I guess I just hear it said that canberra is cliquey when I don't find it that way at all, you just might need to go out and seek ways to meet people. I make new friends every year and not just through my kids, or through people I know but through volunteering, trying something new, going to an event etc.
I think canberra has a lot of new folk at the beginning of every year and on the Canberra Mums page you'll often see people wanting to meet up/start a walking group/have a play date and not just for people with one baby. I've also found canberra to be a place where mums will absolutely help other mums out. Hell, one time I went to buy something off gum tree and the mum was so lovely I ended up chatting to her and my toddler ran off to play with her girl and took a liking to her, and she invited to stay for a cup of tea and then we ended up meeting up for park playdate. along with stand offish people there are always lovely folk to be found, I guess like anywhere new you just have to be brave and put yourself out there. Which is exactly what you are doing Rose
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17-01-2016 11:35 #71
17-01-2016 16:29 #72
I'm totally in awe of your friendliness and ability to chat to people R&A&H!
…I wish you lived in the same city as me!
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17-01-2016 17:34 #73
OP, Best wishes for finding your groove in your new location. It sounds like your on the right track 😀
17-01-2016 19:17 #74
How do you cope with loneliness??
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11-03-2016 18:16 #75
Just a quick update. I've made a few friends. Whilst they aren't BFFs yet I have a circle of ladies I meet regularly enough for coffee/dinner/drinks.
I even sent introductory letters to dd1s school friends parents to give them my details. We've had 4 out of the 5 respond back pretty quickly with play dates.
Everyone I've met has been very friendly and I'm feeling pretty good. Especially after my big chat with dh and his sporting commitments.
11-03-2016 20:39 #76
Just a thought - not sure if you've found it yet, but the Canberra Mums Exercise Group FB page is fantastic. They have a lot of free or low cost exercise options organised that you can do with one or more babies/children in tow.
Glad to hear you have some lovely friendships forming.
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12-03-2016 14:01 #77Senior Member
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My friends these days are on facebook. I don't see them that often as we live far away but we do try and catch up when we can. I socialise on FB and other forums with other adults.
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