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17 hours ago
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Hello Celtwitch - join the club for old fogies and eccentric dog owners. I've been on my own for seven years and now at the age of xxx xxx I don't mind supporting those with the same affliction. I live in Somerset (where the cider apples grow) not that I see any apples or trees - I'm thinking they may all go to the cider makers. I've a small retirement bungalow which is on top of a hill overlooking the sea. (Who ever would build them on a hill? Out the way?) Even the milkman starts out on Friday to deliver Sat morning. (he did the other night, crept in after dark).
Arti is my large Scottie. Arti suffers attitude and lately we've had problems on who is going to sleep on my side of the bed. I think it's solved.
Isolation. That's a problem here in the town where I live because I came from Norfolk (it was a long walk) and I'm not a native of Somerset. I was bred in Surrey graduated to East Sussex (where I lived for over 30 years) and moved to Norfolk for ten years, then moved nearer family who are all very busy with life. Its hard to make friends here even in the U3A, so I understand completely how you feel. My best wishes
1 days ago
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Hi I am 55 and work full time. I am a social worker in Adult Social Care and currently the manager if the team. Love my work but it's exhausting and stressful. In my down time I love to crochet !!, And spend time with my.gotgroys Grand daughter Eliza who is 2. I also enjoy films and live to read. I also enjoy my garden and recently invested in a hot tub which is fab fir those aching and arthritic joints. would love to chat to people from all over and all ages .
5 days ago
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Just joined new to area in Cheshire. Over 60 but very active. I worked for over 40 years abdI have friends and some family but not that close in distance now. Would love a friend, male or female for a good old laugh now and then.
6 days ago
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Hi Everyone,
I’ve just joined.
I’m from Liverpool 66yrs old, divorced for many years now, I have two adult boys and a grandson but don’t see him.
My hobbies are reading, cinema, theatre, crime and forensic progs on tv.
Hope you make some chatty friends.
6 days ago
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Good afternoon to all new members welcome to the site, I hope you all will make lots of new friends with the same interest as you
13th Jan 2020 11:49:53
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Hi Silver Surfers,

I joined yesterday and figured it would be rude not to introduce myself! I am 49, racing headlong towards 50 later on this year. 2020 is a my year of all things changing - divorce after 6 years separation (don't feel sad for me - it was all perfectly amicable and we still talk to discuss my stepdaughters), career - from education to maybe social or healthcare (still thinking that one through) to being here on silver surfers to make new connections. I am naturally an introvert but this seems a great way to connect with people around the world and hear new stories. I know so little about other realms of work as I have been in the education bubble for quite a while. Love to read, learn smatterings of different languages (thanks Netflix!), run (ahem jog, when the mornings are lighter and the weather is warmer) and daydream. Would love to hear from anyone from anywhere to chat about anything! Happy 2020 x
Response from Sapphires made on 13th Jan 2020 22:05:26
Hi Enchanted7Dandelion,
I am also separated and joined silversurfers very recently, looking for people to chat with. What books do like reading.?
I see you run, tried that and it hurt my knees so I go to the gym instead and row.
Response from Enchanted7Dandelion made on 14th Jan 2020 08:26:17
Hi Sapphires,
sent you a chat message full of books and babblings!
28th Dec 2019 10:30:29
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Hi! I've just joined so thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm. 52 and am mid divorce. I'm a supply teacher but as I have this huge change in my life right now, I'm retraining as a reflexologist. I hope to set up my own business, and also retain my weekly day of teaching in a primary school which I love, but know I've been out of the game for too long to go back full.time.
I'm about to embark on a weight loss journey. The stress of divorce has had an impact on me!
I live in South Wales with one of my sons. I have a good circle of friends but they are all involved romantically which leaves a huge gap in my life that I'm keen to fill. Life throws us all curve balls. Love in the moment as much as you can!
Response from aussieabroad made on 28th Dec 2019 16:09:47
Hello and welcome. I think it's great that you're moving on with your life, retraining and looking for new friends. The loss of a relationship, whether it be by divorce or death is never easy and I just wanted to say 'Go, girl', build a life you love. My best wishes to you.
Response from Sapphires made on 31st Dec 2019 09:51:51
Hi DelythM2, I am also recently separated and although I am keeping very busy with work and the gym I still find myself alone far to much. Its not easy to start again at this stage in life but try we must. Keeping busy seems to be the key. I have family and grandchildren but as with everyone else they are all busy with their own lives. I have just returned from Wales have been visiting my family over Christmas,
Response from Enchanted7Dandelion made on 12th Jan 2020 17:10:10
Hi DelythM2,
I just joined today as I decided that 2020 was the year to make new friends! I have been separated for 6 years now but we are finally getting around to what I hope is an amicable divorce, this year. Am also a supply teacher but planning on retraining in the healthcare field so would love to chat/message sometime! My daughters are out in the world following their own paths so I am looking forward to making new connections and hearing new stories! Happy 2020!
4th Jan 2020 21:14:02
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Hello. I have just joined, I'll be 71 on the 12 Jan, looking forward to joining in with postings.
xx Jackie xx
Response from John7453 made on 4th Jan 2020 23:31:05
Hi Jackie and welcome to the site, I hope that you find lots of people to chat with on here, best wishes, John
Response from Stuck made on 7th Jan 2020 02:38:24
Wishing you a early HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!
Response from HappyPhotographer made on 7th Jan 2020 08:44:18
Thanks for welcoming me John & Stuck & for the Happy Birthday Wishes Stuck, I’m still trying to find my way around this site with a bit of difficulty LOL but I’ll work it out in time. :o))
Response from Aristel made on 12th Jan 2020 04:46:24
Welcome I just joined today as well. I am from Dallas, Texas
12th Jan 2020 04:32:31
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Hi, I just joined today*** so a bit shy at first.
I live in the USA .....actually in Dallas,Texas. So I feel a little awkward at this point, but hopefully that will change.
I am a retired educator and having a bit of a struggle figuring out what I want to do for the rest of my life....... and yet still feeling like I am contributing to the world in a beneficial way.
Hopefully I can catch a few ideas from all you very smart people out there!
I exercise ( gym) everyday and made a decision to eat healthy many years ago.
Hope to hear back
11th Jan 2020 22:18:29
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Hello all,
Just this minute joined. looks good. hope to meet a few friends here. and have a good chat, cheer myself up a bit.
I've recently been widowed and am still going through it. grief never leaves you alone does it. when i'm up, i'm on a high.. but when i'm down i feel like wanting to go with him!
hopefully. i shall feel more highs than lows joining here now. it's an awful feeling been alone after 40 years of marriage. but it's no good wishing any more. he's gone. and nothing will bring him back.
So put the kettle on. and lets all have a good laff. just what we need me thinks.
9th Jan 2020 09:40:43
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Hi all, Just joined and like all newbies just going to introduce myself then find my way around.
I am a Scot, living in France but coming back to the UK this year to England.
I will be 60 this year, I live with my husband and our dogs and have loved living in France but after five years I can't wait to get back to the UK to be closer to our children/grandchildren and settle in a new part of the country, maybe Derbyshire / Staffordshire so we can access the beautiful Peak District.
Looking forward to mixing in with everyone here and I hope to learn and share as i go along.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 9th Jan 2020 21:06:56
Good evening tartetatin welcome to the site, I hope you will make lots of new friends with the same interest as you
Response from tartetatin made on 10th Jan 2020 08:26:58
Thank you PatriciaB96
7th Dec 2019 15:06:34
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I've just joined this Forum and I am not sure how it works yet so thought I'd start by introducing myself.

I 62 and have been retired for 2 years. I am a Scot living in Scotland. I enjoy travelling, reading, walking, music ( going to Gigs and Festivals ). I do some voluntary work to use the skills I built up in my career and because I think I still have something to offer.

I find the Winter months quite difficult since I retired and long for Spring.
Response from Beauty made on 8th Dec 2019 16:36:26
Hi 'AuldQuine' Welcome to the site. Which part of Scotland are you living in? Winter can be beautiful with its' contrasts of sky & trees, but sadly, the days are too short, even down here in the south. Hope you find some new friends to chat to on here.
Response from Camperman made on 29th Dec 2019 16:57:59
Auldquine, a name like that suggests a touch of Doric. I'm living in N.E. Aberdeenshire , but originate from the other side of the country and lived for the longest time in Hampshire.
Response from AuldQuine made on 8th Jan 2020 08:17:23
Camperman you're correct about the Doric, I too live in NE Scotland. I also have a Campervan, actually its a Motorhome these days, need more space and comfort because on the road for months at a time now rather than fitting in time away round work / family commitments.
5th Jan 2020 15:41:04
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Hi everyone, I've just joined, I'm 74 and have been retired for 15 years. my interests are gardening, reading and researching my family tree.
Response from Yodama made on 5th Jan 2020 19:10:54
Welcome AUNTBEE, Like you, love everything about the 60's.
17th Dec 2019 14:26:20
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Hello my lovelies.
I just thought I'd introduce myself as I'm new and not too sure of how this all works yet.
I'm 51 years old and would love to extend my social circle. Please feel free to give me a shout.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 18th Dec 2019 10:57:36
Good morning sparkle1707
Response from SueRose made on 1st Jan 2020 21:57:53
Hi Sparkle, I’m new too. Whereabouts do you live?
Response from John7453 made on 2nd Jan 2020 18:31:07
Hi SueRose and welcome to the site, I hope that you find plenty of people to chat with on here, best wishes, John
30th Dec 2019 02:28:49
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Hello, I'm 69 and I live in Canada. Specifically, on Vancouver Island. I am a wife, and a grandmother. I've harboured the idea of a home exchange to the UK for years, but we are adding on to our house and it's not in the cards until we get this done. We live near town but on 22 acres. Don't farm, but we do have a garden with raspberries and so forth. Have two golden retrievers, one pup and one old lady golden. I'm originally from Newfoundland, which many know of from the musical, Come From Away. Despite that, I'm a private person, and I do find the short days of winter tiresome. I find the winter days a bit boring at times. I'm on a diet at the moment, with the intent to lose one size of clothes, so baking is not a hobby I want to indulge.

I would enjoy hearing about your life in the UK. We have elk in our back yard. In fact, the herd was here in force last night, and I need to put up an electric wire so they don't keep knocking over my new garden border of Alberta Spruce. I suppose that sounds foreign. We see a black bear once in a while. But I've never seen a cougar although they are on the island and I hear from neighbours that they have been sighted. The last time I saw a bear I was weeding and my brother called out to me to look up. When I did I saw a mother bear and two cubs coming down the trail from the barn. I don't know who was more startled. They ran away as soon as they heard me call out

I live with my husband and my brother. Hubby and I have four sons, as we are a blended family. One son has a developmental disability and we have bought him a townhome where he lives with his cousin, who has a similar disability and is doing fine.

I am fortunate and I know it. A bit bored at the moment. But we'll go to a dance at New Year's with friends. What are your plans for New Year's?
Response from Beauty made on 30th Dec 2019 17:14:02
Hi Creusa
Welcome to us from UK....Visited Vancouver Island way back in 1985....heavens am I really so old....beautiful place to live in. I'm based in UK, Surrey.....not too far from Heathrow, UK bound, please let me know...… Plans for New Year...stay home,listen to Jools Holland & let off a few fireworks @ midnight, unless there's a curfew...all the best to you and yours X
Response from creusa made on 31st Dec 2019 04:12:54
We're going dancing for New Year's. It sounds more glamorous than it is, considering it's at our seniors' centre. I always feel we are the "younger ones" which gives you an idea of the demographic. But I do love hearing the life stories of people who have lived and we seem to have a lot of Brits in our community. Of course, those who come to dances are a self selected group. I have heard lots of stories of people finding partner in their later years. We're going with friends this year. Hubby is always the designated driver. We have lots of neighbours with animals so fireworks are not popular. It's raining here. We don't get much "winter" as such on this island, but lots of damp days, so I am looking forward to socializing.
29th Dec 2019 20:18:31
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I lived for many years in the beautiful village of Arnside on the Lancashire/Cumbria border.
Response from Beauty made on 30th Dec 2019 17:15:32
Hi Moderation
How lucky are you.....Happy New Year for 2020
17th Dec 2019 16:07:06
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did anybody grow up in Wandsworth London in the late 1950s ? would like to share memories with them.
16th Dec 2019 19:44:25
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new to this so not sure where to start I am 72 years old old an grew up in Wandsworth London hope to find some peop le who went dancing in Wandsworth round about 1960
11th Dec 2019 11:14:47
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Good day,
I am an active 72 year old male retired teacher,cricket and rugby coach.I read non-fiction and have a large library at home in Sutton,Surrey.
I am married and help at an over 60s club 2 days a week.
When the weather is suitable I use my London free travel card as often as possible and I am a member of Kew Gardens,The National Trust,Palaces and have free access to Virgin Lounge in The Haymarket to use as a watering hole on my London trips.
I aim happy with my own company but as my younger wife works full time I would find it interesting to share the above with like minded people.
May the Sun smile upon you all.
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