Are there any Worthing meets?

(72 Posts)
makedoandmend Wed 17-Jun-09 15:57:30

Anything going on in Worthing? Moved here last year when pregnant - now with an inquisitive seven month old. Anyone in the same position?

makedoandmend Tue 14-Jul-09 19:45:00

well la-di-da

I'm sure we can do something akin. Although a nice restaurant. In Worthing? hmm

oneopinionatedmother Tue 14-Jul-09 20:11:03

laughing at makedo and mend..

so true! i could cry ....i went and had a lemonade in a pub at lunch, just to see if it was possible with the kids there.
it was possible. It wasn't fun though...

ah sweet sweet bottles of wine, just like I used to get pissed on enjoy

makedoandmend Tue 14-Jul-09 20:19:35

Ooh I get all misty-eyed at the idea of pubs and restaurants - I'm sure dh could cope ring me every five minutes for one evening.

How are you entertaining the kids during the day oneopinionatedmother? Have you explored all the playgroup/babygroups that worthing has to offer?

clarerw Tue 14-Jul-09 21:01:16

Thanks makedoandmend, but can't do the tabernacle tomorrow as working, but went to the Ark last week and was nice, just miles away....another time I hope....

oneopinionatedmother Tue 14-Jul-09 21:09:48

casa ciro (seafront)is very cheap nice and Ask (montague st) i seem to remember being fun too. There's the Tex-mex on the other side of town (next rose & crown) that has phenomenal cocktails decent food (in monster portions). actually Picassos in Ann Street is pretty fine if you lke tapas (and indeed Spanish wine)

of course The Mahaan is pretty much unbeatable for a curry. Then there's the Thai place (if its still there)...

oneopinionatedmother Tue 14-Jul-09 21:22:20

Have you explored all the playgroup/babygroups that worthing has to offer

ah well, i am ahem a worthing area person so actually live in the arse end of nowhere beautiful village of Sompting

I've tried our local babygroups but find trying to get to know other mums whilst my toddler is trying to hand them toys (nicely, but annoyingly) and the baby is, well, there, rather difficult.

St James the less has a nice selection of Mums, and I hear Baby Boundstone is good too, ..i proabbly should make more effort really, as the toddler is reaching the age where she might actualy play with others rather than just near them.

makedoandmend Tue 14-Jul-09 21:28:48

What age is the Ark for clarerw? I got the impression it was over 1s is that right?

Good grief oneopinionatedmother - your very knowledgeable on Worthing restaurants - I could have done with your wisdom when I was pregnant and moved here. It's a bugger trying to get to know the good places to eat in a new town. I'm definitely up for meeting up for an evening and trying one out - but also still up for cake coffee too.

Next week (coffee wise) am free Mon pm, Tuesday all day (still haven't found anything to do on a Tuesday), Wed pm, Thurs am.

On a related matter - can anyone recommend any groups for under ones? I'm going to go to gymbabies as soon as dd decides to sit on her own (like her mum she's happiest horizontal on the sofa), Tabernacle on Wed and Thursday stay and play in East Worthing (until I go back to work when it will clash).

Tortington Tue 14-Jul-09 23:59:20

the mahraj nepalese is the best place for a curry imo - and you gurka beer ! BONUS.

always up for a tapas though

i'd love to get a bit merry in worthing - the brighton girls are great but getting back shitfaced is an ordeal

i did fall of a train once - it was at the platform i hasten to add

makedoandmend Wed 15-Jul-09 09:41:13

Easily done custardo - I remember, in the days of the slam door trains, seeing a drunk open the wrong door of the train, thinking he was stepping onto the platform and just falling onto the track in Wiley Coyote comedy stylee (luckily there was no train coming). I remember thinking at the time - there but for the grace of God... wink

Definitely up for some sort of tapas/curry - any type of wine food really.

Tortington Wed 15-Jul-09 17:37:17


oneopinionatedmother Thu 16-Jul-09 23:34:31

ah well ladies, Ive lived in the area since age 14, all efforts to escape (and I've made a fair bash at it) have failed, leaving me with the worst of both worlds, ie I don't have roots here, but I don't anywhere else either.

horizontal on sofa...long may it last.

slam door trains..fond fond memories of sleeping through my stop at Lancing and walking home from Worthing three sheets to the wind. Why is the last train so sodding early -still? It was the same 15 years ago!

@ makedoandmend. if you fancy tuesday afternoon coffee - lovely.

missleslieanne Sun 19-Jul-09 10:14:19

Hi!! Add another worthing mum to the list
My little man is only 3 months old though - do I still count? ;)

missleslieanne Sun 19-Jul-09 10:21:12

I'm such an idiot! i didn't realise I'd already posted in this thread - oops!! Lets blame the baby brain :D

So... did anything get sorted meeting up wise? Did I miss out on the chance of grown up conversation and/or cake at Parklife?? Hope not!!

oneopinionatedmother Sun 19-Jul-09 19:46:57

baby brain understood, i keep on forgetting simple words like 'nap' and 'car' and call everything 'thingy'...

though my plan has changed: my toddler is being babysat for a few days coming back tuesday afternoon-

so if anyone feels like coffee, I'll be in worthing Parklife tuesday morning @ 10 o'clockish with a six month boy (in very cute toby tiger stripey outfit, and graco three-wheeler)..even if no-one else goes it'll be a real novelty to be in town with just one baby and be able to read a book in peace (hastily touches wood incase DS decides to have a case of the screaming mimis).

makedoandmend Mon 20-Jul-09 17:00:03

oom - if this cold I have (convinced it was swine flu over the weekend - but have to admit it is just a cold - and a really meek one at that blush) has not got any worse I'll toddle along and say hi. FMI - are you 'ishes' early or late when it comes to time? Will I miss you if I turn up 20 mins after 10ish?! (not that I'm always late or anything hmm)

missleslieanne - welcome back! My baby brain is awful - I recently took my mascara into town with me instead of my mobile. When I got home I found my mobile in my makeup bag. The annoying thing is it always happens around a particularly efficient mum from my postnatal group. I know she thinks I'm an absolute fool sad

oneopinionatedmother Tue 21-Jul-09 00:04:41

my ish generally means later, as have just got back from rare evening in Brighton very late.

I am always late..the baby is normally good but can sense when i am going out and his impatient howls make me forget everything (nappies, wipes, babygro - it was so easy when it was just purse and keys)

i plan to write a long letter to a friend whilst there so should be around annoying the staff with my lack of spending for a while.

no doubt I'll forget a pen though...

oneopinionatedmother Tue 21-Jul-09 09:33:57

correction toby tiger left at sistrs three-wheeler not in car..

blue baby, grey graco 4-wheel pushchair

looking at parklife website..yummy cakes!

Popi70 Mon 27-Jul-09 12:44:11

hi there,
I've recently moved to worthing from oxford with a 2 yrs old. I don't know anyone in the area as I work in brighton. Unfortunately I work f/t but let me know if you get to meet during weekends

Popi70 Mon 27-Jul-09 12:51:45

...or evenings...

makedoandmend Mon 27-Jul-09 19:29:00

Hi Popi70 - welcome! We'll definitely do something. I'm just trying to sort bedtime as it's gone a bit awry over the last couple of weeks (teething).

Worthing seems to be full of mothers who have moved from outside who don't know anyone - I know so many through baby groups (I moved here when I was pregnant). Wonder why it is?

Maybe you should do a guided tour oneopinionatedmother wink

Popi70 Thu 30-Jul-09 15:46:12

brilliant - just let me know when

oneopinionatedmother Sat 08-Aug-09 21:03:07

hello folks, have been very broke busy on mumsnet

hello Makedo - i went back to parklife - fab Cakes/ chocolate with marshmallows!

Teething gngngngn - non stop pointless yelling for a week now and not so much as a tooth to show for it. Babies!

if makedo can bear to hear me waffle on again,

hows saturday the erm...

5th september (better for those paid early month)

26th September(a bit in the future i know, but it gives more time for me people to notice this thread and decide they want to come!)

and food option

1) All-you can eat chinese (£14 per head Fortune Inn)

2) Tapas @ Picassos

3) did someone recommend the Mahraj? sounds good Currylicious.

votes on dates/food please.

i vote for 26th and Mahraj as haven't been there before.

makedoandmend Wed 12-Aug-09 22:15:20

Hello oom - I'll scuttle off and look at my diary and post here tomorrow as dh is dropping heavy hints he wants to get on here (the computer I mean not mumsnet - least I think he means the computer)

hilaryt1 Tue 18-Aug-09 12:17:02

Hello, I'm a Worthing mum with a 13 month old boy. Would love to meet up with people particularly on Wednesday and Thursday days as I don't work then. Moved from Yorkshire to London to Brighton and finally to Worthing. Anything happening?

oneopinionatedmother Thu 27-Aug-09 15:38:04

hey ladies - i notice there is a meeting in Brighton on the 5th -

i could run a car over (thinks, maybe should ask the brighton ladies first)

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