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Mumsnet meet up request

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Schafe Sun 04-Sep-11 22:52:23

I have a 3 year old and a 6 month old baby, and I moved from London to Hitchin in September of last year. I'd really like to get a mumsnet regular meet up going if there is not one already. Are there any mumsnetters out there with children of similar(ish) ages who might fancy a coffee/ a chat? Especially (though this is by no means a requirement) anyone who has previously been living in the big smoke.

I can offer the presence of 2 (count them) friends that I have already acquired in the locality, but I am looking to expand my friend base as recent holiday arrangements left me bereft.

AlisyasMummy Mon 05-Sep-11 07:51:10

Hi, I am first time mummy to a 7 month old baby girl, so similar age to your youngest. I have never lived or even been to London but recently moved to Hitchin in October. Before this I last lived in Cyprus for 2 years, where I met my oh, and originally I am from Manchester.

I would love for there to be a regular meetup in Hitchin as most the mums I ahve met are in Letchworth which being a non-driver can sometimes be difficult with buses and money!

vicky and alisya x

fishmother Mon 05-Sep-11 13:44:32


I'd be up for that. I have a 9 month old who is very sociable, I live just outside Hitchin and I used to live in London [a few areas, but mostly West London].

I do however work full time [in London] and my OH works away during the week so my options for getting out and about are a bit limited. I do have days off quite often, and sunday afternoons after the OH has gone off west are always good for me though.

Unfortunately being new to the area and working full time means I cannot offer any m&b friends of my own. (I have friends in other areas of the country so I don't think I'm too unlikeable)

Will I do?

Schafe Wed 07-Sep-11 21:04:51

Fishmother, Alisya

I've considered your applications with interest and with both of you having both a child and a pulse, you're in!

Should we try a Sunday afternoon to set the ball rolling? Aliysa does that work for you?


AlisyasMummy Thu 08-Sep-11 09:37:10

Yes sunday afternoons are fab for me within hitchin smile oh can't have sundays off and buses are very limited so we tend to be stuck in most sundays! x

AlisyasMummy Thu 08-Sep-11 09:37:46

oh i think I better say also.. My name is Vicky and my daughter is Alisya xx smile

Schafe Thu 08-Sep-11 22:09:50

Groan! Hence AlisyasMummy...

And Groan again, because the first Sunday I can do is the 2nd October. Can you both do 2nd Oct? I will check out venues and post again. Vicky - if you want to meet up on a weekday before then just shout.

BTW My name is Kate.

AlisyasMummy Fri 09-Sep-11 10:41:13

I cant do 2nd october. we are getting our daughter christened in romania (my partners home country) so will be away from 25th sept - 9th oct.

Only days I have definite busies on is tues morn (tilehouse toddlers) weds morn (baby group) and friday afternoon (purwell toddlers). I can do any other time/ day between now and going away. or if you get this before, then you could always pop up to purwell community room (its in the school's grounds) this afternoon. both your 2 are welcome there and its free, no booking required. Its on from 2pm - 3.30pm and there's always a health visitor too x

fishmother Sat 10-Sep-11 20:08:37


Schafe -have sent you a pm. Would the morning of the 21st be any good, I'm not working that morning.

AlisyasMummy Sat 10-Sep-11 22:17:00

21st september? if it is, im fine with that. weve now been moved on from baby group so wednesday mornings have become free x

Schafe Tue 13-Sep-11 10:01:03

Excellent, we are also free. Shall we say 10am?

AlisyasMummy Fri 16-Sep-11 10:39:44

10am is fne with me (sorry late reply) x

NMcat Sat 17-Sep-11 16:55:26


I've just joined mumsnet and I moved to Meldreth (near Royston) about a year ago. I have an 8 month old boy and would love to meet local mums as I don't know many people in the area.

I am back at work and only have Fridays off so quite limited on time.

Schafe Mon 19-Sep-11 20:22:31

Hi MNcat, I think we are going to meet day after tomorrow this time round, but we will bear in mind Fridays for next time, or even (scandalous) weekends, or even (utterly scandalous) in the evenings without them... I digress. I'll post again after we meet up.

On that note, my OH is at home on Wednesday, so he can take my first born swimming, and I can bring the easy second baby with me. So does this mean we could do a coffee shop (mine is not yet mobile), or could anyone suggest a good baby friendly place to meet?

Lemme know.

All the best

AlisyasMummy Mon 19-Sep-11 21:52:37

I know 10am has been said, but where? lol.. I have to get alisya weghed wednesday morning but as they are open from 930, 10 is perfect x

Schafe Mon 19-Sep-11 22:28:00

Starbucks. 10am. Boring but safe for our first meeting. Everyone welcome.

AlisyasMummy Wed 21-Sep-11 19:12:52

i really am sorry about not turning up today sad sick baby, sick oh and go away sunday!!! ahhh why do things like to go wrong so soon before sad doctors tomorrow! x

Schafe Wed 21-Sep-11 20:26:31

Poor you. Don't worry about not turning up. I'll put my thinking cap on and suggest another meetup soon. Hope Alisya gets better soon.

MilkaB Fri 07-Oct-11 17:45:58

Just moved to Hitchin with a (mostly) smiley 5 month old. Might we be able to join you, as and when you next meet?

MilkaB Fri 07-Oct-11 17:49:05

Just moved to Hitchin with a (mostly) smiley 5 month old. Might we be able to join you, as and when you next meet? Was in Watford, and London before that ... and am now here, typing this, and surrounded by a gazillion cardboard boxes.

twittergirl Tue 18-Oct-11 16:38:27

Hello! Just wondering if I could butt in? I moved to Hitchin two months ago from London. I have a 3 year old and bump and would love to get to know more people. I work in London Mon-Thurs but am available most Fridays and weekends. Please let me know if you're planning a meet-up!

NMcat Fri 21-Oct-11 21:26:31

Schafe and all, sorry for being offline since Sept. Been quite hectic and fancied sleep over logging on.

I'm not free next week but could do something week after that on Friday so would give twittergirl a chance to meet up too if you wanted.

AlisyasMummy Sun 23-Oct-11 06:18:11

Id be free for the friday morning. does everyone have facebook? if you do i'm happy to set up a group on there? maybe wed all find it easier to keep up (i know i would!) xx

twittergirl Sun 23-Oct-11 22:32:14

Yep a Facebook group sounds like a good idea to me.

pinkois Sun 23-Oct-11 23:22:18

you mummies sound nice! i moved to hitchin last week from north london and know NO-ONE, can i join in? (I am Laura, 31 and have a 20month old daughter called Zoe). Hope to hear from you x

fishmother Mon 24-Oct-11 19:26:37

hello, schafe and I were going to meet up this sunday afternoon [31st] if any of you fancied it?

nicecupofteaandahobnob Sat 29-Oct-11 12:42:26

All sounds perfect :-D Would there be room for for any more? (Emily and Amber, 38 and 6 months old!) Just moved here too. Hope to hear soon Xxx

nicecupofteaandahobnob Sun 30-Oct-11 11:20:31

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fishmother Sun 30-Oct-11 16:24:42

sorry, events just conspired against today! Will try again for a couple of weeks time, and I think Schafe might try and organise a weekday one - I work full time ;(

Schafe Mon 31-Oct-11 06:15:54

Oh and I am back in the room...

Does anyone else hate BST? Anyway I digress. Have been finishing off a course I've been doing, and no, it seems I have learnt nothing about time management in the 17 years between my degree and now... Great to hear there are lots more of you out there! Can anyone do either Friday 11th November or Sunday 13th November? Hope so!


OhTinky Mon 31-Oct-11 07:44:12

Hello there!

I'm moving to Hitchin this weekend from North London. I still have a few weeks til I go back to work (full-time in London) and my 9m daughter is registered at a nursery in Hitchin.

Glad to hear there is mummy meet up activity in Hitchin, I know nobody in the area! Hitchin looks lovely though and very kiddy friendly smile

fishmother Mon 31-Oct-11 20:20:02

BST is a con. I could put up with the pain if we actually got a summer out of it, but do we eh eh?

anyway, put me down for the 13th.

twittergirl Thu 03-Nov-11 14:30:17

Hello OhTinky and Pinkois,

I have also recently (3 months ago) moved from N London. Whereabouts were you before? We were in Finchley.

OhTinky - which nursery will your daughter go to? My son is at Wonderland.

Like I said in my earlier message, I am available most Fridays and can often do Sat or Sun as well. Would love to meet you all!

eyesarehurting Tue 08-Nov-11 08:13:46

Can I join you? I have a 2.5 yo ds and one on the way... WLTM other Hitchin mums. Have also recently absconded from the big smoke. Don't know many people either...

I could do this Friday after 2.30... Are you still meeting up?

pinkois Tue 08-Nov-11 21:10:20

Hello everyone
Is Friday still happening?

Beets27 Wed 09-Nov-11 10:50:36

Hello everyone, am new to the site and wanted to say hello!!

I'm 31 years old and have a daughter who's 7 and has just started Purwell Primary.

Have recently moved to Hitchin from Dagenham and I work full time in London but would love to meet up with other mums in my spare time which at the moment is just the weekends. I love it here in Hitchin but I dont have many friends! sad

It would be lovely to get chatting to you all and maybe some of you might be able to point me in the right direction for finding someone to look after my daughter and drop her off/pick up from school everyday. I have no clue where to look and as I'm new to the area it all feels a bit daunting!

Anyway, hope to speak to you all soon.

Take care for now xxxxxxxx

Schafe Wed 09-Nov-11 13:08:17

How about:

Friday 2.30pm http://www.three-moorhens-pub-hitchin.co.uk/index.php and Sunday 2.30pm at the same place?

Shout if you don't like the venue (they are happy to have kids in all areas (I checked) I've not been there but it looks nice from the website.

I will have a copy of the latest Janet Evanovich in my hand (coz I'm a literary giant like that...)


twittergirl Wed 09-Nov-11 15:00:43

I can't make it on Friday but will be there on Sunday. I might be a bit late but will get there as soon as I can.

I will be the short, very pregnant woman with a 3 year old boy in tow.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Beets27 Wed 09-Nov-11 16:46:49

Would it be ok for me to join you on the Sunday one?


eyesarehurting Wed 09-Nov-11 20:43:50

I can make it. I'll be bringing my 2.5 yr old ds Ethan. Im dark, with glasses and pregnant... See you there, Sarah

OhTinky Thu 10-Nov-11 22:02:26

Hi all, I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can make tomorrow (deffo can't do Sun unfortunately) but I'm spending tomorrow waiting for a delivery (expected anytime between 7am - 7pm, how helpful angry ) if I do attend I'll have a baby in a blue pram smile

Hope to meet you all!

pinkois Fri 11-Nov-11 12:10:18

hello, i will def be there too, see you later!
laura and zoe

OhTinky Fri 11-Nov-11 14:08:34

Boo, deffo can't come along today - waiting for washing machine between 3 and 7 which is poop, not least because I'm getting cabin fever stuck indoors!

Can somebody with technological know-how set up a Hitchin mums Facebook group as I'd definitely join! Hope your get-togethers today and Sun go well


eyesarehurting Sat 12-Nov-11 05:19:51

Good to see shafe, lottie, maddie, Laura, Zoe, belinda and Charlotte today. Belinda - I hope we didn't make you late! It was good to meet some Hitchin mums, and you all seemed quite normal which was great. You do hear a few horror stories...!

Belinda, I know you're around on Thursday mornings, we should meet up. Though I know that doesn't fit with your work, Shafe... I can be around most Monday pm's too...

Er.. Maybe I've just outted you all, I just don't know how to PM several people at once... Can you do that?

twittergirl Sat 12-Nov-11 22:13:22

Are some of you still up for meeting tomorrow afternoon? I will be there if you will be!

Schafe Sat 12-Nov-11 23:27:44

Hi Twittergirl! Meet tomorrow still happening. Fishmother & myself will definitely be there. It would be great to see you & Beets27.

Lovely to meet everyone on Friday. Monday PM's sound good earsarehurting. Let me know which you can do.


fishmother Sun 13-Nov-11 07:47:33

Yep, definitely up for meeting this afternoon. Nicecupoftea is coming too she said. Should be fun, see you later.

twittergirl Sun 13-Nov-11 07:59:47

Great! See you all later on then.

pinkois Sun 13-Nov-11 11:20:10

Hi all
It was lovely to meet some of you on Friday
We can do Monday pm's too and some Thursday mornings.
Sarah did you go to see the house on Talbot St? :-)
Can't make this afternoon but see you soon hopefully!
Laura and Zoe xxx

twittergirl Sun 13-Nov-11 14:00:52

Just a quick note to say we still intend to come but my son is napping just now and needs something to eat when he wakes so it all depends on when he wakes up. Hopefully we will just be there a bit late.

twittergirl Sun 13-Nov-11 16:48:52

Sorry we missed you all. We got there so late that you'd already left but I did bump into Kate in the carpark. Let me know if there's another meetup and hopefully there won't be a nap time clash next time!

Beets27 Mon 14-Nov-11 09:10:23

Gutted I couldn't be there! Was so busy rushing around getting bits of uniform for my daughter, plus it was her birthday at the weekend, she's now 7 so things were slightly crazy.

I would definitely love to meet up next time.

Hope to see you all soon.


eyesarehurting Mon 14-Nov-11 20:38:03

pinkois-I didn't go in the end-dithering about catchments...!

All - Is anyone around the afternoon of Monday 28th? Say after 2?

Eyes x

pinkois Mon 14-Nov-11 21:12:20

We're around then I think!

eyesarehurting Wed 16-Nov-11 04:04:23

Great, we can PM nearer the time. Anyone care to join us, or does it sound too far away?!

spottydogpencilcase Wed 16-Nov-11 07:19:16

Hi there could I join? I seem to have missed this thread but would love to meet some more Letchworth/Hitchin mums - I'm in Letchworth with a 4 yr old and 18 m old. I moved here about 2 years ago but haven't met a great deal of people as I work 4 days a week, I have that day off as its an inset day. Gutted I missed the Sunday meet up as DH works shifts and it's so hard to find things to do at the weekends with the kids ! Would definitely be up for another weekend meet up, or indeed an evening meet up involving wine!

pinkois Wed 16-Nov-11 16:40:28

Hi spottydog, will keep you informed on meet up for Mon 28th smile
laura x

tootiredforxyz Sat 26-Nov-11 18:23:52

Ladies, are we still up for meeting Monday afternoon? (Soft play...?) Open to other ideas... We could get there for 2/2.30...

pinkois Sun 27-Nov-11 21:50:51

Hi all
I have a bed being delivered tomorrow afternoon so depending on what time it arrives I may or may not be around

tootiredforxyz Mon 28-Nov-11 12:06:09

Hello, sorry we won't make it today after all. I've caught E's virus and not feeling 100%. So sorry for the late notice. Hope to meet up with you soon. I've name changed from eyesarehurting btw...

spottydogpencilcase Mon 28-Nov-11 21:15:30

Sorry I couldn't make it either.... had to work.... let me know when the next one is!

pinkois Tue 29-Nov-11 15:14:22

Would be nice to meet up again soon, how about next Monday instead?

spottydogpencilcase Tue 29-Nov-11 19:08:13

I could meet for an hour or so, meant to be working from home !

tootiredforxyz Wed 30-Nov-11 10:34:00

Can't do Monday, thou we could do Tues (6th) in the afternoon if anyone's around? Say from 2-2.30?

pinkois Wed 30-Nov-11 21:14:17

yes we can do tuesday afternoon too!

tootiredforxyz Mon 05-Dec-11 19:21:32

Pinkois I have PM'd you regards meeting up tomorrow.

nicecupofteaandahobnob Thu 15-Dec-11 20:14:44

Would love to join you next year, if you all still about? Have a 7 month old, and still feeling pretty new to the area. We are off home for Christmas, but back in time for New Years. In the meantime, have a fab holiday! Xxx

Schafe Thu 22-Dec-11 20:32:40

Holy c@ap! I am now a full time mum (last day at work ever). Has anyone suggested a January meeting time? #desperateofhitchin.


ps I have no idea what #wordsneedesslyjoinedtogether means...

twittergirl Fri 30-Dec-11 23:20:26

Hello all, just to say I am going on mat leave for my second child at the end of Jan so will also be a full time mum in 2012 and would still love to meet up.

vezzie Wed 04-Jan-12 20:49:20

Hello! I've just moved to Letchworth with dd1 (2.8) and dd2 (9 mo). I'm on maternity leave and would be very interested in meeting people with dcs I could introduce mine to - and of course coffee-portunities for me. Anyone up for caffeine?

nappymaestro Fri 06-Jan-12 21:05:33

I'm moving to Baldock area in Feb and know not a soul. Very nice to see this thread and hoping to maybe join any meet ups. DS is 6 months.

pinkois Fri 06-Jan-12 21:25:06

Right, Schafe, everyone, let us make this happen. How about three moorhens again, one afternoon next week??? I can do most except Weds
Laura xx

vezzie Fri 06-Jan-12 21:48:44

Hi pinkois, everyone, we'd be up for meeting one afternoon next week. Early afternoons aren't great for us but a little later would be lovely - or whatever suits you all.

twittergirl Sat 07-Jan-12 17:24:02

Can't do afternoons just now as I don't start mat leave for another few weeks but will hopefully make the next meet up.

pinkois Wed 11-Jan-12 20:51:10

I do find this messageboard so annoying, i just want to message everyone, and be informed about it, will mumsnet allow me to suggest we set up a facebook group (if everyone is on facebook that is) instead?? Much easier way to keep in touch i feel. Let's see if this post makes it through...

twittergirl Thu 12-Jan-12 15:51:42

Agree, a Facebook group would be so much easier if that's allowed. Also, have you come across this group? I've found it quite useful for local info - https://www.facebook.com/groups/LMNNH/

vezzie Wed 18-Jan-12 13:53:49

Hi twittergirl, thanks for posting that link - I'm on there now and will be attending the launch thingy that's on 3 Feb.

twittergirl Thu 19-Jan-12 08:34:11

I might try and go too but am v pg at the mo so it depends if I have the energy!

caramellokoalalover Thu 08-Mar-12 21:34:08

Hi there, wondering if I can butt in? I'm moving to Hitchin in a few weeks from N London & don't know anyone so am scared out of my wits that I'll be spending my days alone in Starbucks. I've got a 3 yr old boy & a 10mth old girl, who I can pretend to look very busy with while I sip my coffee wink

Will also check out the Facebook group & come to their next meet up too.

Signed, slightly desperate of (soon-to-be) Hitchin

twittergirl Wed 14-Mar-12 20:40:44

Hi Caramello, I moved to Hitchin from N London about 6 months ago and also have a 3 yr old boy and a 4 week old girl. Am currently on maternity leave so trying to make friends/fill my days. When are you moving? Let me know if you want to meet. I am also hoping to go to the LMN night out, baby allowing.

caramellokoalalover Sat 24-Mar-12 21:39:04

Hi twittergirl, congrats on your baby girl! I'm moving over Easter and would love to meet up once the dust settles. Hoping to go to the April LMN meet up too. How are you liking Hitchin? I'm excited about the move but a little nervous at the same time smile

maples Sun 01-Apr-12 16:05:47

Anyone interested in a Baldock meet up?

Have just moved from North London and have an 8.5 month old DS. Would love yo meet some local MN ers

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