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Isle of Wight Meet Up

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MNlocalIsleofWight Thu 13-Feb-14 21:05:13

Hello everyone

I've just been invited to help MNLocal become, well, more local!

Im new to the Island, Ive been here 8 years and I live in Cowes. I have a 10 year old dd. Along with many other islanders I have a few different things keeping me busy.... I am an Ofsted registered childminder, I host and teach english to (mostly) french students, I sell Usborne Childrens Books and I'm the Area Coordinator for

I'd love to meet up with other MNetters on the Island.

iowfreak Mon 17-Feb-14 12:38:29


I am an islander through and through.

Mum to 5 Dc now aged between 22 and 16 and also since yesterday a nanny to a little boy (DD3's) totally outing myself to anyone who remotely knows me now!!

With the latest penguin bollards thread from our lovely Island I now know there are many more MN-ers than just me here.

Would be up for a meet-up if one is arranged. smile

iowfreak Mon 17-Feb-14 12:39:35

Why have I suddenly become iowfreak ???? Is it normal to be given a new NN for local boards?

Tinklewinkle Mon 17-Feb-14 13:10:46


I'm also new to the island. Live in Cowes and have a 12 year old DD and a nearly 9 year old DD.

Also followed the penguin bollards, surprised how many of us there are

BrannonsGirl Mon 17-Feb-14 13:13:36

Hey! I'm on the IoW, too! I've been avidly following bollard-gate on the main board, as well!

I suspect it won't be long before I come across someone in RL who knows a friend of their sisters cousin who lives in the flats.....I run a tea room over here, so get to listen to all the gossip!

I'm happy to host a get-together - tea and cakes a-plenty!

MNlocalIsleofWight Mon 17-Feb-14 14:09:03


Im so glad that so many of us have made it over from the bollards thread!

Im happy to meet up anywhere, so when you log on let us all know where you are then we can find somewhere to go that suits most of us.

I know that there are calls to visit MrsDavidCarouso, but i think she needs to be in control of that.

so two for Cowes and one for Ryde at the moment.

when would you like to meet? during half term or when the children go back to school?

Haveanapplethen Mon 17-Feb-14 14:15:00

I'm in Ryde too <waves> I have two dds 8 and 10. Loved the bollard thread and only just realised it was IOW!

iowfreak Mon 17-Feb-14 18:02:28

Sorry, I didnt say that I was Newport, but can travel. This week is slightly mad for me, so would probably have to miss it if a meet up is arranged, but dont worry about me..... a good excuse for another one!! wink

Can anyone explain to me why I have got a different NN that I have never chosen when I post here? You all seem to have your normal ones confused

MNlocalIsleofWight Tue 18-Feb-14 22:17:06

how about we organise a meet up on the 1st March? We could meet somewhere central like The Sloop, say 8- 8.30?

what do you think?

lollilou Thu 20-Feb-14 20:20:05

Hello everyone. I'm right on the other side of the Island in Freshwater. Would love to make the meet up (thanks for the pm MNlocalIsleofWight).

iowfreak Fri 21-Feb-14 08:59:44

Hi Lollilou I am coming along to the meet up, too. smile

Tinklewinkle Fri 21-Feb-14 09:23:58


Unfortunately I'm away for that weekend.

Have a fab time and let me know if there's another one!

iowfreak Fri 21-Feb-14 09:47:22

We will have to have another one so that you can come!! wink

MNlocalIsleofWight Fri 21-Feb-14 11:10:22

We have six people confirmed as coming to our first ever meetup!

Please invite any mn that you know in rl.

Please dont wait for a personal invitation we will be there on the 1st and everyone is welcome!

iowfreak Fri 21-Feb-14 12:21:17

Are we just going for a drink? Or eating, too?

MNlocalIsleofWight Sat 22-Feb-14 10:11:53

well, I thought just a drink because i didn't want to obligate people.

if everyone wants a meal we could do that!

MNlocalIsleofWight Sat 22-Feb-14 10:12:36

ps. im not the boss, so i dont get to boss you around!

lollilou Sat 22-Feb-14 16:37:48

I'd prefer just a drink as 8 is later and I'll probably eat with the family first.

iowfreak Sat 22-Feb-14 18:31:47

Suits me fine!

surfbetty Sat 22-Feb-14 18:45:37

I'm on the island too!
I'm mum to my 2.5 yr old DD.
Live in Cowes but work all over the island.
What on earth is the penguin bollard thread?! Going to have to search it now smile

surfbetty Sat 22-Feb-14 19:20:24

Found it! Flippin Nora! I'm so going to drive around Ryde looking for the angry bin lady and penguins!

MNlocalIsleofWight Sat 22-Feb-14 22:06:23

surfbetty join us! its going to be fab!

If anyone is coming over from cowes and wants a lift... i have a seven seater car so i can drive if you want to have a drink

surfbetty Sat 22-Feb-14 23:10:42

I will check my diary in the morning -hoping I'm free so I can come along smile
I'm wondering how many faces I'll recognise straight away. It's a small island, after all!

MNlocalIsleofWight Sun 23-Feb-14 11:17:56

I was wondering that too...... Im sure there are a couple of MN at my dd school, but I'm never brave enough to ask them.....

should we take bets on how many people we know?

iowfreak Sun 23-Feb-14 14:12:20

Oh my goodness, I am so sure a really good friend of mine is on here - if just might drop in conversation this week about a trip to the Sloop on Saturday and see her reaction. Also, I am sure I recognised my SIL a couple of years ago - not sure if she is still around. How funny would that be!!! and how embarrassing!! I always say that I don't put anything on here that I would not want friends to know but I am suddenly doubting myself now! I am very recognisable if people know me saw my posts.

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