New to the area

(89 Posts)
MogandMe Sun 24-Jul-11 23:11:34

Hi All.

I am new to Winchester and looking to make some friends.

DC 3.9 and I have been to several groups/activities in the area since moving but haven't yet found any friends (or people who want to talk to us sad )

Would be lovely to meet some others in the Winchester area.

azmj Fri 03-Aug-12 20:55:08

Hello, I know your post was almost a year ago now, but I am now in your position! We are moving to St Cross from Winchester. How did you find it? Did you meet some friendly people? It feels a little like jumping off a cliff at the moment. I have a 3 year old and 18month old. I'd love to hear about your experince!

magicalmollie Sat 11-Feb-12 12:24:56

Sorry I did not mean to add this to this thread I meant to start a new one and I don't know how to delete it now it is on here.

magicalmollie Sat 11-Feb-12 12:21:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CurwySwide Wed 02-Nov-11 18:20:08

I should have said we'll be there at 2ish and it is £1 for every half hour.

CurwySwide Wed 02-Nov-11 18:16:58

Hi - I can't do this week sorry but should be around next Thurs/Fri so do let me know if you are meeting and we will see you then.

Also, I was thinking of taking my DS to soft play at River Park next Monday afternoon if anyone is up for that? Plenty of room to sit down and the cafe is just down the corridor for drinks and cakes. Hope to see people there.

new2winchester Tue 01-Nov-11 21:51:27

I've had a few weeks to get to know the area so at least now I know where the river park soft play and discovery centre are!!
I'm around this Thursday morning (3rd) or Friday afternoon (4th) if anyone else is? Could meet up at the Discovery centre for Rhyme Time and cake afterwards? I've heard its pretty busy tho?

mistressploppy Mon 24-Oct-11 21:25:47

Hi everyone!

We've missed the last two Monday's as everyone's been snotty or busy or generally not around...but we'll get back to it soon!

Hi Liz, I'm around lots; I have 2yo DS. I'm around on Thurs and Fridays if you fancy meeting up - anyone else?

Also - another discussion re Winchester meet-ups here grin

new2winchester Wed 19-Oct-11 21:58:03

Hello all,
I have now moved into the area, we are living just south of St Cross. Finding the area really beautiful but keen to meet some other mums and littles ones to settle in properly....I am around on Thursdays and Fridays if anyone would like to meet up in the park or for a coffee? Or perhaps if there is a good toddler group or activity session we could meet up with some of you there?

prolificwillybreeder Tue 11-Oct-11 17:09:58

Sorry I have no idea where the rest of my post went!

I'll see what I can do, Monday's can be tricky for us but hopefully come Nov we should be sorted.

prolificwillybreeder Tue 11-Oct-11 16:59:00

I'll see what I can do

Sariska Mon 10-Oct-11 20:55:08

Sorry to miss you all but hope to make it next week. DS only woke at 3, was miserable as sin and was then sick so no doubt you will all be glad we didn't show up!

Hope you all had fun.

CurwySwide Mon 10-Oct-11 19:47:15

Hope to see people there next week - could become a regular Monday afternoon meet? (Though maybe decamping to soft play or similar on rainy days!).

mistressploppy Mon 10-Oct-11 19:24:09

Oh, sorry to miss you guys. We're going to meet again, Mon at 2pm at Riverpark playpark.

I'm usually about 30min late as DS naps at midday....

prolificwillybreeder Mon 10-Oct-11 17:54:16

Oh I'm gutted! I only just saw my inbox had a message in it!
Right, I'll be checking my inbox now if you do meet up again. I'd love to come!

Sariska Mon 10-Oct-11 14:22:06

ill not I'll. <IPad with mind of its own>

Sariska Mon 10-Oct-11 14:20:55

Hello! CS kindly PMd me and I was (am) hoping to come along today. Unfortunately DS is asleep right now and I don't want to wake him (he was I'll recently and still seems unusually tired). Don't know how long you're all planning to stay at River Park but I only live 5 mins away so will pop along as soon as I can on the off-chance.

mistressploppy Mon 10-Oct-11 12:20:57

Oh shame, HandM. I hope M gets well soon. Check back here for more meet-up, I'm sure there'll be more.

HandM Mon 10-Oct-11 11:21:58

Thank you for welcome! Unfortunately, M came down with fever over the weekend - running 39 to 40 still in waves, so wouldn't be fair to either her or your little ones if we came along today. Boo. Enjoy and hopefully we can make your next rendezvous.

mistressploppy Fri 07-Oct-11 13:37:54

Hi HandM! Loving the name!

I'll be there, hopefully, I'm the tall one in the hideous bright pink boden mac.

CurwySwide Fri 07-Oct-11 13:07:37

Hi HandM - welcome to Winchester!

Just to help you to identify us (apart from the hankies/planespotting etc.), I will have my large green Orla Kiely bag with me - it is fairly distinctive - so hopefully you won't need to look too sheepish for too long!

see you then

HandM Fri 07-Oct-11 12:12:42

Hi all - we're also new to Winchester (1 month in) and still feeling a bit unsettled. Would love to join in your pirouetting, plane-spotting, tissue-waving shenanigans if we can. 16 month old daughter and I will hang around sheepishly on Monday!

Amber77 Thu 06-Oct-11 17:11:46

It was lovely to meet you all too. My vote goes to waving a tissue around for our secret sign, highly amusing!!

Have a great weekend & see you soon : )

CurwySwide Tue 04-Oct-11 20:59:08


mistressploppy Tue 04-Oct-11 20:13:54

Yeah, mine was knackered too, Curwy. And had a nappy-full of leaves (not digested, thankfully grin)

CurwySwide Tue 04-Oct-11 20:11:19

Hi all - it was lovely meeting everyone today. My little boy was exhausted by the time we got home - all that leaf throwing in the park completely tired him out!

We are definitely up for meeting next Monday afternoon and hope those who weren't there today make it next week.

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