Intro to Hive Silver Bloggers - a New Blockbuster for Seasoned Buzzy Bees

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They say that with age comes wisdom, but many of us here on Hive are experts in different areas.
According to the corporate world we have reached our sell-by date, but there is still a lot of life in these old bones yet.
So why can't we then not combine the wisdom of the silver wunder kids and help each other here in the brand new community called the Hive Silver Bloggers?

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Many of you may be close to retirement, and we'd also love it if you joined in as you could learn and see that life in fact gets even more exciting as you now have time to do the things you've never had time for.

So I'm sure you've gathered by now that the objective of the Hive Silver Bloggers is to bring together young-at-heart kindred spirits with a love of blogging and photography, keen to share life experiences and store it here on the Hive blockchain for future generations.

We'd also like to learn more about Crypto Currencies and that's where our seasoned Crypto Hodlers come into play, as many of us may know how to write, but have no knowledge about the world of Crypto.
Anyone between the age of 40 and 100 welcome to join.

How cool if one day a great great grandchild wanting to learn a little more about the adventures of great great Gramps or Grandma, can find them here, long after they've gone, as nothing stored on the blockchain will ever get lost.

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How often do we search for precious photographs stashed away in the attic and try and recall memories that have faded over time?

Stories are passed on from one generation to another, and by the time it reaches our ears, the tale has had all kinds of tails added with many twists and turns, nothing like the true story in the end!

Although you're welcome to blog on any topic you want to, the following are most suited to this community - Passive Income, Hobbies, Crypto for the uninitiated, Memories and Life in general.
We do encourage our members to continue blogging in specific existing communities relevant to their topic i.e. Natural Medicine, Foodies Bee Hive, Have You Been Here (travel related) etc etc.

We will be hosting rewarding Challenges from time to time, possibly taking you out of your comfort zone at times, but that's how we learn.
Rewards for this post will go back to the community.

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IMPORTANT EDIT TO THIS POST

Notice - it's come to my attention that some bloggers thought this was seriously part of our rules, but this is a Tongue in cheek part of my post:
This is NOT a Geriatric Society so no talk of Dentures, Hearing Aids, Spectacles, Pills and the like will be tolerated; member will be muted if found guilty of this offence;)
We are a fun community and as the founder I am already 68 so of course many of the above-mentioned are part of my daily life!
Our proper rules can be found on our community page


I will briefly tell you about my journey and a couple of other talented Silver Bloggers.

@lizelle - Admin

I was a real Crypto Virgin when I joined the blockchain in July 2017, so was quite amazed when Hive came to my rescue during Covid lockdown as our Lily's Cottage BnB had to close down for a while.
I love blogging on food, with a story attached; local travel, natural health, our BnB and life in general. I've not only learned how to turn my Crypto earnings into rands and cents, but have also met many kindred spirits from all over the world!
Hive has become my passion post-retirement, I just love this blogging journey that fills the void left by retirement with new friends and extra income when I need it!

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My favourite genre - food


@papilloncharity - Our Moderator

Zac has become a well-respected figure in the Crypto world and his journey started in June 2017.
His photographic stories have become legend and he is also the founder of The Papillon Foundation, a famous charity that does great work with the poor communities in South Africa.
Zac is a real shining light here on Hive, a huge inspiration who gives hope to many.

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A Peregrine Falcon - photo taken by Zac Smith aka @papilloncharity


@ericvancewalton - Author and Poet

Cryptocurrency and the Hive community have been nothing short of a Godsend to me.
Prior to joining the platform in 2016, I spent twenty-three years attempting to break into the walled garden of the traditional publishing world. Not one person would hold the door open for me. In the last five years cryptocurrency and the Hive community have given me the key to open that door for myself.
Since 2016 I’ve launched three self-published very successful books (soon to be four counting my newest book Ephemera) on Hive.
I quit my day job in 2017, began writing full-time and traveling the world.
Hive has given me the most valuable gifts I can imagine -- a worldwide network of good friends and the freedom to make a great living doing what I love.

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Eric Vance Walton
These two books of Eric's have helped me tremendously, especially during the crazy times we've been living in since last year!


@fionasfavourites

Fiona has been active in the blogosphere since 2014, when she started her own blog Fiona's Favourites, inspired by longstanding school pals.

In 2017 I was invited to join a social blockchain where, through blogging, I might earn crypto currency – just before the bull run ended. I fiddled about a bit, and two years later, I am still there, and post directly to the Hive blockchain using the Exxp WordPress plugin. I am part of a growing community that produces content and where I earn Hive Based Dollars. It’s not just the prospect of earning that keeps us there, it’s also, as is the case in the blogosphere, generally, the community of like-minded individuals one meets and the friendships that develop – in cyberspace – and which flow from the virtual into the real.
Fiona’s Favourites has evolved to the point that it covers a multitude of sins topics, musings and rants, ranging from my original focus – cooking – to life, and my participation in that crypto blogging world.

I look forward each week to Fiona's Friday Files to see what delectable fare she will have on offer for her Village Market Days.

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Fiona's delectable Saturday Market goods - our talented blogger and foodie hiding behind her beloved Rambo.


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If you're between the ages of 40 and 100 and have a passion for blogging and cryptocurrency plus have some wisdom to share, please stop by and subscribe to the new Hive Silver Bloggers Community that is already attracting some of the best talent here on Hive.
Please remember to also hit the Follow button for our admin @hive-106316.
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It would be awesome if this community can also help to attract new Bloggers onto Hive, so please tell your seasoned friends who have not joined Hive yet about this amazing Buzzy world called Hive.
Feel free to use the image below and share it on your social media sites; not forgetting to provide the Hive Onboard link

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A huge thank you for the Silver Bloggers painting to Peter Wink, super talented sculptor and painter; hubby of a new Hivean @artywink, who has been entertaining us with her fun food stories as well as her travel blogs. Both these retirees keep themselves busy using their talents; Peter still gets regular Art Commissions.

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Lastly I have to thank @riverflows who tongue-in-cheek suggested I start this community, and a thank you also to @livinguktaiwan for the advice given so freely as well as our Moderator @papilloncharity for his patience and guiding hand!


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So basically...i still have to wait 2yrs more before joining...can't i be an exception!? 😉😉😉
Seriously...it's really great starting this new community my friend.
Wish you all the best!
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Haha, 2 years will fly by in no time. We'll have to see about that age restriction😅
Thank you so much for the good wishes, really appreciate it.

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Congrats on setting up your new community Lizzie, and great to see that you have plenty of support from seasoned Hivers.

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Thank you so much for the encouragement and advice, I still have a lot to learn but am super excited about this:)

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Good luck with your community. I think it is a wonderful idea. Cheers! 👍😊

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Thank you so very much @quotes-haven, it's great meeting you! Took a peek at your blog, love it🌻

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Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your kind words. It's great meeting you too. Cheers! 😊

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I love this, Lizelle! Makes me realise I need to update my blogging journey. I have actually been on the blockchain nearly 4 years!

Thank you for your kind words!

I am calling over fellow silver Hiveans, @traciyork, @arcange, @richardfyates @snook, @joanstewart. I am sure I shall think of others.

I know I often say, I don't really "fit" into communities, but in this one, I feel right at home.

Please do let me know if I can help with this!

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Awe thank you so much for sharing this with well-seasoned folk Fiona, and also for allowing me to share some of your Hive journey, funny I'm also a soon-to-be 4 year old Hivean as is @papilloncharity! The youngest Silver that I mentioned in this blog @ericvancewalton, actually is the oldest Hivean🙂🌻

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I will certainly need help with this, will give you a shout when things are a little clearer, thank you Fiona!
PS I edited it slightly to include our artist's sculptures as he did the painting as a love job;) and added some links to everyone's outside activities.

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Well done my friend, this can only reach the sky. Thank you for giving us Silver bloggers a stage to show our talent. All the best with this new community, I love it.

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And a huge thank you to Pete for doing this for us, I edited the post to include two of his sculptures and provided the link to his Facebook page that I meant to do last night, but the grey/silver matter needed sleep as it was past midnight!

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Thank you my friend, you are to kind, love the photos. It was only a pleasure to help. Beautiful post love it.

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A great post here Lady Lizzie and let's hope that this effort goes to the moon.

Now where are all of those 40 year and older hiveans? I can think of a few "youngsters" that might also pour their wisdom in here like the Austrian mountain goat @johannpiber
Then we also have the famous kp brothers @tarazkp and @galenkp and I am sure that the ladies @dswigle, @melinda010100 and their friends can jump in here.

Let's show the world the value and the wisdom that rests in the vaults of experience.
Everyone (above 40) is welcome to join this community, even "dummkopfs" like me.

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I have to thank you and your Marian for the help with getting this a tad more polished and for putting me on the right path when I veered off in my rushed fashion as usual;)
I do hope some of those talented folk join in; a couple I can think of who may just make the age restriction - please forgive me if you don't;) and have not been mentioned are @bigtom13, @slobberchops, @farm-mom, @thebigsweed, @shaidon,@porters, @artemislives, @keithboone, @lenasveganliving, @barbara-orenya, @shadowspub, @goldendawne, @sultnpapper, @isabelpena, @pandamama and finally @sunscape

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Haha ! thanks for the thought @lizelle 😁 I'm indeed among the silvers 🍻
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Oh wow, great news, love the cute gif, you are so talented🤩

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Oh, I meant I am in age, but didn't know the community...going to have a look this evening when work is off ! Thank you 😘

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Hope to see you join us 🌻

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I've just did ! This is a great idea of community 😁 Not sure I will contribute a lot, I'm kinda more working than in my previous young age...LoL..so have little time for now, but the idea pleases me and I keep a little place in my head for that and for your all, my boomer friends ❤️
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Awesomeness, it's almost as if one gets buzzier as time goes on not so :)

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I do fit the age requirements as much as I am reluctant to admit.

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You should be proud, you're in good company, we're all well seasoned vintage models who've kept up with the times just by being here😅 hope you join the community🌻

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We are both of the Saffers family Lady Lizzie and it was a pleasure to help.
This is a community that should have been established a long time ago and let's hope that other members could also have ideas for it's growth.

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It was about high time we brought together all the seasoned silvers, just took a little nudge from @riverflows although she still is too young, not one silver hair there😉

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Who calls me a youngster here? But you are right, my friend, a mountain goat will never become old 🤣
If I did let my hair grow you would see more white hair than brown ones and they become more and more each day, so I think I suit to the silverbloggers I believe ... I have joined a minute ago 😀


Cheers and !BEER
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Hahaha, oh yeah, a mountain goat does not get old, just more stubborn 😜

I think that you would look cool with long hair and a long beard, as you would look like Merlin.
Maybe give it a go once you have hung your gun up in the police service.

Thanks for joining up my friend.

Cheers and thanks.

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Haha, yeah, I'm a bit stubborn, that's true 😁

Actually, a couple of years ago I have had long hair - they reached down over my shoulders, but one day I said "enough" and cut them ... I just didn't want to wash and dry them anymore every day 🤣 but it's much better now 😊


!BEER and !PIZZA - nice 😃
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Only a bit stubborn? I will leave this here 😎

I think that you would have looked very cool with long hair.

Shorter is always easier Hannes and Marian cuts my hair on the number 2 setting with the machine.
Then I take the machine and I cut my beard and my moustache on the same setting.
Oh and also my eyebrows.

So, in the mornings, when I wash my face to wake up, I only wipe my head with my wet hand and then I am done for the day. Easy peasy 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Yes, leave it here because I am right 😂🤣

I just didn't like them anymore and I feel so much better now with almost no hair - I cut mine myself without any distance holder 😉

Sometimes I shave, sometimes I let my beard grow for a few weeks and sometimes I keep it short like yours.


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!BEER and !PIZZA - nice 😃
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Oh yes, always a pain with long hair to keep it neat. Amazingly I see many old guys walking around here with long hair. Maybe they are clinging to their young days 🤣

So, you cut your own hair and I hope that you don't charge yourself too much for cutting your hair 🤣
I don't suppose that you cut your euebrows as well, as mine grows like bushes and people say that I look scary 🤣

Oh yeah, I grow in winter and I cut in summer. My beard is not easy to cut with a rasor, as the hair is like wires and the stubble even pricks me when I sleep, so I try to keep it short.
Here's my winter outfit.
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I hang this photo in the toilet to scare the flies away and naughty little children 🤣
Scary isn't it 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Ha, that looks like an old trapper from a western movie, but somehow cool :)
I would hang it also in the toilet, but in the office that the colleagues don't sit too long 🤣

No, I don't cut my eyebrows - only when a hair grows too long I will cut it.


Cheers with !BEER and !WINE
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Hahaha, yes a large poster size for the toilet one and you can place a caption on it, "You are relaxing here on company time and we don't like it" 🤣

A hair? A single hair? Oh my, but you are a lucky guy, as mine looks like a plantation, or a disorganized forest.

Cheers and thanks.

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That poster might actually work 🤣

There are more hair to be honest, three or four of them are always growing too long on each eyebrow 😉


Cheers and !BEER
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Oh yeah, for sure Hannes and you will have a guaranteed fly free house 🤣

Hahaha, early days for the work on the forest on your eybrows. First there was only one hair scouting for freedom on each eye and they sent the message back that it is nice. So three others joined each scout to establish a community. Then soon they will have children and the children will have children as you age to become a forest 🤣

You should have been like a lion and scared the first scout out of his pants, then you wouldn't have this problem. Sit up all night with a plank as they are clever and come out when you sleep. So keep your eyes closed and when you feel him come out, then you can hit him with the plank 🤣
Such is life my friend!

Cheers and thanks.

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Oh yes, I forgot to say that sometimes a hair grows on my ears - I have been really surprised when I saw the first one a few years ago. Now I always search for them ... they grow much faster than any other hair, I believe 😁

Your advice is good, but it comes a little bit too late, my friend 🤣


!PIZZA and !BEER - sounds like a nice dinner :)
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Oh, I love the bushes in my ears as at times when the bugs get cold, they can hide in it 🤣
The hairs in the nose is another problem, as when I grip them with my fingers and pull them out, they make my eyes water.
Poor Marian often thinks that I am crying and then I put on an act so that she can pamper me 🤣

Alas, yeah too late as the damage is done, so my heartfelt condolences to you in this case my friend.

Cheers and thanks.

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There are nort so many around here, so I don't need any bushes in my ears and luckily my nose hair are still pretty much invisible 😎 ... but I know these watering eyes too, because sometimes a nose hair thinks it's a long head hair 🤣

Thanks a lot for your kind condolences, my friend 😁


!PIZZA and !BEER - sounds like a nice dinner :)
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Ah, so you also put on an act when the wife asks why you are crying 🤣
I normally say that I am crying because I have lost the car's keys, or my wallet, or for my first girfriend as it is sure to create a pandemonium in the peaceful house 🤣

So, wait patiently as they will appear and not so long you will see that they all think that they are a part of the hair on your head 🤣

Then you sill really appreciate my condolences 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Well, I think in that case my weekly haircut session will last a little bit longer if I have to cut all these hair, but I won't need to cry anymore when the nose hair are cut instead of pulling them out 🤣


Cheers and !BEER
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No, no, no, you don't cut those hairs Hannes.
If you do, then it means that you prune them for better and stronger growth 🤣

Best is to pull the hairs in the nose and ears out and then you make a special paste of chicken shit and balsamic vinegar to rub on the places where the hair was pulled out. This will frighten them to grow again 😉

Please note that this is not medical advice and in case of a divorce or injury, the author may under no circumstances whatsover be held responsible 😇

Cheers and thanks.

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Well, my friend, our parents have told us that thing with the chicken shit when we were young and bit our finger nails. They said, putting that shit on the nails would stop us from biting them. They never did it, but there were other pastes which they bought, and I loved to lick them and then bite my nails 🤣

So, I don't think I'll go to a local farmer to ask for some shit of their chicken and will start again to pull the hair out 😉


Cheers and !BEER
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Hahaha, well, I don't know how long your tongue is to lick the chicken shit out of your nostrils, but at least, I know that you won't be able to lick the shit out of your ears 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Hahahaha, I meant the fingernails - my tongue is way to short to even reach half way up to the nose 😂🤣


Cheers and !BEER
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Aha, I know what you meant and I also had the finger biting manner as a child. Especially when I was waiting for a hiding and that was almost every day 🤣

I just had this funny image in my mind of you sticking your tongue up a nostril, especially at the office in front of all others.
Mountain goats can do that 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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I bit my nails sometimes till the fingers were bleeding and I don't know why I have done that.

Now that you say it I can see the goat also 😂 lol


Cheers and !BEER
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I did excatly the same Hannes and even sometimes now I would takle one finger and bute ir until it bleeds. But thankfully it happens rarely so I am okay and I am sure that you are as well.
Just sat now with a long video call from my eldest daughter in the UK and I thank God, as they are settling in well over there.

Hahaha, glad that you can see the same image 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Good morning Zac,

yep, sometimes I still need to bite a finger nail. Most times when I'm waiting for something and have nothing better to do ;)

These are great news my friend, I'm glad they are doing well.


!PIZZA and !BEER - makes a nice dinner :)
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Good morning again Hannes,

Yeah it seems to be a bad habit that stays with one, but gladly it is much better now.

I cannot tell you how relieved I am that they are happy and doing their thing over there. They also bought a car and visited Stonehenge. My daughter, like her father loves to explore, so I am sure that they will have many adventures.

Cheers and thanks.

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I hope she's photographing too and visit the Lake District - so much to explore and so much beauty to see there. That's the first area I will visit if I ever have the chance to visit the UK.


Cheers and !BEER
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Nope, I have to beg them to take a picture for me, even though I know that she has a nice camera.
They are the next mobile generation people Hannes and they live in an instant world.
The Lakes District I do not know, but I am sure that my mother in law Mrs. Google does 🤣

So yeah, I will definitely visit the Lakes District 😉

Cheers and thanks.

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When I want to add a photo to a comment or so I often use the photos I have taken with my phone - the phone is always with me and that's easier sometimes ;)

Hiking in the Lake District is almost on top of my bucket list - one day I will hike through the "mountains" in this area.


Cheers and !BEER
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Hahaha, as you know my friend I never use the phone. Sometimes Marian will ask me to help her take a photo and I will click the thing, but that's it. Oh and I also take calls if it's for me, rarely because she screens the calls and answer any questions 😉

Keswick town is the place punted to rent a room in the Lake District and the photos of the area is mind blowing. Some mountain farm photos look very similar to here by us.
I see that it is close to Ireland, so a person could always pop in there as well to see the places where they filmed the Game of Thrones.

Cheers and thanks.

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Slowly I'm becoming used of using the phone for doing more than only making calls ;) It's much easier and faster than to turn the computer on 😎

Yeah, the Lake District is cool, but to see places where Game of Thrones was filmed I can also go south, because a lot scenes have been filmed in Croatia 😊


!PIZZA with !BEER or with !WINE - both make a nice dinner :)
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Right,, I am am back. Had to climb into the roof of a neighbor's house to fix an alarm that is faulty, as it keeps on going off.

Nope, I don't like the phone my friend and I don't think that I ever will, or maybe the phone doesn't like me. Any case we don't have a lot of time for each other.
I turn the PC on and while it's loading I am outside with my camera, then when I return it is ready to go 🤣

Ah! Croatia yes man, some place that I also want to see, but I have lost my bucket list. So will have to make a new one 🤣
You are lucky to be surrounded by so many interesting places. In my case if I was there, then I would never be at home and I would sleep in my van.
Maybe I would visit my wife once a month to play some rugby, just to keep the pencil sharp you know 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Give me a van and the time and I would do exactly what you have said. Or give me only the van and I would be somewhere outdoors before and after work 😁 and sometimes sleep at home while my wife washes my clothes and plays rugby with me 🤣

Hope you had a great day and I am glad you didn't fall off the roof 😃


Cheers and !BEER with !PIZZA 🍕
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Oh yeah, I would gladly give you a van if it was within my means.
But think about it like this. In a few years time a new world will open to you, as you will have a van and more importantly, you will have loads of free time.
I am sure that you can already start planning long trips to distant lands to go and explore.

And of course you will keep the wife happy with a visit every now and then 🤣

Hahaha, I have built many roofs my friend, so I am an old hand at it.

May your Saturday be kind to you.

Cheers and thanks.

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Oh yes, I know you would do that, my friend 😊

A while ago I have bought a notebook and whenever I see a photo of a nice place I look where it is and write it into the book ... yes, I am already planning my life after working.
I also want to try to visit some of these places before I retire though.

I hope your Saturday will be nice too, Zac, maybe the bad weather takes a break over the weekend 🌞


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Let me tell you that my daughter and her family has recently arrived in the UK, as you know and already they have seen more places than I see in a month. Today she sent me some photos of an Abbey somewhere and of Stonehenge.

My grand daughter won a dancing competition and she was entered into the great final dancing showcase in Ireland. So they will all be going there and then she promised me to pass through the Lakes District on their way back home.

So, if they can, just so you can visit many places before you retire my man, the thing is just to get that van. No reason why you and maybe the wife can't pop out on long weekends to exciting places.

Cheers and thanks.

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You're so very right, my friend, anybody can do anything, and I am so happy that your family in the UK is doing so well. They are even go to Ireland? How cool is that 😁 the green island is also on my bucket list, but a little bit below the Lake District and the Isle of Man in Scotland.

Yep, we certainly can do it if we really want to - the biggest barrier is the time, of which we don't have a lot at the moment.

But we do have exciting places all around us and as soon as we all can travel again the people will leave and we will have these places for ourselves again ;)


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!PIZZA and !BEER - sounds like a nice dinner :)
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Amazingly she also did speak to me about Scotland and apparently it is a few hour's drive from their place. So yeah, those kids are certainly going to get around.

We are also trapped for time here as the charity work keeps us bound, but sooner or later we will have to take a holiday, but it's not easy in the Covid season, so we will wait it out.

Not so very far away and you will have plenty of time my friend 😀
So just hang in there.

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Yeah, there are many beautiful places in the UK. I like the so called "mountains" most - we call such little things hills 😂 but nevertheless they are beautiful.

I think we all are in need of some holidays - as you, I will wait a little bit till the Covid situation has calmed down.


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Shame Hannes, you and I know real mountains and some of our ant hills here are bigger than the UK "mountains", but they also want to feel that they live on a mountain 🤣

They have now discovered that the Indian variant of the virus is also here in South Africa and none of us has yet been vaccinated. The government has laid the sole claim to vaccination purchasers and distribution and so as usual it is a very slow process.

Agreed that it is not a good time to venture into other places with this Covid around so let's wait and see what will happen.

Cheers and thanks.

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That's why I said I like their mountains - they look great, especially with snow on top. And it would be cool to climb a couple of mountain peaks per day ;)

I have read that the vaccines might not help against die Indian variant. So please take care my friend.


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Climb a couple of peaks a day 🤣 Just a morning's work for you according to the size of those mountains and well said 🤣

I just told JJ that we became members of the local nature reserve yesterday afternoon. The steep mountain trails are exactly what I need for excersize and so we took our first walk.
I will post the result in my second post today.

We stay well away from people my friend. But tomorrow we will continue to train the new 5 youngsters at Imibala, as we meet with them for two Thursdays every month. They are all free of Covid and we do the leaders training outside in the open air.

Thank you for the care and the same to you my friend.

Cheers and thanks.

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Our mountain cabin is about 200 meters higher up than Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK 😀

Hey, that's cool Zac, now you can go there at any time you want and enjoy nature and mountain hikes.

And a mountain hike is exactly what I am planning for the long weekend. My backpack is packed and I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow morning because I need to ride to my parents on my bike. If the weather is not too wet I will go for a hike. Otherwise I will stay with my parents, but either way I might not be much online till Sunday, I believe.


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Hahaha, you are indeed a true mountain goat my friend and yes, those UK mountains will be little hills for you 🤣

Oh yes and I simply have to increase my fitness levels Hannes. I know that I am fit when my pulse is maximum 54, but lately I am walking around with my pulse rate in the 60s.

All that you need to do is to relax my friend. Not to worry about work or anything else and your parents is the ideal way to start. I am sure that nature will be kind and allow you some walks.
Let's see how it goes and at least your parents will be happy 🙂

Cheers and thanks.

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If the rain would stop I could go and test it out - I'm in a very bad shape after doing nothing in months.

I hav eno idea about my pulse or blood pressure or anything else, but I do know that my fitness level has to increase a lot - my backpack weighs 18 kilograms without water 🤣

Right, all I want os to forget work for a couple of days, and packing my backpack three times this morning has helped a lot 😎


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Oh yes, getting back into some decent shape is always a struggle Hannes.
Thankfully I can't put on fat, as I have always been lean and skinny.
But I am put together with tendons and the tablets that I take causes muscle deterioration.
So yeah, like you I am also in a spot of bother currently.

Thinking about getting a smart watch. One of those things that display blood pressure and other things. Maybe it's time for you to also get one, as then you can see how fit you are at all times 🤣🤣

Amazing what can keep us occupied when we want to forget about work and that backpack must now be the best packed backpack in the world 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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I used to be really thin until I turned 40, but I'm far away from being fat - just a little belly and my weight is quite normal. Yesterday's hike has certainly burned a few more kilos ;)

Oh no, if I would have had such a watch yesterday I would have turned back home, because the watch would have been flashing red after hiking straight up the forest for about 1.5 kilometers.

Oh yes, it was packed quite well, but when I packed it again this morning after spending the night in the woods I couldn't fit all things back in again 😂


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Hahaha, it all starts with the stomach my friend.

My trouble is the tablets that I take every day doesn't only weaken my muscles, but they also swell my stomach and my ankles. The doctors blame it on the Cortizone.
In your case you don't have these hassles and you are right as that walk and a few more like it will have you back into fine form very soon.

In that case you should get a watch with a resting period alarm my friend. But that will lso be useless, as like me you will also ignore the alarm 🤣
Btw. I don't wear a watch.

Why is that? Whenever one packs, everyting fits neat and tidy, but oh woe, beware the repack after an excursion, as then there are always spares that don't fit. Happens always 🤣

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We have been talking about tablets before - they cure one effect, but all have side effects. I don't take any as long as I can.
Years ago, I have been wearing a watch on each of my arms, just for fun, but since quite a while I don't wear a watch anymore. If I need to know the time I have my phone.

Yep, it's always the same, although I ate something I had problems to get everything back in the pack ;)


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I know you take care my friend, and doing the training outside is a good idea.


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Getting old already clicking things too soon 🤣
I hope that you don't do the same when you are playng rugby 🤣🤣🤣

Blessings to you my friend!

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Hahaha, so I guess I'm a very old rugby player already 😂


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I am offended!! I only have a few greys in my hair and beard!!

They don't act their age -but perhaps these guys are interested:
@bozz, @meesterboom, @abh12345

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You are well in the bracket!! :0D

Actually so are most of hive's users!

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What bracket?, sanity or madness?
Greetings Boomie.

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Greetings Mr Z!

I like to think I fall into all of those brackets! :OD

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Hahaha, beware as I know your heart and you are actually a camouflaged saint.
I bet that I am the very first to call you this.
So please don't blush and deny, else I will put your missus on your case.

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Oy Vay, don't let those 3 notorious tags of yours see this, as I am the first to borrow you a ton of grey hairs.
Heh, heh, if I can find them as most of mine were repossessed a long time ago.

Welcome Taraz and at least we know that you will act your age, but I am a bit worried about the other lot 🤣

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...mine were repossessed a long time ago.

Haha that's a good way to describe it😅😅😅
Sorry for eavesdropping...and they say women talk too much🤣
Your friends are real good guys, I've not laughed so much for a long time...all by myself mind you😅

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Hahaha, thank you Lady Lizzy and yeah, that's the only way that I can describe it.
Until 1980 I had a full head of blondish hair, but after the bike accident I went through 6 operations and high powered drugs. The stress was high and 2 years in plaster also didn't help.
Subsequently I had more operations and I never knew that aneasthetics can make one's hair fall out.
A quack also told me that the pills could have an effect.

So yes, the medical fraternity are now sitting with all of my hair 🤣

The other day I went to the barber and after he had cut the sides, he asked me if he should comb the two hairs at the top into a middle path.
So, I told him no and just to leave them so deurmekaar 🤣🤣🤣

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And you still bring so much joy to this platform and to the poor communities here in SA kind sir, you are one amazing man!😇
You could become the perfect motivational speaker, but then we'd never see you here so better just stay buzzy here on Hive😉
I agree, just leave those two hairs deurmekaar and be careful that they don't also get repossessed😅 Thank you for helping gathering so many amazing Silvers here, a blessed Sunday for you and Marian 🤗

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Nope, just an ordinary man that has made himself available to serve those that don't have Lady Lizzie.
Personally I don't very much like all of the motivational slogans, as they should rather place the focus on talent development.

Hahaha, that's why I hide those two precious hairs under a cap every day. One never knows when that South Easter wind has plans to remove my fringe 🤣

Those Silvers are all good friends that has shown their hearts to us and I am glad that they are all here. The future looks great for this community methinks 👍

A blessed new week also to you guys 🤗

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It's not grey, people are colour blind. It's actually silver and you'll be richer as more and more pops up 😉

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I am counting the greys as we speak - is it a 1:1 kind of thing? ;)

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New rule just added his very moment, the word grey is now regarded as NSFW around here, LOL!
A tip, don't count them otherwise they'll multiply at a much faster rate ;)
I hid mine with the help of a bottle much to my hairdresser's dismay but I realized they're actually natural highlights so now my salon bills are much much lower ;)

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Haha! Nothing like pointing fingers at the old people! ❤️

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Hahaha, old maybe, but with young hearts and that makes all of the difference my friend.
Blessings.

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Of course, it does! You know I am kidding. I had to run to the mirror and look!! :)) Good morning from here, @papillioncharity!

Happy Friday!

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really great idea! I am amazed and impressed that your generation is active here on Hive!

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Hahaha, thank you and our generation sent the first rockets to the moon my friend 🤣
So yes there is a load of combined experience available on hive and hopefully it will be channeled here.

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LOL but seriously, age is but a number as long as you don't start acting your age as that is the quickest way to get old 😉

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Ages 40-100...Seems I fall within that age bracket...I'll see what people blog about and decide whether I have anything worthy of adding. A good idea for a community. ✅

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Great to see you here @galenkp, and I'm sure you'll have something more than just worthy to add here🙂🌻

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I'll be around...Maybe I'll even get the hamster in my noggin to run a little faster, get the cogs turning, so I can come up with something to post. :)

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11 more months and I'm in! 😜 Lovely idea @lizelle. Definitely fits a hole in the current community offerings!

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I can't wait for that day @plantstoplanks, we already have some awesome folk here. Thanks for checking in so long

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What a great idea! I'd be proud to be a part of this group!

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Oh how wonderful to see you here @melinda010100, we look forward to some really good stuff here🤗🌻

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Well I just made the cut, I think. 😁
I love this idea, but I'm just not sure I meet all of the requirements. When you say Silver Bloggers, I know you're referring to folk between the ages of 40/100 but do they also need to have a head full of hair that has turned silver over the years. Sporting no hair on the top of my head at all, do I still make the cut?
All kidding aside, it will be my honor to join this community along with some of the wonderful people you mention.
I will be keeping an eye out for any further information about this new community.
Thanks for the mention my friend!

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Haha I never thought of that one my friend but thank you so much for responding, look forward to seeing some of your wonderful blogs in here🤗

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This community is a great idea @Lizelle, I have joined a minute ago, although I'm a youngster, as Zac @papilloncharity says 😉
I believe, that my good friend Jo @redheadpei from Canada would suit here quite well too 😊

By the way, after almost 3 years on the Blockchain I still feel as a Crypto Virgin 🤣


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LOL, glad I'm not the only one feeling that way, my son advises me but thankfully there are many helpful Hiveans here! Sooo glad you joined, I'm really looking forward to a great future for our group🤩🌻

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I hope that in the near future I will have more time to post, but I will certainly keep an eye on the cool new community 😃


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Okay, so now we have a virgin mountain goat also in the community.
Until a bear gets hold of him 😁
Welcome Hannes.

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I think the virgin thing is even worse for me if it comes to a bear rugby 🤣


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Thanks for the mention @johannpiber. I think I'm somewhere north of 40 years..far, far north LOL.

Sounds like a great new community to join @lizelle.

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But you're still below the upper limit I believe 🤣


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A woman that would tell her age would tell anything. 🤣

Thanks Hannes @johannpiber for goodies. Pizza is superb!🍕😊

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My wife is celebrating her 30th birthday in about two months ... for the 26th time 🤣🤣🤣
I'm glad you like the !PIZZA and the !BEER dear Jo 😊


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