Have been single for years and have gone away with my grown up children. They are all settled with partners now and when I am off work I get really lonely. I feel like life is passing me by. I want to start going away now when on my annual leave but feel a bit nervous and self conscious. Would appreciate advice and to hear about the experiences of others. I don't want to go far to start and I just want to go for a few days to see how it goes. I want to stay in the north of England, Cumbria, North Yorks, Lancashire or North East or south of Scotland. I can drive or get train. I don't have a huge budget. I like the country side and the coast but also towns - history, art, museums, stately homes. I want to stay somewhere I won't stick out like a sore thumb being on my own, want to feel safe and where people are friendly. I love a drink or two but equally I can do without and clubbing is not for me. Thanks to all in advance, it's much appreciated.
Friendship, advice and support if estrangement has affected your life.
A book you really enjoyed over the last two years.