Thanks for your reply. It helps to know someone is listening. I've never been on a forum before - I'm a bit of a technophobe.
The thing is I can go for coffee and try to greet people but the problem is everyone these days (my age) seems too busy wrapped up on their phones/tablets/laptop for actual human interaction. I'm seen as strange/odd because I don't live my life glued to some sort of gadget. So just saying a friendly "hello" becomes hard because I feel people would rather be flicking through facebook than talking to me. Even if someone does talk to me I then feel as if they aren't interested in what I'm saying (because I'm not interesting) and can't wait to move away.
I just don't know where I belong. I've been away quite a lot over the last few years and can't seem to make solid connections, no matter where I go. It's always the same. I go away to hide the fact I've no real purpose (no career, no degree, no kids, no house etc) at home, then have to come back because I've no money and start all over again - still with no real purpose. I've had some incredible times when I've been travelling and do cherish these memories very much. But I can't keep drifting all my life. So much I want to say but can't articulate myself properly.