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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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broadsword
17th Oct 2016 18:56:05
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Hello,

Just joined.

I am 62,
So still work.

I live in Milnthorpe.

I have recently moved there from Lytham St Annes.

As another winter driving backwards and forwards on the M6/M55 will be the death of me.

So, I do not know anybody local.

I am quite sociable.
If quiet some say.

I like Current affairs, HIstory, and an easy quiet life.

I like to Ski, but beginning to lose confidence.

So Blues and easy Reds only.

Old age, what a curse.

I will probably keep going until I fall over and break my neck.

I like British films, Comedy, and TV programs of the 1950's and 60's
And of course the music.

Pretty average English man really.

English Ale only, no Lager thank you, G & T&s, and a glass of wine please.

Polytighto,

John.
Response from Ariadne made on 21st Oct 2016 19:20:41
Hello, do you live ,,,,, Milnthorpe near Holmesfield Derbyshire ????Nice pub there on the corner !!!!
Response from Muserseven made on 24th Oct 2016 16:37:32
Hello Broadsword. Nice to meet you. I like the way you've presented your details. Nice, and to the point, I tend to waffle a bit ... But then, I'm female ...

Lucky you! Lytham St Anne's (used to go there a lot as a child) and now Milnthorpe! Still working? Glad somebody is keeping the wheels of Britain's industry turning. I hope you haven't dropped into the net of having to work too far into retirement age, though. Your mention of the M6 and M55 suggests that your job requires you to travel, does it?

Hope to hear from you.
Response from magdelina made on 14th Nov 2016 03:33:09
Hey there....I just joined myself. I have been on the hunt for a British tv series and no joy. I had the brilliant idea....how about a chat site...British...maybe someone there may know. Turned out dumb idea...so I was just going to exit but then started reading this page and you had the word -tv- in your post...so....

I live in Canada. Last few years I have been watching British tv programs, series, mini series and movies. I adore the British people and the way they speak...and I don't mean the accent. I absolutely lap up the scenery in everything I have watched. The names of towns and villages. The ones you mentioned sound so cool. And probably beautiful and quaint.

Just your day to day stuff you do and take for granted...I would probably find fascinating.
My name is Theresa and I have a furry little friend Maggie. In my 50's.... I would really like to hear all about the area you lived in and your new home.
By the way...I was looking for Crown Court shows....they made 800 of them and I have only found a few.....It was from the 70's. Don't mean to go on and on about it. Probably something you never watched.
Well...nice to meet you. Theresa
OldLarry
6 days ago (Last activity: 28th Jul 2020 20:50:54)
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Is everyone on here from Western Europe or Great Britian? I live in the Midwest of the U.S.A.
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Lunanlady
28th Jul 2020 04:35:47 (Last activity: 28th Jul 2020 08:09:05)
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Hi there, I see this post was written five years ago. how are you now? I hope you have found your calling and I too am halfway through an OU degree and fancied lecturing too, but I agree this might not be as easy as I had hoped. I will finish the degree for fun, then get into my micro-camper and go exploring! Hope you're still on here. Sending you warmth from another Celtic witchy sort of a gal 🙂
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Ableman
26th Jul 2020 08:26:21 (Last activity: 26th Jul 2020 10:15:51)
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I have just joined I hope to be on here regularly when i find my yay around, I am seventy seven years of age, In need of some stimulational conversation. I hope to be chatting with some of you soon! and strike up some new friends.
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Response from Wilf made on 26th Jul 2020 10:15:51
Good morning Ableman, I have been on here a few years-lots of friendly folks
NAR8
25th Jul 2020 21:41:03 (Last activity: 25th Jul 2020 23:26:18)
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how nice,,
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Upper
22nd Jul 2020 20:41:52 (Last activity: 23rd Jul 2020 14:52:21)
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Hi I just joined, i'm just saying hello folks,

I'm retired, interested in and filming garden wildlife i.e. hedgehogs, badgers, foxes, plus many domestic cats anything that moves in my garden during the night.

Upper.
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Response from Laws22 made on 23rd Jul 2020 12:36:59
Hi Upper

Many apologies I hit the thumbs down instead of UP ... Please don't be put off by my error.
Welcome to the community :))
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Response from The_bees_knees made on 23rd Jul 2020 14:52:21 > @Laws22
Hi Laws22,

I have rectified it by putting an 'upvote' against it after all there's nothing wrong with Upper filming wildlife in his own garden!! Ha ha!

You have a trigger-happy finger.

Welcome Upper
Welcome Laws22 and behave!)
MerrillB
23rd Jul 2020 13:41:58 (Last activity: 23rd Jul 2020 13:42:15)
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Hi there. I just saw your post, I am 68 and recently retired. Like you I also never found my calling. I guess it was different when we were growing up. I had little guidance and ended up doing accounts work most of my life. Very dull. And maybe never found the confidence to change. Very brave of you to go to university at age 59. Well done. I am here if you would like to have a friendship.
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JustRay
19th Jul 2020 04:53:48 (Last activity: 22nd Jul 2020 16:16:42)
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Hi Iv just joined looking forward to chatting to new people I'm a widow my wife passed 4 years ago been in lockdown for 4 months just starting to go out but only shopping hope to chat soon with someone have a good day and take care
Response from Dinabob4 made on 22nd Jul 2020 16:16:42
Hi JustRay,
Welcome to the site. Nice to meet you. You should find some conversations on here you can get involved in when you find your way around.

I hope getting to the shops is helpful in that it is less isolating.
Stay safe. (Hand gel and /or wipes are useful to have with you).
I don't know what the advice is where you are about face coverings. In England we need to wear one in shops from 24th July ( unless exempt for certain reasons).

Have a good day, the sun's out.
Take care.
SLB1964
11th Jul 2020 17:39:08 (Last activity: 22nd Jul 2020 16:06:24)
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Hello, I've just joined today. Looking forward to reading some comments and maybe adding some of my own.

I'm feeling a bit isolated as my husband and I are both shielding (in my case, I'm not totally sure why) and working at home. I do go out with the dog and the very occasional visit to the shop, but it's all becoming a bit boring now. Seems to be very little to watch on the TV, although I'm not really a TV buff at the best of times, so just finding it all a bit heavy going sometimes.

Will leave my introduction at that for now and maybe just take it as it comes.
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Response from Dinabob4 made on 17th Jul 2020 21:56:56
Hi SLB1964,

We need something to look forward to I think. As you say spending so much time at home as well as working from home can become a bit too much 'same old!'

You say you are shielding, do you feel you want to go out more? Maybe you can agree to meet people socially distanced in their gardens? or for a walk.
There isn't much on the TV I agree. I do not overdo the TV either but there is nothing new at the moment. There has been a recent new series of Long lost family if you like that?
Are you in the south or north of the UK?
Response from The_bees_knees made on 18th Jul 2020 20:05:10
Hello Dinabob4,

I would like to interject here as there appears to be confusion between 'social-distancing' and 'shielding' and a distinction needs to be made.

For those unaware of what a letter from the NHS Foundation Trust looks like, sent out by the instruction from the Government.
Excerpts taken from a second letter reads:-

"Now is not the time to become complacent and relax. The (South West) has been relatively spared in this first wave of coronavirus infection but it is expected that this will not remain the case.
With the government announcement of phased lockdown release, it appears that you could start to a more normal life; however this is definitely not the case for those with long term conditions such as .............. .............
In fact as lockdown measures are relaxed for the general population the risk of infection will increase to shielded patients.
It is therefore imperative that you continue to shield.
1. Do not rlkea e your house u less absolutely necessary.
2. Do not attend any gatherings. This includes gatherings of friends and families in private spaces, for example family homes... etc
3. Strictly avoid contact with someone displaying symptoms of coronavirus.....etc etc..
The Government is currently advising people to shield, and while regularly monitoring this position the period is likely to be extended."

PLEASE continue to be diligent if shielding.
Social-distancing is an entirely different thing.
Shielding people don't have this option.
Response from SLB1964 made on 18th Jul 2020 20:24:40 > @The_bees_knees
Yes, that's correct.

From 6th July, we are allowed to relax a bit and meet up to 6 friends outdoors/go for a walk etc., and are allowed a "bubble" with one other household. Then from 1st August, we have to go to strict social distancing & limit contact as soon as possible - but can go to work!

I do (and have been) walking the dog as we live quite rurally and it's easy to stay away from other people. My husband can't really even do this though, as has terminal cancer so is pretty much housebound - although he is now allowed to go the hospital.
Response from The_bees_knees made on 18th Jul 2020 20:32:58 > @SLB1964
My regards to you both!

Bees
Response from SLB1964 made on 18th Jul 2020 20:34:27 > @The_bees_knees
Thanks.
Response from Dinabob4 made on 19th Jul 2020 00:27:31 > @SLB1964
Hi both, Yes, I had heard there were some new options for those shielding to go for walks socially distanced etc as SLB1964 has just confirmed and that they could also meet in gardens socially distanced. I was just asking if SLB was allowed to do this and how she felt about it. Of course not all those shielding will choose to do this.

There is some individual risk assessment taking place I think within the rules. Some are more cautious than they have to be. It is up to the individual.
Have a good day.
Response from SLB1964 made on 19th Jul 2020 14:07:16 > @Dinabob4
Yes, I agree Dinabob4. Personally, for me, I've continued to take my dog for walks, out of necessity. I work 3 days a week and, on those days, she has a walker but she still needs a morning and evening "ablution" walk as she won't go on the garden to do her business. So I've been doing that all along. I've also made the occasional trip to the supermarket to pick up prescriptions and the odd bit or bat that I've forgotten to add to the weekly delivery. Personally, I'm not totally sure why I'm shielding. I'm an asthmatic and my meds doses are quite high but I wouldn't have said it was necessary for me to be housebound per se, as I'm normally quite active. That said, I have restricted going out substantially and, working at home, I've felt a bit stifled.

It's a bit different in my husband's case as he has no immune system and his condition is very serious so he hasn't left the house at all. Since restrictions were lifted, however, we have allowed his best friend to come into the house and classify that as our "bubble". Whilst a little premature, we have no way of knowing how much time he has left 🙁 If the weather is nice, they sit in the garden but I can't expect them to do that if it's throwing it down,

So it's a case of being sensible to your circumstances as individual people will have different levels of necessity. In my case, I think it was to make it easier to insist on working at home, although it wasn't necessary in any event, as my employer managed to get set up for all of us to do that, regardless of vulnerabilities. It's only now that they are giving a limited amount of people the option to return to the office if their individual circumstances - which can include mental wellbeing - make working at home difficult. But it's taken 4 months to reach that point. Personally, I won't be returning before the end of the year at the earliest, I wouldn't have thought.
Response from Dinabob4 made on 22nd Jul 2020 16:06:24 > @SLB1964
Hi SLB

I can see your dilemmas. Everyone has a unique situation and you have to weigh everything up. I am sorry to hear your husband is so poorly. Your decision to have some company in a bubble for your husband sounds like it would benefit him especially as it can be in the garden at the moment too and you can make the most of having the summer while we have it. Maybe you working from home has been more protective for your husband too as well as yourself and others. The advice was always work from home if you can, wasn’t it and it is now starting to shift a bit this month (for the economy and as well for some people’s mental wellbeing as some are more affected by it than others). We all need some balance though and at least you can get out to walk the dog and get some exercise too. Yes it is still a case of being sensible. Do you like gardening?
Merrynan
11th Jul 2020 15:57:32 (Last activity: 19th Jul 2020 17:09:26)
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Hi everyone, I'm 66 and retired last year. I live in beautiful North Wales.
look forward to finding out more about this site, looks good.
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Response from Dinabob4 made on 17th Jul 2020 22:07:11
Hello Merrynan,
Nice to meet you. North Wales is lovely.
I have had many good holidays there! Will have to start talking about some of the popular spots!
Dina
Response from simbadog made on 19th Jul 2020 17:09:26
Hi Merrynan
Welcome to the site. I'm from Cambridgeshire originally but have lived in
beautiful counties such as Devon and Gloucestershire. Have a good friend
who lives in Glan Conwy and spent many weekends our families together
when I was in the Royal Air Force.
Now live on the stunning island of Menorca.
Hope to chat

Best Simbadog
Chrissiebabe
16th Jul 2020 10:18:52 (Last activity: 18th Jul 2020 13:26:01)
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Hi. I joined a little while ago but never did anything about it so today thought I would have a look as today can only be described as a 'down day'.
I am a lot older than you at 78 but young at heart, if you will excuse an overused phrase! My husband died at the end of November last year and I was struggling to get used to being alone and then along came lock down. Just when I was starting to go out and about a bit, nothing. Its been very hard. Zoom and phone calls helped lots and a caring daughter who delivered shopping helped but its not the same.
I am lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of the world which I have enjoyed to the full, Long walks in the Purbecks and gorgeous beaches. Hard to enjoy any of it when you are alone. I do have good friends and am able to see my granddaughter now which does help a lot. I just hope tomorrow is another day when I can appreciate how lucky I really am.
Sorry, I've had my moan now and hope to chat when I am more upbeat!
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Response from Dinabob4 made on 17th Jul 2020 21:49:19
Hi Chrissiebabe,
I hope today is a better day for you. This lockdown has been very unkind to those who have not long had a loss. The very thing you need to do is keep busy and go out when you feel like it. Sorry to hear about your husband.
How have you found using Zoom? Glad you have friends and family to stay in contact with.

Lucky you, you live near a beach!

I use zoom too and do a weekly quiz with the family!
Response from Chrissiebabe made on 18th Jul 2020 13:26:01 > @Dinabob4
Hi Dinabob4
Thank you for your message. Yes, I try to keep busy and do use Zoom. Its been a Godsend during lockdown. We've had two birthdays celebrated at a distance over Zoom and I've been doing a quiz every week up until now. Was just having an off day, had several this week. It would have been my husband's birthday soon so I guess that is another 'first' without him.
Will pick up again soon I hope.
Best wishes
joesgakki
14th Jul 2020 13:10:53 (Last activity: 17th Jul 2020 22:04:40)
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Hello-My name is Sharon. I am 68 years old, live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. I am not returning to my work as a part time floral designer due to my feeling that it is unsafe for me to do so. I have COPD, and am taking every precaution to stay safe. I have been a widow for almost 19 years, and I live alone. My garden has been my refuge during this time, not looking forward to what may be a long, lonely winter. I love to read, our libraries have been closed since March, but just started a curbside pickup.
I have 3 children, one in Utah, one in Texas and one son who lives locally, but unfortunately, we have been estranged for the past year. I have 2 grandchildren, a girl 12, and a boy 22.
I look forward to chatting about any number of topics.
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Response from Dinabob4 made on 17th Jul 2020 22:04:40
Hello Sharon, from the UK.
Nice to meet you.

I agree it is good to take precautions to stay safe. I'm glad you have a garden to keep you occupied and it is relaxing to be outside in nature. I enjoy the garden too, not that I am a great gardener! but I know the basics and like to keep it tidy.

Do you enjoy reading? That is something you can do in the winter. Great you have a curbside pick up now. Perhaps you can still nip out in the garden in the autumn and winter too and just wrap up warm!

Bye for now,
Dina
IntrigueMii
14th Jul 2020 07:24:10 (Last activity: 14th Jul 2020 13:47:27)
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My name is Jayde. I am 50 years and I live in Scotland. I've just recently joined this site and I am still trying to find my way around. I would like to meet new people for friendship, chat and banter. I am quite easy to get on with and have been told that I can be quite humorous.

Due to MS (and now Covid restrictions) I don't get out of the house and it can be quite lonely so I am looking forward to being part of an online community. I love music, graphic design, crafts, reading, computer games, puzzles, movies and much more!

I do look forward to meeting y'all.
Response from The_bees_knees made on 14th Jul 2020 08:20:47
Hi IntrigueMii,

Welcome to the site.
Have just sent you a long message under 'chat' whilst having my morning cup of char and gradually waking up.

Hope to hear from you soon!

The_bees_knees
Response from IntrigueMii made on 14th Jul 2020 13:47:27 > @The_bees_knees
Thank you for writing to me Bee. I have replied! hehe

I look forward to hearing back from you.
Nartane
26th May 2020 04:34:00 (Last activity: 11th Jul 2020 08:29:37)
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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.
Response from Scotsman50s made on 11th Jul 2020 08:21:52
Hi Nartane, I'm very new on here, im in Scotland. This place is very confusing so far to me lol.
I'd love to chat with you anytime if you fancy it.
Just hope you get this lol
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YorkshireLass100
17th May 2020 09:28:51 (Last activity: 10th Jul 2020 22:23:15)
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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 on 5th Jul 2020 21:03:38
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 on 5th Jul 2020 23:32:16
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 on 9th Jul 2020 00:50:57 > @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 !
Response from Dinabob4 made on 10th Jul 2020 22:23:15 > @Tricia2756
Hi Tricia2756, that sounds nice to receive a bunch of flowers from your boss! They must value you. The rain continues but hoping for an improvement from tomorrow at the weekend. You are right that any opportunity to avoid the commute is welcome. If the job can be done at home, why not at least keep it that way to some degree. It is better for the climate! Have a good weekend.
Lizann
7th Jul 2020 19:10:31 (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 on 7th Jul 2020 21:50:21
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
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 1st Jul 2020 08:01:55 > @Buffs67
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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.

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Response from Carobyloch made on 3rd Jul 2020 14:26:11 > @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 on 4th Jul 2020 07:49:33 > @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 on 7th Jul 2020 04:23:05 > @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 on 7th Jul 2020 19:16:11 > @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.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 26th Jun 2020 07:47:35
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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
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 28th Jun 2020 08:58:40 > @alistreigh
Hi alistreigh,

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 Carobyloch made on 3rd Jul 2020 14:34:23 > @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.
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