Guest Kiwipom

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    Guest Kiwipom

    Hi moved from Brisbane to Adelaide and find the Adelaide people very hard to met has friends, been here for two years now and still finding it very hard to meet friends..

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    Welcome to the forum, as George and Mildred have already said there are meet up organised regularly through here and although we've not been to any people seem to have a good time at them. It does seem that some people do struggle here; we're fortunate that we've made friends through our children (as is usually the case) and although I volunteer one day a week I don't see these people outside of the office so I can imagine that it would be hard if I was only relying on this to make friends.

     

    I think perhaps that unless you are young-ish and still looking to form your friendship groups, as you get older people tend to have enough friends and other commitments that after the initial interest in hearing your "gosh aren't you brave to move to a new country" story they forget that might mean you don't have any friends here and carry on with their lives as they were.

     

    If you are on your own it can be daunting to go to places but trying groups out that suit you - perhaps your local SLSC or church group or whatever (libraries are good for info on what's on in your area, as is your local free paper).

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    Guest Claire-n-tel
    Hi moved from Brisbane to Adelaide and find the Adelaide people very hard to met has friends, been here for two years now and still finding it very hard to meet friends..

     

    Blimey! you're only in south brighton.....you could walk to the Seacliff! Get ya bums down and meet some folk tonight!.....:wink: We could pick you up on the way through if you like, we're coming from Glenelg:smile:

     

    Here's the link to the thread http://www.pomsinadelaide.com/forum/socialising/38091-oldies-meet-up-seacliff-5.html#post268383

     

    Claire & Tel:wubclub:

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    We have been here 6 years now and in my experience it takes time to make good friends and also to maintain your UK friendships (if you want to). I had a good network of friends in the UK so for me it was important to have those friendships over here, but I didn't just want to be friends with anyone just for the sake of it or just because they were a pom! We don't have children, so don't have that network to rely on. I have a mix of friends, Aussies and poms that I have met through this forum, through studying and at work.

     

    I have also managed to maintain most of my friendships with people in the UK. I still skype, text, email and ring them and I know when we go back next year for a holiday it will be like I saw them last week.

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    Guest jade23

    Hi i know exactly how you feel, been here two yrs now and even though i have work colleaugues they dont want to go out and socialise. If you want to meet up for a few drinks let me know

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    Guest OliviaMc

    Hey I would be happy to meet up with you for coffee or drinks :-) let me know sure :)

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    Guest jade23

    Im free most weekends, just let me no when your free and where, have you been out in Glenelg its a good night out :)

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