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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by KaylaJay, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. KaylaJay

    KaylaJay Guest

    We are a young family looking for friends. We have been here 4 years and since having our little girl 9 months ago have isolated ourselves a little too much. Its amazing how many of your friends vanish when news of a baby spreads.

    Hubby had a visit from his brother, he was here for 6 months. Since his departure we have been feeling the strain in having such a quiet life with not many people to socialize with. :tongue:

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Hi kaylajay,

    Welcome to BIB,

    I can sypathise with your situation, when my first wife had twins, our social life ground to a halt, people stop asking you out. they must think "oh they have a baby, don't bother asking ".

    So what can we do to get you back in to society again?...... i do not know Cleveland very well but have you looked at the social clubs there, the RSL and sports clubs, you can normally join these for a small cost and it is a way of getting out and meeting people again, a young baby is normally a conversation starter even if you just pop up for lunch sometime. I think Cleveland also has a soccer club there, that may be worth looking at to see what happens socially at the club.

    I am sure we have members in that area and hopefully they will see your message and you could meet up for coffee and a natter.

    Good luck with your quest for a social life:biggrin:
  3. KaylaJay

    KaylaJay Guest

    :biggrin:Hi Colin,

    Thankyou for your reply. My husband was a member at the local soccer club. He gave it up as it cost us a fortune and he just wasn't meeting many people...that was the aim of joining lol. The Lads he played with just played and went home to their friends. He never was invited out with them.
    We were members of the RSL but we found the same with that aswell, people just don't seem to want to meet anybody new. seems like they have their circle of friends and thats it.
    Where as us poms are all for meeting new people and making new friends. It is difficult but i do hope this website can help us make some new friends in the same boat as us. Its always good when you have lots in common...and what more than moving to the other side of the world lol.

    Thanks again Colin
  4. Tinkerbell79

    Tinkerbell79 Guest

    Hi Kayla,

    I'm moving to Brisbane in October with my other half and baby in October and am looking for other Mum's to hang out with! I'm not exactly sure where we are going to be living but my other half has a job lined up in the CBD so I'm sure it will be pretty close to the city. How long have you been in Oz now, and could you recommend any good family places to live? Unfortunately I don't know anything about the areas in Brisbane? Some info about me, I'm 30 years old and my little girl is just coming up 7 months! I can completely relate to your social situation, hence why I am trying to get a head start before I arrive!

  5. KaylaJay

    KaylaJay Guest

    Hi Donna,

    Sorry for the late reply. October....what a lovely time of year to move..! the weather is beautifull here at that time. I live in Cleveland, its right by the coast so we get great bay breezes. It is a beautifull family town, with parks,coffee shops, daycare centres,schools etc etc. We are about 1/2 hour drive from the city or 40 mins on the train. We have been in Oz for 4 and a half years now and LOVE it. We regularly take our little one to the beaches about 10 mins down the road she loves the water. I am from Birmingham and my hubby is from brighton. we actually met in Oz and got married here. our little one is 9 months old...its such a beautiful age. email me if i can help you in any other way, we would love to meet you guys when u get here and feel fre to pik our brains anytime. my email address is hope to hear from you soon xxx

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