Derbyshire/Sheffield Single Mums

(32 Posts)
sezamcgregor Thu 03-Apr-14 09:53:38

I'm setting up a support group for single mums in my area. I like in the middle of Derbyshire, and plan to arrange meetings in Derby, Sheffield, Buxton etc

If you're local, it would be nice if you could join us!

I've seen on Facebook that there's a group for single mums which are mainly in Bristol, and it seems really nice to have a local support network so that you can ask the awkward questions that married friends just never seem to understand.

sezamcgregor Thu 03-Apr-14 12:41:23

Just had a PM about this - I'm *thrilled*!!

equinox Fri 04-Apr-14 11:38:02

Hi there wow music to my ears I am a very young 50 year old may I join in? My son is 9. I have been single parenting him with no family support since he was 5 months old!! I look about 40 ish.

How old are the others so far sezam?? I live in Derbyshire but do drive although petrol is naturally an issue lol sigh!!!

Most interested however!!

Derby would be a piece of cake to get to as I live in between Derby and Nottingham in a diddy little town. I am available for socialising and chat weekends largely not in the week owing to work commitments.

Cheers then gagging for more news!!

sezamcgregor Fri 04-Apr-14 11:49:04

Oh yes! Please do join us!! I'm not telling you how old we are as it doesn't matter ;-)

I'm always meeting single mums from all walks of life but we all have similar difficulties and we're all trapped inside the house from 7/8 pm onwards.

First meeting is in Derby at the end of the month. I'll PM you more information, but yes, you're certainly more than welcome to join in, I'm glad to have you!

LizLemonOut Fri 04-Apr-14 11:59:56

hi Seza, I'd love to join please?

sezamcgregor Fri 04-Apr-14 12:28:12

LizLemon YES!! Of course - I'm actually very pleased that you're local!

I have a name to run by you too to see if we do indeed have the same ex ;-)

LizLemonOut Fri 04-Apr-14 13:39:38

great, seza, thanks! I highly doubt we have the same ex, at least I hope not for your sake!! how do I get in on this meet up group thingy? grin

sezamcgregor Fri 04-Apr-14 13:46:53

You just click the link and find somewhere that says "request to join" :-)

I've also got a friend who I'd like you to meet - she can make the Derby meet on 27th - so if you can come too, that would be great!

LizLemonOut Fri 04-Apr-14 15:30:06

I've just seen your message and sent a join request to the group, yay!

Katty29 Sun 06-Apr-14 17:25:58

Hi, just saw this and I would be interested. In north Derbyshire tho, so although derby is a bit far Sheffield and Buxton are nearby.

sezamcgregor Mon 07-Apr-14 09:21:05

Hi Katty, it would be great to have you join us!
We're meeting in Sheffield at the end of the month, I hope that you can make it smile

sezamcgregor Sun 01-Jun-14 23:56:07

Just to say that we had a lovely 2nd meet today in Chesterfield.

If anyone would like to join us, we meet alternate Sundays at different parks and play centres (depending on the weather) in the area.

Upcoming meets are:

15 June - Belper - gardens behind Chucklebutties or at Chucklebutties 11 am
29 June - Chatsworth - meeting at 11 am

Please do come along if you're able to - no pressure, no judgement, jut a chance to meet other single mums and have some time for the children to play and make new friends too.

Ooh can I join please?

Am 37, single Mum to a 14 month old. Husband buggered off with another woman, and 2 weeks later I found out I was pregnant. So I've been a single Mum from the start.

Would love to meet other single Mums in the area.

I live in South Derbyshire.

equinox Thu 05-Jun-14 05:25:52

I think we should be able to make Sunday 29th June for the Chatsworth House day it sounds great. I have been wanting to go along for some time now....! My boy is 9 and he will be happy to meet other children I am quite sure.

sezamcgregor Thu 05-Jun-14 13:52:10

Hi Tricky, I would LOVE to have you join us!

Upcoming dates are:

15 June - Belper
29 June - Chatsworth
13 July - Derby

I've also been a single mum since finding out I was PG after we'd split up - it'll be nice to meet you.

13th July sounds good, I'm South Derbyshire and because of my circumstances I don't have much free time/scope to travel at the moment.

I'm not on FB, where are the details posted of the meet? On here?

PS Thank you for the welcome! smile

Needadvice5 Sat 07-Jun-14 09:55:32

can I join? I live in Derby xxx

sezamcgregor Tue 10-Jun-14 12:00:34

Hi Tricky and Needadvice

It's lovely to have you join us!

We're meeting this Sunday in Belper - kind of an anti-father's day thing - I'm a bit bored of always avoiding happy families and so thought we could all get together instead.

I'll inbox you both smile

Thank you sezam. Sadly I can't make this Sunday, but I like the idea of the Anti-father's day.

But look forward to seeing you on the 13th smile

sezamcgregor Thu 12-Jun-14 09:53:22

Tricky - I've spent the last 6 being cross and envious - so decided that it would be a good excuse to get us together and do something ourselves!

I'll also aim to do one in future years - may involve wine next year! ;)

Looking forward to seeing you on 13th too!!

Hello, can I check we're still on for the 13th in Derby?

Is venue decided?

Just wondered if I could put a word in for somewhere nice if venue hasn't?

Hope everyone is well.

sezamcgregor Mon 30-Jun-14 08:41:12

Hi Tricky

We're meeting at Markeaton Park if it's fine, Hickory Dickory's if raining.

Unless you have an idea for somewhere non-softplay in case of rain? I find them so difficult to come across.

It would be great if you can join us!

sezamcgregor Mon 30-Jun-14 08:41:59

Just to say that we had another lovely meet yesterday at Chatsworth. If anyone else in the area would like to join us, our next meet is on 13 July in Derby. ALL welcome!

That's fine, just checking. Not heard of Hickory Dickory's (haven't even been to a soft play! blush ), but can look it up! smile

Thebluedog Mon 30-Jun-14 22:30:25

How do I join up? smile Sounds like a great idea

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