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To ask the next door neighbour out for a drink?

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grrrrrrrrrrrrrr Mon 15-Apr-13 15:46:58

Been leaving in house for 12 months in a completely new area, chatted to a few people, but can honest say I have not clicked with anyone and felt I have settled or made friends, a few weeks ago we had new neighbours and have chatted to them over the wall quite a few times and got on good. When I said to dh about feeling a bit lonely, he said I would have to take the bull by horns and make something happen, I am quite shy and nervous and tend to let people ask me, which in the last 12 months has not happened. I have chatted in the garden this afternoon and kicked myself for not saying anything.......

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 15-Apr-13 15:49:15

What harm can it do?
The worst that can happen is they refuse.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 15-Apr-13 15:51:56

Our neighbours broke the ice by coming round and saying their roast was too big and did we want to come and help them eat it smile They are moving now, the bastards.

BBQ? Shout over the fence to come for a glass of wine?

MaxPepsi Mon 15-Apr-13 15:56:27

Ask them round for a few drinks and nibbles this weekend?

We had a jubilee party last year and decided that to be polite and to not piss off our neighbours we should invite them also.

As we didn't really know them, one set then proceeded to ask us round for drinks beforehand so we could at least introduce ourselves properly.

they are now some of our best friends and it's been great with regards neighbourly favours etc etc.

Best thing I ever did.

Do it

And good luck grin

grrrrrrrrrrrrrr Mon 15-Apr-13 15:58:57

thanks smile I will do, I used to be do confident then a bought of pnd years ago and my confidence is not what it was.

noodleone Mon 15-Apr-13 16:06:46

I'm using the Macmillan really good night in as an excuse to get the neighbours round next week. I met a neighbour at a Macmillan coffee morning five years ago and now one of my best friends. Good luck

Ogooglebar Mon 15-Apr-13 16:09:05

Do it! Make it an actual plan like inviting them over on a particular date rather than just saying in passing 'we should go for a drink some time', because IME that drink will never happen!

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