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Hello South-Westers from Your Regional Co-ordinator!
« on: August 21, 2008, 12:58:25 PM »
 :D  Hello everyone - members old, new and prospective - I'm Mandy and am 45 this year!

I discovered SWK at a time when I was thinking "what next in life?" I went on a over-priced holiday with A.N Other organisation earlier this year and although we enjoyed the experience and found it very liberating, by contrast I was so much more impressed by the community spirit and friendliness at SWK.

I live in South Somerset with Trystan (12) Lydia (7) and Boots the Cat (who was found wandering in Boots). We all love meeting other families.

Work-wise, I was a journalist for several years, but now work part time doing admin for a charity which educates children excluded from school.  We are currently setting up a fostering agency.  In my spare time (what spare time?!) I love going out and seeing live music, especially folk.  8)

My pc is always on whenever I am home, so please do email me and say hello or feel free to ask any questions if you are new to the website and unsure about anything.  Perhaps you would like to just meet on a quieter family-to-family basis before joining in with a bigger SWK event? Anyway - there is someone here who would like to hear from you!

I would also LOVE to see lots of ideas from people - where would you like to meet in the South West - bearing in mind it stretches from Cornwall up to Hereford and Worcester....
 
Look forward to meeting those of you that I haven't already met - and to making the South West a vibrant SWK area!

Oh - and please pass our details too all your other friends in the region who are also Single Friends with Kids.
Mandy
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Re: Hello South-Westers from Your Regional Co-ordinator!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 02:22:24 PM »
Hi Mandy and co

there is a small family friendly music festival in Ivybridge (40 minutes west of Exeter) on Saturday 13 September. Lots of good local bands, kids are free and there are circus workshops and other free events for kids. Can't work out how to post web link but if you google "filham music" you'll find it. We are definitely going and it would be great if any other SWKers could make it too. Limited accomodation available at mine! If we're going to have an indian summer then this is great timing!

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Re: Hello South-Westers from Your Regional Co-ordinator!
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 12:47:36 PM »
Hi,
Thank you for your friendly message. I have recently moved to Sherborne with my twelve year old daughter we love it here but miss having friends to go on outings with or sit around having a chat!
I am qualified as a Bowen technique therapist but failed miserably and very expensively as a business person and now have a job as an activities organiser and dog walker.
I love film, books, dancing and laughing. We have given up the car so we cycle everywhere ( Billie cycles and I push!)
I won't respond quickly to messages as I use the pc. in the library but would love to hear from you and hear all your plans.
Best wishes
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 01:01:08 PM »
Hi Mimi - lovely to "meet" someone else very nearby to me!  I am in Somerton - so literally half an hour away.  Some of us SW members (adults) are going out for a meal in Taunton on the evening of Fri 19th September, but I guess if you don't have a car you might have a problem getting there, unless there is a train?  My son is 12 this week, so we might have a bit in common. There is also an event coming up in Exeter soon - maybe you could car share with us and I could pick you up?  Look forward to hearing from you, Mandy

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 01:47:41 PM »
Hi Mandy. 

Say Happy Birthday to Tystan from me and Dan.  Sorry cant do the meal in Taunton, but too far away and I have Dan with me on Friday nights.

I wonder how Elaine from Tewkesbury is getting on as Tewkesbury has been flooded!  I will try and find her contact and email her.

Hope you all ok and see you soon.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 01:48:34 PM »
Hi Mimi, welcome :)

I'm a big fan of Bowen technique, I volunteered for one of my friends while she was studying. My son has also benefitted a great deal from treatments, he was born prematurely, with torticollis and still has the occasional top-up session. I'm lucky enough to have a couple of friends qualified in Bowen :D
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 02:11:44 PM »
Hi Dottie - good to hear from you!  Sorry Taunton is so far  from you - its a job trying to organise things in different parts of the South West, and that's without considering the further extremes.  Looking forward to catching up with you again on the 27th in Bridgwater, Mandy

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 09:34:16 PM »
Hi Mandy & all other South Westers!  I'm Amy & have just joined SWK this evening.  I have a 10 month old daughter called Lucie May.  I posted a "hello" on the general board & also on the babies & toddlers board, but thought seeing as I'm from Warminster it would be good to say hi to you too!!  I'm feeling very lonely at the moment and don't know any other single parents so I'm really keen to come along to any meets that I can make, and start making some new friends!!  I hope to meet you soon! Amy xx

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 09:37:05 PM »
hi amy

said hello in the other bit too

i'm in bristol..don't have a car but am willing ot meet up whereever i can. have alittle boy just 15 months...you  won't be lonely for long being on here.



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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2009, 09:45:01 PM »
Hi Amy,

I have a little boy 15months old called Nathan and live just south of bath so not very far from you. Read a couple of your other posts hope to meet you at junction 21

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 09:47:18 PM »
WELCOME TO SWK AMY!

I am also looking forward to meeting you at Junction 21!

There are some lovely mums with younger tots, Karenb included,

Lots of love Mandyx

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 10:06:26 PM »
Thanks for all your lovely replies!  Can't wait to meet you all! :) Yvonne & Karen - I'm sure we'll be able to arrange some meet ups in the area soon - I don't work at the moment so have plenty of time on my hands!! Maybe we can have a chat at junction 21 and try and arrange something! God I feel like a big black cloud is disappearing already - thank you sooooo much!!! xx


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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009, 07:13:22 AM »
heh can' t wait to meet you tto Amy/Karen - thought may be thin on the ground but as time gets nearer more going!

Love it so I dont have to sit on own while J is playing and he will have companions too!! Fab
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2009, 05:20:06 PM »
Hello Mandy,

My name is Shirley and I have 2 kids, age 9 and 6. I have just found this site - I live in Cheddar. Can you let me know if there are any events that I can get involved in locally please? Social life is pretty grim at the moment!
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2009, 05:39:25 PM »
Hi Shirley

Welcome to SWK! My name is Helen and wIth Mandy I am a co-ordinator in the area!
Next Sunday is a soft play meet at Junction 21 at 11am if you fancy it!

There will be quite a few of us there and will be lovely to meet you all!

I have a little lad of 4 name of James but have 2 older lads too!

Hope to see you there if you want any other details PM anytime!

Also the calender is a great source of information!

Hope to see you there

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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2009, 01:00:45 AM »
hi, is the southwest the right area for me ? i live in christchurch nr bournemouth, is there a co-ordinator for just the south ?
any events arround here or groups that meet ?

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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2009, 10:14:44 PM »
Hi there,

I'm a newbie from Martock, Somerset.  I have daughter of 13 and son of 5.  Would love to attend local events with the children and get to know more people xx

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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2009, 08:25:15 AM »
Hi Nets

Like Mandy I am a co-ordinator and will keep you informed of anything going on in the area!

Keep an eye on the calendar and on the aways day board! Often people post at last minute!

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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2009, 11:29:28 PM »
Hi Mandy, I'm new to this sight. I have introduced myself on another board, then realised that there was a board for this area. So here I am introducing myself again! We live in Bath, I have two kids, a daughter of 11 and a son aged 9. We used to go along to the Bath branch of Gingerbread, but that fizzled out and is no more. We would love to meet up with other single parents, go on day trips, even holidays when finances allow.
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2009, 07:11:03 AM »
Hi Janet

Mandy is PC less at mo but like her I am one of the co-ordinators for the southwest!

I have a little one of 4 and will be arranging a get together next weekend but it is in Yeovil keep eye out and
hope you can join us!

Welcome to the site!

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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2009, 09:43:56 AM »
hi Helen
Thanks for the offer keep me posted! Is anyone going to any of the carnivals? I saw something about Glastonbury. Do you need to be a member of the holiday club for the holidays and some of the events. I'm not sure how all this works!?

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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2009, 12:38:48 PM »
We will be there can always join us! As I live in Glastonbury will just walk on down the road and hope to meet up with the group!

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« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2009, 09:25:30 PM »
Hi Helen
That would be great. I don't know what night the carnivals on let me know please. If you tell me where you will be standing I'll meet you there.  How will I know it's you? Shall we were carnations or something , lol.

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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2009, 09:30:04 PM »
Wayhey!

We will be the loud one...giggling and having fun with kids/..! Oh you will know me....! seriously tho willlet you know distinguishing feature!

The more the merrier!
Usually at top of high street!

Contact you nearer the time but nudge me incase...!!lol
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2009, 05:12:39 PM »
hi i have just joined single with kids and am still tryin to find my way around the site and as of yet have not really got the hang of contacting people on find a friend yet, but i am sure that will come! i have 2 girls who are 4 and 5. i live near exeter

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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2010, 08:48:30 PM »
Just thought I would say hello! Single dad living in Chippenham.

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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2010, 02:09:42 PM »
Hello.

Welcome. I actually live in Herts now but just wanted to say I used to work with Mandy in Yeovil. She's lovely and has an almost encylopedic knowledge of music. She recommended the site to me.

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« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2010, 07:41:51 PM »
Hello and welcome to the site!

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« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2010, 08:05:56 PM »
Hi Racoon - is that really YOU!  And why the name?  How fab to see your lovely photo on this site.  How's it all going?!  Got any recent news for me?

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« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2010, 10:03:18 PM »
Hello, my name is Gabby,

I'm new on here, I live in Timsbury, just outside of Bath with my 3 year old daughter - Eloise.  Hoping to meet up in the area soon.

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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2010, 08:11:41 AM »
Hello Gabby & Eloise

Welcome - a couple of us are meeting today @ Bristol if you fancied it... arriving at 11am. If so PM me will give you my mobile no!

Hope to meet you both soon.

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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2011, 02:32:50 PM »
Hi
Just joined SWK - I live in Gloucester.... I am assuming I come under South-Westers???? Anyone else out there in my area and confirm I'm a Southwester!  As a "newbie" need to get to know some people and know way round this site - any help gratefully received! Lisa :)

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« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2013, 01:03:50 AM »
Hi everyone, I know this appears to be an old thread but thought I'd pop myself in here as another South Westerner...especially as Silversolo's post mentioned 'Folk'. I quite often go to the RIfes in Glastonbury for the Folk night, it's very low key and chilled, amazing musicians though but can't seem to drag many friends out to it very often and not too keen going alone...if you want to hear some great music whilst warming yourself by the wood burner, just message me x

 

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