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I have been pen palling for a while now does anyone else do this and is there somewhere on the site for this? It would be nice to write to people on here if they were interested.


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GwynethB4
30th May 2020 15:30:37 (Last activity: 14th Jul 2020 12:02:27)
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Thanks for voting!
Would love to write to or email, ladies of any age (I'm 61) who live in Stevenage or surrounding areas.We are moving to Stevenage SG2 7QT, when we are able to (our move is on hold). I would love to meet up for tea/coffee when places re open, and make new friends.
I like gardening, short country walks , adult colouring , meeting with friends ,drives into the countryside(husband drives),and the seaside areas. I love animals ,and we have two cats.
Response from The greek made on 9th Jun 2020 20:34:25
Hi Gwyneth,

I live in Hitchin, not far from Stevenage. Been here for over 2 years. Moved from London with my husband (I'm 64). Had pen pals as a youngster and would love to start up again, especially in these uncertain times.

I have one cat and another who we share with next door and also love meeting people and have spent a lot of time in the garden and cooking.

All the best
Sophia (The greek)
Response from GwynethB4 made on 10th Jun 2020 12:02:11 > @The greek
Hi Sophia
How are things with you ? I have been FaceTiming my daughter (30) and granddaughters (3) & (1) once a week, now on a Friday as the are both at childminders again now while daughter and partner work from home . Saw my son Wednesday evening to Saturday afternoon, as he was working in Watford and had to sleep in his adapted van & use our shower /toilet. My son (24) lives in Norwich with his girlfriend and rehomed dog.

My husband(60) has disablities , but can manage day to day things, and does the cooking, repairs & making things in his shed/ work shop. I do the housework, gardening (husband likes to do mowing), and washing . We have two cats (did have 2 others they went missing), which husband bought with him when he moved in , after our wedding last July.

I met my husband February 2018 ,after he found me on Facebook ,and had been searching for me since his first marriage broke down (12 years before). We had last seen each other in the early 1980's ,when we had a relationship, but his parents moved to Dorset and he broke it off. He and I went onto have other relationships, and then marriages, but he said he was still in love with me that 's why he had searched for me on the internet.

I have only my daughter & son ,as my parents have passed away over the few years, but I also have a sister (59) who dosn't want anything to do with me and has cut me off. I am not upset or unhappy about it , as I have a lovely husband and married life , and my family.

Regards

Gwyneth
Response from The greek made on 11th Jun 2020 15:00:57 > @GwynethB4
Hi Gwyneth
Good to hear from you. Weather not so good today so can't get out to the garden. I have a cousin who lives in Watford (Leavesden near the film studios). I don't have any children but have cousins spread mainly over Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex and my husband's sister lives in Ipswich so moving here makes it easier.

My husband retired some years ago as a BT engineer and also loves pottering around in his shed/garage, and I have worked in various offices as a secretary. Since we moved here I have done some voluntary work and also typing from home, although nothing since lockdown.

My background is Greek - my mother was from Cyprus and my Dad from Greece, both sadly now passed away. Coincidentally my neighbour here is also Greek (small world)!

How is your move to Stevenage going? It would be good to carry out writing or emailing and also maybe meet one day when things are easier.

All the best for now

Sophia
Response from GwynethB4 made on 21st Jun 2020 15:16:54 > @The greek
Hi Sophia

How have your past weeks been? I walk in a local park every Sunday morning , I also hope to loose a bit of weight (8 stone 5 /9 stone) so I am trying to cut down on various things and I am going to try some exercises , but as I have Carpel Tunnel Syndrome in one of my hands I will not be able to do some.

I have cleaned the downstairs outside windows , and had a clean through the house (dusted /polished).

Have heard nothing from our housing association ,but Stevenage Council contacted us to inform us they are ready when we are & have contacted our housing association. Yesterday I received my daily email from the Gov.UK , and there was a copy of a letter to social housing tenants re exchanges & moves . It appears we can move providing we all follow government guidelines (which our removal firm has sent us), and the Housing Associations /landlords must do so up until September & must give us 3 weeks notice that our exchanges can resume. All councils/housing associations are having meetings ,and arrangements for moves/exchanges must go ahead anytime after 6 July . The tenant who is having our house goes back to work 4 July and has to work through that month , then is having a long weekend off 7 to 10 August . So have agreed with her we can move then ,and only if the 3 rd party(Stevenage tenant)in the exchange agrees too.

We have had to rebook our summer holiday, and will be going to a caravan park in Poole in September for 7 days. At the moment we are also waiting, to see if we can still go to a private caravan park in Lincolnshire near Skegness, for a weekend in July. We will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary on the 6 July ,so its my anniversary gift to my husband.

My youngest granddaughter was one on the 15 June, and my daughter sent me some lovely photos of both granddaughters opening the birthday presents. Both are lovely little things, can't wait to hug them, when I see them face to face again, as I have not seen them all since February .

If you have an email address, we could email each other next time. Mine is [email protected] , please send yours to this email address, thank you.

Kind Regards

Gwyneth
Response from GwynethB4 made 11 hours ago > @The greek
Hi Sophia
How are you? We are both ok, we have been away for the weekend in Spilsby Lincolnshire. Had nice weather ,only rained on the Friday evening. We liked the Holiday Resort ,it was quiet & peaceful ,so we have reserved a lodge for 7 nights in early July 2021. We have 7 nights booked from 19 September this year , at a Haven Holiday Park in Poole . We are having an adapted caravan , which was booked through Disability Holidays .

Our house move is no longer on hold, and we have a house reinspection today, and gas and electric rechecked as the certificates done four months ago are no longer valid. We could be moving August , as early as the first weekend if all the paper work is done in time.

Have a good week ,and I hope all is well with you both.
Kind Regards

Gwyneth
catlady24
30th Jun 2020 03:26:21 (Last activity: 11th Jul 2020 18:14:11)
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Thanks for voting!
Hi Tawny, I'm glad to see that Doreen replied to you, and that you're going to be joining our posts. I see that you love horses, specifically mentioning "new forest ponies." I've never heard that term for horses, but I'm gonna look it up on the internet (i just love to learn new things). While I like horses and think they're beautiful animals, I've just never had the opportunity to interact with them. But I am a definite animal lover --- having 4 house-cats and feeding 7 outdoor (homeless) cats. *I'm going to sign-off for now. You know, it's kind of strange, what with you and Doreen being in England and me being in America --- i.e. = It's only 10:30 at night as I write this, but it's 2:30 in the morning (!) where you two are. You both must be fast asleep !
Response from Tawny made on 30th Jun 2020 08:05:33
Morning. Just having breakfast here approaching 8am so I am guessing 4am with you!! Will be leaving shortly to see to “Norman” my New Forest Pony. I go twice a day and he is kept on an arable Farm about 10 minutes drive from my home. He is my 7th NFP I have owned over 40 odd years. My last two were mother and son. I bought Alice as a 4yr old and she delivered me a foal the following year. Alice died 4 yrs ago aged 28 and her son Jake two years ago aged 24. Two fab ponies. Couldn’t decide whether to get another one as age & arthritis catching up with me but decided I would see if I could keep going a little bit longer!! New Forest Ponies are one of our 8 native breeds of Ponies in the UK and come from the county of Hampshire. Can you tell I like them must stop talking ponies, I could bore you! I love animals, wildlife and the countryside. So pleased to be joining you and Doreen .
Response from Doreen2 made on 30th Jun 2020 11:13:19 > @Tawny
Liked your description on NFP’s, to Vicki, am I right in thinking they are communal living, you own the pony and contribute to it’s upkeep but haven’t the problem of everyday upkeep, ideal as we are getting older, yes you can tell you love them, but think that’s lovely, animals are sometimes better companions than humans, and it is lovely to have an absorbing hobby
Response from catlady24 made on 30th Jun 2020 18:45:34 > @Tawny
Hello Tawny, It's 1:30 here, so it's 6:30 "across the pond." < this "across the pond" phrase is occasionally used here in the US, when referring to England. Have you heard of this phrase ? Where you said in your post -- that you could be boring me because of talking about your NFP's. No, definitely not --- I love it when people talk about their animals ! < That's the main reason that I'm a vegetarian --- because of my love of animals ! *Sorry to hear that you have arthritis. Not to sound like a "know it all," but do you get enough calcium and magnesium and Vit D ? These 3 supplements are very important in regards to bone-health (i.e. arthritis)
Response from catlady24 made on 30th Jun 2020 18:57:09 > @Doreen2
Hello Doreen, Just read your post to Tawny, where you said that "animals are sometimes better companions than humans." Boy, do i AGREE with this ! I love my cats SO much ! They are a big source of joy to me. Do you have any pets ? Or, have you had dogs or cats in the past ? So, what are you up to today ? Do you drive or take public transportation when you go to the stores ? Or, are you lucky, and have a store, or two, withing walking distance of your home ?
Response from Tawny made on 30th Jun 2020 20:34:40 > @Doreen2
Hi Doreen. All the ponies that run on the New Forest are owned by “Commoners”. These are people who have “rights of common of pasture” and pay an annual fee for each animal turned out to graze. A number of selected Stallions are only turned out for 5-6 weeks and then are brought off the Forest to the owners own property. The owners are responsible for their own ponies but there are local officials called Agisters who help the Verderers (group of voluntary individuals) to protect the interests of the Commoners. Hope that helps. Animals give so much and my two old ponies I mentioned became my life line when I spent the last ten years of my mum’s life caring for her. Not that she was difficult but it gave me time for me, twice a day. I would love a dog but I still work part time and it would not be fair to the dog. xx
Response from Tawny made on 30th Jun 2020 20:45:27 > @catlady24
Evening. Unfortunately the arthritis is very much a family trait. My poor mum was riddled with it, but she was a very determined lady and would drag herself around the house on a frame - I admired her strength and courage to keep moving but it was agony for her. Fortunately I am managing to keep very mobile (although I am told my left hip needs replacing) thanks to Pilates. I am always trying different things, I recently used Curcumin with black pepper which I think helped a lot but found it quite expensive. At the moment I am trying apple cider vinegar. I also try to walk a lot too and I am going to try a friend’s bicycle to see if my hip can cope. Keeping ponies has been good too although I really enjoy just having the one now. I mentioned to Doreen that I would like a dog too but I still work part time so it wouldn’t be fair on the dog. One day!! x
Response from Doreen2 made on 1st Jul 2020 07:45:23 > @Tawny
When I was asking, couldn’t think of the word “commoners”, saw a programme all about it on tv. There is so much rubbish on tv, but you can learn such a lot, can understand Vicki not knowing about it, a very much an English thing, I have had dogs, such loving companions, but you must have time for plenty of walks.you were talking arthritis to Vicki, I hadn’t heard of curcumin, but everyone here is swearing but turmeric capsules,
Response from Doreen2 made on 1st Jul 2020 07:58:20 > @catlady24
How many cats have you Vicki, and what breed are they Heinz or pedigree? I have only ever had cats or dogs one at a time, and the temperaments are so different, a dog is so faithful and will love you no matter what, but a cat I think owns you, so loving, but on it’s own terms.
You asked Gillian about “over the pond,” guess what, you are over the pond too, ........big pond I always think, my thoughts of a pond is water on the village green with ducks on it
Response from catlady24 made on 1st Jul 2020 20:36:33 > @Tawny
Hello Gillian, Sorry to hear that you might need a hip replacement. Did I understand you correctly when you said that Pilates might have cause you to need a hip operation ? Yes, I've heard about Curcumin being good for pain/arthritis, and that black pepper helps it to be assimilated better. You mentioned that you'd like a dog one day. I would too, but I don't know how my cats would re-act ? ? ?
Don't really want to talk about depressing things -- since this chit-chat the 3 of us have going is suppose to be pleasant -- but did you hear about that 35 yr old woman and her 4 yr old daughter who were murdered in South London ? I just thought that this was SUCH a coincidence -- hearing something about South London -- because you had just told me (a day or 2 ago), that you use to live in South London ! My Best to You, Vicki
Response from Tawny made on 3rd Jul 2020 20:46:30 > @catlady24
Hi Vicky. Sorry I might of mislead you! But the Pilates has been brilliant for strengthening my core strength and for the muscles around the hip joint. It was recommended to me by the hospital physiotherapist to try and maintain the movement I still have and put off having the op for as long as I can. Apart from occasional bit of soreness in the joint I am definately much better, so fingers crossed I can keep carrying on for quite awhile. I did see that sad news of the mother & daughter murdered in Mitcham. We used to live about 5 miles south of there but I haven’t been back for many years. I have friends that adopt dogs from a rescue group called “Many Tears” they rescue many breeding dogs and some puppies from puppy farms in Wales and Ireland. They have had some lovely dogs. Take care xx
Response from Tawny made on 3rd Jul 2020 20:55:02 > @Doreen2
Hi Doreen. Hope all is well. Curcumin comes from the root of turmeric.and when taken with black pepper gets into your system much quicker. Sadly, I found it rather expensive. A friend of mind takes CBD oil and swears by it. I have found the Pilates very beneficial though. While writing this it sounds like winter outside, blowing a gale and trying to rain x
Response from Doreen2 made on 3rd Jul 2020 21:41:48
NIce to know about Curcumin as you mentioned to Vicki you are trying to put off having the hip operation, I have had a new hip operation, had an accident and smashed my hip. I was very fortunate, no complications and no bother with it since, but now I see in the news, with all the backlog in the national health all operations have over a years waiting list. Fingers crossed we all keep healthy
Has Michele contacted you yet, she comes from York
Been meaning to ask, what is your connection with owls..
My favourite birds, specially the barn
Response from Tawny made 6 days ago > @Doreen2
Hi Doreen. Hope all well. I just have a love of owls and their beauty. Like you I love the Barn Owl, such a beauty and it has the most amazing silent flight. I am lucky that at the farm where I keep my pony we occasionally get barn owls and I have been out in the paddock when they have been quartering the paddocks for food. Also, my surname is “Fowler” and there is an owl on our family crest with the words “He is wise who watches”. The story goes that sometime in the 1190’,s a soldier by the name of Richard Fowler from Bucks was disturbed by the screech of an owl and spotted that a king’s sentry had fallen asleep at night and Richard Fowler spotted the enemy approaching. He was then able to rouse his men and protect the king. The king in turn knighted the soldier and had the vigilant owl added to his crest. .
Response from CaroleAH made 5 days ago
What a lovely story Tawny and great that you can trace your family history so far back.
Response from catlady24 made 5 days ago > @Tawny
Hello Tawny (your real name is Gillian ?) --- So, you DID hear about that murder. Did they ever find out who did it or a motive ? This world of ours seems so evil lately ! It was wonderful to hear about your friends that rescue dogs + puppies from puppy-farms. I can't begin to tell you how much it breaks my heart when I hear about the inhumane treatment of animals ! And I'll bet that the people running these "farms", and the many other people that treat animals inhumanely --- I'll bet a good lot of them "believe in God and go to church !" < I've experienced a lot of "so called religious folks" who act all sweet 'n Godly but are not nice to animals !
*I see that you responded to me 5 days ago, but I was unaware of this since I never got one of those "email alerts" that SilverSurfers sends out, letting penpals know that someone's responded to them. Hope all is well, Vicki (catlady24)
Response from Doreen2 made 5 days ago > @Tawny
How wonderful to be able to trace your lineage back so far, most of us can get back as far as one great, and two if we are lucky.
I am an early morning person, if I can get onto the beach in time to see the sun rise over the horizon, my day is made, I walk through a copse on my way there and in exactly the same tree I see an owl, ( not a barn) he is so still I invariably have to stand a while to make sure I see him (I say him, could so easily be a her)
I hadn’t heard the term quartering in that context before, I still enjoy learning about new things, keeps life interesting.
Response from catlady24 made 4 days ago > @Doreen2
Hi Doreen --- Haven't heard from you in awhile. What have you been up to ? How is the "opening" of your country going ? I think that you (or another penpal) told me that Britain was opening-up, since shutting down from the virus.
Take Care, Vicki
Response from Doreen2 made 3 days ago > @catlady24
Hi Vicki
Nice to hear from you,has someone named Michele contacted you at all, she wanted to join in a forum, so told her you and Gillian would welcome her as I did, but I haven’t seen any correspondence from her since to either you or Gillian or myself, it’s nice popping in and out and reading all the mail, it’s been interesting reading about Gillian and her owls and being able to trace her ancestry back so far
Yes we are opening up, it’s supposed to be gradual, but everyone seems to want everything to happen at once, and I am sure we will suffer for it, are things getting any better for you. Friends were coming to America like as now for 15 days, they are wondering if they will ever get there, as when things get back to “normal” I’m sure it won’t be the same normal as we once knew it.
My hairdresser is coming on Monday, if I had a red carpet would put it in the drive to welcome her, my friend has been snipping away trying to keep me looking tidy , but it will be lovely to have a good cut again
Take care and keep safe in these troubled times
Doreen
The_bees_knees
21st May 2020 16:25:01 (Last activity: 6th Jul 2020 17:04:29)
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Thanks for voting!
Am looking for 'pen to paper'' penpals to exchange 'banter' with and general chat.
Much as I enjoy random chat on here and posting music links and photos and discuss anything generally....I would find great pleasure in exchanging letters with others!
I love reading, writing, music (seeing bands) growing things..(the garden is a godsend), my 2 cats, wildlife, nature, walking, socialising, having a laugh and I ride pillion.
I am 56, live in Dorset
So if you have the inclination to return to a good old-fashioned method of communication... contact me here or on 'private chat' and we can exchange addresses.
Hope to here from you soon!
Response from FELINEFRIEND made on 11th Jun 2020 11:57:05
Hi Bee, thanks for your recent letter, sorry for delay in reply,been spending a lot of time at mom's, she's suffering with her arthritis , will be writing soon just catching up on few jobs at home.Hope you are well and able to enjoy some nice walks weather permitting.take care love Ann from Bloxwich X
Response from The_bees_knees made on 11th Jun 2020 23:08:24
Hello Ann,
Thanks for your message. Please don't fret and I will hear from you when there's time. I hope your Mother feels better soon.
Had a letter from .New York today....I had quite forgotten it might happen as the exchange was awhile ago. There's a bit of a story here, I will tell you next time.
All good now.

Take care

Bees
Response from The_bees_knees made on 29th Jun 2020 13:41:35 > @The_bees_knees
Ann,
Letter en route to you....as we speak!
Hope all is fine!
Bees
Response from FELINEFRIEND made on 29th Jun 2020 18:41:35 > @The_bees_knees
Hi Bee, thanks for your message, sorry not been in touch,been at mom's a lot , various health problems, will write tomorrow sorry for delay,she broke spectacles today been trying to get appointment for repair no luck yet.Hope you are well , speak soon love Ann X
Response from The_bees_knees made on 5th Jul 2020 16:28:41 > @FELINEFRIEND
Hello Ann,
We are.all back in synch now I should imagine ...thanks for your letter...(mine should now be reaching you soon, if not already!)
Had a good day today, taking advantage of lovely sunshine...if but a bit blowy. We went to Cerne Abbas. (Not too far from here) A lovely shady walk by the river, took pics of some of the historic houses, saw the Cerne Abbas Giant on the hillside, an exhibition of photographs the schoolchildren had taken and were reproduced and decorated the school play yard railings (great little photographers!).
A couple of shops were open and allowing one customer at a time...
Also went for a lovely walk in Minterne Parva ...beautiful land, managed tree-lined avenue surrounded by open land and lake, grazing sheep... after so much rain it was a real pleasure, summer days...more of them!!!

Bees
Response from FELINEFRIEND made on 5th Jul 2020 23:23:17 > @The_bees_knees
Hi Bee, thanks for your message.Its been quite cool and windy here today,not pleasant walking weather as you had.
I remember seeing cerne giant on hillside,isn't there also a white horse in that area.
I had hair cut and coloured today,feel human again now.
Went to Trentham garden centre in week, going to Lichfield tomorrow to do bit of shopping.
Be glad when summer weather returns here again.
Hope you have a good week, take care love Ann X
Response from Dduckk made on 6th Jul 2020 04:36:58 > @The_bees_knees
Hello there. I am very new to this. But very interested in meeting an chating with new people. I love writing letters an getting. Have a great evening.
Response from Dduckk made on 6th Jul 2020 04:37:41 > @FELINEFRIEND
I love writing letters an getting letters.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 6th Jul 2020 08:17:12 > @Dduckk
Hi Dduckk,

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 The_bees_knees made on 6th Jul 2020 16:52:03 > @Dduckk
Hello Dduckk,

Thanks for responding and welcome to this site!
I am guessing you are possibly in the USA because of the time difference? It is 16:46pm here at the moment in the UK. (My notification of a message from you read the time as 4:37am but it hadn't 'appeared' until 4 hours later)
So tell me a bit about yourself and what you are interested in. Perhaps we have things in common.
It would be great to hear more!
Have a lovely day and get back in touch!

The-bees-knees
Response from FELINEFRIEND made on 6th Jul 2020 17:04:29 > @Dduckk
Hi there, welcome to the site, hope you meet lots of new friends.
I live in the West Midlands where do you come from if you don't mind me asking.
It's very windy here, just came in from the garden trying to find somewhere to squeeze in the last few bedding and tomato plants.Have a good day from Ann
catlady24
8th Jun 2020 07:23:48 (Last activity: 3rd Jul 2020 17:39:27)
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Thanks for voting!
I just joined Silver Surfers and would love some pen-pals, but I'm not quite sure how this "pen pal thing" works ? ? If someone sees this post and wants to be a pen-pal, will they contact me HERE, on this (pen-pal) page ? And if they do, how do we go about exchanging email addresses OR regular (street + city) addresses ? Anyway, I'm 69, but in my mind (and attitude) I feel decades younger ! I'm an avid animal lover, and I've been a vegetarian for 40 yrs. I know that Silver Surfers is located in England, but I live in the U.S. --- in the state of Georgia. But, my mum was born and raised in Hull, ENGLAND, and came to the U.S. shortly after the War ended. I, myself, visited Hull in 1973 --- just for a week, which was way too short because it's such a lovely area !
Response from Doreen2 made on 27th Jun 2020 15:28:18
I’m also new to this “pen pal thing” and how it works, so thought I would post a reply in the hope that it appears and we can take it from there, I am just below Hull on the east coast
Response from catlady24 made on 28th Jun 2020 00:50:39 > @Doreen2
Hi Doreen, So glad to see your response ! So, you're also new to this "pen pal thing," like myself. Well, you won't believe this unbelievable coincidence = you said that you live just below Hull --- well, even though I live in the US, my mum was born and raised in HULL ! ! ! With that said, I'm hoping that "this" is fate, and that you and I will become (close) pen pals. *anxiously awaiting your response'
catlady24 -- i.e. Vicki Casson

[email protected]
Response from Doreen2 made on 28th Jun 2020 12:36:47
Hi, Vicki.
It was no coincidence that I remarked I was just below Hull on the map, you mentioned in your initial letter that your mother was from Hull and that you had visited there for a week..
How are you managing in Georgia with the coronavirus lockdown, we are just starting to try to get back to normal, but I don’t think the new normal will be anything like normal living for a long time , do you?
Response from catlady24 made on 28th Jun 2020 16:34:17
Hello Doreen2 --- You asked how I was "managing in Georgia ?" Well, you must've heard that many areas in the US have had an upsurge in Corona cases, with the west and southern areas being the worst. Well, since my state of Georgia is "southern," I'm being REAL careful ! You said that = "We are just starting to get back to normal, but I don't think that the new normal will be anything like normal living for a long time." You asked what I think ? Yes, I agree with you, that the "new normal" won't be anything like
NORMAL living for a long time --- if ever !
Response from Doreen2 made on 29th Jun 2020 13:18:51
Yes, heard how there is another upsurge in the south of America, must be very worrying for you, it makes me wish we weren't coming out of lockdown so quickly
Did you notice a letter from a lady signed as TAWNY, from her posting,loves animals, wouldn't it be nice to include her in our posting,
Response from catlady24 made on 29th Jun 2020 18:28:24 > @Doreen2
Hello Doreen, So, you heard that America's SOUTH is surging with the virus --- and "yes" (like you stated), it's very worrying for me ! Especially since my husband is a matainance man (caretaker, as you probably say in England) at an apartment complex here in Georgia. So, even though you're suppose to "social distance," he really can't, since he has to go into apartments when something breaks (like a dishwasher, fridge, furnace, etc). *I agree with you --- that it would be nice to include this TAWNY in our posts
Response from Tawny made on 29th Jun 2020 21:11:22 > @catlady24
Hello. I only posted today and Doreen has replied and suggested I joined your posts, so I hope that’s okay. I am in Southern England in the county of West Sussex, although originally born in South London. I am involved in horses in particular New Forest Ponies, but love the countryside, wildlife and photography. Reading your last post I see the virus is surging in your area, it is quite frightening and I hope you and your husband stay safe. Look forward to further posts . Gillian
Response from Michele53 made on 3rd Jul 2020 14:20:30 > @Doreen2
HI Doreen

I am also new to this pen pal thing. My name is Michele and I am 66 years old, living in York. Would love to be your penpal.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 3rd Jul 2020 14:51:39 > @Michele53
Hi Michele53,

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 Doreen2 made on 3rd Jul 2020 16:00:33 > @Michele53
Hi Michele, nice to hear from you, as you can see this is a forum, anyone can join in conversations, this one started with me contacting catlady24 who is Vicki and comes from America, and the other lady Tawny, who is Gillian and comes from West Sussex, I’m sure they will welcome you as I do. And anyone else who is following our conversation, please join in, the more the merrier, that is what it is all about
Response from Michele53 made on 3rd Jul 2020 16:28:39 > @Doreen2
Hi Doreen. Thank you for replying. Hope you are keeping safe and well during these difficult times.
Response from catlady24 made on 3rd Jul 2020 17:07:48 > @Michele53
Hello Michele, I just saw your posting and was surprised to see that you're from NY ! I say this because of the fact that Silver Surfers is in England. Although I "managed" to find this "0ver 50 social network," and I'm from the US too. I live in a small city in southern Georgia called Albany. Anyway --- although I've only "been at" Silver Surfers for a 2 weeks, I've "met" 3 nice English ladies. But, I would also love to have a "USA pen pal." Best Regards, catlady24 (Vicki)
Response from Doreen2 made on 3rd Jul 2020 17:39:27 > @Michele53
Hi Michele,
So pleased to see you have contacted Vicki, I thought I had read you were from York, which I just presumed was England, but Vickie has got you American, will be interested to see where we can pinpoint you on the map
Do contact Tawny (Gillian) or anyone else who will enjoy our chats, they would appreciate you contacting them
catlady24
1st Jul 2020 17:58:00
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Good Day Doreen, You asked about cats -- I have my 3 indoor kitties and I feed 7 outdoor (homeless) cats. I agree with you about the (very different) temperaments between cats + dogs. Dogs are loving/faithful, but cats (act like they) own you. I didn't know that folks in England ALSO use that phrase "Over the Pond," when they refer to the USA. I just thought it was a phrase that Americans use when talking about England. I agree with you --- that when I hear the word POND, I think of water on a village green. My Best to You, Vicki
Tawny
29th Jun 2020 11:26:42 (Last activity: 30th Jun 2020 07:50:44)
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Morning. I’m looking for a pen pal with equestrian, wildlife, photography interests. I love to walk when my hips allow and I also draw. I have been involved with New Forest Ponies for 40 years & currently own a 7yr old which, with help I backed at the age of 64, I’m now 66. My body complains bitterly & my confidence is not what it use to be but I am not quite ready to give up yet. I love the countryside & wildlife and have a particular interest in owls & bats. I am in West Sussex and if anyone would like to write and share interests I would love to hear from you, eventually either emailing or messenger. Thank you.
Response from Doreen2 made on 29th Jun 2020 19:22:46
To tawny
Read your posting, if you look at the other postings there is a catlady24 her name is vicki, we started a couple of days ago posting to each other, she is in America, our interests seem similar to yours , I suggested to her we include you in our postings, as you can see from her reply she likes the idea, so if you reply to her she would be pleased
Response from Tawny made on 29th Jun 2020 20:29:23 > @Doreen2
Thank you for responding, will do, sounds good. I am still finding my way round using this page on this site so bear with me!
Response from Doreen2 made on 30th Jun 2020 06:49:36
Just read the postings between yourself and Vicki, lovely, don’t you both think it’s a good idea having a circle of us, lots of new interests to think and talk about
Response from Tawny made on 30th Jun 2020 07:50:44 > @Doreen2
Morning. Yes, it’s a great idea and always good to meet new people and share interests and learn about new ones too
Retiredlass
22nd Jun 2020 13:41:03 (Last activity: 26th Jun 2020 12:00:09)
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Hi my name is Paula I am 70 years young and live in Spalding Lincolnshire. I would love to be a pen pal either by messenger or the old fashioned way, letter post. I would be most interested in someone from any European country. I am disabled, live alone, apart from my dog and two cats. I enjoy reading, art, gardening (new thing since COVID struck) countryside, seasides, and my greatest passion is singing. If you are interested get in touch.
Response from AllisonM7 made on 26th Jun 2020 11:14:05
Hi Paula!
My name is Allison. I'm not from Europe but from Tasmania, Australia. I would love to be your pen pal. I love with my fiance and my cat and dog. I love films and arts:)
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 26th Jun 2020 12:00:09 > @AllisonM7
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islandPat
12th Jun 2020 11:15:00
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Welcome. Have a look round at the topics and dive in when you find something that interests you. 🙂

Pat 🙂
Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
11th Jun 2020 22:54:04
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ebrown3441
8th May 2020 18:31:27 (Last activity: 8th Jun 2020 15:17:31)
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Hi
Anyone interested in 2020 in a pen pal aged 83 who has things to say on less than trivial topics
who is flexible and adaptable but needs the contact from self isolation that writing online would bring.
Esther
Response from MayaMac made on 10th May 2020 16:20:08
Hello Esther I would very much enjoy writing to you about any subject you choose.
Response from ebrown3441 made on 11th May 2020 00:24:09 > @MayaMac
Great. I am a stream of consciousness sort of person. It will tumble out in emails (maybe).
Is that okay with you?
Response from ebrown3441 made on 11th May 2020 08:03:21 > @MayaMac
Hi MayaMac
Thans for your kind offer to write anything on a topic of my choice. I hope you will do the same.
Did you enjoy communicating with a young person assuming you did. I am not sure I would. Too patronizing for me to even suggest it. Do you think people are genuinely looking for friends? Not so sure as there are plenty of groups out there. Maybe they are expecting too much.
True the virus is making us look for online friends or at least people to communicate with. It is new to me though I have thought about finding a penpal before and never done it. Now is the time for me.
Do you want to talk about yourself (your life and occupation sounds interesting and not run of the mill), and relaionships or what you have done with or to others. Up to you of course.
I have a phobic fear of animals which probably is genetic coz my mother had the same fear as does my daughter. My brothers and son do not. There now you know that I have two kids both grown up and 1 grandchild. I try not to show fear but online it doesn't matter I am scared of Convid 19 though and that is another story.
Enough for now. When you repond I will tell you more and I hope you will do the same.
Take care.
Esther
Response from MayaMac made on 17th May 2020 18:29:43 > @ebrown3441
Hi sorry for belated reply I have not been on for a while. I notice further down you are not going to check posts... I hope you do or you will miss my belated and sorry-looking response. I tend to have a lot of irons in the fire (even or especially - at this time as I need to be busy I am one of those types - and I am doing a lot of pro bono work with clients online whose animals are upset with the new regime in the home and this again will change and separation anxieties kick in when people return to the norm (if indeed they do). Anyway will stop warbling on here incase you do not see this - again apologies for late response. Mx
Response from Zara2 made on 22nd May 2020 22:06:31 > @ebrown3441
I would also love to write to you. My favourite thing in life for me is travel.
Response from Blueday22 made on 8th Jun 2020 14:35:53 > @MayaMac
Would love to write to you Esther
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 8th Jun 2020 15:17:31 > @Blueday22
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chanti
22nd Mar 2020 01:09:58 (Last activity: 22nd May 2020 22:03:58)
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hi there, just joined, single lady aged 55 lived alone for the past 15 years just me my dog and cat and bird, not had the best of health, but have a good sense of humour, would love to chat, come from lancashire.
Response from Melina - Assistant Editor made on 22nd Mar 2020 07:34:19
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Response from fauna made on 23rd Mar 2020 14:11:11
Hello Chanti,

I have just joined too, and am single 57yr old lady living on my own , that enjoys a laugh at things as much as possible .

I really love and care about animals, wildlife and nature, which is my greatest interest , and miss my dear family and my lovely pusscat companion that have all passed on.

I'm originally from London, but have lived in the Scottish Highlands for sometime now .

Would be lovely to hear from you , if you'd like to be in touch .

All best wishes.
Response from silveroctopus made on 10th May 2020 05:33:33 > @fauna
Hi Fauna
I'm in the West Midlands. I'm a 61 yr old lady - hubbie died 2 yrs ago suddenly - I have 2 furries - guinea pigs- and I love horticulture. If you and Chanti want to be in touch with me I'd like to hear from you both x
Response from Flowerchild made on 20th May 2020 20:47:56 > @fauna
Hi Fauna
I'm a 57 year old lady. I'm also passionate about animals and nature. I live with my partner and 2 dogs in Dorset.

It would be lovely to hear from you.

Sonja
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 20th May 2020 20:52:48 > @Flowerchild
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Response from Zara2 made on 22nd May 2020 22:03:58 > @fauna
I visited Kirkwall 3 years ago and went to the Italian Chapel. So beautiful.
younggrammy
2nd Sep 2019 21:06:19 (Last activity: 22nd May 2020 22:00:05)
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Hello everyone I am a 57 year old widow looking for friendship. I live in a small community, actually I live in the country. I enjoy reading, rug twinning, movies, hanging with my grandchildren, all types of music except rap, opera, and poka. I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world.
Response from PatriciaB96 made on 2nd Sep 2019 22:00:11
Welcome younggrammy to this site I hope you make lots of new friends with the same interest as you.

Patricia
Response from Gunilla made on 21st May 2020 15:06:14
Hello
My name is Gunilla. I live in Sweden and I am 57 years old.
I hope we can become penfriends.

All the best
Gunilla
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 21st May 2020 15:46:51 > @Gunilla
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Response from Zara2 made on 22nd May 2020 22:00:05 > @Gunilla
Sweden is somewhere I would love to travel to. I love travel and travelled most places but not Sweden.
Zara2
22nd May 2020 21:14:56 (Last activity: 22nd May 2020 21:57:22)
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Hi everyone I am new here.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 22nd May 2020 21:29:29
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Response from Zara2 made on 22nd May 2020 21:57:22 > @Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
Thank you Sally.
Rickwg
18th May 2020 11:09:34 (Last activity: 20th May 2020 07:40:01)
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Good Morning, I am new to pen pal’s I have been married for over 20 years and I am at present living in a Nursing Home in Staffordshire, Then few days ago I received a letter telling me my marriage is over and we are now separated.

Hence I wanted to see if I could find a pen pal.

It would to be able to talk ? I enjoy watching films, reading, I am interested in history mainly in England.

I enjoy listening to country music.
Response from MayaMac made on 20th May 2020 07:40:01
So sorry for your troubles. I enjoy writing to interesting people and would enjoy penpaling with you if you would like. I also enjoy history, animals writing and many other interests. I am in Scotland.
Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
19th May 2020 08:05:33
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Hi Kailen012,

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The_bees_knees
13th May 2020 12:26:42 (Last activity: 15th May 2020 11:53:34)
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Am looking for 'pen to paper' penpals, to exchange 'banter' with...I am currently missing seeing people in social settings, miss the chat & exchange - am a supporter of 'pub culture (even though I am not a great drinker).

I enjoy writing, reading books, music (seeing bands), appreciate art, growing things ( flowers, food), country-life, cats, nature, walking and riding pillion.

I live in Dorset, am 56 and look forward to making 'new friends' to exchange letters with. Anything.....be it gloriously worded long letters, or just any everyday chat and I like laughs too.

In the meantime, to celebrate Stevie's Birthday today......"Signed, Sealed, Delivered.....I' m Yours"

https://youtu.be/inXC_lab-34
Response from FELINEFRIEND made on 14th May 2020 20:49:51
Hi Halina, thanks for your lovely letter, glad you are getting on well with the site.Will be writing a letter for you this weekend, have a good weekend love Ann X
Response from Pingu55 made on 15th May 2020 10:42:26
I would love to start writing letters I miss doing that. I like all sorts of things. Family time,reading,walking,holidays I like meeting new people.
Response from The_bees_knees made on 15th May 2020 11:53:34 > @Pingu55
Hi Pingu55,
I am going to leave you a message on private chat. Blue arrow at the side of screen! If you'd like to correspond I would be happy to hear from you!

The_bees_knees
Pingu55
15th May 2020 10:45:11 (Last activity: 15th May 2020 10:46:33)
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I am also old fashioned and would really enjoy writing and receiving letters.
Response from Sally - Silversurfer's Editor made on 15th May 2020 10:46:33
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ebrown3441
13th May 2020 12:56:04 (Last activity: 13th May 2020 15:21:24)
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Not getting any responses now so I won't keep checking this site
Response from MrsPat made on 13th May 2020 15:21:24
It is worth persevering as there are lots of very nice and interesting people on the site. I have been on here a few years and found it very entertaining
jenjen111
13th May 2020 13:48:29 (Last activity: 13th May 2020 15:19:47)
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I joined last week, never got any response to my introduction post, so like you I don't think i'll be checking in anymore
Response from MrsPat made on 13th May 2020 15:19:47
There are a lot of nice people on here to converse with. What do you do?
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