Local Talk

Anybody around here

(58 Posts)
BabesandJugs Sat 28-May-11 11:02:31

Hi i'm just wondering if there is anyone around this area? I'm moving back near to Scunthorpe and don't really know anybody anymore. School and college friends are now all dotted around the country as we've all grown up and moved on.

I'm 29 and have a daughter aged 7 and son just over 2. OH works away alot - so would be great to have some adult conversations, other than with the dog or cat!

Mouseybrown Fri 24-Jun-11 12:17:49

There's me, I've just moved to Barton and am spending far too much time lurking on Mumsnet whilst my 1 year old DS naps.

I think we may have to fight the tumbleweed out of here before we do anything else though!

Tsil Fri 24-Jun-11 16:07:19


I'm between Scunthorpe and gainsborough. There doesn't seem to be many people this way on who are mnetters.

Mouseybrown Fri 24-Jun-11 22:07:21

Maybe we can get an award for being the smallest group or something!

pinkgirlythoughts Sat 25-Jun-11 13:06:32

I'm in Cleethorpes, always used to think that a lady on here who lives in hull was the closest to me, good to know there's at least a few others!

peachy77 Mon 27-Jun-11 11:57:38

Hi I'm in Grimsby, so I make one more mnetter in the area

Rowgtfc72 Thu 30-Jun-11 19:07:52

Hi Im in Cleethorpes too ! Thought I was the only "local" !

elliepac Sat 02-Jul-11 08:10:12

Ooooh, there are mnetters alive in this area. I wasn't even aware there was a board for this area, have been looking at Doncaster for years! I am in Sunny Scunthorpe (well for this morning anyway), have DS 7 and DD 3. It would be nice to get this board going wouldn't it.

peachy77 Sat 02-Jul-11 21:05:27

I only recently discovered this local board. About time we was on the map. I have DD 15, DS3 and another on the way in the next few weeks.

Lauzifer Thu 14-Jul-11 14:50:13

Hey another from Grimsby here, i have a DD of 18 weeks and i'm going through the lonely sahm stage.

Woooooo me too, I'm in Grimsby. Didn't realise there were so many Mn'ers in this area grin

I forgot to add, I have 2 DD's. DD1 is almost 4 and DD2 will be 2 in a couple of weeks.

BabesandJugs Thu 21-Jul-11 22:27:48


Sooo sorry i stared this thread, then we moved and i haven't been able to get the internet up and running until now!

How are we all?

LonelyLinda Fri 22-Jul-11 15:40:28

Helloooooooo i'm from near grimsby too, I have a 2yo and a 3yo! How are you all?? xx

elliepac Sat 23-Jul-11 22:12:22

hello to everyone out there in North/North East Lincolnshire. As said earlier up the thread, I am in Scunthorpe. Am feeling particularly happy as I am a teacher and therefore this is my favourite time of the year grin. This is slightly tamed by the fact that DD,3, has been a total PITA today and 6 weeks is currently looking like a loooong time grin. Shall we introduce ourselves? 10 facts?

I'm elliepac (the clue is in the title grin)
3 DC's (DS 7, DD 3 DH 36)
Am a Head of Department in secondary school
Scunthorpe born and bred (DF promised DM they were only moving here for 2 years......37 years later still here grin, I blame them for the view of the steelworks from my house)
34 years young
I am crap at housework
Melon freaks me out
Been on MN for 3 years but am a bit of a lurker apart from on the fledgling flybaby thread (see point 7 grin)
I fancy Max Branning from EastEnders blush.

Now I have bared my soul, I may well threadkill as no-one will want to come near any normal human beng who claims to fancy Max Branning so I apologise in advance if that happens.

pinkgirlythoughts Sun 31-Jul-11 18:44:56

LOL at only being in Scunny 2 years... my ex's dad said that to his mum in 1970, 41 years and three grown-up children later, they're still there!

Anyway, here goes.....
I'm 25 years old
One son, aged 10 weeks
Am a primary school teacher
Joined MN about ten minutes after getting a positive pregnancy test!
Born and raised in Grimsby
Now living in Cleethorpes
Love fish and chips (of course grin)
Hate mushrooms
Never iron my own clothes, but have an obsession with ironing the baby's stuff
Have size 7 feet (okay, I'm running out of ideas now!)

Did any of the other GY/Clee ladies go to the carnival yesterday?

peachy77 Mon 01-Aug-11 12:29:37

Hi, we went to the carnival on Saturday and sadly really wasn't that impressed or maybe its because i'm getting old and the magic has gone for me. Thought the air display was really good though.

Now, what can I say about me really.

34 Years young
Born in Grimsby, haved moved away from area on a couple of occasions but still keep coming back?
Recently became a SAHM
Have DD15 (scary)
Have DS3
and have another due next week (really scary)

Ellie pac - could have been worse, you could have said Jim Branning!

AMH36 Mon 01-Aug-11 14:31:02

Hi, Ive just come across this site whilst little one asleep!
Thought I'd join in if u don't mind

I'm Anna
36 yrs
Born in Cleethorpes (never left)
DS 20mths
Live with hubby & 2 dogs
Live near the beach so very handy!

Hope you ladies are all good, would be nice to chat x

Rowgtfc72 Sun 07-Aug-11 08:38:11

Hi we were in the carnival ! Dd goes to Toria dance school!
Right Im Row (obviously!)
Dd is 4
I work part time.
Live in Cleethorpes with Dp and 2 Jack russells
Used to have a season ticket for Grimsby Town Fc
Love camping
Love cars(we take ours to shows !)
Been on mumsnet a couple of years now wondering if I was the only Local
Hate spiders

Will remember to keep an eye on local now that there are other people about !
Hope youre all enjoying the summer hols x

peachy77 Tue 16-Aug-11 10:32:42

Hi, just a quick update - DD15, DS3 and the latest addition to my family DD 8 days old!!! smile

Rowgtfc72 Tue 16-Aug-11 18:36:36

Congrats on Dd peachy x

Lemonsparkle Wed 17-Aug-11 10:20:36

Wooho, I thought Mumsnetters were all city-dwelling or southerers! Am in Brigg (well, near), been lurking on MN for years but the forums are so scary I rarely post.

From lovely Sheffield originally, came here for a job and got married, 15 year later... have DD aged 5, DS aged 8, DSD aged 12 and DSD aged 15. A cat but no dog - but am seriously thinking about getting one as going for walks is about the only thing to do round here...!
I work part time.
My DH is a GTFC season ticket holder (and is devastated by last night's result. And the result before that. And the season before that...)
My DH's parents moved to Scunthorpe from Grimsby 'for a year or two' when he got promoted - 55 years later etc etc...

The worst things about living here are: Lack of stuff to do with kids at weekends and holidays. I think we know every single peacock in Normanby Park...
Lack of decent shops (I keep ParcelForce going with my internet shopping).
Lack of decent restaurants and cafes. We (and lots of other people I know) organised special trips when Frankie & Bennys opened in Scunthorpe! Frankie & Bennies!!

Best things about living here:
Crime rate phenominally low (realise this is not the same for everyone).
'Things' are fairly cheap - not big city prices.
No yummy mummies (not where I live anyway. Except me, of course... wink
Great community - I know a lot of people in our village, if only by sight, and they know me and my children - I know if my kids were causing mayhem in trouble then someone would sort them out. Same if someone dodgy was prowling around or I needed an emergency babysitter or someone to push the car out of the snow.
Oh, and Cleethorpes is fab!

pinkgirlythoughts Sun 21-Aug-11 18:11:47

I lived in a village near Brigg for a while Lemon -lovely town, but it does get boring there pretty quickly!

And big congrats to Peachy!

flapjack77 Sun 21-Aug-11 19:53:15

Congrats peachy

Hello, only just found the local pages even tho been on MN for over a year!

We live near Brigg too lemon
Been here for 2.5 years, moved from oxfordshire but I'm originally from the north west and DH from east yorks.

DS is 18mo, I'm 34, DH 32, and DC2 due early next year grin
Work part time, like the fact that most of the shops are local, hardly any big chains in the local towns!

love the great outdoors and DS is already obsessed with tractors! Lemon have you been to the pink pig? Food is pretty good and ok play area for the dc.

peachy77 Mon 22-Aug-11 16:01:22

Many thanks for all your congrats and best wishes, (hardly had a minute to get online and chat). Congrats and good luck with your pregnancy Flapjack.

Is anyone else looking forward to DC going back to school or is it just me? maybe because I'm running out of ideas of things to do and running out of energy too!!

Rowgtfc72 Mon 22-Aug-11 21:58:16

Managed to find loads of things locally for dd to do but shes still driving me up the wall. At laceby library tomorrow and weelsby woods Wednesday so this week is sorted. Roll on September !

4kidsnobump Tue 23-Aug-11 20:06:18

Just spotted this thread! Had no idea there were so many other people from our neck of the woods!

I'm 4 kids...and I have 4 kids and am not currently pregnant (hence no bump!)
DD1 - 5; DS1 - 4; DS2; 13 months; DD2 - 11 days
Before anyone asks - yes I am crazy (often seem to get asked this question...!)
Born in sunny Scunny...managed to escape for a few years but the property prices were so much cheaper than London, so came back 7 years ago..
Work part time as an assistant accountant when I'm not on maternity leave grin

Peachy I guess our newest additions are very close in age!

celders Thu 01-Sep-11 15:04:48

Hello everyone. I'm from Belton, originally from Rotherham moved to the Isle of Axholme 4 years ago. Never posted anything before although I registered a while ago now, didn't really know how to....... I must admit I don't understand all the initials for things so I'm a little scared to post......

Rowgtfc72 Mon 05-Sep-11 16:06:07

So Dd is back to school tomorrow, a different school as were not in the catchment for the nursery she went to (whole different thread !). Anybody else thinking "yes seven weeks of being an entertainment manager is over, welcome back normality !" Oh,what to do with my three child free hours a day ! x

WinterLover Mon 05-Sep-11 21:16:08

I've never seen this board!!

Originally from Brigg now in Scunthorpe grin

Got a 6 week old DS and a 5yo DSD and a slightly manic dog!!

peachy77 Tue 20-Sep-11 12:44:08

Congrats to both 4kidsnobump and winterlover on your latest additions to your families. Hope you are both getting as much joy out of yours as I am with mine.

I have just booked my DS birthday party at fun forest at Brigg. Only been a couple of times before. I was just wondering if anyone else had any experience of birthdays parties there.

Rowgtfc72 Thu 13-Oct-11 17:44:35

Am at fun forest this Sunday for a birthday party so if its not too late for your ds birthday will let you know what I think .

Rowgtfc72 Tue 18-Oct-11 16:58:19

Party was great as never been to fun forest before, food great for small fingers and party room good size. Staff very polite and helpful and cleared everything away quickly. Birthday girls mum was happy anyway !

peachy77 Mon 31-Oct-11 19:05:11

Sorry not been online for a little while. We must have been @ fun forest on the same day rowgtfc. My ds party was on 16th Oct and I couldn't agree more. It was fabulous, the kids had a great time and the food was age appropriate. The staff even provided the candles for the cake as I forgot them, doh!

MaudLebowski Wed 09-Nov-11 10:22:10


I'm looking at moving to Grimsby and am hoping I can pick your brains for a bit of local knowledge! Does anyone have anything they could tell me about the local schools? Ds would go to lisle Marsden which seems good but the secondary (oasis winteringham) seems to be erm....facing challenges. Do people go private or out of area or something? There's probably something I don't know, please enlighten me! I'd also like to know what it's like as a place to live, I've never seen such contrast in a place, with half a million pound houses two streets from really rundown areas, is it a nice place to live? Appreciate your help!

Rowgtfc72 Wed 09-Nov-11 18:52:37

Hi. I've lived in Grimsby all my life and it suits me fine but got to admit its a bit of a dump. All secondary schools seem to be facing the same problems at the minute having just recently turned into acadamys. Dd is four so we're going to worry about it nearer the time but it would depend how old your ds is. I have friends whose dcs are at St James which is our local private school or there are a couple of Montessori schools which get good press. Dd goes to Queen Mary Ave Infants which gets an average Ofsted score but is a lovely school. Lisle Marsden often has a waiting list so it must be doing something right. Case of looking round and seeing what you make of it I guess. Grimsby too is what you make of it. It all depends where you socialise and who you mix with as to what bit of Grimsby you see! Hope that helps a bit. Anything else you need to know just ask !

MaudLebowski Thu 10-Nov-11 08:51:45

Thanks Rowgtfc. Ds is only 1 so secondary schools have got some time to improve! The house is needs a vast amount of work and would be a 'house for life' to quote Kirstie Allsop, just not sure about the town. It's near people's park, which is so lovely... I can't actually put my finger on what's bothering me to be honest.

Would you advise someone (me!) to move there? Errr, I'm mid thirties, sahm at present but want to get back into a professional-ish career at some point. Dh is a teacher in Scunthorpe. We need toddler friendly places to go as I go nuts if stuck on the house all day.

Thanks for your help!

Rowgtfc72 Thu 10-Nov-11 19:05:19

Peoples Park is lovely ! Honestly, Grimsby is a dump it has the highest rates of this that and the other! However we 'over here' think the same about Scunthorpe! But, there are some really great people here, there is work if you look for it properly and me and dd have never been short of things to do and have made some really good friends doing them! I live in a rougher area near Sidney Park(think poor mans People Park) but we dont stay barricaded in the house and are out most days. Im rapidly approaching 40 so I'm old enough to be most of the school mums mother but the mix of mums at the groups round here range from teenagers to older than me! If I could get into gear to look for a professional job (got a degree) Im sure I could find one. As it is I work part time in a factory as it fits round dps job and means we dont pay for childcare. Wow,sorry I've written an essay!Hope it helps.

pinkgirlythoughts Thu 10-Nov-11 19:48:53

I used to live near People's Park! You're right, it is an odd mix (especially in that area) of great big houses, and run down dumps- but it's a great place to live, as it's really close to the town centre. Lisle Marsden is one of the best schools in the area, and always oversubscribed. Quite a lot of kids from there go on to local grammar schools.

row, can I ask which nursery your daughter went to? Only being nosy 'cos I teach in a Cleethorpes school!

MaudLebowski Fri 11-Nov-11 09:20:11

Thanks both, much appreciated!
Having read the admissions info for the grammars at Caistor and Louth I don't see how a kid from Grimsby would get into them to be honest, they both have catchment areas and then places are awarded by closeness to the school/test score. So being that far away surely the test score would have to be exceptional- but I may be wrong as the private schools both push their 11+ preparation so presumably that means there's a good chance of their kids getting in. Confusing. This is of course all me avoiding looking at the work on the house itself, which is well scary!

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 11-Nov-11 09:41:29

Just speaking from personal experience, I went to Caistor Grammar and there were loads of Grimsby kids there. Because the school is in a very rural area, there aren't actually that many kids living within the catchment area, I don't think, which leaves quite a few spaces for children from further away. You do get a lot of kids from the private schools there, as they apparently do a lot of 11+ preparation, but you also get a good number from 'ordinary' state schools too (like me!).

MaudLebowski Fri 11-Nov-11 09:50:15

Ah that makes sense. I was just looking at it on the map and thinking 'well that's miles away- no chance!'
Guess I'll have to get back to worrying about the house, now I've finished worrying about secondary schooling for a one year old [nutter]

Rowgtfc72 Fri 11-Nov-11 17:47:08

Kids at my youth club where bussed into Caistor Grammar. Its always happened. Pink , she went to Elliston but we found we were not in their catchment area so ended up at Queen Mary. She also did a stint at Reynolds daycare. Being nosy back , where do you teach ? (You don't have to answer !)

Rowgtfc72 Fri 11-Nov-11 17:48:42

Kids at my youth club where bussed into Caistor Grammar. Its always happened. Pink , she went to Elliston but we found we were not in their catchment area so ended up at Queen Mary. She also did a stint at Reynolds daycare. Being nosy back , where do you teach ? (You don't have to answer !)

Rowgtfc72 Fri 11-Nov-11 17:53:26

Apologies for double post !

Rudawakening Fri 11-Nov-11 18:00:41

I grew up in Scartho, went to Toll bar school which is quite a good secondary school but quite far from People's Park.

The park and immediate are are fine there used to be a lot of vandalism, my parents nearly bought a house there but at the time there was violence in the park every night as the surrounding area is quite bad going towards town. One incident I remember is that someone caught most of the fish in the pond, beheaded them and left them lying around everywhere in the park for people to find.

I haven't lived there for 8 years so don't know what it is like now.

Rowgtfc72 Sat 12-Nov-11 14:11:04

Peoples park has had a million pound revamp and I believe it has security now. Going towards town is rough though !

pinkgirlythoughts Sat 19-Nov-11 10:24:11

Probably shouldn't say where I work, as with the other info I've given on here it would out me completely, but it's not any of the three you've mentioned!

Rowgtfc72 Mon 28-Nov-11 17:41:50

Ah, posher school then (only joking ) !

Rowgtfc72 Fri 09-Mar-12 16:00:09

Its all gone quiet over here ! How is everyone ?

pinkgirlythoughts Thu 22-Mar-12 14:29:57

I'm back at work now, so things have got very hectic round here with trying to juggle work and taking DS to nursery!

Rowgtfc72 Fri 23-Mar-12 17:14:01

Nice to hear from you ! Finding out now dd is five that juggling work and school is so much less hassle than work and nursery !

prettyblueeyes Thu 03-May-12 14:43:58

Hello everyone! I'm new to mumsnet so this is my first post!
I'm currently 31 weeks pregnant with my first baby so I'm very scared but also very excited smile feeling very uncomfortable lately though, booo.
I finish work in 2 weeks and it can't come quick enough, I need a break!!
Anyway, thought I'd say hello as I live near Brigg, although I was born and brought up in Grimsby, which seems to be near all of you ladies smile. Speak soon hopefully.

Rowgtfc72 Thu 03-May-12 22:41:36

Hello prettyblueeyes , bit quiet over here but we all pop up every now and again ! Enjoy having a rest before little un appears .

prettyblueeyes Fri 04-May-12 08:14:20

Ah signs of life! Haha, hello smile I sure will enjoy my rest, I cannot wait to finish work. Thanks for saying hello smile

kristy1985 Tue 03-Jul-12 12:12:47

Hi everyone

I'm new to mumsnet too. I live I market rasen with my husband of a year & 8 month old son. I used to live in Lincoln so haven't moved very far!

Hope you are all well?


Rowgtfc72 Tue 03-Jul-12 16:06:47

Hiyah Kristy ! Its verrrry quiet over here!

posheroo Fri 15-Nov-13 11:52:58

I lived in scunny as a boy went to crosbie primary school

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