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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.


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Drew3
32 minutes ago
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Hi everyone. I am new on the site and looking forward to connecting and making new friends. Maybe I might be lucky to meet that special someone for me, we never know.am a widower.I'm an explorer. By that, I mean that I love learning about new things. I really enjoy traveling to new places, reading about history and technology, trying new types of food (and wine!), trying new sports and physical activities, and going to museums.I love to laugh and have a great sense of humor. I'm open-minded and appreciate people for who they are without judgment. I'm fair and honest, and I'm not afraid to laugh at myself sometimes.I love reading good books . Music is important to me and I like all kinds, especially jazz and classical, although I grew up listening to lots of 70s rock and roll.
Thanks
Jhappy655 @ Gmail . Com
Grastaff
11 hours ago (Last activity: 9th Apr 2020 16:31:09)
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Hi Ive just joined myself.

Im very lucky in that i do have a great family who contact me daily and lots friends who I speak to regularly. Always good to make new friends though.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made 11 hours ago
Hi Grastaff,

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Buffysmum
14 hours ago (Last activity: 9th Apr 2020 13:29:44)
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Hello all, Just hopped on here, guess like many others, just trying to keep connected. have managed to keep busy doing all the things that i never previously had time to do but that is coming to a close as most of it is getting near completion so will need to keep busy in other ways.

Such a surreal time right now, glad its an opportunity for the earth to heal however the cost in lost lives is very high and that's a very sad part of all of this.

Anyway please respond is anyone feels like a chat. this site has so much on it almost too much choice if there can be such a thing:-)

Take care everyone
Buffysmum
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made 14 hours ago
Hi Buffysmum,

Welcome to our forum! If you're finding yourself lost, why not start by looking at our current topics. We look forward to getting to know you better.
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made 14 hours ago
Hello Buffysmum and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/ and if you would like to join the discussion on the challenges of self-isolation then here's where to go: https://www.silversurfers.com/silversurfers-forum/topic/daily-diaries-of-those-who-are-self-isolating-due-to-coronavirus/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
PamelaP1
15 hours ago (Last activity: 9th Apr 2020 12:20:19)
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I've been a member for years and I think today is the first time I've commented! The reason being I couldn't remember my password then today I saw enter through Facebook. Suddenly I'm in!
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made 15 hours ago
Hi PamelaP1,

Welcome to our forum! If you're finding yourself lost, why not start by looking at our current topics. We look forward to getting to know you better.
Mo2311
15 hours ago (Last activity: 9th Apr 2020 12:20:00)
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Hya I’m 67 , just trying to pass my time
Enjoyable
In this lock down . I’m 3 weeks tommorow
On lock down .
Be nice to speak to some folk same age
I’ve got family who FaceTime
Me everyday
So I think I’m pretty lucky
I’ve got a Bichon dog prince 5
Who at the moment is my lifesaver
I watch tv, read Do housework
Normally be out walking
Sitting having a coffee
That I’m sadly addicted to
So anyone feel free to chat .
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made 15 hours ago
Hi Mo2311,

Welcome to our forum! If you're finding yourself lost, why not start by looking at our current topics. We look forward to getting to know you better.
jettez
18 hours ago
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My grandsons 9th birthday today and only get to see him by video link. So glad I kept up with technology now we are in this lock down. 70 yr old widow. Bit lonely not getting any hugs and kisses from family but at least we are safe. Glad I am not working . I would have been in the middle of the universal credit upheaval. I feel sorry for dwp and what they are trying to cope with. But all the frontline deserve our backing in this difficult time. Regards Jean jet55 or jettez. I use so many names on different sites.
Ellie590
6 days ago
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Hello Celtwich, I just joined here cos I am all alone in the lockdown and it is kind of scary. What you say about not expecting to be isolated is so true and rang a bell with me. I have three adult children two of whom I am close to but right now with this lockdown can't see them at the moment.
Where you live sounds very nice I am in Kent right opposite a fruit farm so a different kind of rural.
I know this is a bit stilted but it is a first time for me not chatting face to face with a cuppa.
I am 69, retired from all sorts of jobs but not been to university. also looking for friends and maybe can meet up after this lockdown is done
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31st Mar 2020 16:48:57 (Last activity: 31st Mar 2020 18:28:41)
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Response from John7453 made on 31st Mar 2020 18:28:41
Hi Manne25 and welcome to the site, I live in the South East too, I hope that you find lots of people to chat with on here, best wishes, John
ecarg
31st Mar 2020 04:43:18
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Transport yourself to your favourite country imagine your journey from packing your case to following your route what you might see on the way what will you do when you get there delicious meals fantastic scenery or you might like swimming in the sea .Continue this journey until you are safely home .Feel glad that home is Britian
Davidmorcharternet
30th Mar 2020 15:37:22 (Last activity: 30th Mar 2020 19:57:10)
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I'm suffering from the coronovirus blues. Does anyone have an uplifting message.
Response from Angel9uk made on 30th Mar 2020 19:57:10
Not really suffering if you have a roof over your head, are warm, well fed, books to read and music to listen to etc.
Think of it as time out and see what new activities you can do. Be thankful for what you have right now 🙂
PatriciaB96
29th Mar 2020 18:46:43
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Good evening to all new members , I hope you will all find new friends on this site .
Reg46
29th Mar 2020 15:55:03 (Last activity: 29th Mar 2020 17:30:58)
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Hi Everyone,I am 73 and recently bereaved and bored...Live in south east england..can't think of anything else to say at the moment... 🙂
Response from Wilf made on 29th Mar 2020 16:09:05
Good afternoon Reg and welcome to Silversurfers. I have been on here quite a few years and there are lots of very friendly folk on here who are always good for a chat. 🙂
Response from Yodama made on 29th Mar 2020 16:32:18
Hello Reg.
All you have to do is dive in, water is warmish for this time of year.
Loads of threads for you to air your views and/or rants or advice.
Just trawl through the Forum Boards and Topics, maybe you will find something of interest. Humour, music, gardening, politics,...
Response from Lionel made on 29th Mar 2020 17:30:58
You'll get used to we lunatics running the asylum. Jump in and join us.

Lionel
mistychris
27th Mar 2020 21:21:05 (Last activity: 28th Mar 2020 00:10:02)
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Hi everyone
Hope you are keeping safe I just joined as I was finding it
Response from Wilf made on 28th Mar 2020 00:10:02
Hi Mistychris and welcome to Silversurfers. I have been on here quite a few years and there are lots of very friendly folk on here who are always good for a chat. Wilf
JE
20th Mar 2020 22:57:02 (Last activity: 27th Mar 2020 20:42:07)
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Hello. My name is Jennie and I have just joined today. I am 68 years old, single and live in Wakefield. I am very family orientated and enjoy a laugh. I also love shopping and enjoy pottering in the garden, a little walking (when feeling fit enough),reading and Sudoku. I have lost my close 3 friends over the last 2 years and particularly with the current Coronavirus situation I am looking for some new people to chat to.
Response from Wilf made on 21st Mar 2020 07:19:00
Hello JE, lots of very friendly people to chat to here. I have been on here for some years. Take care
Response from Angel9uk made on 27th Mar 2020 20:42:07
Hello I moved to Skegness from Wakefield a few years ago.
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27th Mar 2020 12:28:59 (Last activity: 27th Mar 2020 12:49:49)
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Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 27th Mar 2020 12:49:49
Hello Talkandlaugh and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/ and if you would like to join the discussion on the challenges of self-isolation then here's where to go: https://www.silversurfers.com/silversurfers-forum/topic/daily-diaries-of-those-who-are-self-isolating-due-to-coronavirus/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
MollyUK
22nd Mar 2020 15:41:15 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 18:23:41)
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Hi celtwitch (and anyone else reading this). I'm new to this too. Have never joined a forum or chat room before, because I'm scared of it turning out to be just another dating site! I'm not looking for dates, by the way - I'm a happily-married 71-year-old with very few friends (long story) and no family at all (ditto). I'm not just another poor sad old lady, but a reasonably intelligent thoughtful person with wide-ranging interests and a lot of self-reliance!

But in this time of self-isolation, the stark realities of having no "support system" are starting to dawn on me. Not feeling sorry for myself, just trying to be realistic. I had an enjoyable life before the current Covid-19 crisis. Overnight it just disappeared (just as it has for many others, I suspect).

Like celtwich, I too went to university late and therefore didn't get a career out of it. I didn't expect to be isolated either, but the coronavirus apparently has other ideas.

Anyway, hello to everyone and don't hesitate to reply.
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 22nd Mar 2020 18:23:41
Hello MollyUK and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/ and if you would like to join the discussion on the challenges of self-isolation then here's where to go: https://www.silversurfers.com/silversurfers-forum/topic/daily-diaries-of-those-who-are-self-isolating-due-to-coronavirus/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
Carribelle
22nd Mar 2020 16:14:45 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 18:14:14)
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Hi there, I have just joined and not at all sure how it all works. I have been thinking about joining, but this social distancing has given me the spur to do it. Usually I am out and about, but obviously now will be at home more. I hope to hear from some new people.
Response from Wilf made on 22nd Mar 2020 16:39:40
Hello Carribelle and I hope you are keeping well in these difficult times. This site is full of friendly people and seems to be getting busier. I have been on here for some years and enjoy the online company.
Response from Carribelle made on 22nd Mar 2020 17:09:41
Hello Wilf, good to hear from you. As I am new, just finding my feet. Seems to be quite complicated. Any tips appreciated.
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 22nd Mar 2020 18:14:14
Hello Carribelle and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
denzer
22nd Mar 2020 02:28:14 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 07:35:33)
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Hello from the dairy state. I’m looking forward to hearing and talking to you. I enjoy reading,walking,movies and I would love to chat more with all friends.
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 22nd Mar 2020 07:35:33
Hi and welcome to Silversurfers. A good tip on how to get involved on our site is to take a look at Current Topics in our Forum and feel free to engage in anything that takes your interest. We also have a very active Speakers Corner section where you may find something that interests you. https://www.silversurfers.com/speakers-corner/

I hope you enjoy being part of our community.

Melina
SparkieL
21st Feb 2020 22:38:57 (Last activity: 22nd Mar 2020 02:36:53)
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Hi, I just joined this site in hopes to meet new people and make new friendships. I live in Arizona. Please feel free to say hello. 🙂
Response from Yodama made on 22nd Feb 2020 12:59:12
Hello Sparkie, glad to have you join us. Loads of friendly people here so you won't have trouble finding friends. 🙂
Lovely and warm in Arizona, we are still reeling from storms and enough rain to fill another planet...a dry one!
Response from Wilf made on 17th Mar 2020 11:47:09
Hello Sparkie, welcome to Silversurfers. How are things now in Arizona with the current Corona situation? Its getting very difficult here in England
Response from denzer made on 22nd Mar 2020 02:36:53
Hi Sparkie,How are things Arizona? I have a few friends that stay in Arizona during the winter months. I hope you are having ok weather. It’s been cold and rainy here in Wisconsin.
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