Solo Stories

Real-life stories from solos and our vibrant living alone community. Read about what it’s like to live alone from solos themselves.

Are You Really Travelling Solo When You Go On A Group Holiday?

Mike shares his experiences and thoughts of travelling solo on an organised group holiday. With a surge of holiday companies offering holidays for solos it’s a question often debated – can joining a group trip really be regarded as solo travel...

Neither Buying Nor Renting: The Clachan Co-Housing Project

Living alone since 1996 and after 25 years of marriage, Irene is in the process of transitioning to living in a multi-generation co-housing community. She has two sons, will next year turn 70 and now seems like the right time to make big changes in...

10 Reasons Why Living Alone Can Be Good For You

For the uninitiated, it can take some getting used to but living alone can be one of the most liberating experiences life has to offer. If you’re living solo for the first time, or you are seasoned in living alone and in need of a confidence boost;...

Going Solo After Divorce: Part 3, Relationships Change

This is the third in a series of articles from Kathy about going solo after divorce. Click here to read her first and second articles or see the links at the end of this post. We all need people. Even the most introvert amongst us, if we are honest...

Going Solo After Divorce: Part 2, Managing Change

In the second of Kathy’s articles, she poignantly tells us how she managed change in her life and now lives solo after a complicated divorce. Wayne Dyer suggests that “if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at, change.”...

Going Solo After Divorce: Part 1, Kathy’s Story

A quick google search on the subject provides a brief insight into what I might expect going solo following my divorce. ’Divorced and terrified’, ‘coping alone’, ‘getting yourself back out there…’ was pretty much what I found. Not very encouraging...

Does Going To The Pub Count As A Hobby?

Back in the day when the eighties was all about Red Wedge, Reaganomics and Red Tab 501s rather than the retro movement it has become today, pubs were less of a hobby and more of an educational institution. Halcyon days of student grants and being...

Living Alone, Solitude And Happiness?

While we stay home during unprecedented times, we tap into our archive to revisit the benefits living alone and times of solitude can bring.

The Solo Living Freelancer

Living alone and freelancing can be a precarious way to live! Here, Lynn juggles it all and with the help of her support network, tells us how she managed to buy her own home. As I grow older (rather disgracefully), the isolating financial...

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