul 2020 07:16:16
Hi Pente,
Thank you for your comment. Best of luck for the future and the PLANED Trip.
I also need the warmth which is why I now winter in Spain, I normally go from the end of September till mid April, this year we were out in February and locked down untill last week.
we are now waiting to see what Brexit does for that.
If you want to escape the winter blues when you do start to fullfill your plan I recomend southern Spain. Most of the "Brits" over their who still have their get up and go.



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