9 Ways to Make New Friends

Join a choir. (There are even choirs for people who can't sing - google 'choirs for people who can't sing' or 'tuneless choirs')

Join a book club. (Try your local library for details of clubs in your area.)

Become a befriender. (Befriending.co.uk for a list of local networks)

Volunteer. (Do-it.org - Volunteering made easy: just type in your postcode and see what comes up)

Join your local U3A. (University of the Third Age

Enjoy cycling? Meet up with other cyclists on the Let's Ride website.

Prefer to keep two feet on the ground?  Check out Walking for Health or The Ramblers.

Join a group: there's something for everyone at Meet Up. (Or start your own...)

Get a dog. (You'll get an instant best friend and you'll meet up with other dog lovers on your daily walks.)



Want to learn something new and challenging?

How yummy does this look?

MIT has put ALL of its course materials online for ANYONE to use completely FREE of charge in their own time.

There are more than 2400 courses available - from computer programming to quantum mechanics and anthropology. See the full course list here. 

(I've got my eye on a few of the Astronautics and Earth Sciences courses.)