Posts relating to the solo living community or community of people who live alone
Starting Again At 62: A Solo Rollercoaster Ride!
Until just over a year ago, up to the age of 62, I had never lived alone. From leaving home at 16 to sharing a flat with a friend. To marrying at 19. Having a child, divorcing, marrying again, three more children. Ending up a single parent again...until I married for the final time! I’d spent my whole adult life…
Looking Back: A Year Living Alone During A Global Pandemic
I remember the start of the UK lockdown vividly. I was in California visiting friends when the US shut its borders. I rushed home on a nearly empty flight, wearing a respirator mask from my friend’s earthquake preparedness kit the whole way. We’re only just starting to understand the full impact of a year under Covid. But one year on,…
5 things people who live alone secretly want you to know
We asked people who live alone to tell us the things they secretly wished their friends and family knew about their lives. Here’s what they said.
What do you call someone who lives alone?
The rise of living alone (especially as a preferred lifestyle choice) is a relatively new trend – so new, in fact, that there isn’t yet one commonly used word to describe us!
What does it mean to live alone?
Living alone means that when you shut your front door, you are solely responsible for what happens within the walls of your home.
A response to George Floyd’s death
I want to set out three actions today which will act as our starting point. They are just that – a starting point. And I would welcome views on how and where we can go further.
How to self-isolate in seven simple steps
Millions of people worldwide live by themselves, and the numbers are growing all the time — at the Living Well Alone Project our resilient, active community of almost 10,000 ‘soloists’ are already well prepared for what’s coming, and these simple steps are drawn from their experience.
How I’m spending Christmas this year (Yvonne’s story)
For some years I have joined my youngest son, my daughter in law and grandchildren for Christmas. My daughter-in-law’s brother has room to hold Christmas dinner and all the family contribute by bringing food courses or sundries. This year the family dynamics have changed - I have been invited but have decided on an alternative Christmas.
How I’m spending Christmas this year (Hilary’s story)
For many years I volunteered on Christmas Day then spent some time with my elderly Mother. Once my Mother died I was able to spend Christmas entirely on my own and I loved it: a walk on the beach and a lovely veggie curry for Christmas dinner.
How I’m spending Christmas this year (BertieBooBoo’s story)
Mummy has four Labradors.