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Foreign mums in SW18/SW19?

(13 Posts)
pine Thu 07-Apr-05 21:12:25

Hi, I'm a first time mum of 13 months old daughter and recently moved into Wimbledon area. I'm originally from Japan but lived in San Francisco bay area for 10 years before coming to London. I'm still in the process of settling into the life here! If you happen to find yourself in a similar situation, please contact me!

oatcake Thu 07-Apr-05 21:29:11

do the mums have to be foreign, pine?

I lived in sw18 for 8 happy years. Am in the burbs now and not has happy as living in sw18!

cas73 Sun 10-Apr-05 21:37:49

Hi pine,
I moved in Wimbledon about a year ago and only just now I feel like I'm getting more to grips with what's around!!! (I'm also foreign by the way - maybe that has something to do with it?). I have 2 dds, 2y4months and 14 months and am a SAHM...

pine Mon 11-Apr-05 21:09:40

Hi oatcake and cas73! The mums don’t have to be foreign at all! I would love to meet local mums, of course! I just thought we could support each other as “new-comer” mums. Being a SAHM can be isolating enough on its own. I’m also curious about how they are raising their kids to be bi-lingual.

cas73 Wed 13-Apr-05 10:49:16

Where about in Wimbledon are you pine? Or would you rather CAT me?

pine Wed 13-Apr-05 22:38:00

I'm in the Wimbledon park area. Any suggestion for a place to meet?

cas73 Wed 13-Apr-05 22:50:42

How about the Debenhams cafe in the Center Court shopping center? It's nothing great, but it means I can leave dd1 to run around the toys and can have a quite cup of coffee (dd2 permitting of course!!!)

pine Thu 14-Apr-05 20:56:05

Debenhams café sounds good! I’m going to be bit busy next week, how about getting together on Monday 25th or Thursday 28th – around 10:00am?

Cristina7 Fri 15-Apr-05 07:58:52

Can I join? I'm free on the 28th and a few other days before then (but not the 25th). I have a 6 week old DD and a DS who is 5 and so at school during the day.

cottonball Fri 15-Apr-05 10:10:30

i am also not English, so a foreigner???? i don't feel like one, as i have been here for so many years. I live in Wandsworth, i moved here about 4 months ago, so i would love to join you for that coffee, if ok, as i go to Wimbledon a lot. Is it going to be the 25th?????

robin3 Fri 15-Apr-05 10:28:59

I can meet at weekends and evenings...Scottish is kind of foreign. In Wimbledon Park as well.

cas73 Fri 15-Apr-05 12:03:24

This will be interesting... Shall we say the 28th then, as dd1 at least will be at nursery so I'll have only one to chase around....
See you at Debenhams at 10:00...

By the way, how do we recognise each other?

Cristina7 Fri 15-Apr-05 15:50:57

28th is fine for me. I'm tall, dark haired and will have a baby girl with me. I'll ask around by username here.

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