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Any meet-ups in the Ealing Area?

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MrsBigD Tue 26-Oct-04 10:52:51

Hi there, just had ds, now 7 weeks old. My dd will be 3 in December. Been living in the area for a few years now, but since not working in the City anymore after having dd finding it really hard to meet up with friends (with or without kids) as they all seem to live on the other side of town and it takes ages to get there... quite a challenge with 2 little ones I found (still getting used to having 2 around!)

So looking for new contacts/friends in the area. Been to a few toddler groups before ds came along, but somehow most mothers already seem to be very cliquety and it's hard to 'break in'. Even if I get to chat to someone at e.g. the playground it never evolves, even though I try to be very approachable...

So if you're in the Ealing Area and want to meet up for a chat, tea, coffee or the like ...

P.S. Also I'm German so bringing little ones up bi-lingually if anyone wants to 'expose' their kids to some foreign tones

jane313 Tue 26-Oct-04 10:56:37

We had an Ealing-ish meet in the summer at the bunny park in Hanwell and I think there have been a few more further west towards Hounslow and some more in the south west. I live in Ealing and have a 16 month year old boy.

I would be interested in arranging another one

MrsBigD Tue 26-Oct-04 11:20:51

I'm all for it. As it's getting bad weather I guess in-door venues are more suitable.
Anything though for getting dd out of the house! She's a bit of a tyrant when stuck at home during bad weather spells... ds is still very well behaved and sleeping most of the time. I believe there's a wacky warehouse along the A40 Perivale and a Snakes and Ladders in Syon Park that are affordable.
Otherwise, just meet up at somebodies place maybe for non hippfriendly biscuits and tea/coffee? My place is a bit of a Toys-R-us so plenty to keep the nippers busy!

survivour Tue 26-Oct-04 11:25:31

Hi, I like the sound of this... am in Ashford /Surrey, 3 boys, 10+8+2 years. Been here for 2 months, would like to explore the area too.

jane313 Tue 26-Oct-04 11:28:19

Snakes and Ladder is nice, Wacky Warehouse was ok but easier for my son to escape from and he kept going places where it was hard to me to get to him.

MrsBigD Tue 26-Oct-04 11:46:58

sorry for the break in 'chat' ds was demanding milk NOW.

jane313 - wacky wh is probably a no then as dd is an escape artist!
survivour - maybe your 8 yo can keep up with my dd as I sure as can't!

will be back on the board later. need to do some errants now

janeybops Tue 26-Oct-04 15:24:47

Hi everyone, I've just come over from another meet up thread (near heathrow ariport) Can I join in this one too? Snakes and Ladders would be my preferred choice.

MrsBigD Tue 26-Oct-04 16:24:59

the more the merrier

so who would like to go to snakes & ladders and when?

I found going first thing when it opens it's not too busy, but have only been saturdays.

jane313 Tue 26-Oct-04 16:29:15

Its much better during the week in term time. Not too full at all. I can sort of do any day but Monday. I don't mind what time. My son sleeps in the morning but I am not a slave to his naps as otherwise we would never go to anything.

janeybops Tue 26-Oct-04 16:36:34

Hi, I can not do Mon or Tues but coud do the rest of the week. However, my dd goes to Nursery school between 9 am and 11.30 am everyday so would need to fit in around that.

jane313 Tue 26-Oct-04 16:37:20

a Thursday afternoon?

janeybops Tue 26-Oct-04 16:39:53

Thursday afternoon suit me - in fact that is my preferred day coz of ballet classes, toddler groups etc.

MrsBigD Tue 26-Oct-04 16:40:33

a Thursday afternoon sounds good to me
probably not this week though, I think it's 1/2 term so might be a tad busy?

also still getting used to getting around with 2 kids...

janeybops Tue 26-Oct-04 16:42:41

how about the 11th Nov

jane313 Tue 26-Oct-04 16:43:09

I work in the school holidays so I can't go till next week either. I think all my thursdays from next week are good

Slink Tue 26-Oct-04 16:44:36

I'd ;love to come would love dd to meet new people she is at preschool wed, thur frid. So Monday - Tuesday good for me she is 3 is that too old???? she loves meeting new people??? or you are more than welcome to come to me after Eid that is MIL will be away can make lots of noise

jane313 Tue 26-Oct-04 16:47:17

Snakes and ladders is good for all ages. Theres a 3 and under bit and a two older bits.

Nov 11th is good for me, should we put it on the other threads?

janeybops Tue 26-Oct-04 16:49:34

yes - will you do that? What time?

jane313 Tue 26-Oct-04 16:50:38

I'm pretty flexible. 1/2pm?

janeybops Tue 26-Oct-04 16:53:08

How about 1.30???? Is it open then? I've never been so no idea of opening hours.

jane313 Tue 26-Oct-04 16:54:52

yes I think its open from about 9-6pm. I'll post on the other threads. Theres a sort of cafe there too.

janeybops Tue 26-Oct-04 16:57:33

great see you there then!

Slink Tue 26-Oct-04 17:49:34

Can't make that date but all have a lovley time maybe i can meet up with all soon though. next time maybe hey ho xxxxxx

MrsBigD Tue 26-Oct-04 17:53:20

11th november is good for me too
I'm a first timer when it comes to meet-ups.
How does it work? A special meeting point etc?

opening hours are 10-6
here's the url

yep there are different areas for different ages, though dd always wants to go into the big kids maze... and me to follow. Don't know how I'm going to do this now with baby ds... should be interesting!

yingers74 Tue 26-Oct-04 18:24:02

hello mrsbigd and hello jane313 (met her in the bunny park meet up)

would love to attend another meet up, I can't do snakes and ladders as i don't drive. However, if anyone plans any trips to chiswick play cafe or perhaps even the science musuem, let me know. Also happy to make new contacts/friends in the local area. My dd is nearly 20 months now. Mrsbigd, have you been to the ealing135 playsessions?

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