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Tarka2
3 hours ago
1
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Hi all, I've been a member for three days now and really struggling to navigate my way around.. I've tried to upload a profile picture without success. I've also uploaded several photographs to the showcase gallery with limited success. I've yet to find a help button and find myself most frustrated as I scroll my mouse around and menu boxes open up left right and centre. I don't think I will last the distance. I am totally unsure I'm even writing this in an area that is suitable. Bemused
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made 1 hours ago
Hi Tarka2 ... There are so many different elements on Silversurfers, it can take a little while to find your way around ... you are doing a great job as you have found the Forum and also the Showcase, and loaded successfully two great shots! We currently have a technical glitch with the profile photo uploader for some, so if you would like to email me your profile photo I can upload it from my end ... [email protected] ... We have an extensive Community Guide which may help you if you need it ... here is a direct link - https://www.silversurfers.com/community/ Hope this all helps 🙂
DianeMay
1 hours ago
0
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Hi all
I have just joined. I am 65 and almost retired. I do work an occasional day . Having spent the last 20yrs in management in Social Care I now indulge myself by supporting people with a learning disability to sew which is one of my interests.
I also like to travel, walk my 2 Lhasa Apsos, hack around the golf course, a bit of aqua fit and am always willing to try new things.
I am hoping to meet likeminded people in my local area (York) and further afield for friendships and shared interests/experiences. I find my old friends have either moved on or away. I think you don’t realise how dependent you are on work for building relationships until you retire!

Please feel free to message me as I am usually quite good at responding quickly
LeonardM8
1 days ago
0
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Hi Like so many others, I Have just joined two days ago .. and am finding my way around, but it's been really worth while, my main interest is on the photo side of things, although I am an immature, I take a lot of photo's and it gets me out and about.
but apart from that, after only a couple of days, I have already found it very easy to interact with a few people, just by making a few comments on peoples photo's etc, I have had a reply from them, and short chats, so I think it has been quite easy for me to join.
the other thing I like about this site is that all the bits and pieces I've gone into and read conversation, there has been no abuse to each other and the language has been clean and good, its pleasant and mostly good humoured, thank to the editor for such a pleasant site......
Response from Tr1sh made 1 days ago
Welcome to the forum. I agree with your comments about the site, it is friendly and well worth getting to grips with.

I also like photography as do quite a few others here.
Response from LeonardM8 made 1 days ago
thanks Trish. looking forward to seeing EVERYONES photo's, am slowly working my way through them all.
Response from CaroleAH made 1 days ago
Good grief, Leonard! That's going to take for ever to trawl through everyone's photos! Good luck and no sulky faces if you have to go shopping 🙂
Response from LeonardM8 made 20 hours ago
Hi again Carole, its surprising actually, I went onto the photo page yesterday, and instead of selecting ALL I went through each person alphabetically , by going through fairly quickly, I got up to the Gs in one day, and by going on the main page each day, I can keep abreast of them all, as you say, it will take quite a while, but then with February coming up, that will get rid of that month.
Response from Jackiered made 14 hours ago
Where’s the photo page. I’m into a bit of photography but new on here so not used to it yet. Some help would be appreciated. Talking of photography, this site won’t upload my photo in profile. Any ideas? Thanks
Response from CaroleAH made 11 hours ago
Hi Jackiered,
Welcome to Silversurfers - I had a problem with uploading a new profile photo so contacted Sally, the Director of Silversurfers, and she said that there was a technical glitch and that she would upload my photo for me. If you look under the heading Showcase, you will see the section for uploading photos, literature or recipes - alternatively, if you click on the latest photo shown on the right-hand side of the page you will go directly to the photo gallery. Good Luck and I hope that we shall soon see some of your photos on the site 🙂
Response from LeonardM8 made 2 hours ago
Hi Jackiered, I think Carole has explained the best way of going about it, hope to see your photo's soon.
Carolina
11 hours ago
0
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Hi, I'm 55 and at a positive place in life, looking forward to this new year and how it will unfold, have grown up kids in their 20s that I enjoy seeing once in a while, while enjoying my newly found freedom of doing what ever I feel like doing, when ever I feel like it.

When my husband left after 25 + years, I didn't see how I'm going to start again, today I'm grateful for what he did, at least I have no regrets about anything, I've done my best and he did us both a favour, of course I'm not going to tell him that.

I've moved back to London and enjoying what London has to offer, however, sometimes I wish I knew more people locally around my age who want to do things too, eating out, bowling, boat trips, cinema, theatre or anything fun.
PeterD48
15 hours ago
0
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Hi everyone, still grafting away earning a crust with the CWGC.
Response from CaroleAH made 11 hours ago
Hi Peter,
Welcome to Silversurfers - hope you find a lot of interesting topics to join in with and that you soon find your way around the site.
I would be interested to hear more about your work with the CWGC. I used its website a lot when researching all the men on a local village war memorial and have also acted as the liaison person for my parish so that we could have a CWGC sign at the entrance to our two graveyards advising passers-by that there are war graves within.
SheilaAT
4 days ago
1
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Hi , I've just joined and trying to find my way around. I live in Worcestershire and will be 71 next month. I must admit I do get a bit lonely in the winter but luckily I see my daughter and gorgeous grandson a couple of times a week. I enjoy gardening, holidays abroad, cooking, knitting, reading and crosswords. I'm looking forward to chatting with some of you if I can find my way back to this Forum!
Response from Northern made 3 days ago
Hello and welcome - I’m always happy to chat.
Response from SheilaAT made 12 hours ago
Hi Northern, thanks for the welcome . I've been looking after Cobie (Grandson) today. I bought him some Lego which he played with for ages so a fairly lazy day for me.
Steelknee
12 hours ago
0
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Hi .. I was 76 yesterday and had a BA type of day, my Mobility car died on me - burnt out clutch, after only 10000 miles. Been sleeping very poorly for quite a few weeks now, as for some unknown reason I have been suffering from stress. Doc has prescribed sleeping pills, which don't work every night and that makes me more anxious. I live by myself and get bored very quickly, having severe arthritis in both knees I travelling is restrictred..so as I don't venture far afield I thought achat line might be a good idea...what might you all think abaout it - does it work for you. Best wishes and kind regards ~ Steve Winter
Natasha68
1 days ago
1
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Hello! I have just joined. I am 50 and I live in Hampshire. I have a ginger tabby cat. I like to cycle, cook, play the keyboard and write poetry. I also do scrabble art.
Response from LeonardM8 made 1 days ago
Hi Natasha68, welcome to the site, hope you enjoy the experience, Len
Response from Lochinvar made 1 days ago
Hello Natasha,

Welcome to the group! I live in Hampshire (near the New Forest)
there are at least 2 other people from Hampshire on here
What is scrabble art?
DarrenD1
1 days ago
0
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Hi, Im new too...Darren, Wigan area...Dad, Granddad and soon to be husband...
Response from LeonardM8 made 1 days ago
Hi DarrenD1, lets hope we both enjoy the sight for a long time to come, and congratulations.
LeonardM8
1 days ago
1
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PS that bit about immature should read amateur lol
AdelaM
1 days ago
0
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Hello. Just joined so still getting to grips with it all. If I don't reply immediately, send out a search party as I've probably got lost!
Response from CaroleAH made 1 days ago
Hi, welcome to the site. We are a friendly bunch so hopefully you will find lots of topics of interest to join in with. If you have ticked all the notification boxes on your profile page - and saved them! - you will be able to click on the white arrow in the turquoise box on the right-hand side of your screen and you will see if you have got any private chat messages or if someone has commented on a topic you have joined in with. Good luck! 🙂
Shortcake21
1 days ago
0
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Hi I'm new to this site so I'm just introducing myself and finding my way around .
lizp44
11th Jan 2019 07:22:51
2
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Hello. I am 62 working part time in a school office after many years of working in the classroom as a HLTA and before that as a childminder. I am married and I have children and grandchildren who luckily live quite near by so I see them at least once a week. I live in a village in the East Midlands and I am very active on village committees. I don't drive which makes me quite reliant on my husband taking me everywhere. I would love to travel more but have to go on my own as my husband is a home bird and will do a week in the UK but that's his limit! (he's not a confident driver) I am looking forward to meeting new people on this forum.
Liz
Response from Norman83 made on 12th Jan 2019 20:01:19
Hi I used to rely on my husband too. When he got I'll 3 years ago all changed. Sadly lost him a short time ago but he was ready to rest in peace, he had a lot of tough times. My friend and I have decided to go on an adventure ,we are going to usa a couple of weeks in nashville and 6 weeks in a house in florida. I am 63 and my friend is 74, she will drive. We both love to laugh and love meeting like minded people. We often had cottage hols when Norman was so poorly and love village life as we are from a village in cheshire called kingsley. Nice to talk to you.s.
Response from Janb27 made 4 days ago
I was interested to read your post as I am 60 and and having my HLTA assessment this week. I have worked as a TA for 18 years. After 38 years of marriage and lots of unhappy years I have decided to move out and start my life again.am feeling very sad one minute and excited the next. I signed up here as I spend a lot of time in my room alone and feel the need for company.
Response from Happychops made 4 days ago
You have been brave to get this far, things will get better. It just takes a little time. I wish you well
Response from Lochinvar made 3 days ago
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ColinM1
5 days ago
0
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Hi Mokesmom Yes that is the caper ! Sadly they have declined in numbers radically over the last decade . Like a big turkey with a fan like tail .My late father in law was a keen golfer and played socially in the small 9 hole just outside the village . They had to close one of the holes as two male capers inhabited the wood adjoining and would frequently steal any balls they saw on the green ! Any effort to retaliate was not on – they are a protected species .
Response from Beauty made 4 days ago
May be better to be a caper these days..always preferable to be 'protected'....
Mokesmom
5 days ago
0
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Just joined andcstill finding my way around. I’m 76 and still healthy apart from a few creaks. I’m originally from Yorkshire and go back as often as I can as it’s still “home” to me. I do have a family but they have different interests to me so I spend time on my own getting bored. There’s only so many books you can read ! My real love is travel. I have a granddaughter with British airways so get to travel with her at every opportunity. Recently been on safari in South Africa with her. I love the sun. I’m very chatty and love meeting different people but not really a club person (that’s my excuse for not joining weigh watchers ). I gave up work only three years ago but still volunteer at a college working with those less able. Never thought I’d be so bored being at home.......how does anyone cope? There’s only so much housework anyone can do and I hate ironing. Oh well, rant over . Ps I love animals and have two cats
Response from ColinM1 made 5 days ago
It’ s interesting how those on this site occupy their time ! A lot depends on fitness . I have a border terrier and Irrespective of weather walk her 3 or 4 times a day I live in the Scottish Highlands and being a “ blogger “ always have my camera with me . Piece de resistance some years was capturing some pics of a capercaille which had taken up residence in mother in laws back garden It attacked her as she was trying to get into the garage – very territorial birds which sadly have disappeared from our neck of the woods . ! Enjoy the travel and the sunshine – it’s -6C here at present .
Response from Mokesmom made 5 days ago
Hi ColinM1,
Are they those huge grouse like birds? Think I once spotted a huge black one some years ago but not around here. Never been to the Highlands but they look a photographers dream. I always carry a camera with me and drive everyone crazy. We go to the Peak District which is only an hour away and the scenery is stunning.....not as good as Yorkshire tho.
Response from Mokesmom made 5 days ago
Having difficulty downloading or uploading my photo.
Response from Northern made 5 days ago
Welcome to the site Mokesmom,
Gerryattrick
5 days ago
1
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Good morning everyone! Another newbie! I've just signed up and wandering around the site randomly at the moment. Happy to talk with anyone and looking to make new friends.

'Have a nice day', as they say!
Response from JanineN3 made 5 days ago
Hi, I'm also new at this and trying to navigate myself around the site! Keep finding things and then losing them.. but then that could be an age problem!!
Response from CaroleAH made 5 days ago
Hi Gerryattrick,
Love your nom de plume! 🙂 Hope you find lots of topics of interest on the Forum which you can join in with - and if you can't see any, then start some of your own. There's usually one or more people who will join in and chat. If you tick all the notification boxes on your profile and save them, then you will soon be able to see who has commented on your post or has sent you a private chat message if you click on the white arrow in the turquoise box on the right hand side of your screen. Good luck with your wandering! 🙂
Response from Tr1sh made 5 days ago
I like your username 🙂

Hope you enjoy the site. Navigation takes a bit of getting used to but once you have found your way around it's a friendly sort of place.
JanineN3
5 days ago
3
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Hi, I'm also new at this and trying to navigate myself around the site! Keep find things and then losing them..

I'm also at an odd point in my life, never thought this would be it, however, have to keep mudding on. Recently moved back to where I was born as my sister lives here in Kent and am now living with her, she's a few years older. It's been quite a challenging time as we are so different and I guess both set in our ways. Retired last March and am now becoming so. bored am thinking about getting another job, but have no idea what!!

Sounds to me though that you should pursue what you set out to do, as to achieve what you have is a real accomplishment and a shame not to put into practise. What subject did you want to lecture in?

Families are weird things, are never what you expect them to be.

Take care
Response from Beauty made 5 days ago
Hi Janine
Welcome to....all of us. Sure you'll meet loads of friends on here. Whereabouts in Kent are you..? Back in the day, used to live in jolly Marden, now in leafy Surrey. Hope we'll see you on 'Strictly' in the not too distant future. All the best 'Beauty'
Response from JanineN3 made 5 days ago
Hi, I’m in the currently most talked about place - Dover! I actually thought I was responding to someone else! But that’s fine, always nice to chat. Don’t know Marden, sounds nicer than Dover though! Would love to be on strictly but unfortunately not that good
Response from Northern made 5 days ago
Welcome to the site. I’m quite a distance from Dover, I’m in the North East. Hope you get to chat to some nice people on here.
Carole 5
5 days ago
1
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Thank you to those that welcomed me.I'm at a crossroads in my life and quite honestly don't know which road to take.sound familiar? I need to get out and make new friends lost a lot of confidence since I retired and need to rebuild it. Hope this year is a good one for me (I live in hope lol)
Carole 5
6 days ago
0
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Hello everyone I'm new on here and just trying to find my way around.
Response from Northern made 6 days ago
Hello and welcome to the site Carole
Response from JanineN3 made 5 days ago
Hi, I'm also new at this and trying to navigate myself around the site! Keep finding things and then losing them.. but then that could be an age problem!!
Response from Beauty made 5 days ago
Hi Carole
Welcome to all of us .....please keep persevering..you'll get the hang of it. Great folk on here. I'm located a long way from you in leafy Surrey, but hope you can find some friends nearer to you. All the best 'Beauty'
kaw249
6 days ago
1
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I'm very new on here. Is this a United Kingdom forum? I'm from the US and haven't looked around much yet. I'm 69 and very active.
Response from Beauty made 6 days ago
Hi 'kaw249'
Welcome to all of us ...We do get both US/UK members, so please keep trying. Pleased to hear you're active .....we all need to keep striving.. I'm located in Surrey, not too far from Heathrow, so if you ever need a UK crashpad for a couple of days.., let me know.
All the best 'Beauty'
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