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Relocated to Edinburgh, tips for making friends?

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Charliebrown27 Wed 19-Dec-12 22:14:59

We moved to Edinburgh from the US 2 years ago, I have a 2 yr old DD and I moved recently to 4 days a week at work. Other mums at nursery seem pretty busy, we have no family here, I'm wondering if anyone has tips on what to try? My DH travels a fair bit, it would be nice to meet some other mums.

Rebbot86 Sat 29-Dec-12 23:18:59

Hiya,
We moved to Edinburgh about 6 weeks ago due to partner starting a new job position. I'm currently not working due to the move and the fact i have 3 months till we have a new addition to our little family. Have a little boy who is nearly 5. Thought that id meet mums through the school, but not having much luck there. Maybe we could arrange a coffee meet up?

Charliebrown27 Mon 31-Dec-12 09:37:27

Moving whilst pg? That's tough, I hope you are settling in ok - would be great to meet for coffee? I'm not working on Fridays, if that could work?

Rebbot86 Thu 03-Jan-13 12:08:00

yeah i know. All settled in fine. Glad the christmas period is over. Coffee sounds great. Fridays are good for me. how about morning friday 11th?

Charliebrown27 Mon 07-Jan-13 12:05:39

i'm helping at playgroup that friday morning, any chance we can do it 1/2 in the afternoon? Otherwise the following Friday is better. Do you have a coffee place in mind?

Rebbot86 Tue 08-Jan-13 16:39:45

Yeah we can. I pick up little man from school at 12 on Fridays, so shall we meet at 1? Don't have a place in mind. We will be in the centre. Is there anywhere which is best for you?

Charliebrown27 Fri 11-Jan-13 07:44:54

1 will be great, want to meet at the pret on Hanover street? Anywhere central is fine too. If this gets to you too late, how about the following Friday? Sorry for the late reply, dd started new nursery this week and it has been tough settling her in.

Rebbot86 Sat 12-Jan-13 21:20:14

hiya, sorry about friday. this friday would be good. the pret on hanover street sounds good to me. shall we say 1 on friday. x

Charliebrown27 Tue 15-Jan-13 16:06:38

sounds great, I'll see you there! Hopefully it won't be too busy!

Rebbot86 Wed 16-Jan-13 13:51:08

Great ill see you there. Im Becki by the way. looking forward to it. smile

Charliebrown27 Wed 16-Jan-13 14:11:46

Great, i'm Liz

Dlw77 Wed 16-Jan-13 22:08:10

Hi, sorry to barge in on your thread but I have just moved to Edinburgh too (less than 2 weeks ago!). Have a ds who is 2 and would love to meet other mums. If you're still meeting for coffee on Friday I would love to join you?

Rebbot86 Thu 17-Jan-13 09:26:11

Hi. Your not barging in and don't mind at all if you come along on Friday. More the merrier I think. smile

Dlw77 Thu 17-Jan-13 10:08:29

Great, thanks. See you Friday. I'm Donna by the way.

Charliebrown27 Fri 18-Jan-13 18:56:15

Here are the cafes that have childrens' play areas in them, just in case of interest for future ref, was great to meet you both today!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186525-d3427722-Reviews-Skylark_Cafe-Edinburgh_Scotland.html

http://www.marchmontstgiles.org.uk/butterflies/

http://www.loopylornas.com/

Dlw77 Sat 19-Jan-13 13:52:09

Great, thanks for these, hopefully check them out at some point. Lovely to meet you both too. See you soon x

nycgirl Sat 19-Jan-13 17:15:26

Hi, We've also moved recently - up from London in July, though I am American. I have 2 ds's (2 and 8 months and 4 and 7 months) and work full time, so no tips on meeting people but keen to meet up if you do anything again and would be interested in meeting on a weekend. Perhaps Loopy Lorna's? They have toys!

Rebbot86 Tue 22-Jan-13 17:24:21

Hey Ladies. Fancy another meet up Friday at the cafe in stockbridge??

Charliebrown27 Wed 23-Jan-13 08:52:23

That'd be great - what time Friday?

re nycgirl - i can meet on a sat if that works for you at loopy lorna's?

Dlw77 Wed 23-Jan-13 09:31:18

Friday sounds great, afternoon again? X

Dlw77 Wed 23-Jan-13 09:32:14

Although any time fine with me x

Rebbot86 Wed 23-Jan-13 20:48:38

Yeah shall we say 1 again at the cafe in stockbridge?? x

nycgirl Wed 23-Jan-13 21:24:39

Charliebrown that would be great. I'm totally flexible. Could do this Saturday, next Saturday- whenever.

Dlw77 Wed 23-Jan-13 21:39:40

Yep, see you there at 1 x

Charliebrown27 Thu 24-Jan-13 08:18:48

Great, 1 it is. nycgirl - want to meet Sat 2nd Feb? Anytime will work

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