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Wife worried about not meeting other mothers

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    Are there many opportunities in Adelaide for things like play centres for infants where mothers can socialise? Do any people on here meet up regularly for anything like this? We are still in Cardiff, but looking to come out before the end of the year and she wants to know about this sort of thing.

     

    Any help appreciated!

     

    Gus

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    Guest ali

    Hi Gus,

     

    There is a list of scheduled 2012 meet ups in a thread posted under the socialising category. From what I've seen here many of the expat mums with similar interests or children of the same age group do meet for coffee or a playground while their children get together.

     

    No worries mate:)

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    Guest Paula H

    Hi ya

     

    We are moving to Adelaide in sept, your wife is welcome to get in touch with me to meet up :) we have 3 kiddies, 12,10 & 3

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    Guest Yankmedownunder

    Hey Gus!

    Tell your wife to not worry!

    Having children is the perfect way to make new friends!

    Tad and I have noticed that the Australians are all about family and kids!

    There are parks everywhere teeming with kids and parents!

    There are also recreation centres, classes, and pools, and sports!

    The beaches are extraordinary!

    The great things about Australians is that you can easily walk up and start talking to them and they are a wealth of information, funny and polite!

    You will all have a great time on your adventure!

    Sunny

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    Guest Django

    Yep no need to worry on that score. Always meet ups going on. There is a regular one every first Sunday of the month in Port Noarlunga. Also there are Facebook pages set up by members on here to help intergrate. We meet new arrivals all the time and help out whenever we can. People here remember what it is like when they first arrived. Luckily there was a great support network when we arrived and now its even bigger. Just shout if you need anything and someone will come up trumps. Don't worry about a thing just let people know once you get here and you'll soon be invited to all sorts of things.

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    Guest Paula H
    Thanks Paula. I bet you must be excited and scared in equal measure! Where are you moving from?

     

    Lol yeah kind of

    we are moving from upminster Essex :)

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    Guest edwardfamily

    Hi Gus,

     

    It can be difficult to meet people. There are a few play groups around. The Salvation Army on Byron St, off Jetty Rd has a play group on Thursdays at 10am. It's a gold coin donation and a piece of fruit to share. I know a few women who have a week full of play group meetings. Will ask around and get some details.

    Good luck to your wife!

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    Guest css

    Hi,we are from Barry just down the road and we are just waiting to sell our house and will be making the big move.We have 3 children age 9,6 and 3.Everyone will be in the same position and would be good to keep in touch

     

    Clare,Tim and kiddies

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    Guest MrsC

    Hey, my name is Dawn, my husband is Rick and we have a little girl too, we are moving out this summer too, please tell your wife to get intouch too!! I wont be working either! good luck and hope to hear from you x

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    Guest MrsC

    ps.... also, hi to Paula H too, we are due to move out Aug/Sept too, keep intouch too if you like!!

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    Hi,we are from Barry just down the road and we are just waiting to sell our house and will be making the big move.We have 3 children age 9,6 and 3.Everyone will be in the same position and would be good to keep in touch

     

    Clare,Tim and kiddies

     

     

    Good luck with the house sale! Mine is going on the market next in about 10 days!

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    Hey, my name is Dawn, my husband is Rick and we have a little girl too, we are moving out this summer too, please tell your wife to get intouch too!! I wont be working either! good luck and hope to hear from you x

     

     

    We probably won't make it out until nearer the end of the year, but I'm sure Kate (my wife) would love to meet up and find another full time mum to hang out with! Where are you hoping to stay?

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    Guest MrsC

    Hey angus and Kate, my husband has a job at ASC (Australian Submarine Corp, Osborne) so we are hoping to live 20 mins max from work, eg, Henley Beach, Seaton, Grange, Glenelg, North Haven we dont know exactly till we arrive. please feel free to private message me and I will send you my email address (i am on facebook yet sorry) keep intouch and it will be great to meet up if we end up near each other as we are all in the same boat, I have been chatting with Paula H too, we could get a squad going just in time for xmas! ha ha. I am 35 my husband is 30 and our little girl is 16 months. keep intouch Dxx

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    Guest Katiem

    Hi, I've been in oz for 4 1/2 yrs, but just moved to Adelaide from Darwin last week. I have a 3 1/2 and 2 yr old, plus one on the way. Would love to meet other mums.

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    Guest JaneG

    Hi Paula,

    We moved from Maldon, Essex about 14 months ago and I lived in Ilford as a kid.

    Just wondered were in Adelaide you are coming to.????

    Jane....

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    Guest MrsC

    Hi Katie, and everyone else who I have chatted to in this link..... We arrive in September and have a little girl who will be nearly 2, would be great to keep intouch, feel free to message on pm too. We booked our flights this weekend and are busy planning leaving parties!! Yay!! xx

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    Guest Paula H
    Hi Paula,

    We moved from Maldon, Essex about 14 months ago and I lived in Ilford as a kid.

    Just wondered were in Adelaide you are coming to.????

    Jane....

     

    Hi Jane

     

    We have our short term rental booked in Aldinga, so there or areas like Port Noarlunga, Happy Valley, Seaford etc.

     

    Ilford eh, nice, ;)

    kids were in Maldon the other week visiting my aunt & uncle who have a caravan there :)

    paula xx

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    Guest AngPhil

    We arrive in August and I have two boys 12 and 8. Would be great to meet up. :)

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    Hi There Gus,

     

    Do you know which area you are going to move to? we stay in Salisbury north and we arrived on the 5th of april and can understand how she may be feeling, but since we got here we have meet some nice people and there is always plenty to do and mums with kids looking for escape. Lots of soft play centres, plenty of play groups , and there is mainly music groups aged birth to 5.

    You can give us a shout when you arrive and we can easily meet up for a coffee and a barbie.

     

    Safe trip and look forward to your new adventure in life

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