Today I have spent being bored and lonely. Was supposed to be out mountain biking, but have the lurgy... and it occured to me I really need to build up a social network so that I can find folk to go to the pub with... or something.
Problem is - I haven't had to do this type of thing for years - I don't work with anyone so can't use work colleagues to build up a group of friends. So - any suggestions? Don't fancy going out to the pub and talking at random strangers - you tend to get a reputation if you do that kind of thing Used to work mind, but I was usually plastered and out my box on 'phet... but then so was everyone else so it was all acceptable. Don't think a small South Lakes market town would be the right place for that approach somehow.