I love nothing more than sitting by the sea, drinking coffee from one of our superb independent coffee houses with a good read for a few hours. However, it can become a little solitary!
Having relocated to Portsmouth in 2016, quickly realised it gets harder to meet new people and make new friends. Having run my own book groups in the past, I tried out a few in the area before finding the Portsmouth chapter in January 2020. From this, I’ve discovered so much, new places or events to go to, opinions challenged & debated, continuing my passion for life long learning and makes me be social when I really want to stay home and not ‘people’.
Being able to meet up with women of all ages (in person or on Zoom) is vital for avoiding loneliness, maintaining mental health & laugh to boost those lovely endorphins. Supporting each other through this ever changing weird life & reading titles that push us out of our comfort zone is a great way to do this.