View comments by: Most Recent - first / last | Most Popular - first / last | Replies - hide / show

Just joined so I'm introducing myself.

I will be 67 next month and retired from the many different jobs in my working life. I guess that I didn’t ever find my calling. I went to university at age 59 but when it was over it was too late to launch a new career. I wanted to lecture but students don’t want to listen to old fogies, so sadly I put aside that idea and settled into life as an eccentric dog owner.

I live in a beautiful Lancashire valley surrounded by hills that demand they be walked/climbed, how could I refuse?

I would like to do a bit of cycle touring but a recent diagnosis of spondylosis and some hip pain means that I may not be doing a world tour anytime soon!

I’m keen to make some friends as I have been on my own for a very long time now, my daughters don’t bother much with me and I don’t have a partner.I didn’t expect to be so isolated at this time in my life, isn’t it strange the way family and friends seem to forget us when we get past 60?

I will pop in regularly and hope to strike up some friendships.


Created By on 09/03/2015

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Dees
13 hours ago
0
Thanks for voting!
Good morning from north Wales ‍♀️ I’m new to silversurfers so I’m not sure I’m in the right place to ask people’s opinion on the best electric heating system to install ( not storage heaters) thank you
suzyqueen
1 days ago (Last activity: 4th Mar 2021 11:24:39)
0
Thanks for voting!
Hi All
My name is Suzanne Hughes ( nee Mason). I now live in Brisbane Australia.I have tried for a long time to locate a very old friend of mine from Barry Glamorgan. Her name is Diane Peacock. I think her married name could be" Baker". She is the sister of Stuart Peacock MBE. who as far as we know still lives in Barry .If anybody knows her whereabouts I would be much appreciated.
Kind regards Suzanne
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made 1 days ago
Hi suzyqueen,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

PatriciaB96
1 days ago
1
Thanks for voting!
Good morning to all new members, I hope you will enjoy this site , and make lots of new friendships
justaround
3 days ago (Last activity: 4th Mar 2021 11:01:43)
1
Thanks for voting!
Hi everyone...just joined the site so not sure what I'm doing.
I'm 64 and I live in The Peak District.
I'm a semi retired psychotherapist and to be honest I'm a bit lonely so talking and chatting would be good.
Like the original poster says it's a bit of a surprise how you suddenly realise you have become isolated.
Anyhoo...here goes
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made 3 days ago
Hi justaround,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Response from PatriciaB96 made 1 days ago
Good morning justaround , and welcome to the site , I hope you will make .otherwise of new friends here
[deleted]
6 days ago (Last activity: 27th Feb 2021 19:18:50)
0
Thanks for voting!
[deleted]
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made 6 days ago
Hi ImTim,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Tommo88
18th Feb 2021 16:55:11 (Last activity: 26th Feb 2021 17:41:35)
0
Thanks for voting!
Hello
I am new here recently retired from engineering.looking forward to some interesting chat .Live in the county of Warwickshire .I enjoy various sports reading ,music theatre .I am a long suffering West Brom fan and also enjoy watching Northampton Saints Rugby .
Thanks for reading
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 18th Feb 2021 17:10:35
Hi Tommo88,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Response from simbadog made on 26th Feb 2021 17:41:35
Hi Tommo88

Welcome to the site hope you make some great contacts.
I'm an ex pat ex. military living in Spain.
I note your sporting interests and I'm a sport loving lass big fan of Spurs and watched Gloucester RFC ( the Cherry and Whites) on a regular basis when I lived in Gloucestershire.
LindaT19
25th Feb 2021 06:02:40 (Last activity: 25th Feb 2021 07:58:29)
0
Thanks for voting!
Just came to say hello to all the Senors and Seniorittas! Just joined. Im
Linda from NJ.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 25th Feb 2021 07:58:29
Hi LindaT19,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Grace55
21st Feb 2021 22:11:31
0
Thanks for voting!
Hello, I just joined, it is nice to be part of this community - Grace
PatriciaB96
13th Feb 2021 11:36:14 (Last activity: 21st Feb 2021 13:58:50)
0
Thanks for voting!
Good morning to all new members, I hope you will enjoy this site ,
Response from bcesar19 made on 21st Feb 2021 13:58:50
I am new here, Its wonderful site.
GrannyGranny
16th Feb 2021 23:56:08 (Last activity: 17th Feb 2021 11:05:31)
0
Thanks for voting!
Hello I am new would love to chat learn new things about people and where live.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 17th Feb 2021 08:31:34
Hi GrannyGranny,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Response from PatriciaB96 made on 17th Feb 2021 11:05:31
Good morning granny granny and welcome to the site , I hope you will make lots of new friends here
MissScarlett
14th Feb 2021 03:06:08 (Last activity: 14th Feb 2021 08:22:42)
0
Thanks for voting!
Hello, I am new to this site. I am 72 years young and have two children (grown and gone) and six grands. I am a retired English/Business teacher and from South Alabama. I love to garden, laugh, pranks, pianist, a little violin, and love the mountains of Appalacia. I also paint gourds and other art media. Love crafts. I am married for 51 years, and just want to chat about anything with anyone.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 14th Feb 2021 08:22:42
Hi MissScarlett,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

shamarke54
13th Feb 2021 05:20:20
0
Thanks for voting!
I find in my head if Family and friends do not Respect or think or thought they did not need me anymore I have started to write my Memoires and what We at 60 all feel like my lot are pretty FAB at present. But I am a tough cookie I leave everything in God/Allahs hands bless them my Mother from Pendlebury lancashire. My father from Yemen/Africa..East.

So be strong keep your chin up.

Regards
Fatima.....frienship important with good people a good Idea. My close neighbours my friends and my family so far so good I am a good Mother and good with my friends Respectively. So take care of yourself life goes on bless you and you never know whats around the corner their are good people in this world. And be wary stay away from not so good people at all times bless you and Goodbye.

Fatima...London.
Mukme
12th Feb 2021 19:36:22 (Last activity: 12th Feb 2021 23:04:17)
0
Thanks for voting!
Just joined group looking to meet new friends I am 76 fit healthy love gardening walk dog everyday cooking from West London
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 12th Feb 2021 23:04:17
Hi Mukme,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Zaya
9th Feb 2021 16:10:18 (Last activity: 10th Feb 2021 08:03:11)
1
Thanks for voting!
I have just become a grandmother and is so excited. My kids are all grown up now and just looking to connect and make new friends
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 9th Feb 2021 16:23:33
Hi Zaya,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Response from anshaclaw made on 10th Feb 2021 06:45:28
Congraulations on becoming a Grandmother. I have 3 and 1 on the way. I miss them a lot and as soon as I can travel, I'll be with them.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 10th Feb 2021 08:03:11 > @anshaclaw
Hi anshaclaw,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

fiona789
30th Jan 2021 11:31:41 (Last activity: 8th Feb 2021 13:46:17)
3
Thanks for voting!
Hi I am sixty two years young and took early retirement in the summer 2019. Had some plans to restart my life after becoming a widow at the end of 2016 but those plans have now gone astray with Covid19. I have found the lockdowns very difficult on my own but determined to try new activities. Keen new photographer and enjoy making stain glass boxes, sun catchers so trying to keep busy, but missing interaction with people. I live in the Midlands
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 30th Jan 2021 12:31:35
Hi fiona789,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Response from John7453 made on 30th Jan 2021 13:31:04
Hi Fiona, welcome to the site, I hope that you find lots of people to chat with on here, John
Response from fiona789 made on 30th Jan 2021 13:42:41 > @John7453
Thank you John, fingers crossed
Response from Soartheabyss made on 30th Jan 2021 21:20:08
Hi Fiona,
I am also 62 and taking early retirement this year. Having lost my best friend to cancer and separated from my husband I am determined to make the most of each day despite lockdown.

What type of photography do you do? I would love to do more myself as I have a hidden desire to take beautiful photos and then paint what I see. Have purchased the paints but so far they are still in the box!

It sounds like you like crafts? The stain glass boxes sound interesting.

Hope you get to make some nice connections on here x
Response from fiona789 made on 31st Jan 2021 10:01:40 > @Soartheabyss
Morning Soartheabyss,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and your separation, it must be a tough time for you but you seem determined to carry on. unfortunately it has taken me a long time to start again but in a very funny way these lockdowns have helped by making me face life alone full on.

I am currently working through an online photography course and really enjoying it but due to the restrictions I am concentrating on still life but still having fun with it.

Good luck with the painting and please keep in touch x
Response from Caroleharper2 made on 7th Feb 2021 11:47:30 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Hi Fiona
I am new too and feeling similar to yourself but since retiring at the end of 2015 I have had a little more practice at adapting to my new sole circumstances.
I love the idea of the stained glass objets d’art, sounds fascinating.
Hope to see you on Not on The High St soon
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 7th Feb 2021 12:14:23 > @Caroleharper2
Hi Caroleharper2,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Response from Caroleharper2 made on 7th Feb 2021 15:12:39 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Thankyou
Response from fiona789 made on 7th Feb 2021 23:12:06 > @Caroleharper2
Thank you Carole not sure I’m ready for that yet but it’s keeping me busy and filling these endless days of this lockdown and very much like you looking forward to seeing family and friends. I am finding this lockdown far harder than the other two, roll on better weather and then able to get into the garden.
Response from Caroleharper2 made on 8th Feb 2021 13:46:17
Hi Fiona
Are we really on the 3rd one?
Just seems seemless to me apart from the fact that I had the most fantastic 2 weeks in Cornwall in September.
I too like you just can’t wait to have family time but I’ll just have to make do with .Zoom and Skype til then.
Ok off to paint some more skirting boards, hope to speak soon.
simbadog
7th Feb 2021 17:49:24
0
Thanks for voting!
Hi all the new members. Welcome to each and everyone and hope you find some stimulating conversations on this site.
LesleyJ57
3rd Feb 2021 14:53:02 (Last activity: 7th Feb 2021 12:18:25)
0
Thanks for voting!
Hi I am new to the group,I am 63 yrs old and am hoping to make new friends to chat with about life etc I like reading and listening to music and films, feeling really isolated at the moment as I cant get out much due to the corona virus so would like people to chat with to break the days up
Response from Caroleharper2 made on 7th Feb 2021 12:18:25
Hi There
Well I’m a newbie too so let’s hope we have some interesting conversations and make some new friends very soon.
I’m a Classic FM fan but love The Who and The Moody Blues too.
A very diverse mix
I have been quite lucky as I have managed to go for a walk and go shopping locally and hopefully soon I can get into the garden without sinking into the soggy lawn!
I volunteer for a lovely group called Evergreen who support people over 70 living alone. (I am very nearly one of them )
We can only chat on the phone currently and so I am looking forward to being able to visit my elderly friends again soon.

I live in Lincolnshire and it’s a very rural community and I have good friends here and family in the next village. My family are somewhat spreadout and I can’t wait to be able to visit them again.
It’s blinking cold here, little snow though....so we might miss it?
Hope you won’t feel too cut off now that we have both found the site and let’s look forward to getting to make new friends and finding new interesting things to do
Gilliangreenfingers
6th Feb 2021 21:08:22 (Last activity: 6th Feb 2021 22:23:16)
0
Thanks for voting!
Hello celtwitch,
I have also just joined.
I live in rural Australia, am 60, 2 children, 4 grandchildren. Bushfires then covid have kept us apart for too long.
I'd like to have some people to communicate with.
Thank you.
Gilliangreenfingers
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 6th Feb 2021 22:23:16
Hi Gilliangreenfingers,

Welcome and many thanks for your first comment in our Forum.

If you already know your way around, then we will leave you to it.

If you are looking for some lively discussions, head on over to the Forum homepage to see what's trending right now and feel free to join in the discussions, with all our friendly members, perhaps ask a question or even start your own post.

Page 1 of 59

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!