Wow - this is a quiet thread! Anyone from Berkshire/Reading want to introduce themselves?

(47 Posts)
newmomma Thu 04-Mar-10 15:55:59


I live near Pangbourne.
Have one son (14months) and another on the way (due in May).
Thought it might be nice to see, on a more recent thread, who is 'out there'. If anyone...



wondawoman1 Wed 18-Jan-12 17:28:55

Hello :-)

Just moved to the area (Winnersh) . Expecting first baby in June, trying to suss out some good pregnancy yoga classes in the area?? Anyone know of any ?

Tut tar

ChMinder Fri 20-Jan-12 10:52:51

Hi i am Mrs.Ram and i have 8 yrs old girl and 14 yrs old boy.Like to meet up new friends in reading.I work as a childminder in west reading area.

stellarpunk Sun 22-Jan-12 15:36:43

I'm in Burghfield Common and I would love a meet up! Have two DC's, DD who's nearly 5 and DS who's just turned 3!

stellarpunk Sun 22-Jan-12 15:38:36

Hi wonda!

Cant say I know any preggers yoga classes but will keep eyes peeled!

Hi everyone!

wondawoman1 Tue 24-Jan-12 10:24:46


Thanks Stellarpunk :-)

Just found one called Fusion Yoga in Wokingham :-) waiting to hear back from them to see if there are spaces.

Hi All!

wondawoman1 Tue 24-Jan-12 10:25:39

p.s #

anyone know of a good (i mean reasonable) accountant in the area?


KWL51 Tue 24-Jan-12 10:31:57

hi, im in woodley. a lovely area one or two 'bad' streets but thats it really, good schools etc. we moved here from earley and im much happier here.

We're past the clubs stage and i work so don't really know much about them, but all of my mummy friends fromthe school run seem to have active social lives. lots of classes at the church halls and leisure centres.

If you can stand soft play areas both monkey mates in wokingham and the mad house in reading have toddler sessions that would be suitable for younger babies and older toddlers, up to pre schoolers.

wondawoman1 - at work they use avalon accounting whch is based in tilehurst and my boss praises them after one or two dodgy accountants previously.

wondawoman1 Wed 25-Jan-12 11:57:40

Hi KWL51,

Thanks for the heads up ! Shall give them a call.


thisone11 Fri 27-Jan-12 17:15:52

I live near Palmer Park too - with two boys - one is 2 and half, and the other 9 months. I'd love to meet up for play dates - maybe we could try and arrange something at the park/play cafe?

HatsOffHalfPint Wed 21-Mar-12 14:31:42

I live in Tilehurst, and have a 7 month old girl. Would love to meet up with some other mummies out there and have a natter/cup of tea, it's hard to meet new people!
Anyone else local smile

stairway Tue 27-Mar-12 16:30:18

Iam a mum to a 3 three year old boy. I have a little boy and I know no-one in Reading as we have just moved from London.
I would love to meet up with other mUms whatever the age of their children smile

tanya656 Sun 29-Apr-12 14:40:12

Hi everyone!
I am mum to a 7 year old and 31 weeks with number 2!
I live in Winnersh and am trying to establish my own business so that I don't have to work for someone else after my second baby arrives!
Looking to meet new friends in the area too as not many of my friends have kids.

morenoodles Wed 14-Nov-12 15:35:30

Afternoon all!
I'm a full-time working mum in the Twyford area, I have a cheeky 2 year old son, and don't actually know any other mums in the village with children the same age. We moved back to the area (from London) when I found out I was pregnant, I've struggled (massively) to re-connect with friends in the area finding that we've all drifted apart and no longer have common ground, various things have happened and we've just lost contact etc, I would love to meet new peps in the area..!

BerkshireMel Sun 18-Nov-12 19:32:00

Hi ladies - sorry to butt in. I'm the local editor for the berkshire site and wanted to let you know that there's a bit of talk going on on the friendship bench on my site if some of you are looking for meet-ups outside of Reading. Check out

Reading has its own site (outside of the main Berks one) as its such a large town and there is no local ed in place here yet - but hopefully there will be soon. Someone has posted on my site saying they are interested in being a local ambassador and organising meet-ups so I'll point them your way and hopefully she can get some of you together.

If any of you are interested in being a local ambassador and organising get-togethers, click on the meet-ups link at the top of the home page - there is probably room for more than one of you in Reading to cover different suburbs...



BerkshireMel Sun 18-Nov-12 19:35:51

ps we are looking for local ambassadors for twyford, wokingham and other berks areas if any of you ladies based around there are interested? You would just need to organise occasional (monthly ish) meet ups for other MNers. We are hoping to negotiate special incentive treats for our ambassadors (money off at local cafes, restaurants, attractions) through local advertisers and you would also be given a special MN card to negotiate your own special offers (ie if you organise a get together in a cafe, use the card to get your own coffee free). Anyone interested?

Beanoak Fri 30-Nov-12 12:05:06

Hello ladies, I have arranged a Wokingham meetup for the morning of 12 December at the Kids'n'Action soft play centre in Winnersh Triangle (roughly half way between Reading and Wokingham). All welcome - see the Wokingham local meetups or local talk for more details.

I am a bit shock at the idea that Beanoak is dodgy Dappymoo! I think someone may have been trying to keep you in Woosehill!

Beanoak Fri 30-Nov-12 12:13:17

So excited about the meetup I completely forgot to introduce myself!

My name is Jane and I have lived on the (very civilised) Bean Oak development in East Wokingham for eighteen years. I am a married mum of two, both boys, aged 12 and seven, and am also a childminder to a selection of lovely little ones in different combinations on different days.

I have just agreed to become a Mumsnet Ambassador for this area and hope to arrange some friendly gatherings - indoors for now, but hopefully out and about when it gets a bit warmer. All suggestions for venues gratefully received.

morenoodles Mon 03-Dec-12 13:18:19

Arh, gutted I won't be able to make this as its during the week...

musickangel Wed 02-Jan-13 15:56:33

Hi!! I am new to Mumsnet- and new to the area I am in Bracknell, which isn't that far! There doesn't seem to be much going on in the local area- anyone know about a prenatal yoga class anywhere?

Maybe we can organise a coffee morning or something for us locals? I am 17 weeks- baby due in June.

Hope to hear from you guys out there!


happyfirsttimemummy Fri 19-Apr-13 21:04:31

Hi fellow mummies! I'm brand new to mumsnet, and have a 6 month old. Living in Reading town centre, and have absolutely no friends that have kids. Wanted to know what's happening in the ways of meet ups etc. Never been to any sort of mum and baby group before, and I'd love to make some new friends and give my little one the chance to socialise with other babies.

Would love to hear from you.

Holly x

SpeechGarden Sat 08-Jun-13 23:10:54

Hello new friends!
Our family is moving from US to Reading this August/early September. I've found Mumsnet most helpful for virtual advice, so I can't wait to actually meet some of you once we arrive.

DD is 8 1/2 and DS turns 7 this month. We have no friends with kids these ages in Reading (yet). Certainly we will be excited to have some playdates! MN helped my daughter find a penpal, who has been the best to excite her about the move. I'm not sure what we would have done without that help (she cried herself to sleep over the move before that).

We don't have housing yet, but are looking in Wokingham or Caversham (I asked for advice on schools in another post).

I'm a speech therapist waiting (hoping) that my license will be approved and I can obtain some part-time work while the kids are in school. DH will be at UofR for a master's program.

Our whole family is so exited for the move and we have found everyone to be so welcoming. Thanks again for the support!


NewtoCharvil Sun 09-Jun-13 21:21:37

Hi, my name is Tracy and I am moving to Charvil on 1 Aug from South Africa where we have been living for almost 7.5 years. We have a 10 yr old daughter & 8 yr old son. I don't know anyone in Berkshire and would love to meet up with other moms when we arrive.

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