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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 19:17:18 BDT
Oooh, the photography sounds fun. Bird watching? Going to all the great gardens in the UK? We visited a few while we were there. Some lovely spots. Got lost in the one. Had to have the natives guide us out. :>)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 19:15:22 BDT
Ethereal says:
Do you get a local free rag delivered? Ours has various clubs and events listed, most free or for a nominal sum, like walking, photography and wildlife groups. Then there are local college courses, term has only just begun ... Since you belong to a writing group already I'd opt for something different and chances are if you're doing it for the new experience and meeting people outside your normal circle rather than a potential partner you'll be more relaxed if the wind does blow that way!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 18:54:38 BDT
I like to call it geezer-lit, but I did that on a forum once and geez. Couple of writers who wrote the stuff about had a heart-attack. I call it that all in good fun AND it is used around the internets quite a bit. It isn't as though I made the term up.

I still think the cooking classes might work and what if you joined a reader's club? Put a few thrillers in the list and maybe you'll attract some men (pun intended).

Yeah, the gym can be a wee bit too much unless you find one in the right community. My uncle belongs to one on one of those closed gate communities. The key is to get someone to invite you to one. Of course, you could just wander in. They never check IDs at my uncle's place. Then when you get arrested, maybe the bobby will be of the right character/age/persuasion. See how this is all working out into a great adventure???

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 18:27:07 BDT
I'd be useless at golf anyway. I tried it once and failed to get anywhere near the hole! I did do a fair amount of damage to the green though. Used to go to the gym but the guys were soo young and fit - good eye candy, but ....
Maybe I should write a boomer-lit novel, do some research - get some ideas! (much nicer name than hag-lit, don't you think?)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 15:06:45 BDT
Oh, goodness. Sorry about the mistaken identity! Okay, so you have to go to GUY things then. Golf is too expensive, but if you don't mind golf, you might meet some guys at a clubhouse like that. Or a gym membership or some kind of thing like that. I used to golf and a lot of men hang out at the clubhouses. They play a few holes and then eat there or sit and watch a game. Careful, you don't want to meet a drunk! But there must be something similar in a sport you like. Or perhaps a club where you can swim and then possibly meet others/guys after your swim.

I will think on this. And no you do not come across as self-pitying at all. It's just another adventure. Kind of like writing a novel. You have to figure out where to go next!

Posted on 10 Sep 2013 14:22:16 BDT
Everytime I come onto this board a wee flashing smiley face informs me that I am the 100,000th visitor and 'click here.'
It's the same every day. I guess the rest of you are just figments of my imagination.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 14:19:13 BDT
Maria, I am a woman. I have two dogs. I am a member of a writer's circle and go to a writing class. I like my independence but when I lock the door at night the house seems so empty since my youngest has flown the nest. But mostly it's on a night out, when there are couples everywhere. Oh dear, I hope I'm not coming over as self pitying - I'm not - honest.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 13:27:49 BDT
I have a friend who tried a couple of the internet dating services. She was not impressed. Not bad experiences, but no one she had anything in common with. I hear walking dogs is a good way to meet women (But only if you really like dogs). Or as Ethereal said--take up a hobby that you enjoy. I remember there were a couple of guys in a quilting class my other friend was in. Cooking. That's a GREAT hobby. Take some cooking classes. You're bound to meet women there and you get to EAT too!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2013 10:46:56 BDT
Ethereal says:
I haven't and can't see myself ever doing it if I were in that postition.
I would take up interests to meet others.
Although I haven't been single since before I married I'm a believer that if you look for it you won't find it, it happens when you least expect it.

Posted on 10 Sep 2013 09:57:13 BDT
Since this thread is for anyone and anything, here goes, and BTW was there ever a thread that was for authors only??????
Well I've been widowed for eight years now and I'm fed up with being on my own. Had a few dates that didn't go anywhere. I do not think internet dating is for me. Anyone tried it?

Posted on 9 Sep 2013 21:21:33 BDT
I Readalot says:
On a completely different note I was pleased to see that Tokyo got the 2020 Olympics, looking forward to seeing the opening ceremony already, giant robots have got to take part!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2013 21:18:07 BDT
I Readalot says:
For me it was early morning by the time it finished, finally managed to get off to sleep at about 2.30 am, not good when I had to get up for work. I agree though, not good enough. I think he was trying to see something positive in the game to cheer us both up a bit. Although we haven't said a word about it since.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2013 19:53:45 BDT
I was so disheartened. Saying they look better than last year is just not good enough!!! Dang it!!!! Yes, I know it was the 49ers and they are one of the "THE" teams to beat, but STILL. At least their offense looked good. BUT STILL.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2013 19:47:24 BDT
I Readalot says:
Maria, I was definitely feeling a bit down after last nights game, although as my son pointed out the Packer's defence looks better than last year, held out well against SF. Just wonder how things would have turned out if it hadn't been for that dodgy decision! Oh well, hope for a better result next week. Well, got another late night tonight watching the tennis, I have really enjoyed watching the US Open but am relieved it is ending as I have had far too many late nights/early mornings over the last couple of weeks.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2013 13:29:18 BDT
Ha-ha! Woo! Yeah. I can see where that would be more than a little embarrassing. Yup. Ha!

Posted on 9 Sep 2013 13:14:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Sep 2013 18:55:43 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
It's a shame alot of the people who posted on this page have stopped posting. It was nice to have a bit of adult chat (even silly stuff). Looking after kids on my own is so tiring and when I was not reading it was nice to post here. My baby as just stared to sleep a little better (and I mean only a little) so I am going to try and get back into reading again. at the moment it is one book a month I am reading but I use to read around 4 or 5.
I do not know what as happened on this discussion forum (except fot the poeple who have posted here for ages) it seems to have got a bit bitchy. It as got a bit like the music forum. So ive decided to stop posting. Not particularly this discussion but the constant dissing of comments like talking about my son being able to walk getting 0 to 4. I did not set this discussion for that. It seems to be across all the fiction forum. I do not know why but it is more common, people disagreeing for the sake of it.
I will miss talking to Maria, I readalot and the rest of you but I came on the fiction forum for a bit of adult talk not for arguments and dissing of comments that should not be dissed.

Going on a shortbreak with my kids soon, having alot of work done in the house, its easier not to be there while work going on.

Anyway everyone take care of themselves and a big thank you for posting this last year or so, its been a big help on those sleepless night with the kids. Take care and god bless.

Posted on 9 Sep 2013 10:49:11 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
When I started this discussion on the fiction forum it was in protest about the other discussion which stated it was for Authors only. That discussion is no longer going so this as become a bit redundent now, but when I stared posting here it was about fun silly things, so here is something funny (and Embarassing) that happened to me at the weekend.
I took my little baby and my little boy swimming Sunday and we diceded to get a drink and something to eat in the cafe area at the swimming centre. I found myself needing the toilet so I took myself into the disabled toilets as I had the push chair and the little boy with me. So I was sat there doing what you do and my little boy decided to press the emergency button, they sent 2 female pool attendents to me and because of the cemotion (my little boy crying and me trying to get myslef cleened up they came in. I can't remember when I have ever been that embarassed.
See marand I can find thing funny! even about myself. I have another story from a few weeks ago about me getting baby poo in my mouth but I think I shall save that story for another time.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2013 09:00:02 BDT
I haven't seen it, but it doesn't sound offensive.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Sep 2013 01:29:58 BDT
Marand says:
I find it astonishing that people got so worked up about an obviously spoof advert. Surely there are more important things to get exercised about?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2013 22:40:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Sep 2013 22:42:15 BDT
I Readalot says:
It is a spoof where neglected jars of Marmite are rescued and rehomed, set in a fictional world. There were complaints but also a lot of positive comments about it. Advertising Watchdog looked into it but decided not to ban it as most viewers would realise it was a spoof. It has resulted in Unilever donating a large sum to the RSPCA (who apparently didn't make an official complaint themselves) and Unilever are in talks with the RSPCA to work together to stop animal cruelty. So positive outcome really. As Marand mentioned, it had nothing to do with cruelty to children.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Sep 2013 20:49:13 BDT
I've never seen it. How does it go?

Posted on 7 Sep 2013 12:20:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Sep 2013 12:27:19 BDT
Eurythymia says:
I am glad that I am not the only one that finds this distasteful. I wondered if I was being over sensitive but clearly not! Maybe we should make our views known to the Advertising Standards Authority. When they get a minimum number of complaints they have the ad withdrawn. I just have done!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2013 11:40:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Sep 2013 11:40:43 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
Yes well it as been edited and changed since August, if you go on some other forums you will see discussions conferming that. The new one is still as discusting anyway making it about children does not make it any better.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2013 11:29:39 BDT
Marand says:
I think you'll find it is a skit on the RSPCA, not child protection.

Posted on 7 Sep 2013 10:29:07 BDT
G. D. Buxton says:
As anyone seen the new Marmite advert, comparing Marmite to child abuse. I think it is a discusting advert and I will be boycoting marmite until the adverts stop.
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