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Hi, Happy New Year 2021

Just joined after watching You've Got Mail! Didn't know that there were sites like Chat rooms! Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks struck up a friendship through an over 30s chat room. So why not? This has been a difficult year, more so than the previous 4 and a half years when I have been on my own as my husband passed in 2015.

I'm told that folk have this to contend with all the time. I just haven't got used to it. No fabulous hobbies to tell you about. Like meeting with friends, more difficult after you've lost your partner for some reason. When you're not a couple, somehow you don't fit. I'm a Scot living in Spain, for the time being, as I question every day whether I'm doing the right thing living here without my other half.

Covid19 has more or less put everyone's plans on hold. I had booked, courageously I think to go my first holiday solo, then the virus came along. Not sure when I'll be able to do that now.

Have kept my sanity of late following what's happening in the US elections. But soon that will be over then I'll need to find another distraction. Won't go shopping as here masks are mandatory. Well enough, lol. Hi and goodbye:

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