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zowie44 Mon 31-Aug-15 14:25:35

Hi everyone,

I've just moved into the area - just outside of Windermere and wanted to say hello. I've two kids - one two year old and one twelve year old and work full time running my own business. I don't know a soul up here yet but looking forward to making some new friends. smile

Helloall1 Sat 12-Sep-15 18:48:44

Hi and welcome!

How are you settling in?

We have been here just over a year.

Good luck, hopefully you will love it around here x

Wetoopere Sat 12-Sep-15 19:48:39

Hi, welcome to Cumbria. smile

zowie44 Sun 13-Sep-15 19:31:50

Thanks for the replies and the nice welcome. I'm settling in okay so far, kids seem fine at school and nursery and I've ventured out a bit and met a few people around where I live. I'm going to join a few classes next week and looking forward to that.
It's so beautiful here - everywhere we go I keep taking pictures. I'm sure I'm driving my family mad but it's just so pretty! I keep thinking we're on holiday LOL. I hope it stays that way! x

Helloall1 Mon 14-Sep-15 09:06:53

All the scenery is so beautiful isn't it, it changes with the weather and never fails to impress me!

What classes are you thinking of joining? I keep meaning to do the same but haven't committed to any yet.

Enjoy exploring x

zowie44 Mon 14-Sep-15 18:01:56

Hi Helloall1, so far, I'm toying with a variety of classes.
There's a yoga class I fancy and a zumba class. I'm also interested in finding an art class of some kind and would love to start up a book club. To be honest, the plan is to just give it a go and if I don't like it to find something else! Have you tried any classes at all in the area? x

Helloall1 Mon 14-Sep-15 19:17:26

I have looked at Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, they are enrolling from next week. Lots of different arty things on offer, from painting to jewellery making. They also do yoga, languages etc.

I tried Zumba in Windermere, but I was rubbish at following the instructor haaa!!

There was a book club organised on here a while back, but I'm not sure it took off. I'm up for joining one though.

There are quite a few classes at my local leisure centre but I'm too much of a wimp to go on my own confused


zowie44 Mon 14-Sep-15 20:26:10

I looked at the Brewery Arts Centre, spoilt for choice on what to do there and the Zumba class in Windermere is the one I'm thinking of going to - sod it if I can't follow the moves! I'll be the one at the back, red in the face. smile
What's the leisure centre near you? If it's not to far from me we could try something together? Can you send private messages on this? I've no idea how it works!

Helloall1 Mon 14-Sep-15 20:54:46

I've sent you a message smile x

hugsnsmiles Mon 12-Oct-15 11:50:42

Hi :-) We're moving to Windermere soon and I don't know anyone (!) Was just wondering how your eldest is finding school? We are visiting at the end of this month to have a look at the Kirkbie Kendal and St Katherines and the Lakes school just outside Windermere, it would be great to hear about any of the schools from anyone who has kids there. Hope you have settled well :-)

zowie44 Mon 12-Oct-15 13:39:39

Hello Hugsnsmiles,

Our eldest loves the Lakes School. It's only small compared to his last one but he really likes that. He's joined several after school clubs and is auditioning for the school play. We find it great as well, good newsletter and lovely teachers. He's made loads of friends and comes home saying how pleased he is to be there. We loved it from our first visit and had heard that it was a lovely school so didn't go to visit St Katherines, but I think all the schools have good reports - I think it depends on your children are, if they would like a smaller or bigger school. Early days yet as he's still only in his first term, but that's how we're finding it so far. If you want any more info on the area send me a PM. Hope that helps smile x

hugsnsmiles Mon 12-Oct-15 13:58:29

Hi Zowie :-) that's great to hear, the headmaster called me to make the appointment and he sounded lovely, it's great to have you confirm the feel I got from the school by talking to him. Just figuring my way round this forum, so will pm you when I work out how :-D can't even work out how to get the smiley faces to work !!!! thanks for replying !!!! :-)

Helloall1 Mon 12-Oct-15 20:12:59

Hi hugs, good luck with your exciting for you!

I live near Windermere and I've been working throughout South Lakes since moved so if can be of any help, just shout. I'm still discovering new things smile


hugsnsmiles Tue 13-Oct-15 11:43:49

Hi Helloall !! ?? Thanks so much !!! Very exciting ??

hugsnsmiles Tue 13-Oct-15 11:45:48

That last message wasn't meant to have question marks on !!!!!! They were actually smiley faces but I'm on an iPad so looks like they don't translate!! Don't know how to get the smileys on here !!!!!!

Helloall1 Tue 13-Oct-15 19:31:02

Haaaa, love it.

Below the text box is a yellow smiley face, if that helps? I'm no expert on here though x

smile grin

hugsnsmiles Tue 13-Oct-15 20:06:01

Thanks Hello !!!!! Still can't work out how to use them and it won't let me use my emojis on the keyboard :- D !!!!!

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