Relocated to Edinburgh, tips for making friends?

(33 Posts)
Charliebrown27 Wed 19-Dec-12 22:14:59

We moved to Edinburgh from the US 2 years ago, I have a 2 yr old DD and I moved recently to 4 days a week at work. Other mums at nursery seem pretty busy, we have no family here, I'm wondering if anyone has tips on what to try? My DH travels a fair bit, it would be nice to meet some other mums.

Charliebrown27 Sun 10-Feb-13 12:02:14

Yes was lots of fun

Dlw77 Fri 08-Feb-13 22:28:45

Yeah, was really lovely. Let's do it again soon x

Rebbot86 Fri 08-Feb-13 21:59:24

Thanks for a lovely afternoon girls. x

Charliebrown27 Thu 07-Feb-13 09:00:03

cricket13 - i can recommend the stockbridge international playgroup at st stephen's church - it runs fridays/mondays 10-1130. It's £2.50 but they have a good range of toys/snacks and friendly people.

Dlw77 Wed 06-Feb-13 20:20:22

Hi cricket13, me and my 2 year old are more than happy to meet up at some point, I'm not working so can do any time during the week. Im in comely bank so maybe one of the cafes in stockbridge would work for us both? Let me know if u want to & when's good for you x

cricket13 Tue 05-Feb-13 14:43:32

Sorry to see I just missed this! We moved here from America 18 months ago, and have 2 year old and 7 year old. I am not working and have had a hard time finding friends for 2 year old and I to spend our days with. Live in New Town. Would love to meet up!

Charliebrown27 Fri 25-Jan-13 18:23:02

That's great!

nycgirl Fri 25-Jan-13 18:20:57

How about 10:30, Saturday the 2nd at loopy lorna's then?

Charliebrown27 Thu 24-Jan-13 08:18:48

Great, 1 it is. nycgirl - want to meet Sat 2nd Feb? Anytime will work

Dlw77 Wed 23-Jan-13 21:39:40

Yep, see you there at 1 x

nycgirl Wed 23-Jan-13 21:24:39

Charliebrown that would be great. I'm totally flexible. Could do this Saturday, next Saturday- whenever.

Rebbot86 Wed 23-Jan-13 20:48:38

Yeah shall we say 1 again at the cafe in stockbridge?? x

Dlw77 Wed 23-Jan-13 09:32:14

Although any time fine with me x

Dlw77 Wed 23-Jan-13 09:31:18

Friday sounds great, afternoon again? X

Charliebrown27 Wed 23-Jan-13 08:52:23

That'd be great - what time Friday?

re nycgirl - i can meet on a sat if that works for you at loopy lorna's?

Rebbot86 Tue 22-Jan-13 17:24:21

Hey Ladies. Fancy another meet up Friday at the cafe in stockbridge??

nycgirl Sat 19-Jan-13 17:15:26

Hi, We've also moved recently - up from London in July, though I am American. I have 2 ds's (2 and 8 months and 4 and 7 months) and work full time, so no tips on meeting people but keen to meet up if you do anything again and would be interested in meeting on a weekend. Perhaps Loopy Lorna's? They have toys!

Dlw77 Sat 19-Jan-13 13:52:09

Great, thanks for these, hopefully check them out at some point. Lovely to meet you both too. See you soon x

Charliebrown27 Fri 18-Jan-13 18:56:15

Here are the cafes that have childrens' play areas in them, just in case of interest for future ref, was great to meet you both today!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186525-d3427722-Reviews-Skylark_Cafe-Edinburgh_Scotland.html

http://www.marchmontstgiles.org.uk/butterflies/

http://www.loopylornas.com/

Dlw77 Thu 17-Jan-13 10:08:29

Great, thanks. See you Friday. I'm Donna by the way.

Rebbot86 Thu 17-Jan-13 09:26:11

Hi. Your not barging in and don't mind at all if you come along on Friday. More the merrier I think. smile

Dlw77 Wed 16-Jan-13 22:08:10

Hi, sorry to barge in on your thread but I have just moved to Edinburgh too (less than 2 weeks ago!). Have a ds who is 2 and would love to meet other mums. If you're still meeting for coffee on Friday I would love to join you?

Charliebrown27 Wed 16-Jan-13 14:11:46

Great, i'm Liz

Rebbot86 Wed 16-Jan-13 13:51:08

Great ill see you there. Im Becki by the way. looking forward to it. smile

Charliebrown27 Tue 15-Jan-13 16:06:38

sounds great, I'll see you there! Hopefully it won't be too busy!

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