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Social life - post here only if you have one of your own!

(29 Posts)
posyhairdresser Thu 07-Apr-05 18:08:30

Does anyone have a reasonable social life in their own right - independent of the kids? And what kind of things do you like to do?

posyhairdresser Thu 07-Apr-05 18:11:41

As I thought, none of you

iota Thu 07-Apr-05 18:12:23

not me so i'm not posting

snafu Thu 07-Apr-05 18:12:51

<<tumbleweed drifts through thread>>

Fio2 Thu 07-Apr-05 18:17:34


posyhairdresser Thu 07-Apr-05 18:17:44

I guess the folk with the social lives have gone out already

Dahlia Thu 07-Apr-05 18:18:20

I do! I am a member of a semi professional theatre, where I perform regularly, which is also a great way to meet people, so I have a very wide circle of friends there. Also manage to go out to pictures quite regularly with girlfriend, or with dh, and we try to go out together for an evening out about twice a month. So I suppose that's not bad.

TheVillageIdiot Thu 07-Apr-05 18:18:27

erm yes I have an excellent social life away from my dd

I go out between 1 and 2 nights a week at the weekend. I have the occassional week night out too so really I can't complain at all.

Are you jealous

SoupDragon Thu 07-Apr-05 18:18:41

Can someone explain what a "social life" is? I've heard the phrase but have never worked out its meaning.

Fio2 Thu 07-Apr-05 18:18:59

do you mean evening?

if its any help i have been out to ladies houses and been bored senseless of an evening

kama Thu 07-Apr-05 18:18:59

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colditzmum Thu 07-Apr-05 18:20:41

I have a social life! I go to the pub once a week with my friends, shifts permitting.

TheVillageIdiot Thu 07-Apr-05 18:20:51

Oh I also make it to the gym nearly every day during the week ok boast alert but I am a single mum and work full time too

iota Thu 07-Apr-05 18:21:38

I used to have a social life when I was single and lived in London. Now I have Mumsnet

posyhairdresser Thu 07-Apr-05 18:22:34

VillageIdiot that sounds good going to me - what kind of thing do you do at the weekends, and what is the secret of your social success?

ks Thu 07-Apr-05 18:22:38

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sobernow Thu 07-Apr-05 18:26:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tortington Thu 07-Apr-05 18:27:47

i go out approx every fortnight to the local pub up the street with dh and play pool all night with all sorts of people - oh and get very drunk and eat samosas on the way home.

i go to my home town about 4 times a year to see my old friends and go out clubbing then.

also go to mumsnet meetups about 3-4 times a year - they are great, get to meet new people who i never would otherwise, lovley glamorous mumsnetters who are fab.

Amberlilli Thu 07-Apr-05 18:28:19

I go salsa dancing once a week where I get to hold handsand spin around with strange men!!!

snafu Thu 07-Apr-05 18:29:39

LOl iota - yes, MN is my social life too.... [pathetic emoticon}

iota Thu 07-Apr-05 18:31:00

snafu - glad it's not just me

karen01 Thu 07-Apr-05 18:40:19

I go out as and when and every couple of months myself and the girls book into a hotel for a night, but we go 8-9am on the sat morning and come home sunday afternoon. Had last weekend away, and off out tommorrow night with the girls. Then during the day time, I do netball, and go to the gym and very occasionaly go shopping (which I hate!!). Sometimes have to take the kids to the gym with me though. And DD has been known to come out with me on a night to the karaoke bars in the school holidays. ( we live in Cyprus near Protaras so loads of kids out on the night times.)

TheVillageIdiot Thu 07-Apr-05 18:53:44

PsyHairdresser - At weekends I tend to go just to my local I used to work there pre dd so know all the regulars I am another play pool all nighter so get to chat to loads of people.

Twice a month dd goes to her dads for a night so we tend to go out clubbing that night as I don't get her back until 3 the next day.

If we go out during the week it will just be a spur of the moment meal out with dp - that all hinges on babysitter availablity though and I never go out until she's asleep.

I go to they gym on work time then make up the hours in the evening. I do consider myself v lucky.

crunchie Thu 07-Apr-05 18:59:40

Actually here is one area where I can't moan about dh, he may be useless at picking up his pants, but he will always stay in if I want to go out. I go out clubbing a couple of times a year (!) with the girls. I see my best friend once or twice a month, usually a glass of wine and chat after wrk at one or others houses where the kids play. We try to go to the cinema and theatre as much as poss (once a month or less) we often eat out - but usually with kids so it doesn't count. Oh and we have the odd 'dinner party' or excuse to get totally pissed and not have o get home (or only walk if it is at a friends house in the village )

Twiglett Thu 07-Apr-05 19:07:34

I went out last month for a drink with some female friends and I'm planning to the same again in a few months

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