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Discussion in 'Socialising & Get Togethers' started by Del, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Del

    Del Guest

    Hi there, my wife, 2 yr old daughter and i have recently arrived in Brisbane from the UK and are keen to meet up with other families with a view to making new friends and sharing ideas etc. We lived nr Brighton in the UK and now are in Thorneside on Brisbane's south east and would love to catch up with anyone in a similar situation in the area around Redlands to find out about playgroups etc. Would appreciate any feedback cheers !

  2. KaylaJay

    KaylaJay Guest

    Hi Del,

    My Husband used to live in brighton & myself in Birmingham. We met here 3 years ago. i have been here 5 years almost. We have a 12 month old daughter. We are currently living in Cleveland so not too far from you guys. Let me know if ur keen for a catch up sometime :)
  3. Del

    Del Guest

    Hi KaylaJay,

    Thanks for getting back to me, Cleveland is no problem and would be great. My wife, daughter and i could catch up with you anytime except Tuesday/Thursday. Perhaps we could meet at a park somewhere in between if you have a car ? Why don't you drop me an email at and let us know when youre free and we can take it from there, it would be good to catch up with some fellow "poms".
  4. MindariePoms

    MindariePoms New Member

    Hi Del. We've just arrived from Perth, WA to Lota and are feeling like norma no friends!!! SO if your wife would like to catch up for a cuppa end next week, feel free to PM me. I have a 9yr old daughter and OH starts his new job this Monday. Cheers. Bev
  5. lmacquet

    lmacquet New Member

    Hi Del
    We also arrived in August, we are currently living in Upper Mt Gravatt but are looking to move to Thorneside. Our sons are 3 and 10 months old. How have you found it so far? I love Wellington Point but know very little about Thorneside! Hastn the weather been terrible since we've arrived....sods law still at least our houses are standing ......
    cheers Louise
  6. guest1919

    guest1919 New Member

    Hey Louise ...

    I can't speak for Thorneside as we are in Manly ... but there is a Facebook group with a few members who live down that way. They all post regularly on pomsinoz and arrange local meet-ups .... many people join the FB group and then ask the members for their views on the area. Also, perhaps think about attending one of their monthly meets ... the group consists of people from suburbs across Brisbane. Might be helpful for you?

    Welcome to Facebook
  7. lmacquet

    lmacquet New Member

    thanks will take your advice - we have had our offer accepted on the house now so fingers crossed!
  8. DNL

    DNL New Member

    Hello. I Live in Manly. Is anyone interested in a coffee meet up down on the waterfront. It's always good to meet people from back home and make new friends. There's a good play area for the kids. We've a 11 month old boy.
  9. lmacquet

    lmacquet New Member

    hi, definately interested in meeting up - Manly will only be 10 mins away from us. Moving around the 10 Feb so will get in contact once move gone through...
  10. DNL

    DNL New Member

    Good luck with the move. Get in touch once you've settled in. X
  11. dolphindiva

    dolphindiva Guest

    Hi Louise,

    We've also got a 3 year old boy and a 5 nearly 6 year boy, we're in Wellington point. If you fancy a meet up once the schools are back next week pm me

  12. heldownunder

    heldownunder New Member

    Hi Louise and Del
    We live in Manly with a 5.5 yo daughter and 3.5 yo son. Currently have parents here for two more weeks but would love to meet up mid feb we could arrange a picnic at the beach
    Pm me
  13. lmacquet

    lmacquet New Member

    Hi everyone
    Our move to Thorneside has fallen through. We got the building inspection done and there was just too much costly work to be done. My parents arrive mid Feb for a month and after they have gone we will start looking again in the area. Will be in touch then for a coffee/meet up/ picnic!
  14. guest1919

    guest1919 New Member

    That is such a shame Louise ...... will cross my fingers that you find something suitable when you start looking again! :wink:
  15. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Oh dear, that's such a shame. I think it's really hard to set your heart on a house and then have it all fall through. I hope you find somewhere else to live in the area once yu have enjoyed some time with your parents.


  16. heldownunder

    heldownunder New Member


    Anyone interested in a morning tea/playdate at capalaba regional park (behind bunnings) on friday 11th at 9.30. There are a few of us expats going from the bayside area..
    Children not compulsary!!!
    Bring a Plate of food to share
    Pm me if you want any details/contact number etc

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