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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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YorkshireLass100
17th May 2020 09:28:51 (Last activity: 9th Jul 2020 00:50:57)
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Hi,

I just joined the site within the last hour. I was taken aback when yours was the first comment I read. Namely because I am the same age, have a similar living situation (albeit mine is in North Yorkshire near Thirsk, I have two daughters who haven't bothered me for years due to blaming me for the marriage breakup and I have had a distant relative of spondylosis since my late 20s (fortunately controlled by 3 to 5 monthly treatments (my MOT/service as I like to call it) by a cranial osteopath wherever I have lived in the country which has let me keep cycling and hill walking - within reason for over 30 years - God bless them!
My partner of 7 years left a few months ago when he and I had to acknowledge it had run out of steam as he wanted to sit on a sofa and I wanted to keep on being out and about in the countryside. Having said that, I am finding the loneliness soul destroying. I could try to blame lock down, which hasn't helped, but the truth is I just don't have friends who stay in touch - except my best friend from school days but she is in Cornwall - mostly due to my changing jobs, countries, homes more times than I don't know what.
I'm trying to move as cannot afford to run this big farmhouse on my own but cannot decide where to, etc. I love the northern hills so reluctant to live anywhere flat. I'm not a city person. I've taken a temp job just helping out in the local Holland and Barrett shop for a few weeks part time to get me out of the house - my two budgies and I have run out of conversation and the fish in the small aquarium aren't much company. I am desperate to get a dog again, mine died 18 months ago and ex would not let me get another one as we both worked full time. Landlady will insist it is kept outside but I will find way around it for a few weeks until I can leave when lock down is lifted as need to have the company of a dog again very quickly before I climb the walls completely. I am a volunteer dog walker with the Cinnamon Trust as just got an assignment to walk a collie each day whilst the owner recovers from an op so at least I have a lead in my hand again each day and she is lovely. Tell me more about your 4 legged friends when you have chance please.
Bye for now
Christine
Response from Tricia2756 made 3 days ago
Hi Yorkshire lass, sounds as though you have had some difficult times. Can’t be easy with current restrictions.. not been easy for any of us, sometimes sites like this can be a godsend 🙂 my pets have helped keep me sane. I am working from home, and in some ways hoping that will become a permanent option, although going to the office did get me out of the house. I’m looking forward to summer making a return appearance. The rain can be so depressing. hope things are going well for you.
Response from Dinabob4 made 3 days ago
It sounds like many people get so much from their pets. I am an animal lover and hope to get a pet one day in the future.

Hi Yorkshire lass I hope you are still doing your volunteer dog walking and enjoying walking the Collie! I hope things are improving for you.

Hi Tricia 2756 I notice you said you work from home. I also work from home and like you, think I am glad it may now be a permanent option but think it is less social and I am sure it is good for us to pop out to the office and see people more, face to face. Very strange times don't you think? I agree the rain this week is putting the dampers on things and looking forward to the sun coming out again. Today has been a better day!
Response from Tricia2756 made 11 hours ago > @Dinabob4
Hi Dinabob no sun appeared today it has been dismal. Got a flower delivery from my boss as a thank you for working from home, a lovely gesture I thought. You are right of course a regular catch up in the office will be good when the current situation allows. For now tho I’m happy not to be doing the daily commute !
Lizann
1 days ago (Last activity: 7th Jul 2020 21:50:21)
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Hi cetwitch I joined this site a while ago but then didnt bother with it .I now find myself in a similar situation to yourself children have there own life and my best friend passed away christmas time .This lockdown has made me realise i need to get a life and make new friends or i will end up being regarded as the crazy dog lady . Maybe you would like to chst sometime . Regards
Response from Dinabob4 made 1 days ago
Hi Lizann
It looks like the post from Cetwich is from 5 years ago but it appears at the beginning of the thread. I am not sure she is still on the site according to some others. I saw your post and I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I am new to the site too. Lockdown has affected everyone's life in some way and is making us look at our lives. I have been through bereavement a few times and it is difficult. The lockdown and crisis has affected us being able to see people face to face and to go out in the ways we used to. Maybe you would like to chat sometime.
Carobyloch
28th May 2020 13:41:50 (Last activity: 7th Jul 2020 19:16:11)
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Hello Celtwitch,
I'm new on here and just finding time to have a look around...
Read your post and can truly sympathise. I have a somewhat different viewpoint
of being 'old' ....you become invisible ! ...and yes, family certainly do seem to forget
us as we age |(or certainly seem to want to).
I would love to chat if you'd care to ...
p.s....Celtwitch ? ...tell me more.
Response from CaroleAH made on 28th May 2020 14:40:48
Hello, Carobyloch,
Celtwitch disappeared from the site quite a while ago but there are plenty more people to chat to. I notice that you are from Scotland - whereabouts? I love coming up to Scotland and have always felt a particular affinity with the Dumfries & Galloway area so it was no surprise, when researching my family tree, to find that many of my ancestors lived there (Kirkinner, Newton Stewart).
Carole 🙂
Response from Carobyloch made on 29th May 2020 15:09:57 > @CaroleAH
Hello again....don't know quite what happened there, was happily typing away and then all disappeared ! Aah well, hopefully you received first part of my post so I'll
sign off now.
Carobyloch
Response from CaroleAH made on 29th May 2020 19:13:35
Hi Carobyloch - I've replied in private chat to your post.
Response from CaroleAH made on 9th Jun 2020 00:09:42 > @Carobyloch
Hi Carobyloch! I had a notification from Silversurfers to say that there was a message from you in Chat - when I checked there was nothing there and all your previous chat messages have disappeared as well. I'm wondering if you pressed Leave Chat intentionally of by mistake! Please can you contact me again if you would like to. Thanks, Carole 🙂
Response from Bobhonda made on 19th Jun 2020 11:13:28 > @CaroleAH
Fancy a chat with someone outside of my country. I am from Taiwan and have been studying MBA in Sheffield University in year 2000, I miss my time in the UK.

I currently work for a European company that design and manufacture Medical Device.

Everything seems OK so far, but have a bit of mid-age thinking and try to figure out what life can be better in near future.
Response from Buffs67 made on 1st Jul 2020 08:00:12 > @Carobyloch
Dear Carobyloch,
If you're still looking for new pen pals, I would be very interested in exchanging emails with you. I'm a man in his mid-seventies living alone here in Colorado, US, and I would enjoy chatting with you about anything that interests you. Having worked very briefly in Surrey several years ago, I became an incurable anglophile in search of anything English or Scottish or Welsh or Irish. (My ancestors on my father's side came here from Scotland a long time ago.) Your thoughts on current situations, travel, politics, history, religion, personal lifestyle, animals, and the like would certainly be enjoyable.
Joe
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Response from Carobyloch made 5 days ago > @Buffs67
Well, hello Joe ...... so nice of you to mail me, and yes, I would love to
exchange views with you on various subjects. Probably best if we don't
comment on current respective leaders though !!
Yes, I do live next to the sea on West Coast of Scotland - both my parents were Scottish, but I was born and brought up in Yorkshire..... (o.k.a. Gods own country). Don't suppose you've heard of that though, being from the states.
So......Colorado ? You'll have to tell me more, never been, although have been to few states over there. Been several times to Chicago to stay with friend I met in Turkey (we were both friends with same Turkish friend). Been to Florida, very briefly, also New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Los Angeles, Michigan, oh, musn't forget Hawaii of course.
Will try to be brief now, as who knows, you may be getting lots of new mails!
Can assure you where I live is NOTHING like Surrey, although suppose they
both bring a lot their individual beauty to the U.K.
Tell me, whereabouts did your ancestors come from in Scotland....what was their name? There are old clan maps available that show which area of
Scotland certain names come from, but suppose you know that anyhow.

Well, would certainly love to exchange views, as you say, but you might have received lots of mail, so won't keep you any longer reading mine.
Would love to hear more from you.......bye for now.....
Carol.
Response from Buffs67 made 5 days ago > @Carobyloch
Carol,
Thank you for replying! It was a long shot that you might be interested, but learning all about you and your background and travels sounds really exciting. I hope I can offer enough in return to keep you interested because I have thousands of questions about what you think on so many things.

But first, something you said spurred an old memory and I burst out laughing: you mentioned meeting a friend in Turkey, with a Turkish friend in common, and then visiting your friend in Chicago. Do you remember the old James Bond 007 movie, From Russia with Love? In it, Bond's sidekick captures one of the Russian bad guys, ties him up, and then questions him: " So your mother wasn't Turkish. What a coincidence! My mother wasn't Turkish either!" That was funny! Just wanted to share it. : )
So, I worked briefly in Guildford and Redhill, BUT also in Izmir (Smyrna), and my mother isn't Turkish either. : ) Sorry, I'll quit being dumb. My job also took me to Egypt and Norway and Argentina and Dublin and Montreal and lots of US cities. Eritrea was also in the plans, but Ethiopia was bombing the airport at the time, so that got scrubbed. But I was never involved in any projects in Asia.

My gosh, you have traveled a lot in the US! You probably know more about this country than I do. I would really love to know what you think about those places. Most of them are among the 'good' places here, I feel.

Perhaps we could send emails from our own accounts to each other to keep our discussion less public, if that works well for you too. I guess the private chat allows messages so we can send email addresses? Do you know how that works?

I really look forward to talking more about your travels and Scotland and other questions you asked that I didn't answer in this message. This is a lot of fun!
Joe
PS. Since you lived in Yorkshire, are you considered a 'Geordie'?
Response from Buffs67 made 2 days ago > @Carobyloch
Carol, was my chat message reply sent to you? All have disappeared on my log. Must be doing something wrong. Joe
Response from Lizann made 1 days ago > @Buffs67
Hi buffs 67 would you like a pen pal . I also hsve scotish ancestors on my farthers side from Edinburgh . A few years ago i visited the scotish highlands for the first time and fell in love with the vast area am hoping to return when a bit of normality returns . Regards ann
Squirt55
26th Jun 2020 07:12:25 (Last activity: 3rd Jul 2020 14:34:23)
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Hi, I'm new here. I'm 73 years old and live in New Mexico. I live alone with my 14 year old black lab/mix, Gypsy. My husband, who was my heart, passed away a little over a year ago. I have two sons, one in California and my youngest here in town. I also have a step-daughter in town also. My youngest son has a child, a boy, four years old. During the Coronavirus I've been very isolated and lonely. Would love to have just a few people that I could chat with.
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Response from alistreigh made on 27th Jun 2020 23:57:44
Hello,

The coronavirus has been hard on everyone. If you ever want to chat let me know. I am 52 and work in a public library in northern Illinois. I have a maltipom and three grown sons. My husband is an architect.

Take care of yourself,

Ali
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Response from Carobyloch made 5 days ago > @alistreigh
Hello Ali,

Saw your mail when browsing through, would love to chat if you're agreeable.
I live on West Coast of Scotland, overlooking the sea - beautiful on good days
but we haven't been getting many of them lately !
Been to Chicago several times over the years to visit friend there...nice city !
I think its best at night, very beautiful with the skyscrapers all lit up. Had some
good times there.
Do feel free to respond, if you care to.........
Carol.
Beauty
1st Jul 2020 13:00:46
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Hi Admin
Is it impossible to remove this old post from celt witch....? Retaining it makes the site look SLOPPY.
Neighborlady
27th Jun 2020 16:32:48
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Hi rayjGA,
I am also a senior (older young person) and I live in Chatsworth GA. I went to college at Brenau University. Loved the area.
simbadog
26th Jun 2020 10:43:47
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Hi Squirt55 and welcome.
I had an Auntie who lived in Albuquerque. She moved there as a young woman having married an American Serviceman she met in the UK unfortunately I lost touch with her many years ago after her Brother, my Father, passed away.
I'm a British ex pat living in Spain and I too have an elderly dog Simba, he's a mastiff x labrador and 13 now . Get in touch if you fancy a chat.

Stay safe Simbadog
silverleaf65
23rd Jun 2020 15:03:44 (Last activity: 24th Jun 2020 03:12:20)
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Hello there,
I am also new to silversurfers and I joined to meet new people and enjoy the general chit chat friendship. I am 66 and retired from my work some 18 months ago.
I am finding however that retirement is not all what it’s meant to be as the literature says.
After reading some of the comments here regarding family, I can almost resonate with a lot of that.
It would probably help if I mention that I live in Sydney, Australia and I the youngest son of immigrants that travelled here from Europe seeking a better life after world war 2.
I hope to meet some friends through chatting.
I’ve noticed some of these comments date back quite some time anyhow I hope to hear from someone as I will pop in every now and again.
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Response from sillygirl96 made on 24th Jun 2020 03:12:20
Hi Silverleaf. I love the thought of Australia. I will never see it unless I win the lotto, but I do enjoy the accent, the animals, the reef, there is a new video that I found that brings me so much peace.

I hope this finds you in good health. I know there is a time difference, lol
sillygirl96
24th Jun 2020 03:08:42
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First timer. Hello everyone. Hoping to have some fun with new people. Recently moved here.
Jchnanty
21st Jun 2020 12:44:35 (Last activity: 21st Jun 2020 13:14:52)
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I am in a similar situation, don't see my kids for the same reason. However I do have 2 great stepdaughters from my second marriage who I treat as my own. I'm widowed now so also looking for some friendship. If you need to, I'll be frequenting here quite regularly, I hope. Living with 2 dogs and a cat - worse than kids! John
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PatriciaB96
20th Jun 2020 10:57:00
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Good morning to all new members, welcome to our site.
teknik155
20th Jun 2020 04:10:22 (Last activity: 20th Jun 2020 07:28:35)
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Hi there My name is Paul and my wife is Liz. We live in northamptonshire.Retired HGV driver and Liz is retired stable owner. Every morning when we wake up we realise that it's a good start and the day usually gets better. We are Motorhomers and have an old van parked in the driveway and I'mstarting to feel the need to get it ready for our next adventure (when someone opens the gates again).
I'm a night bird after 25 years of working nights can't seem to get my body clock to work properly.
Hopefully we will be accepted on here, we don't have radical views but I am classed as a gruppy old man by our 5 grandchildren and I am British and quite proud of it.
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Alfred6
19th Jun 2020 16:41:15
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here to chat...if you want to...xxx
Zara2
22nd May 2020 21:51:27 (Last activity: 19th Jun 2020 11:20:38)
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Hi,

I am also new on here and also going to enjoy general chit chat friendship. I am also 60. I agree with your comment about family and some friends forgetting about you once you reach 60. Hope you meet some friends on here even just chatting helps.
Response from Bobhonda made on 19th Jun 2020 11:20:38
Fancy a chat with someone outside of my country. I am from Taiwan and have been studying MBA in Sheffield University in year 2000, I miss my time in the UK.

I currently work for a European company that design and manufacture Medical Device.

Everything seems OK so far, but have a bit of mid-age thinking and try to figure out what life can be better in near future.
Ninz
23rd May 2020 13:17:02 (Last activity: 19th Jun 2020 11:20:02)
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Hello! I’ve just joined too. I’m usually wary of chatting online but this felt like a safe place. Looking forward to chatting to like minded people who are not my usual friends and family. Guess I can describe myself as mature most of the time but have a childish streak that surfaces now and then.
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Response from Bobhonda made on 19th Jun 2020 11:20:02
Fancy a chat with someone outside of my country. I am from Taiwan and have been studying MBA in Sheffield University in year 2000, I miss my time in the UK.

I currently work for a European company that design and manufacture Medical Device.

Everything seems OK so far, but have a bit of mid-age thinking and try to figure out what life can be better in near future.
MusicTravelFun
6th May 2020 00:21:58 (Last activity: 19th Jun 2020 11:18:41)
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I am male approaching 66, just lost my Dad, my job & a few months ago my partner & I have decided to go our own ways after 10 years. we had the house up for sale & had a few viewings then BOOM the lockdown. I am luckier than many I appreciate but like most people, feeling a little stuck at the moment & wondering how to plan a future. Always been a bachelor & children or grandchildren but enjoy the security of owning my own home, as a base so I am considering when the time is right buying a small inexpensive place somewhere ( could be anywhere right now) & a touring van of some sort to take off exploring for few months at a time, practicing guitar & harmonica, having fun & hopefully meeting some like-minded people.
On Virgin Radio a couple of months ago someone said "you live every day & only die once" so I am trying to make this my mantra & learn something new every day. I have only just started reaching out via social media & found this so here goes.
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Response from MusicTravelFun made on 6th May 2020 14:50:32 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Thanks very much Sally, yes I'm looking forward to chatting with like-minded people when time permits. Stay safe, happy & healthy
Response from The_bees_knees made on 9th May 2020 15:05:17 > @MusicTravelFun
" It's not a dress rehearsal,
No-one gets out alive*

A friend Bernie used to quote this, he in turn got it from a work colleague (who is no longer) but I don't know who's quote it was originally. I shall have to look it up.

But it's good to have plans and that will 'keep you going'
I don't envy your current situation. I had a similar experience (but without the lockdown) that lasted for 3 months. It was bad enough. It's better to be amicable but some have no choice.

Remember, it's not a dress rehearsal.......
Response from midgey made on 12th May 2020 03:32:29 > @MusicTravelFun
Truly believe you will achieve your goals lol. No further comment.
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Response from YorkshireLass100 made on 17th May 2020 09:42:57 > @MusicTravelFun
Hi,

Similar happened to me. Partner left out of the blue. I decided to wait 3 months before deciding what I would do next and where. I've no family left and my best friend is in Cornwall so I can go wherever too. Decided on a move to another part of the Yorkshire Dales for a while by renting a mobile home for a while, started selling off furniture as much smaller place and bang came down the portcullis on moving, the caravan site closed and on the temp job I was doing for a few months.
I found another temp job part time for a few weeks to get me out of the house but otherwise completely stuck in limbo and very frustrated that is the situ so you have my sympathy for sure.
Christine
Response from whitty999 made on 23rd May 2020 10:34:02 > @MusicTravelFun
Hi
It’s getting rather boring now & lonely for me, even though I have many friends & family they all seem busy. I’m from the South East & being in total isolation isn’t much fun after 11 weeks!
I must admit I have being doing more gardening! & listening to some old vinyls of my mums! & anything to relieve the boredom!
Stay safe
Response from MusicTravelFun made on 23rd May 2020 18:09:05 > @The_bees_knees
Hi Thanks so much for those words of wisdom & please accept my apologies as I have only just started using Gmail & the notification of your response was in presentations folder which I have just accessed.

Yes I am starting to formulate some plans and who knows I may find a like-minded person to share them with.

It's good to know that people like yourself do read these messages which is comforting when you feel alone & future prospects are daunting however I am well aware there are many a lot worse off.

My mantra (not mine of course) is "you live every day & only die once.
Response from MusicTravelFun made on 23rd May 2020 18:14:17 > @midgey
Thanks for responding. I didn't think anyone had as the notifications ere in my presentations folder in Gmail which I have only just started using so did.t see them.

Yes I agree you have to believe to make things happen.

Hope all is well with you & you stay safe & happy.
Response from MusicTravelFun made on 23rd May 2020 18:29:11 > @YorkshireLass100
Hi

Thanks for your response & please accept my apologies for my late reply only the notifications of messages were in a folder in my be Gmail account that I was not aware of.

So sorry to hear of your situation with your partner & job situation.

Lockdown hasn't been easy for anyone that's for sure but hopefully, it has given you some time to consider what you want out of life for yourself in the coming years, and perhaps while pursuing those activities you may meet a person with the same interests. If not at least you are pleasing yourself rather than conforming to someone else's wishes/demands.

It is comforting to know that there are other people on this site who take the time to express their views which is also very encouraging. Stay positive, the sun is shining more & lockdown is easing.

Perhaps plan a short break away in the not so distant future to give yourself something to look forward to.
Response from The_bees_knees made on 23rd May 2020 19:01:08 > @MusicTravelFun
Hello MusicTravelFun,

Because I read you play the harmonica I wanted to send you a music link. You can check out the harmonica on this .
I saw these live a few years ago in Dorset. The singer told a tale of when Bob Dylan visited Woody Guthrie "the dust bowl Troubadour") when he had Parkinson's disease and was in a Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey.
It was their first meeting and Guthrie gave Dylan a card with the words "I ain't dead yet" on it.

This song is inspired by this event..

I Ain't Dead Yet - Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces. They play the blues circuits here and abroad and I had the best kind of night! I have posted this elsewhere on the music threads but you probably haven't navigated yet.

Cheers

Bees
Response from The_bees_knees made on 23rd May 2020 19:03:57
For MusicTravelFun....
Might help if I gave you the link
https://youtu.be/8OEwoleduU8
Response from MusicTravelFun made on 23rd May 2020 19:41:12 > @whitty999
Hi

Yes it is a job to stay positive although I understand many people are keeping in touch & having fun with family & friends through skype/zoom calls although I haven't to date.

As I have a number of interests which in a normal situation especially when I'm working, I don't really have much time for, so what I find works for me is to write down what I want to do the next day & try to mix it up a little so I get some variety for example 2 hours sitting in the sun reading (trying to learn Spanish) then have a 15 minute break then play some guitar or keyboards for a couple of hours, have some lunch, more reading or housework for an hour or two, then do some exercise sorta basic yoga-type stretching with controlled breathing then go for a brisk walk or jog.

Have some tea & get online for a while, play some more music & later about 9 or so watch some TV supping a beer,

It is rewarding to see the progress you can make at a learning type activity which is encouraging & also quite relaxing.

Hang in there better days are on the horizon for us all.
Response from MusicTravelFun made on 23rd May 2020 20:01:52 > @The_bees_knees
Thanks for the link Bee, yeah very tight & rocking number/band.

I am an ex-drummer just learning harmonica which is very good for my breathing (heavy ex-smoker unfortunately) & have only in the last few months started using youtube for tutorials which is so much better than reading from a book.

Although I do appreciate what a legend Bob Dylan is there is quite a lot of his material that I am not that keen on however hos album " Desire" is, in my opinion, outstanding as is "Rumours " Fleetwood Mac & "Love & Affection" Joan Armatrading, amongst others.

Do you play an instrument at all or just a fan of good music? Singing & dancing is so good for the soul.
Response from The_bees_knees made on 23rd May 2020 20:56:46 > @MusicTravelFun
Hi MTF,

I don't think you can count Piano stage 1 as being musical...(I still have nightmares about that exam!) Having a Grandmother wave a £5 note in bribery was the start to my lessons. My older brother had very same bribe but got out quicker than I.
Of course now I regret not sticking to it. I regret also not having our piano anymore (Could've pretended to be Carole King or someone)

Joan Armatrading I can really listen to (fellow Brummie.....tho' I have lived on Dorset long time?) Everyone on earth had a copy of Rumours and grew up with it but I am a Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac fan...true to the roots.....

https://youtu.be/O8RhZDGLEXM

Oh Well

I love seeing bands. I have seen so many, I sometimes forget who. The last few people have been Neil Young at the 02( didn't like the venue),
Wilko Johnson, Robert Kray....oh Stan Webb's Chicken Shack (No Christine Perfect) Gino Washington, Climax Blues Band. All these daily locally, Frome and Salisbury...The band I have seen most of would be Jethro Tull (totalling 15 times. I have met Ian Anderson 3 times).
You must make your way to music posts such as 'Women In Music' (I just started that one) or 'Recommendations' or 'What are your tastes in Music' etc...have a nosey and tell us more.

Bees Knees
Response from Bobhonda made on 19th Jun 2020 11:18:41 > @YorkshireLass100
Fancy a chat with someone outside of my country. I am from Taiwan and have been studying MBA in Sheffield University in year 2000, I miss my time in the UK.

I currently work for a European company that design and manufacture Medical Device.

Everything seems OK so far, but have a bit of mid-age thinking and try to figure out what life can be better in near future.
Nartane
26th May 2020 04:34:00 (Last activity: 19th Jun 2020 11:14:51)
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Thanks for voting!
Hi I am 61 yrs old my husband's passed away and I just want to make friends I really not got lots to say as was a private person I am a woman and don't mind what sex I talk to just like to start meeting people very nervous as never done this before I can understand if no one replays but though I start to talk to other people I have 4 beautiful grown-up children as all my other family no longer here, so that's all I can say for now
Response from Wilf made on 26th May 2020 08:07:57
Hello Nartane and welcome to Silversurfers. There are lots of friendly people on here. Which part of the UK are you from?
Response from Casualgrey made on 3rd Jun 2020 18:57:40
Hi Nartane just read your introduction. I understand only too well the need for good friends . I am in the west country and if you fancy a querty chat I will look forward to you reply
Response from Bobhonda made on 19th Jun 2020 11:14:51
Fancy a chat with someone outside of my country. I am from Taiwan and have been studying MBA in Sheffield University in year 2000, I miss my time in the UK.

I currently work for a European company that design and manufacture Medical Device.

Everything seems OK so far, but have a bit of mid-age thinking and try to figure out what life can be better in near future.
jusrwanttochat
14th Jun 2020 19:43:46 (Last activity: 19th Jun 2020 11:07:48)
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Thanks for voting!
I would like to chat as I am 65, I also was in a variety of jobs as a temporary worker.
I live in Wisconsin, and know what your talking about with hip pain.

I just started silversurfers yesterday, so I really don't know my way around.
Please reply to me if you want.
Response from Bobhonda made on 19th Jun 2020 11:07:48
Fancy a chat with someone outside of my country. I am from Taiwan and have been studying MBA in Sheffield University in year 2000, I miss my time in the UK.

I currently work for a European company that design and manufacture Medical Device.

Everything seems OK so far, but have a bit of mid-age thinking and try to figure out what life can be better in near future.

Recently, the COV-19 does scare people to death.

You do variety of jobs as a temporary worker, is it for living or just to kill time?
distinctlyaverage
22nd May 2020 22:14:44 (Last activity: 19th Jun 2020 11:02:32)
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Thanks for voting!
Good evening! I've just joined as well. I really have no idea what I'm doing but thought it would be lovely to chat with someone who's doing the same as me!
Response from SuzySioux made on 13th Jun 2020 23:56:25
Fancy a chat. I haven't s clue what I'm doing here so please bare with me. Im English live in the north east and I'm lonely and looking for genuine friends to bring some sunshine into life. Hope you receive my message. I'm female retired early from our marvellous NHS being in Caring profession all my life . Hope to hear back.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 14th Jun 2020 00:55:05 > @SuzySioux
Hi SuzySioux,

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 Casualgrey made on 15th Jun 2020 19:52:08 > @SuzySioux
Hi, SuzySioux Welcome If you fancy a chat from up there in the northeast send me a few words. I hope to hear .. Bye
Response from Bobhonda made on 19th Jun 2020 11:02:32 > @SuzySioux
Same like you, fancy a chat with someone outside of my country. I am from Taiwan and have been studying MBA in Sheffield University in year 2000, I miss my time in the UK.

I currently work for a European company that design and manufacture Medical Device.

Everything seems OK so far, but have a bit of mid-age thinking and try to figure out what life can be better in near future.

You are retired? So nice. Recently, the COV-19 does scare people to death.
cat95
13th Jun 2020 00:26:40 (Last activity: 16th Jun 2020 07:54:09)
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Thanks for voting!
I am new here,, just wanting to say "hi" to everyone...
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 13th Jun 2020 08:31:30
Hi cat95,

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 16th Jun 2020 07:54:09
Hi Cat95

Pretty cat in your photo!

Welcome to the sight. I am relatively new to this. I have 2 cats one 11 months old she followed us home as a stray whilst walking our dog. We have just acquired a new kitten he's about 2 months old and again abandoned.. Luckily our aged dog doesn't mind.

I live in Menorca and love the outdoors
Please get in touch if you fancy a chat
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