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TaffyMadison Mon 07-Mar-11 08:46:36

Hi there,

We have just moved to Brighton with our 1 year old daughter. I am not working at the moment and don't know anyone in the area so I am really keen to get out and meet others as soon as possible. Playdates, coffee, walks, glass of wine? Or perhaps there are already organised groups in the area?

I hope to meet some of you soon!


internetaddict Mon 07-Mar-11 11:27:40

Hi Tiffany

My family and I moved to Hove 6 months ago and we're loving it! We moved from the Midlands. Where have you moved from?

My kids are a bit older, a boy who's 4 and a girl who's 7 but I just wanted to say you won't regret moving here - it's great!

I'm not sure what groups are in your area but there's a really good website - that's got some good info on.

I'm always happy to meet up for coffee, wine whatever. My son is at nursery until 12 every day and if it's nice, we like to go to different parks, seafront etc for some fresh air.

Take care, Laura x

raiseaneyebrow Mon 07-Mar-11 12:14:21

I'm near Preston Park and my kids are a similar age to internetaddict's so I'm not really around during the day. However, I am extrememly happy to meet up in the evening for wine!

MABS Mon 07-Mar-11 21:04:45

Brighton meet up on Sat - why don't you come?

migola Mon 07-Mar-11 22:14:44

Hi Tiffany, I live near Preston Park & have a 1 year old (& 4 year old) so if you fancy meeting up one day PM me.
There are a few playgroups in the area - haven't been to them all but Mon mornings there's one just started at Fiveways childrens centre on florence Rd, Tues morning there's one in a church on Southdown Avenue, Weds 1.45-3 (I think) there's one on Stanford Avenue in the church, Thurs 9.45-11.30 there's one in St Matthias church on Ditchling Rd.
Hope that helps

MABS Tue 08-Mar-11 15:52:47

do hope you are going to be able to make the meet up on Sat in Brighton?

lucjam Wed 09-Mar-11 20:56:29

Hi I live in PP too, DD is 8 and DS is 4, there is a good playgroup at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Dyke Road on a weds 1.30-3.

internetaddict Thu 10-Mar-11 09:51:41

Hi lucjam. I've been wondering whether to take my DS who is 4 to that playgroup you've mentioned. I wasn't sure whether it would be too babyish for him but you've got a DS the same age. Is there plenty for that age group?

theguiltyone Fri 11-Mar-11 14:56:00

Hi to all who haved posted i'm local to the area and wanting to meet some friends for a chat and a wine! I have 2 children and would like to get out more! Let me know if anyone one would like to meet new friends as well we could make it a date for next week! No good wasting time : )

theguiltyone Fri 11-Mar-11 15:05:09

HI again could you let me know if any of you would be interested in meeting in the evening for a wine and a chat? : ) speak soon

TaffyMadison Fri 18-Mar-11 10:27:41

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for the messages and information regarding current playgroups, etc. I will definitely plan to get to some next week.

Sorry for the long delay in responding. We just moved in last Friday and I didn't factor in a week long wait for our BB service from BT!!! At any rate, we are now in our house and fully connected. It sounds like there are a few of us in PP area who would like to meet up. I am completely new to the area, we just moved from Paris (but I am Canadian / British) so I don't know where to meet in the area but think there a couple nice pubs? I agree with 'theguiltyone' that there's no point in wasting anytime so what about one night next week? I will also send PM's to ensure you get the message (it took me a while to find my original post :-)).

jess77 Sun 20-Mar-11 21:58:58

Hi Ladies,
We have recently moved to PP also and would be keen to meet up.
I have a 3 year old son and am currently preggers with number 2 so unfortunately no wine for! But I would like to meet up too if you have organised anything.

noddyholder Sun 20-Mar-11 22:02:16

Welcome to PP I live here too but ds us 16 so playgroups a dim and distant memory x

theguiltyone Fri 03-Jun-11 15:51:12

I think we have all got lost! I haven't been on for a while another mad time in my hectic life! R we all still wanting to meet up locally leave me a message and we can arrange something. : )

mads04 Thu 14-Jul-11 12:57:09

Hiya smile

I am 29 year old mum of 3 (9,8 and 2) live in Fiveways..

Very keen to meet with others in the area!

Mads x

upthealdi Tue 19-Jul-11 21:32:19

I'm in Fiveways and very happy to meet for a glass of wine one evening

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