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Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Lockdown Group
"                                      Online Food Shopping At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we registered with the big four supermarkets for online…"
May 20
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Lockdown Group
"                   A bad day out at Blackpool (Part 2) The boat attendant was not pleased, and he was more concerned about how he could recover his canoe from the bottom, rather than our state of…"
May 6
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Lockdown Group
"                            A bad day out in Blackpool (Part 1)In the early 1970s, times were tough, when our children were young, and I clearly recall a day out in Blackpool that…"
May 6
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Lockdown Group
"                                               Les Ash Les was a fitter at the mill in rural Cheshire, where I served my…"
Apr 30
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Lockdown Group
"                           More Camping HolidaysI have previously referred to Farmer Johnnies Camp Site, and that’s where we spent most of our camping holidays. There are…"
Apr 25
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Lockdown Group
"                                  Camping HolidaysOur grown-up children often refer to our camping holidays as the best ever, despite them having travelled to many…"
Apr 24
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Lockdown Group
"                                    Henrietta on HolidayIn the 1980s, we had a pet tortoise named Henrietta, and each summer we would take her on a camping…"
Apr 23
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Lockdown Group
"Hello fellow lockdowners. My wife Pat and I should now be sailing with P&O cruises, but the virus put paid to that. We count our blessings and reflect upon the good times spent cruising and some amazing people we have had the good fortune meet.…"
Apr 22
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Short Stories Group
"                                     A visit to the Barbers Shortly after moving to live in Worksop in 1982, I made some enquiries about a recommended…"
Apr 21
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Short Stories Group
"                With This Ring I Thee Wed 51 Years Later In recent weeks, My wife Pat has been complaining about some severe swelling of her wedding ring finger, and I must admit it did look very sore. She…"
Apr 20
Silverfox commented on Jenny Itzcovitz's group Short Stories Group
"                                   With This Ring I Thee Wed Pat and I, were married on the 5th April 1969, and following our wedding breakfast at a popular…"
Apr 20

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Tell us about yourself, including hobbies and interests
My name is Chris Pownall and I consider myself a sprightly 76 year old from Worksop in Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.
I retired in 2008 following a 40 year career with the James Walker Group, where I finished as an 'Industry Marketing Director'.
Following my retirement, I began writing and some of my books are published in the UK by 'Pneuma Springs Publishing' Ltd. Others are published in the USA by CreateSpace. They are available either from my UK publisher or from Amazon. For more details about my books, please view my website
My wife Pat and I appreciate travel and our passion, is cruising with P&O. I enjoy trying to make poeple smile and I focus on the lighter side of life!!
What do you like about Sixtyplusurfers?
Sixtyplusurfers is an ideal facility for retirees to find companionship, and join in discussion groups of many kinds.

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Out In the Cold!

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 13:43 3 Comments

Until recently, I have been somewhat sceptical about online chatting, maybe from a shyness angle, or possibly by just being a tad suspicious about someone's motive  in wanting to chat to a complete stranger. I suppose that for a lonely person, the opportunity of a little friendly chat can be rewarding and I suppose I can appreciate a benefit from some social interaction albeit over the airwaves being a substitute for face to face communication.

I joined the social media site Buzz 50,…


Buy three for the price of two

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 14:08 0 Comments

We have just visited our local supermarket and the very nice lady who served us at the check-out reminded me of an amusing tale.

The same lady used to work in a local DIY store and our Son-In- Law took advantage of an offer on paint, with a buy three for the price of two deal.

The paint went further than he had anticipated and he finished up with an unopened 5 litre tin, so he decided to return it for a refund.

The aforementioned lady was at the customer services desk,…


Pull up a bollard Jim, and I'll tell thee a tale.

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 12:30 0 Comments

In 1967, I joined the Merchant Navy, sailing as a junior engineering officer with the famous 'Blue Funnel Line' and when I decided to write my memoir, I attempted to contact other members of the crew, when we had sailed to the Far East on board the Victory Ship, named the S.S. Talthybius.

I posted a piece on the Blue Funnel Association website way back in 2010 with no responses whatsoever, which was very disappointing as there were two individuals who I really wished to contact. One…


BBC Salaries

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 18:56 1 Comment

Hello fellow Sixtyplusurfers.

It's Sunday evening and there's b****r all ont tele, and I feel like a really good rant before I retire to my bed.

The publicity surrounding the salaries paid to BBC presenters, artists, and performers, makes my blood boil. There is b****r all ont BBC box, nowadays, compared with days gone by, and I think it is a disgrace what some of the employees are paid, male and female alike. 

Female presenters including Claudia Winkleman, Mishall…


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At 15:00 on January 14, 2013, Jenny Itzcovitz said…

Hi Silverfox

We wish you a very warm welcome back to the new Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. We hope you enjoy visiting our page and chatting to other readers.

The new Chat page has a Photo gallery, Video Gallery, Groups Section, Blogs, Message Board, Events and a Live Chat Room.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Don't forget to post your lovely photos and fill is in with all your news.

All the best

Jenny, Sixtyplusurfers

At 11:23 on April 14, 2013, ladypenelope said…

Thanks and i will check out your book, am trying to get one published but not quite sure where to start, Jenny has given me the name of a publishing company so will get my work off to them asap. Good luck and talk soon. Penelope

At 16:08 on February 16, 2017, HomeGirl said…

Hi SilverFox you and your lovely wife still look as handsome as when we met on the Ventura a few years ago. Now I am returning to that ship without Terry

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