Local Talk


(48 Posts)
kimhughes Fri 13-Mar-09 21:42:07

hey m kim, 26 an i have poppy 2 and coral whos 14months, is thier anyone from blackpool here? kim x

flubdub Sun 05-Jul-09 20:12:58

Hi, Im from Garstang?
Got two little boys, Alex 4 and Jake 15 months.

Banjofanjo Thu 09-Jul-09 20:08:26

Hiya! From lytham. Got one ds who's 2.5 first post ever on mumsnet after lurking around the gaff for the last year. Has everyone been nice to you or have you been shot down in flames yet?? Am a bit scared of everyone, to be honest!

sunburntats Thu 09-Jul-09 20:21:40

im in Thornton, got one boy aged 6. smile

MegSophandEmma Thu 09-Jul-09 20:25:10

Fleetwood here. 29, with three daughters. Ages: 8,6 and 2

angelcandice Sun 26-Jul-09 19:43:46

Im from fleetwood im 20 and have a little 1 aged 16months

theboob Sun 26-Jul-09 19:47:01

hi i'm from Blackpool with 2 ds age 8 and 2 , a DD age 6 and another DD on the way grin
am also good friends with MegSophandEmma who lso got me hooked on MN grin

geordiebunny Sun 09-Aug-09 06:51:39

Hi new to this site, not a natural mother myself but am trying. Have 3 step sons and based in St Annes. Am just starting up as a childminder as I love kids. Thought would eventually join up and say hi after browsing for a couple of months now.

purepurple Sun 09-Aug-09 08:00:59

I live in St Annes. I have older children, 20 and 12. I work in a nursery, which I love.
it's good to see so many locals on here!

MegSophandEmma Sun 09-Aug-09 08:31:33

Sorry Hijack,

Morning Boobin!!! grin Have you heard that Emma had Bella Last night?

DuffyMoon Mon 10-Aug-09 07:28:03

I'm in St Annes 2 children 14 and 11

homeschooler29 Sun 23-Aug-09 17:41:30


I've just joined mumsnet. I'm Emma, 29 married to Vic and we have DS10, DD7 (who we home educate!)and am expecting our third at the end of January.

We live in Blackpool, near Stanley Park.

Great to see Blackpool has its own section on here.

hi, we're in fleetwood, have ds who is 3 and expecting another in april.
anyone know of any boy scouts or anything in the area?

bubblerock Fri 04-Sep-09 18:51:49

Hi everyone! Anyone off to the switch on tonight? Not sure if we'll go it's been pretty hectic today my eldest started high school grin

theboob Fri 04-Sep-09 19:09:36

hello.......just seen this petal (meg)

hi bubblerock which high school did you DC start today?

not going to the switch on as I cannot stand the crowds

bubblerock Sat 05-Sep-09 09:49:48

Hi theboob! He started at Palatine and really enjoyed his first day smile - DS2 is going into year 1 at St Johns and was supposed to start on Monday but it's not ready (new build school) so he's back on Wednesday. Where does yours go?

We braved the switch on - I hate crowds too, but the kids were desperate to go. I won't go down for the fireworks championships though - we'll watch those from upstairs. lol

theboob Sat 05-Sep-09 09:52:43

mine go to St john vianney and will go on to St mary's , my god son goes to st johns, new build school does look good grin he is also going into year 1

bubblerock Sat 05-Sep-09 09:58:11

That's weird!! lol - He'll know my Tom then grin

mum23kids Tue 15-Sep-09 19:28:23

hi im lynsey im 22 from cleveleys n i have a boy age 4.5, a daughter at 3.5 n another daughter at 2.5. im new 2 mumsnet so if any1 wants 2 say hi then plz do x

bubblerock Tue 15-Sep-09 19:40:46

Hi Lynsey!! Gosh, they were nicely spaced out lol - I bet it's hard work but lovely to have them all similar ages, mine have a 5 year gap and it's quite tricky sometimes! Welcome to MN grin x

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Tue 29-Dec-09 19:56:05

Not sure if anyone is still reading, dd is nearly 7 and we are near revoe school, dd goes to Baines Endowed at Marton.

sunburntats Tue 29-Dec-09 19:59:59

Hi, im here!
My ds goes to Baines endowed in Thornton! he is 6 nearly 7!
We live in Thornton.
My first house was in Marton, i loved it there grin

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Tue 29-Dec-09 20:11:02

Hi, we are renting in Revoe while we look for somewhere in Marton, my friend is up that way and she loves it too.
We moved up here in April and know no one apart from people from school.
Ohhh thats weird that they are both called Baines because Thornton isnt far of is it?
DD is 7 in March, when is your ds's?

sunburntats Tue 29-Dec-09 20:30:56

ds not 7 till July. He is a handful!
I am about 15 minutes away from marton.....i know because i treck to Tesco regularly smile

Where did you move from in April?
marton is ace, its great for shops, schools, town, and we live in Stanley park all year round really.

Does your dd like school? has she settled in well?

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Tue 29-Dec-09 20:41:01

Stanley Park was a godsend in the summer, we moved from Yorkshire, we had been here to visit lots of times so when me and dd left exh dd asked if we could move here, we are a lot nearer my parents now as well.

Yes she ended up at Baines because all the local schools, Revoe and Waterloo were full, I am glad really because its a much better school and she has settled really well there.

DD has just started at St Johns Ambulance near town, I was a bit dubious at first but they do loads with them, its much better than I thought.

sunburntats Tue 29-Dec-09 20:50:58

Ahh sounds like it has all turned out well for you. Thats great.

What do they do with them in St Johns? ds hasnt shown an interest in any thing like that, he gets bored very quickly.sad

Its good to have parent nearby for a million reasons.

What about you, have you settled into your new life ok? Made many friends?

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Tue 29-Dec-09 21:07:45

Im settling okay, Im friends with a couple from dds school and I have met a couple of people locally but not many tbh.

I thought st Johns would be all first aid and dd would find it boring to be honest but they do things in 12 week blocks, the last block was for a creative badge and they did model making and clay and painting and things like, the next few weeks is first aid but they do loads of different 12 week subjects with things like circus skills and sleepovers and trips and stuff like that.

They do physical games each time with them as well (wears dd out for bedtime)

When it was Christmas and Halloween they had a big party with pass the parcel (dd won a remote control car) and they each got an individual chosen xmas present. They do a huge buffet as well and parents can stay on the parties.
They also can chose if they want to march on the parades with the soldiers and things which dd loves!

Not bad for a pound a week, the first three weeks were free and although the uniform is £20 they swap it for free when its too small.

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Tue 29-Dec-09 21:10:22

DD also tried Beavers and Rainbows and found both boring, tbh she would rather be let lose on the park lol

sunburntats Tue 29-Dec-09 21:14:22

It sounds great! Good for socialising for both of you.

have you been on Mn for long?
I find it a life saver, and have been on here for years.

bubblerock Tue 29-Dec-09 21:30:18

have you got our old head now at baines? Miss Snape? She's lovely, was really sad to see her go

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Tue 29-Dec-09 21:58:07

Bubblerock we have! She seems to be doing an amazing job, she cleared a few staff out in the summer holidays and I was a bit worried but its worked for the best. She showed us round school when we had just moved, She was so enthusiastic and jolly about the school it made me feel much happier and dd adores her.
On the only occassion I needed to see her she was brilliant at sorting it out!

Is your dc at St Johns then, I think thats where she came from?

Sunburnt I have been on since 2007 but not posted properly until the last 6 months or so, have you always lived in Blackpool.

bubblerock Wed 30-Dec-09 00:38:41

Yep, DS1 moved on to palatine high in september but ds2 is in yr1 at st johns, we loved Miss Snape when she was there, very firm with the children but they loved her and very approachable (Liverpool supporter too!!). Gutted that she left

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Wed 30-Dec-09 08:59:02

Do you know why she left Bubblerock, I am suprised because they were building that brand new building werent they for st Johns.

We had been told by LEA that there was no space anywhere for dd to go and to home educate till somewhere came available. The schools advisor at the council found out two schools had a place and told me to go to Baines purely on Mrs Snape being there!
He said applications had doubled for the reception class since she went there.
I agree shes very firm but fair and thats what you need, she was dressed as the ghost of Christmas present with a wig and face painted at the juniors nativity lol.

Whats Palatine school like, its our nearest high school although I think kids at Baines can chose St georges.

bubblerock Wed 30-Dec-09 12:49:58

I think she left to take on a bigger challenge, St Johns is really small. She came back for the opening of the new school, it was a real shame that she missed being there when they finally moved in!

Palatine seems pretty good, DS has fitted in really well. We looked at a few but liked the new yr7 block at palatine, they keep them a bit more separate for the first year instead of throwing them straight in with the big ones! We didn't go and look at St Georges but the league tables didn't look as good as I thought they would be.

I think the best way to choose is to just look around them and see what feels right, they all seem to be performing roughly the same (unless you can go to Arnold! hmm)

Watchtheworldcomealivetonight Wed 30-Dec-09 16:22:48

I looked at Arnold when we moved lol £895 a month I think it was shock

bubblerock Wed 30-Dec-09 20:57:53

I know!! lol - Annoying thing is, my sons friend goes there because his parents are wealthy but he's not very academic and absolutely hates school - always moaning on facebook, it's gutting as I know DS would love the opportunity if we could afford it

two of the children from dds swimming class go and neither appreciate it, dd would also love to go, sorry had to change my name as problems with ex.

bpoolemm Wed 20-Jul-11 20:16:27

hi iam emma 23 from blackpool and i have a 3 year old called grace looking to get to know mums in my area add me if u would like a chat add me on facebook if u like http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1020823259

blackpoollights Wed 20-Jul-11 20:22:58

Hi Emma
I am in Blackpool but my dd is older than yours, age (very nearly) 9

KindleAddict Thu 21-Jul-11 15:08:14

Hi Emma, I'm also Emma, 31. I'm a sahm, married and have 3 kids age 12, 9 & 18 months. Will add you on fb. Happy to meet in stanley park over the hols if you want to chat.

blackpoollights Thu 21-Jul-11 15:52:55

Aww I just looked at your pics Kindle to see if I knew you as dd is same age as your middle one. Lovely pictures smile

mizlishx Thu 29-Sep-11 12:44:42

hiya r u from the blackpool area? have kids or having a baby an fancy a chat or cuppa with a local blackpool (fleetwood) mum? if so message me x

mummysnugglesolveverything Tue 11-Oct-11 23:47:29

any blackpool mums around bispham fancy a coffee bring your dear children around to play with my brood (son levi 9, daughter liberty 3 and daughter coira2) and have some well needed adult convos get in touch ;-) x x x

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lizzchesser Thu 10-Oct-13 14:22:45

Hi im a new mum in the layton area im 28 and have a daughter 9 weeks does anyone know of groups or meets in the area?

SnoozyWoozy Thu 24-Oct-13 01:43:53

Hi, I live in Bispham and I'm wondering the same thing, my daughter is 13 months and I'm 27, I work 3 days a week and can't find any groups to join on my days off, pm me if you wanna meet up :-)

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ToniMxx Sun 18-May-14 12:13:48

hello im Toni a mummy of three 1DS and 2 DDs i live close to town smile

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