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Any German mums in Leeds or Bradford?

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theosmami Wed 01-Nov-17 18:26:21


I’m a new mum wanting to connect with other Germans or German speakers. Is anyone aware of groups in the Leeds/Bradford area?

I’m German and my husband is British. Our baby boy is only 5 weeks and I already speak German to him.

Any pointers would be highly appreciated x

SunnySomer Wed 01-Nov-17 18:33:36

There’s the Wharfedale German Circle - I’ve never been because I was worried it might be a bit old lady-ish, but I have a German friend who has been a few times. She’s never given feedback.....
There is a German church in Leeds if that’s your kind of thing. Nice for Christmas service.

SunnySomer Wed 01-Nov-17 18:41:44

This link is quite out of date, but does have a list of contact addresses that might be a good starting point.
The other thing you might consider: is there some kind of Verein organised by the embassy? I only say this because my mother was in just your position 50 years ago and ended up meeting her closest adult friends via the Swiss club.

theosmami Wed 01-Nov-17 22:34:15

Thanks for sending the link through and the info about the wharfedale group. It’s definitely a starting point. Thank you!

SunnySomer Thu 02-Nov-17 14:12:26

The other thing that might be worth doing is finding out if there’s a playgroup near either Leeds or Bradford university. I lived in Sheffield when my DS was tiny (a long while ago, so I am quite envying you the baby snuggles! I hope you’re enjoying it!), and found there were loads of international parents in the baby groups round the university there, particularly the one attached to the university. So maybe try Headingley kind of area and see if you come across anyone. (That sounds a bit of an unstructured approach, apologies!).
Best of luck with finding something!

SunnySomer Fri 03-Nov-17 14:27:11

Another suggestion: there is a lady nearby from Dresden who regularly posts on the local Facebook selling page. I will pm you a link 🙂

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