1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

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  1. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    For all those friends here who are facing tonight and the new year without someone they love.
    I hope the coming year is kind to everyone. x
     

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  2. Emily M

    Emily M Registered User

    Jan 20, 2015
    178

    Thanks Saffie. There are many of us in that situation. All the best to you also.
     
  3. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,520
    Ireland
    Thank you Saffie. I hope the New Year is kind to you too. Dau had invited me out with a group tonight, but I can't face it. Lots of smiling jolly people is the last thing I feel like facing at the moment. Don't like crowds, and jolly parties with everyone shouting to be heard, at the best of times - and New Years Eve is not the best of times!
     
  4. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,595
    Female
    Dundee
    Wishing you all a peaceful and healthy new year. x
     
  5. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    Thank you Saffie. The very best wishes to you and anyone else on here who is desperately missing someone special. Soon be all over thank goodness:eek:

    I'm going out with my friend and her Husband to a pub with a buffet. My friend is very kind to invite me but I wish I wasn't going. That may seem rather ungrateful for those who are on their own tonight or with their caring responsibilities. I would rather be at home with my memories but my protests have fallen on deaf ears. They are nice people so I will repay them with my gratitude and a smile nailed on my face-inside, well that will be a different story, as I'm sure it will be for many.

    Love to you all

    Lyn T XX
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,591
    Kent
    Thank you Saffie.

    I'm grateful I don't have a problem being alone tonight. Dhiren and I never made a big thing about the new year. It is better being alone than being one in a crowd pretending to be having a lovely time.

    Happy New Year to those to whom it is important. I hope it is not too painful for you Saffie .
     
  7. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Thank you all, Emily, Lyn, Izzy, Lady A and Sylvia.

    No, Sylvia, I just feel sad.

    I have to go to my daughter's this evening but I have this bad head cold, a very rare occurrence, and would much rather not. My grandson likes me to go and play a game but I've said I'll only go for an hour, early on. Then home and bed. x
     
  8. theunknown

    theunknown Registered User

    Apr 17, 2015
    325
    Best wishes to all of you on here. It seems that it's not unusual to not want to be part of the New Year celebrations, even without our specific circumstances. At least by being on here we all know we're not alone. I was at my uncle's funeral yesterday; he'd been in a care home for several years (he had Alzheimer's). My mum (his sister) is in an EMI care home and this year has been horrible, but what's really helped is being able to look at this website. Thinking of you all tonight xx
     
  9. Hair Twiddler

    Hair Twiddler Registered User

    Aug 14, 2012
    882
    Middle England
    Best Wishes to one and all. :)
    Twiddler x
     
  10. fredsnail

    fredsnail Registered User

    Dec 21, 2008
    649
    Best wishes to you all.

    I'm staying in but as I live in a cul-de-sac most of the neighbours gather in the middle of the street just after midnight with a glass so I will probably wander down if it's dry.

    I hope that next year is kind to all.
     
  11. Hair Twiddler

    Hair Twiddler Registered User

    Aug 14, 2012
    882
    Middle England
    Blummin' heck ! If it's a dry affair - i'd stay in and save the incahol for myself....;)
     
  12. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,280
    Female
    near Folkestone
    Best wishes to you all . Lots of hugs and love xxxxx


    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
     
  13. Maggie42

    Maggie42 Registered User

    Mar 7, 2011
    120
    East Midlands
    I'm home alone, not much fun....
    Happy new year one and all.
    Mags
     
  14. chick1962

    chick1962 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2014
    11,280
    Female
    near Folkestone
    But we are all with you even though it's only virtual plz don't ever feel alone . Big hugs Maggie xxxxx


    Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point
     
  15. Maggie42

    Maggie42 Registered User

    Mar 7, 2011
    120
    East Midlands
    Thanks. I'll raise a glass to you all at midnight.
    Just watching about fire in dubai always worse things happening.
     
  16. Lottie40

    Lottie40 Registered User

    Nov 5, 2013
    28
    Thoughts for everyone here xx
    It will be 2 years later in January since Mum passed.Reality starting to hit me .Missing Mum x
     
  17. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Well it's come -so best get on with it!
    Best wishes to all - and I hope it 's as kind as possible to as many as possible. x
     
  18. grove

    grove Registered User

    Aug 24, 2010
    7,724
    North Yorkshire
    Happy New Year Saffie


    Hope it is a good one for you.


    Grove. X x
     
  19. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    To you too Grove.
    Onwards and hopefully, upwards - for me anyway - to York! :)
     
  20. grove

    grove Registered User

    Aug 24, 2010
    7,724
    North Yorkshire
    Thank You Saffie & YES !...............



    Thank you Saffie & onwards for me into York :) also ! & have a put a pink Sticky Note on the Calendar with the dates :) ( so no double booking for me on those dates ! )



    Hope you had a good New Year's Eve or did you spend it in bed ? ( had Tea & early evening with Dad & Mum) Once back Home stayed up* & saw New Year in :) with the BBC Big Ben & the lovely fireworks



    Hope you have a good day & weekend


    Looking forward too meeting you & all the T P Gang :)



    Grove x
     

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