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PostSubject: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   08/05/17, 11:52 am

Unfortunately all my life I have been a sloth.

I intend to remedy that now by forcing myself to do more than spend my hours sitting at the computer for entertainment, which I have been doing since it's invention.

This fun forum therefore is to post any and all activity that I get up to that doesn't soley have to do with a computer.  Although it's quite possible that some activities might need the assistance of information and print offs found on the computer.

I might just post something like a nice recipe that I have tested out, or a bit of dressmaking, or a visit to the cinema or such, or even reading a book.  As I write this I have absolutely no idea what I am going to do to get myself off of my behind and do something more productive.

I just know I have to stop wasting my days playing on a machine.
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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   04/08/17, 09:53 pm


Yes Sandy , I have the same problem , we live alone  , that is the problem, I am busy trying to give myself a push of this dumb chair , and I love to type , something I did not learn until I retired , touch typing .... did not know my old brain was capable of learning how to type . All done by learning from a disk you shove in the computer .... lol , it was exiting to learn .    
but .... here I go again , there is work to be done . dance

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   17/08/17, 08:03 am

I also think it has a lot to do with lack of real friends.

For instance when young with no experiences of disloyalty or unreliability we trust more and therefore allow more of our peers into our lives openly, trust them, have fun with them, and call them friends.

As we get older we not only have less friends because of drifting apart from old ones, mostly geologically, as people of our age didn't have email, skype and all that to keep in touch, we only had snail mail, but we find it harder to make "real" friends that we know we can trust and rely on.

Not only that, but we no longer have the same venues to frequent that we did when young where we saw people on a regular basis in order to build up a friendship.  We don't go to school, we don't go to work, we don't meet people our own age to befriend when dropping our kids off from school, and so on.

I also find old people more cliquey than young people.  The young are very quick to invite newbies into a group, but the elderly are either jealous of their little cliques or very insular and solitary creatures.  They will be friendly with a quick chat, but invitations for becoming part of their circle are not forthcoming, if you know what I mean.   This is why I want to force myself out into some sort of clubs where it's a regular venue and more with people that are open to making new friends, even if I don't really enjoy the activity.  Being a newbie is bloody hard.

Learning new things, such as you with typing, me with learning a language or playing the penny whistle, is all well and good and keeps us occupied but life should be more than just keeping occupied.  It should be fun.  Just because we are passed a certain age, shouldn't mean that we have no meaning to our lives.  We need activity, and sociabilty.  Humans are very social creatures and we go rapidly downhill if we don't have it.

But, I don't know what the answer is.

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   17/08/17, 11:28 pm


I think as we get older and get stuck in our own ways of doing things it becomes less fluent to be adapt when it comes to friendships and gatherings etc. This is more so in our everyday stuff and yes it is harder to be part of a group or club.

Then there is of course the transport part too Sandy and whether there is anything near you that you can easily get to.

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   18/08/17, 08:38 am

True about the transport regarding me personally.  But then, if we are sensible when setting up social activities, friendships and so on as we get older we should also plan for a time when travelling too far would be difficult due to infirmity and age.  For instance, we would never know at what point we may become unable (allowed) to drive anyway.  

Discounting those that continue with the same activities and take the same friends into old age that they may have had when still a working person, but just taking those of us that start from scratch as retired by moving to a new location.

Any activity or club or whatever we join when still fairly young that is driving distance, as we get older and personal transport may no longer be an option we would then, at a much older age, have to start again finding clubs, interests, etc, nearer to home anyway.  This includes friendships where our circle of friends have travel to each other to meet up.

I personally think that on retiring you have to plan your future life with old age in mind all the time.  A bit like planning for marriage and children when younger.  Where you want to live, what schools are in the vicinity, what jobs are available, etc, etc.  You plan for the years ahead and not the immediate future.

As a retired person if your friends, activities and clubs are all very close to you, you can go many years longer without having to change anything again at a much older age and/or infirmity.  Even severe arthritis can stop you driving and at any age.  A car suddenly dying and having absolutely no money as a pensioner to buy a new one would take that away too and your normal life would come to a stand still.

So with this project of mine of setting up a more active outside life (as in making friends and joining clubs, etc.) not having a car really doesn't bother me in the least.  I can honestly say that I never wish that I had a car.

My problem is me.  I am lazy.  I find it hard to make friends and I find it hard to be a newbie.  How much easier it was when young to have a friend to join things with you.  Now I have to join first and then make friends.

When I was young I joined the choir, the guides, the red cross, night school, the local youth community centre and so on.  But I always had someone to join with.

The biggest mistake many of us make is allowing our children and grandchildren to become our lives.  So many of us give up on everything else and make them our whole world, dropping everything to be at their beck and call.   All that is perfect, and your life feels complete, until the grandchildren become adults.  Your whole life is then taken away from you and you are left in a vaccum at a very dodgy age having to build a new life.  

So far I am doing ok with that. 

1)  I've made a couple of friends.
2)  Sorted out one activity for one day a week.
3)  Found Charlie so that I don't have to rely on my Nephew Gary for odd jobs.

All in just 3 weeks.

My next stop is joining the Community Association in the big house and see what they have to offer that I might find of interest.

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   20/08/17, 01:28 am


You are doing great Sandy Smile and yes I agree with what you've said there. I've had a car for many many years and am very aware of the fact that due to health issues I could loose that quickly.

Where I live now; I'm walking distance from the bus route to go to the nearest big shopping center. I am walking distance from the train station. Around the corner and then crossing the road, is a small shopping complex with a corner store, a chemist, hairdresser, Chinese/Eastern food hall, bakery and a small hardware/houseware shop.
And that bus route also takes me straight past my GP as well.

I must make a new video to show you my surrounding area Sandy Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   20/08/17, 09:21 am

I am also lucky living here.  My bus route to both actual small towns either side is 6 minute walk and they are half hour apart and mostly on time.  Like you both are on the route for Doctor, Hospital and Dentist.  In fact in good weather, Doctor and Dentist can be go to by bike.  It's only visiting Beverley and Barbara I have the problem with as they live in a bloody country village that now has no bus route at all.

Locally I have chemist, optician and hairdressers.

They closed the post office while I was away living with Sarah but that's soon to be opened again in the local card shop.

The nearest bank though is a bus ride into town also.

Yes, do make a new video.  I would be interested to see your area.

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   20/08/17, 07:07 pm


I had a write up here , but removed it before posting , this is an open  group .

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   20/08/17, 07:26 pm

Yup.  There's no private forums on here.

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   20/08/17, 07:51 pm


Geru you are pretty well right posting things such as what I did. It's not like I have given my address here so unless you know my address and can look it up, no one would know what area you're talking about.

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   21/08/17, 08:12 am

Yeah, although it seems as if I give a lot of myself and life away on here, unless some weirdo was really set on finding me and read through thousands of posts to pick up a snippet here and a snippet there, they wouldn't have a clue.

If there is anyone in England that want's to find me they wouldn't have to come to a message board to get info, with the official paper trails and documents we have open to public view you can find virtually anyone anyway as long as they are using their real name and birth date.

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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   22/08/17, 08:14 pm


I agree with all you've shared Sandy.
I have always been a loner. Not many friends. A few good friends along the way but sadly they have died young.
I had a great neighbor when I moved here 17 years ago but she lives in assisted living now and since I don't drive out of town I don't see her much.. I find it difficult to have anything to talk about with her now.
As well as talking to anyone new. I really am not a talker.
There are clubs here to join but like you said, the women are clicky and in my case I am not ready to join their clubs.
I did find in years gone by a Joy in volunteering.
If you are up to join in the clubs there I am sure you will find someone who you will click with.
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PostSubject: Re: Who's a Lazy Marebag Then?   27/08/17, 09:06 am

Yup, I'm not going to give up even if I don't like the first things I do or try. I'm sure there must be clubs or whatever out there, that will be right up my street.

As for the little cliques, Perhaps I need to be a little more pushy (gently of course), lol.

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