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Renfrewshire Roll-call.

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SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 29-Nov-13 09:26:18

I thought it might be a good idea to find out how many Renfrewshire Mumsnetters we have - I know of a few, from the meet-up group, but there must be more of us Out There!

I am responsible for organising meet ups for the Renfrewshire MNers, and I am planning to organise another one in the New Year - probably at the soft-play at Xscape - Braehead is well served by buses, and soft play would make life easier for anyone who wants to bring small children with them.

So - if you are out there in Renfrewshire, and want to add yourself to this thread, it would be lovely to know you.

To start things off - I am SDTG, I live near Paisley (we moved up from the south of England over 5 years ago), and I am married with three dses - two are away at university, and the third is just starting his Highers, in S5.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sun 01-Dec-13 21:14:22


SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Thu 05-Dec-13 09:35:25

Bumpety bump.

If people would like to put themselves on here, I can get in touch directly when I organise another meet up.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sun 08-Dec-13 13:34:16

Bumping for the weekend crowd.

MsUumellmahaye Tue 17-Dec-13 21:08:37

here too, beginning to think its just us SDTG smile

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 18-Dec-13 11:36:10

Well - it's not quantity that counts, it's quality!! fsmile

MsUumellmahaye Thu 19-Dec-13 08:13:58

true indeed smile

clare8allthepies Sat 21-Dec-13 09:24:19

Hi, I live in Paisley (though am also from the South of England) I live with my partner and our 2 daughters who are 3 and 4 weeks old.

MsUumellmahaye Sat 21-Dec-13 09:26:43

hi clare, ye we are three smile

LocalEditorRenfrewshire Mon 23-Dec-13 18:38:01


And me obviously! Two girls too. Congratulations on your new arrival Clare grin Christmas is going to be a lot busier (and special) for you wink

MsUumellmahaye Mon 23-Dec-13 20:49:36

hello editor, i actually thought you might be SDTG!!

SallyfromSA Wed 25-Dec-13 15:45:02


Sally here. Very new to the area as we moved in August from Australia with my Scottish born husband (originally from Aberdeen) where we had been living for 5 years and where our son was born (now 5.5 years old) but I am originally from Cape Town South Africa.

So this was my first Xmas with the MIL...I think I will survive it. smile

I'm starting some kids art activity classes in the New Year which are listed over in the Arts & Craft classes section for preschoolers.

Currently renting in Beith so just on the border of a Renfrewshire but looking to move next year. Any tips welcome!

Hope everyone is having a good Xmas.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 25-Dec-13 18:02:22

Houston and Bridge of Weir are nice - you are within easy reach of Glasgow (with a direct bus service) and an easy drive from the countryside and the coast too. The schools, both primary and secondary, are very good (all three of mine went to Gryffe High school, and I couldn't be happier).

Lochwinnoch, Kilmacolm and Kilbarchen are beautiful villages, in lovely areas, with great community spirit. I don't know much about the primary schools, but I think the state secondary schools that these villages are in catchment for, are not as good as Gryffe. There is, however, a very good private school in Kilmacolm - St Columbas - which has an excellent reputation. Plus there are a number of good private secondaries in Glasgow itself.

I would be more than happy to meet up with you sometime, for a coffee and a blether about the neighbourhood - we moved up here from the south east of England, so I know what it is like to be a foreigner in Scotland! fwinkfgrin

We are very happy here, and see no reason why we won't be here for years to come.

SallyfromSA Fri 27-Dec-13 17:34:56

Hi WolefGenius,

Thanks for the tips. Gryffe was already on my radar. Just not much property there (in our budget!) at the moment so will have to keep watch.

My son is happy at the little school he's at but when we move again we will have to buy in a decent High School catchment as I can't face moving again. Ever! I think private schools are very much off the radar, as we can't afford any of them!

Would be great to catch up. Maybe once I have the beginning of the year under way.

I haven't felt very foreign as everyone has been so lovely and welcoming. I very much felt the sting of being a foreigner in Australia, so this has been a walk in the park!

I just LOVE it here, I really do, so the next step will be to find a home we can call our own...and start the mortgage all over again. Yay! smile

Catch up soon!

PS: Hope you had a great Xmas. My first ever with the Scottish MIL. Mmmm. fbiscuit

MsUumellmahaye Mon 30-Dec-13 15:03:04

hi sally, my sons at st andrews in paisley, it is a huge school and very mixed but he loves it and is doing very well, house prices round here a lot more reasonable than further out. i have lived in paisley for 12 years now and i love it!!

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sun 05-Jan-14 11:38:16

OK - I am organising another meet up, in collaboration with the local ambassadors from south Glasgow and Ayrshire - the details are here.

As I said on that thread, I am sorry that it is not a toddler-friendly meet up this time, but the next one will be, I promise.

Rainbow13 Fri 14-Mar-14 10:28:26

Hi There I live in Renfrew and have three children ages 10, 7 and nearly 2

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 14-Mar-14 10:44:44

Hello Rainbow - and welcome to the Renfrewshire group!

We have reasonably regular meet-ups - usually we join up with the Glasgow MN Woolly Hugs people, and the South Glasgow MNers - that way we get a bigger group (my smallest meet up was just me, in Costa at Braehead grin).

I am considering organising a meet up at a soft-play place - for those who have smaller children who wouldn't be so happy at a cafe.

LocalEditorRenfrewshire Fri 14-Mar-14 11:06:08

Hi Rainbow, and a warm welcome to the Renfrewshire group. I'm the new local editor for the group. I have two children ages 5 and 9 months.

Soft play meet up would be a great idea STGD!

Rainbow13 Tue 18-Mar-14 23:22:08

Hi Ladies.

aw that's a shame on your own at costa sad lol
where are you both from?

Rainbow13 Tue 18-Mar-14 23:29:52

are both of you ladies on the mumsnet Renfrewshire page?

EsmeWeatherwax Sun 23-Mar-14 22:18:52

Hello, joining the Renfrewshire roll call, although I'm just on the boundary. Chuck a stone and I'd be in with SallyfromSA. I have three children, dd's are 7 and 4 and ds is 2. Would love to come to toddler friendly meetup!

LocalEditorRenfrewshire Tue 25-Mar-14 08:29:17

Hi Esme and a warm welcome to the Renfrewshire page. Have you joined the Paisley meet-up group? That way you will be notified when SDTG, our local ambassador, arranged one.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 25-Mar-14 12:45:51

Hello Esme - it's lovely to see a Pratchett Witches fan in the group - it's a toss up for me who I love the most - the witches, the wizards or the AM city guards.

Oh - and I will get onto organising a meet up asap, promise!

Rainbow13 Thu 27-Mar-14 13:27:31

Hi Esme I also have three aged 10, 7 and 22months.

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