Local Talk

anyone here??!!

(49 Posts)
mamimwnci Thu 28-Jun-07 21:31:40

New to mumsnet and just wondering if there is anyone else here??

Euansmam Wed 03-Oct-07 14:02:43

Hi im guessing as this is the only post there isnt anyone out there but im new to this so im going to give it a try

Simply Thu 04-Oct-07 08:28:57

I'm here! And I know of a couple of others local to Aber, too! smile

Euansmam Fri 05-Oct-07 13:12:58

Wow I wasnt actually expecting a reply, so I dont really now what to do now! Well like I said im new to mumsnet and was bored stuck at home with a 10 mth old little monster thats into chewing things with plugs, (worringly). So I thought I would see if any one else felt the same, maybe, sometimes. Oops does this make me sound awful blush Im not a totally unfit parent. Honset

Simply Sun 07-Oct-07 21:56:42

Hi Euansmam. Sorry, I haven't been on MN much over the w/e so I've only just seen your post. My children are now both secondary school age but I'd be happy to meet up with you if you'd like. I've met up with 3 other MNers in the last couple of years. Twice in a cafe in town (the eco friendly type one near the library) and twice in the supermarket with a cafe (which is currently being made much larger). I work in town so could meet you there, if you'd like? If you'd rather chat a bit on e-mail first, I could CAT (contact another talker) you or you could find me on the Good Housekeeping daily FLY thread (not the babysteps one) and you could get to know me a bit better there, first. You'll find another local MNer on those threads, too and her children are primary and pre-primary school age. She's very nice. smile Your call. smile

Simply Tue 16-Oct-07 22:08:46

Bump. smile

Simply Wed 17-Oct-07 22:03:48

Another bump. smile

ivycross Tue 06-Nov-07 11:48:48

Hi new to mumsnet and talk boards! Im a mum of a 2 year old and am pregnant, new baby due in March. I m interested im linking up with other mums with children of a simular age and sharing local info, i live in Cardigan area

Simply Wed 14-Nov-07 21:37:37

Hi ivycross. Sorry, I've only just seen your post. Yes, I'm in Aber but moved here when my children were school and pre-school age so I don't know much about what is around for new mums in this area really. I'd be happy to chat to you if you want, though.

I don't spend much time on MN at all due to work, running a house and having older children with all their after school activities. If I'm to be found anywhere, it's on the daily Fly thread which is on the Good Housekeeping topic. As I mentioned in an earlier post, another regular on that thread lives near Aber and her children are much younger than mine and she is lovely. Does that help at all? smile

peaceplease Tue 11-Mar-08 20:54:33

hi, all the posts are pretty old...though if anyones interested im a mum to a 1year old in pembrokeshire-
im inteersted in meeting up with other mums, and hopefully getting a pregnancy partner!!!(im 8 weeks gone)
in hope
xxx

Simply Thu 13-Mar-08 11:23:37

Hi there peaceplease. Sorry, I'm too far away from you so a meet up isn't possible for me, I'm afraid. I hope you manage to find others in Pembrokeshire soon. smile

Schmozer Thu 03-Apr-08 10:48:02

Hi Simply - did you used to be Tiamaria? If so, I owe you a big apology for losing touch. Would love to catch up at some point.

Erelma Wed 23-Jul-08 20:19:37

Chuffed to find this website! I have a 6 year old, 4 year old and 6 month old - anyone else? Still trying to get used to having 3 kids and finding the summer hols daunting! How do others feel?

Simply Mon 15-Sep-08 22:33:50

Schmozer We've e-mailed but not met up yet - how awful am I at making arrangements?! Please give me a prod if you'd like to meet up.

Erelma Sorry not to have seen your post before now. I hope the summer (not that we've had one!) hols went okay for you. Please post again and we'll see if we can get a meet up organised if you'd be interested in that. smile

lilyxox Thu 16-Oct-08 18:06:30

I'm in Milford Haven so i'm guessing aberystwyth is my nearest for a mumsnet meet lol.. i have a 13 yr old... 9 yr old & 2 yr old.... who gets very bored with mum very quickly as mum doesn't make the right car sounds lol wink i'm happy to email, ring, write meet wotever

twilightlover Sun 14-Feb-10 21:59:17

hey look another person in wales see we do exist! i got two babes one nearly 4 the other 16 months love to write,ring give me email back if your ever on here again!x

nugent42 Mon 15-Feb-10 12:09:55

Hello I am on the Carmarthenshire/Cardiganshire borders. First pregnancy and very nervous! Would love to be in contact with local Mothers as it would be great to get to know people from the same area

Jools78 Tue 18-May-10 14:40:22

I'm moving to Machynlleth at the beginning of June 2010. One 3 year old, one 8 month old. Please contact me if you fancy hooking up!

LinzerTorte Thu 27-May-10 15:28:29

I'm not actually in Aberystwyth any more, but I do get back a couple of times to visit my parents. I'll be back next in late July/August - would love to meet other MNers if anyone happens to be around then!

littlemissaberystwyth Tue 08-Jun-10 18:04:42

right ladies i am the new tsarina about these 'ere parts and i'm going to sort this place out, if you have details of toddler groups, support group etc etc anything really let me know- Ta Muchly! will also arrange some meet-ups soon!

Jools78 Mon 14-Jun-10 21:17:25

Great! I just moved to Machynlleth area so look forward to your housekeeping and postings, tsarina. I've come from Bristol where I used mumsnet lots so it's good to see its got a breath of fresh air. Will do what I can to support you.

Jools78 Mon 14-Jun-10 21:20:16

PS saw from a very old posting on this thread that there's an eco friendly cafe near the library in Aber. Is that still up and running? Might go one day to check out the library and cafe with my two (3y DD and 9 month old DS)...

BessieBoots Mon 14-Jun-10 21:23:14

Hey Jools! I'm 3 miles from Mach with a 4yoDS and an 9mo DS... How are you settling?

LinzerTorte Mon 14-Jun-10 22:13:30

Hi Jools, I think the eco-friendly cafe is probably the Tree House in Baker Street. I usually go there for lunch and/or coffee whenever I'm back in Aber - they have lovely cake too!

BessieBoots Tue 15-Jun-10 11:59:05

Ooooh, the Tree House is lovely... As is the Quarry Caff in Machynlleth (Owned by The Centre For Alternative Technology.)

LinzerTorte Tue 15-Jun-10 12:13:03

Yes, the Quarry cafe is lovely too if it's the one I'm thinking of (on the main street). We sometimes take the DC to Mach when we're back in Aber as they love the train ride (seeing sheep is such a novelty to them!); haven't been to the Centre for Alternative Technology for years though.

ChairmumMiaowGoingItAlone Tue 15-Jun-10 12:38:44

Linzer - didn't realise you were an ex-aberite?

I was there for 5 years for uni!

LinzerTorte Tue 15-Jun-10 12:52:05

I tend to keep it quiet. wink No, only joking - I was also there for five years, but probably a while before you were in Aber as I left after A levels. My parents are still there though, so I usually go back a couple of times a year. So when were you there Chairmum? What were you studying? <nosey emoticon>

ChairmumMiaowGoingItAlone Tue 15-Jun-10 13:20:27

'98 - 2004

Did a year of history, changed to Computer Science (yes I know, bit of a change but I did both as a-levels) and also a year between my 2nd and 3rd year's working at the uni as a sort of teaching assistant!

I went back a couple of months ago for the day. Its a bit wierd - the same but very different

LinzerTorte Tue 15-Jun-10 13:45:34

Strange to think we could well have passed each other in the street there! I was back for three or four months in 2002, but otherwise mainly at holiday times.

I did wonder whether you might have known a friend of mine in the history department - I can't remember when she finished her PhD (late 90s I suspect), but I have the feeling she might have done some teaching as well. It's probably very unlikely, though - that would be too much of a coincidence!

<apologies for hijack>

BessieBoots Tue 15-Jun-10 13:48:12

That's the caff, LinzerTorte- Very nice indeed...

CAT is great. Locals get in free so we're there ALL THE TIME. blush

Linzer I'm another ex-Aberite smile

I head home every few months, Ma and Pa are still back there. I'd love to know if any meetups were going on when I was around. There're limited numbers of MNers up here, they're all a bit few and far between!

I like the Treehouse, and there's a lovely little cake shop just over the road from Cheap Charlie's that I really hope is still there when I'm back over the summer.

LinzerTorte Tue 15-Jun-10 14:23:30

Well I'll be there from the end of July until mid-August, YouKnowNothing. We should try and arrange a meet-up at the Tree House. smile I'm not sure if I know the cake shop; there used to be a fishmonger's opposite Cheap Charlie's (could still be there) but a cake shop would be a definite improvement!

MNers are virtually non-existent over here; I think there are one or two in Vienna but no meet-ups AFAIK. So would def. be up for a meet-up in the summer if there was one arranged!

I think the fishmonger's is still there too, I don't think it's been there that long but it makes me put on weight just thinking about it.

I'm not sure when I'm heading back at the moment. I'll let you know, it'll be interesting doing a meetup of complete no-longer-locals grin

LinzerTorte Tue 15-Jun-10 14:44:28

The cake shop def. sounds like it could be worth checking out. smile

I'll have to remember to check this thread before I go back to Aber to see if anything has been arranged. Otherwise, my e-mail address is traungold @ hotmail . com grin

I'll try to remember too <sticks it on her watched list>

We could always just have an icecream on the prom grin

LinzerTorte Tue 15-Jun-10 15:01:17

Yes, fingers crossed for good weather in the summer - it always seems to pour with rain whenever I'm back!

ChairmumMiaowGoingItAlone Tue 15-Jun-10 15:43:41

There was a cake shop there in my day - my wedding cake came from there- but I don't think the fishmonger is there any more.

skihorse Tue 15-Jun-10 15:46:52

Chairmum - at the risk of outing myself - are you going to the compsci reunion in the autumn? Part of me would love to - part of me thinks it'll be shamful! grinblush

skihorse Tue 15-Jun-10 15:47:15

er... shameful - possibly shamful too of course.

LinzerTorte Tue 15-Jun-10 15:49:06

Chairmum - you're still there! I was wondering whether things might have got going... (I tend to forget that not everyone spends all day on MN on the computer. I am working - honestly.) grin You're not anywhere near Aber now for a meet-up, I take it?

ChairmumMiaowGoingItAlone Tue 15-Jun-10 16:25:25

skihorse - I have no idea at the moment, still waiting for this baby (now 4 days late), but unless they want a little baby there I doubt it!

Now I'm going to be wondering who you are!

ChairmumMiaowGoingItAlone Tue 15-Jun-10 16:26:41

Linzer - I live about 3 hours away.

I was actually having a nap earlier, while DS was at nursery - in between taking him there and back. If I still worked at a desk I would be on mumsnet all day

LinzerTorte Tue 15-Jun-10 21:18:34

V. wise idea Chairmum - both the nap and not working at a desk (MN is just far too distracting...).

skihorse - you're another ex-Aber inhabitant then? I'm sure there's eventually going to be someone on here who I know in RL!

helyg Tue 15-Jun-10 21:21:08

Would definitely be up for an Aber meet-up if one is being planned!

Rarebear Tue 15-Jun-10 21:29:32

don't suppose there's a Rhian with a daughter called Leah is there?

skihorse Tue 15-Jun-10 23:02:44

Chairmum - before your time I'm afraid - I left in 99. Mine is due next month - I'm just not sure I can be arsed to drive 600 miles (I live in NL) to sit in the Cambrian drinking a Yoda and having someone make jokes about C. wink

LinzerTorte Wed 16-Jun-10 09:15:34

I've also added this thread to Threads I'm watching and will keep my fingers crossed for an August meet-up!

LinzerTorte Sat 31-Jul-10 23:09:34

Anyone around? I'll be here until 14th August, although this thread has been very quiet recently...

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