Hi Thomas and welcome to swk......Ann from north Liverpool :-)
Know exactly what you mean about need ing an adult to talk to while away. you have come to the right place, you'll never look back once you've been on an swk trip.
Get yourself booked and look out for any local day meets on the forum...hoping to organise a BBQ at Crosby marina in August, which I have also just mentioned to another new merseyside dad.
Hope to meet you soon