Hello. I'm new to Senior Chatters and as I've said elsewhere, I am just trying to figure out how to get around in here.
So, a bit about me; I'm married. I have three adult children - 2 girls and a son, as well as a 14 year old son. My daughters still live 'oop North', whilst my two sons are down here in the fabulous South West. I have a toddler grandson and a baby grandaughter. I have two demented dogs, four cats, two guinea pigs and would add more animals to my menagerie, if I thought I could get away with it without hubby moaning lol.
I live in 'the back of beyond', so am rather isolated. I don't drive and there's only one bus a day from the village into the nearest town or shops, over ten miles away (none on a Wednesday or on a Sunday). My bestie still lives oop North, over 300 miles away, but we get together as often as possible and chat regularly - but it's not like having her here. I am currently doing an online Masters degree in Creative Writing, so I am always on the blooming laptop at the moment. Although I do try to get out and about as much as I can.
I'm not a stereotypical over 50, as I'm still in my 20's (in my head). The reason I say that is, that I previously joined a local over 50's swimming group, but they were all actually over about 80, and the ones who probably weren't, seemed to think that they were. Not that age matters, but they were a little put off by a granny who turns up with wild long blonde (turning white) hair, and wearing biker boots, leather jackets and Joe Browns outfits - when their 'uniform' seemed to consist of short grey hair, fleece jacket (pics of wolves all over them) and track suit bottoms. I think the problem is that I scare people. They're not sure where I fit in around here. The young one's see me as a mother figure due to my age, whilst the ones of my age can't seem to get the way I dress, look and act - as though being over 50 means that I should be 'over-the-hill'.
So that's me. I am looking forward to making some new friends, so I hope this works