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New Grandmother

(33 Posts)
Nana2TVJ Tue 19-Mar-13 10:37:44


I have a wonderful granddaughter aged nearly 11 months, she is my first grandchild. I have now finished work to care for her full time as my daughter has just returned to work. I would love to meet other grandparents in my area of Stratford upon Avon for meet ups/play dates.

I will get back to you if you email me.

Look forward to hearing from you

Movedalot Thu 04-Apr-13 13:06:35

Yes, I would love to meet up. I live in Malvern in Worcestershire which is not far away. I haven't got into the local 'thing' so perhaps you could PM me when you have something sorted?

Nana2TVJ Sat 13-Apr-13 14:00:16

Hello, as the new Editor for the local Warwickshire site I would love to arrange a first meet up. I live in Stratford and yes the parking isn't great but some lovely places on the outskirts. The Boot at Lapworth is a nice idea, Crabmill in Preston Bagot another, any other venue suggestions. Hopefully we can arrange more meet-ups to cover wider areas in the near future. The week beginning 20th May looks good for me so far. How does this sound?

Movedalot Tue 07-May-13 12:46:55

Nana any other takers?

Nada Tue 07-May-13 13:08:55

I know the Crabmill at Preston Bagot. I'd be happy to meet up even if its just the three of us. I've only just started posting again on GN and never on a local site, so if you do arrange something can you PM me too in case I don't log in for ages? smile

Nana2TVJ Tue 07-May-13 22:39:54

Great that would be nice even if it's only 3 of us. We may have one other interested, just waiting to hear back. I am free lunch time on Wed. 22 or Thursday 23 May. We could just have a drink/snack, whatever takes our fancy. How would these dates suit?

Nada Mon 13-May-13 06:50:58

Looking forward to the meet up on May 22nd smile

Nana2TVJ Mon 13-May-13 16:45:34

Hello Nada,

Looking forward to meeting up too. We have another Grandma named Helen who would lke to join us. She will have her 10 month old grand daughter with her. So whoever gets there first bag a table for 3 and pushchair space. smile

Nada Mon 13-May-13 18:23:14

That's great smile

Nada Thu 23-May-13 10:06:00

Lovely to meet up smile looking forward to doing it again.

Nana2TVJ Thu 23-May-13 17:49:33

Lovely first meet up for Gransnet Local Warwickshire. Met 2 great ladies and 1 granddaughter. The time went really quickly and had lots to chat about. Hope we can meet again soon and look forward to welcoming some more new faces. smile

Nana2TVJ Wed 19-Jun-13 20:12:03

Time to meet up again. Let me know who is free early July. I know holidays will be looming but maybe we could grab a cup of tea and cake, with or without our grandchildren.

Hope you have been checking the Warwickshire local site. Let me know of any places you have visited that I have yet to list. Maybe you could pop a few reviews on places that are familiar to you. Don't forget you can do listings too. This would be much appreciated by your local Editor.

Look forward to meeting you all smile

Yesterdaysgirl Tue 25-Jun-13 10:49:17

Hello Nana2TVJ

I live not far from Stratford upon Avon just bus ride and I am grandma to 8yrs old grandson and would love to meet new friends .... I don't drive .

Carluccio's on Waterside I love ... Su (smile)

Nana2TVJ Tue 25-Jun-13 18:12:37

Hello Yesterdaysgirl, lovely to have a new visitor to our meet ups. Carluccio's always looks very inviting although I have never been! shocking I know. A few of us have also started going to Mary Arden's Farm when we have the grandchildren so maybe you could consider that one day if you have your grandson over. You could get the bus directly there I think.

I will see who we can get together for a local meet up. Any day in particular that suits you before I send out requests?

Yesterdaysgirl Tue 25-Jun-13 22:52:21

Hi am fairly flexible normally although I am involved in running Shipston Proms until 6th July after that it will be fine.

I must admit to not knowing much of Mary Ardens Farm although I did read something once ... do you know which bus goes there by any chance ... if not I will look on WWC site public travel section.

Nada Fri 28-Jun-13 14:46:56

I know I posted somewhere on this local site asking if day or evening meet up, but I'm blowed if I can find that post / thread. Is it me?

Nana2TVJ Fri 28-Jun-13 20:15:51

Aka asked if daytime or evening. I think evening would be quite nice, while we still have some lovely light evenings to sit outside. If we chose Carluccio's on Waterside in Stratford then we have the option to sit in or out if the weather changes. Apart from a couple of evenings I can be quite flexible. I will fire some dates out and see what you all think. Thursday or Friday evening 11th/12th July or 19th/20th July. How do any of these sound?

Nada Fri 28-Jun-13 22:31:21

19/20th best for me.

Nana2TVJ Sat 29-Jun-13 13:39:43

Let's work on an evening meet up at Carluccio's on the evening of 19th/20th. Who would like to join me? Either date good for me.

Yesterdaysgirl Thu 04-Jul-13 12:46:11

Hello Nana2

Other thread is under general meets then scroll down .... referring to 19ty/20th July would be lovely but I do not drive and last bus home leaves 6.25pm ... keep me posted though please.


Nana2TVJ Thu 04-Jul-13 19:22:38

Okay shall we have a day meet up on Friday 19th July at Carluccio's. Su let us know times for buses to get you into Stratford. Who can join me and Su?

Yesterdaysgirl Fri 05-Jul-13 16:03:30


The no 50 buses are hourly ... the 10 27 gets me in for 10.52 ,11.40 in for 12.09 or if you mean meet later 12.39 in for 13.48, 13.35 in for 14.04 then gap 15.11 in for 15 40 with last bus home 18.25.

I will look forward to meeting you Nana2 and anyone else ... (smile )


Yesterdaysgirl Fri 05-Jul-13 16:04:44

oh yes it seems I only have curved brackets not square ones ... laughs

Nada Sun 07-Jul-13 11:30:06

I'll probably be able to come .. just need to find someone to mind the 6-year old grandson as he breaks up this week and his parents break up on the 19th. But count me in.
yesterday you ought to have square brackets somewhere, but you may have to search behind buttons for them smile

Nada Sun 07-Jul-13 11:34:35

Yesterday I've PM'd you.