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Virtual Circle of Friends

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MillyMollyMandy78 Thu 28-Feb-13 10:18:12

On my last post about a lack of friends, so many of you reached out with your own stories/ support/ advice. Several of you also said it would be great if we had our own thread where we can just meet up and have a chat and be virtual friends.
I apologise about the boring thread name - I couldn't think of anything cleverer! So this is me reaching out... Who wants to join me & be my virtual friend? X

neriberi Thu 28-Feb-13 17:13:09

I meant can I join please? Arg, in my excitement my words came out the wrong way blush which is pretty typical for me!

AgathaF Thu 28-Feb-13 17:36:03

Sorry, yes I did mean xxdebstarxx.

We've used the Michel Thomas CDs too - they are really good, and we've done some night school classes too and some other 'learn french' type CDs. We can get by fine socially, but it's the more challenging conversations that make us realise how difficult it is to not be really fluent. We've got a house over there, and its situations like speaking to officials, tax office etc that make me realise how difficult it would be to live there full time. A friend of ours said that you know you are fluent in french when you can argue in the language at the town hall. I think that's a very true sentiment and I would definitely be floored in a town hall arguement grin.

targaryen24 Thu 28-Feb-13 18:03:50

Anyone else still got any under 5s on here? DS turned 2 in Jan smile
Take him to a toddler group but i'm only 22 so feel a bit out of place...especially with all the crappy stereotypes of young mums etc!
And I find it hard to talk to people my age who've yet to procreate as I feel like a different race entirely.

Rant over blush grin

PantsInWash Thu 28-Feb-13 18:16:09

Thanks for starting this OP, would love to join in smile

Making kids tea at the mo, sausages & mash, hoping for leftovers....

HecateWhoopass Thu 28-Feb-13 18:16:54

This weekend I shall begin packing all non essential stuff into boxes as I'm having some work done on the house that will mean lots of dust and mess.

V dull.

MillyMollyMandy78 Thu 28-Feb-13 18:18:14

Wow, Thought I would check out this thread after getting home from work, and am amazed at how many people have joined the Virtual Circle! That's great - shame we don't all find it this easy in RL! Hello everybody!
Got house to myself this evening so am gonna get some dinner before curling up with a hot water bottle (cold here too!), my two dogs (both very fluffy so also helps keep me warm) and maybe a film!

targaryen24 Thu 28-Feb-13 18:22:58

Sounds like a nice eve smile
have to do an hour of study once DS is in bed...BUT there's a wine in it for me if I finish! grin

Plinkityplonk Thu 28-Feb-13 18:28:20

Hello I'd like to join too please! I'm just bathing ds2 while ds1 is at footie training. Have had a very busy day at work so looking forward to chilling in front of the tv later and catching up with call the midwife maybe followed by a bit of Dallas!

PantsInWash Thu 28-Feb-13 18:28:55

<waves at Milly...>

xxDebstarxx Thu 28-Feb-13 18:35:19

Thank you cavewoman I am nervous but excited too.

AgathaF I'm running music and movement classes for preschool children. It's great fun and I enjoyed the training but now it's down to me to promote and run the classes I'm hoping people turn up! People say they will but I'm still crossing my fingers they do.

wewereherefirst it's not the best feeling is it! One day I hope I will feel comfortable with who I am smile

ElectricSoftParade Thu 28-Feb-13 18:37:23

We are looking forward to the weekend as DH has been away, so will be nice to see him.

My DD's birthday is next week and she will be 7. On Saturday my BIL is taking her out for the day. He is driving over from Brighton to pick her up and then taking the train back to Brighton hmm (he says it feels more like a day out when you go on the train!). She is being taken to the Brighton Eye, for a wee shopping trip, lunch and then is having a manicure. I am quite jealous actually grin.

So, DH and DS will just have to entertain me!

Kione Thu 28-Feb-13 18:37:25

can I join too? presentations when DD in bed grin

AgathaF Thu 28-Feb-13 18:40:24

That sounds like fun xxDebstarxx, and just the sort of thing young children love. Hope it goes really well.

xxDebstarxx Thu 28-Feb-13 18:49:26

It is great fun AgathaF lots of music, noise and jumping around!

MaryMungoAndMidgies Thu 28-Feb-13 19:03:02

I would love to join! Off to work just now for a 12 hour shift but will have a little peep in later. I lost one of my beloved Labs yesterday and I'm struggling a little today.

Lovely idea Milly, thank you.

AgathaF Thu 28-Feb-13 19:09:52

So sorry about your dog CominThroughTheWry.

Chocolatemilkshake Thu 28-Feb-13 19:11:04

PopeBenedictsP45 - I started language classes but once I passed all the basic classes I stopped going as the travelling time took longer than the time in the class (2 hours). I might do an on-line course instead but I won't get to meet anyone doing that.

xxDebstarxx Thu 28-Feb-13 19:30:29

Oh that's sad about your Lab CominThroughTheWry

Chocolatemilkshake maybe there will be an online course with a forum so you can skype fellow learners for conversation practice...could be a way to get a learners group going near you?

MillyMollyMandy78 Thu 28-Feb-13 19:36:38

CominThroughTheWry -sorry to hear about your dog. Dogs are always our closest friends when others seen lacking!
Thanks for all your hellos! I don't know What I did with my time before recently finding MN.
Not sure what I'm doing at the weekend yet - don't have kids so will prob do something nice with DH, and part way through a big declutter so should really get on with that too!
ElectricSoftParade - your daughter's birthday treat sounds heavenly! think I'd be jealous too. Never been to Brighton - going for the first time in a couple of weeks time.
Debstar your business sounds really interesting. Sure u will do great!
Well am off now but will check in tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your evening everyone!

lcdaff Thu 28-Feb-13 20:06:02

Hi targaryen24, my dd is almost 4 months and I'm 23. I know what you mean about being a young mum. Sometimes it can feel like I'm a bit in the middle between the very mums and the older mums.
Feel very sorry for many of my rl friends, most of who don't yet have children and only see dd when she is very happy or asleep at the moment so view her as a beautiful little doll.
She's a good baby and pretty easy but until you've changed explosive nappies and been awake ten times longer than you've slept you don't really get it.

Monstermuncher Thu 28-Feb-13 20:31:05

hi Targaryen, I also have a 2 year old DS. He's great fun but sure does wear me out! My plan for the weekend is wallpaper stripping - rock and roll eh?

BibiBlocksberg Thu 28-Feb-13 20:31:38

Hello, mind if I join in too? Was going to shyly slink away but threebats AC/DC story/admission convinced me this is the place for me smile

Quite friendly and outgoing in RL but always found making new friends so so difficult.

<shuts up and just waves to all> smile

ElectricSoftParade Thu 28-Feb-13 20:40:18

MillyMollyMandy Brighton is great, I'm sure you will have a fab time. I lived in Brighton for about 15 years before moving along the coast a bit but I do love a bit of Brighton time.

cavewoman Thu 28-Feb-13 20:42:46

ComingThroughTheWry sorry about losing your dog - how sad.

AgathaF yes I can understand what you mean - arguing in a 2nd language would take some doing! Wouldn't that make a brilliant 'advanced' course!! How fantastic to have a house out there though - do you get out often? I'd love one too.

My 3 year old would love your class debstar - sounds lovely.

PixelAteMyFace Thu 28-Feb-13 20:46:49

Hello everybody <waves frantically>

Can I join you? I`m really old, apparently - my DCs are older than some of you grin

But I do a lot of hands-on care for my 16 month old DGS and know all about nappies, especially as DGS and I spend a ridiculous amount of time poo-gazing confused

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