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Ok, help needed to find me something regular to do

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IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 19:56:02

On a friday evening, preferably a class or something, although that might be hard with it being summer hols I suppose.

I have given up trying to make arrangements with friends, they always pretend they are busy and then go out themselves anyway.

I thought of swimming but my local pool is still shut and the next nearest one is in an area i'd rather not travel to on my own, on public transport after dark.

I live in Sutton Coldfield, but don't drive (yet) so it needs to be something fairly local.

I have googled but drawn a blank so far.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 19:57:07

I would love to learn to iceskate but live nowhere near a rink.

CarGirl Fri 01-Aug-08 19:57:10

dancing classes???

Salsa or Ceroc (jive)??

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 19:57:43

I did think of dancing, and I will consider it but it will be a very very last resort as I hate dancing.

scorpio1 Fri 01-Aug-08 19:59:28

yoga, pilates?

CarGirl Fri 01-Aug-08 19:59:30

The way the classes (well ceroc etc) are organised is fun, it is a social time as well as learning to dance.

Do you not have any singles social groups near you?

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:00:56

I am finding that hardley anything runs on a friday night tbh.

There may be singles nights but tbh I am not interested in that at the mo.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:01:14

Will look Scorpio.

OverMyDeadBody Fri 01-Aug-08 20:02:37

join your local St. John's Ambulance and do friday nights?

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:04:05

Was thinking of something slightly more exciting OMDB tbh.

OverMyDeadBody Fri 01-Aug-08 20:06:43

lol grin

point taken

OverMyDeadBody Fri 01-Aug-08 20:07:15

although personally I find administering first aid highly exciting!grin

OverMyDeadBody Fri 01-Aug-08 20:07:35


IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:08:08


Hmm kickboxing isn't something i'd have thought of, but will have a look

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:14:24

Not finding anything taking place on a Friday at the mo sad

scorpio1 Fri 01-Aug-08 20:15:59

thai boxing great; lots of my friends do it and dh does

art class, language class.

PortBlacksandResident Fri 01-Aug-08 20:17:55

Skating Rink in Telford - is that too far?

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:21:17

Much too far unfortunatly.

My nearest is Solihull or Tamworth but of an evening even those are too far.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:24:56

Have looked for

Dance class
Ice skating

Nothing at all on a Friday.

allgonebellyup Fri 01-Aug-08 20:27:50

Maybe all these classes are held during the week so people can socialise on fridays? Doesnt help you though!!

There must be something, i will have a look for you..

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:28:41

I think you are right bellyup.

stitch Fri 01-Aug-08 20:29:44

check whats on at the local library. they usually have little adverts for various things that are not necessarily advertiesed on the net.
sometimes doctors surgeries might know of stuff?
or your local church?
perhaps you could volunteer for something?
could you join your scouts or cubs group as a volunteer initially, and then perhaps train to become a leader? they do all sorts of exciting stuff.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:34:00

Ideally want something that doesn't involve children Stitch as it is my only child free night.

I will look in the library tommorow though, good idea.

stitch Fri 01-Aug-08 20:37:15

not quite what you were thinkin g of, but what about visit ing an elderly person? there is a charity local to me, that arran nges visit s by volunteers to do nothing but go and chat to elderly people who are housebound for various reasons. i met a lovely lovely lady a few years ago, but unfortunatley becasue of commitmenets with children, was unable to continue meeting her.

IllegallyBrunette Fri 01-Aug-08 20:39:43

Without wanting to sound like a cow, that isn't really the type of thing I am looking for.

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