SJ79

New mum in Glenelg could really do with some friendly faces!

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    Hey,

     

    My husband and I and our 4.5 month old little girl have just moved to Glenelg (near Jetty Road). I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment....and would love to meet up with any other mummies in the area to socialise with as well as get to know what's available and where.

    Any help would be hugely appreciated.

     

    Soph x

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    Hello :)

     

    There is a playgroup not far from you, can find the address and info on it here

     

    http://sacommunity.org/org/214584-Holdfast_Playgroup

     

    Also you can check out the sessions on at Glenelg and Brighton libraries, called Wiggle n Rhyme. Glenelg library is easy to find, at the end of Jetty road near Mosely Sq, on Colley Tce. Could combine it with a nice wander to explore a bit around there. Term time only but schools go back next week so check and it should be starting up soon.

     

    https://www.holdfast.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=3812

     

    Also SA Aquatic centre is near by at Marion. Lovely pools you and the little one may enjoy. Aquaplay is the name of the baby class

     

    http://www.saaquatic.ymca.org.au/participate/swimming-aquatics/aquaplay.html

     

    I'm often down that way as have family down there and am happy to meet up and say hello. I'm possibly (probably :cute:) a bit older and my son is at primary school so I'd not have a child with me.

    Edited by snifter
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    Hi Snifter,

    Thank you for your quick reply and info! I might have a wander to the holdfast playgroup you have suggested...is it on during term time only?

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    You might just be in time to get into a mothers group. They would just be starting after the Xmas break, and often have people who

    dont turn up so you might be able to get a cancelation. Have a Google for your latest CAFHS place and give them a call and explain you have just got here and have your first baby. GREAT way to make friends anyway, but especially if you have just got here. :-)

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    Hi Soph

    Our family arrived last month from Manchester, knowing nobody here! It is overwhelming trying to get a handle on things quickly, especially as you are doing everything with a little one with you.

     

    We are not too far away, at Henley for the time being. My youngest is 2, all still at home as we haven't settled on area or schools yet but happy to meet up somewhere child friendly for a chat and coffee.

     

    Sarah

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    Hi Soph and Sarah

     

    I have two boys , 5 & 11 months, we used to live in Henley but have just bought in Largs. Would be great to meet up for a coffee, happy to come down your way. We have been here three years, it does get easier, feels like home now.

     

    just send me a message

    julia x

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    Hi Sarah,

     

    Lovely to hear from you! I would love to meet up for a coffee and natter...not sure where to suggest as I'm not hugely familiar with the area yet. We're currently staying on Brighton Road so I've only been up and down Jetty Road a few times. If there's somerwhere you can think of I'd be more than happy to meet you there...I haven't got a car yet so will have to use my legs!!

     

    Soph x

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    Thanks for the info Blossom! Have had a look and I think the nearest one is in Marion. Will give them a call later.

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    Hi Julia,

    Thanks for your response. It's so reassuring to hear it gets easier and that it now feels like home! Would be lovely to meet up...I'm currently staying on Brighton Road near Jetty Road and don't have a car yet (should have one within a week or so). Let me know where would be good to meet and we can arrange a day/time. Perhaps we could try and meet with Sarah too?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Soph x

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    Hi Sarah,

    Sorry...not very good at this! Have just seen Julia's response and thought it might be nice for us all to meet up. Let me know when you're free and we can try and arrange something soon.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Soph x

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    Great, how about next Tuesday, my eldest will be at school so will be a bit easier. I have another friend with a baby girl who lives in somerton park who I will invite along too.

     

    i am not able to send you a pm but if you can send one to me with your mobile we can arrange something x

    Edited by Julia Skinner

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    Hi Sarah,

     

    Lovely to hear from you! I would love to meet up for a coffee and natter...not sure where to suggest as I'm not hugely familiar with the area yet. We're currently staying on Brighton Road so I've only been up and down Jetty Road a few times. If there's somerwhere you can think of I'd be more than happy to meet you there...I haven't got a car yet so will have to use my legs!!

     

    Soph x

     

    Wigley reserve play park by the marina in Glenelg is not a bad place to meet up and not far for you to walk. Its got a lovely green space and the play park itself is fully fenced in and under a sun sail. Also there are tables and a toilet near by. Then, depending on the children and Mums you could wander to Mosely Square for the fountains and the kids can splash or the new playpark on the foreshore (not fenced in) by the beach in Glenelg. Cafes and other facilities abound there then. Lovely ice cream parlours too ;)

     

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/west-beaches/look-old-scampis-restaurant-is-now-a-13m-playground/news-story/53dc9a667b7537325d16656587f6c398

     

    Also there is Wiggly Worms, a soft play not too far away from Jetty Rd. Has a cafe. Its the other side of Anzac highway, so you could just walk on down Brighton Road, cross over Anzac and be there pretty easily.

     

    http://www.wigglyworms.com.au/

     

    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g255341-d6153241-r192705788-Wiggly_Worms-Glenelg_Greater_Adelaide_South_Australia.html

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    Hi All,

    We have been here 8 years and are always looking to meet new people. I will try and PM you if this site ever lets me do it. We are in Hallet cove and have 2 boys, 5 years old and 2 years old. We are always in glenelg and south of Adelaide.

     

    Let me know on here if you are still looking to meet folk and leave me some contact details

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    Hi All,

    We have been here 8 years and are always looking to meet new people. I will try and PM you if this site ever lets me do it. We are in Hallet cove and have 2 boys, 5 years old and 2 years old. We are always in glenelg and south of Adelaide.

     

    Let me know on here if you are still looking to meet folk and leave me some contact details

     

    I saw you mention about the PM facility and had a look. For some reason your account was stuck in the moderation stage still. I've flicked a switch as it were and it should be fine now :)

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