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Is this board still active?????

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Angelwispa Tue 17-May-16 15:20:48

Hi, I've just found this 'local' board which doesnt seem very active and so I thought I'd go to the link on FaceBook and found that the last post seemed to be in 2014! Well I for one would like to get to know some 'local' gransnetters, so please do get in touch if you feel the same way. I live near Bridgwater, where are you based and would you like to meet up for a cuppa? Come on ladies lets get this board up and running again, xx smile

Evenstar Fri 01-Jul-16 21:44:16

Hello. I'm in Taunton so not too far from you 😊 I'm actually an older Mum of an 11 year old although definitely Grandparent age ! X

Jochilling Sat 09-Jul-16 08:58:31

Hi
I'm inTaunton I work full-time but available at weekends would be nice to have a meet up and chat

Evenstar Fri 15-Jul-16 19:14:17

Sounds good to me 😊

SueD Mon 15-Aug-16 09:08:07

Hi ladies
Did you ever meet up for that cuppa? We did have a coup,e of meet ups back along but then the page was without an editor and things seemed to die a death.. I am near Ilminster, have transport, so would happily travel to Taunton/Bridgwater. How about it Evenstar' Jochilling, Angelwispa?

Evenstar Wed 24-Aug-16 11:24:01

That would be really nice. Be nice to meet some new faces x

marionsview Wed 03-May-17 14:15:54

Hello everyone, I hope you are still on board, I am the new editor for this area and very familiar with South Somerset in particular where I grew up and worked on local media for ten years. Some of you may recognise me as a local community news reporter/photographer. I am here in a voluntary role as I think what Gransnet is trying to do is brilliant. Isolation and loneliness can be a big problem, especially in the rural areas and for my generation and older after divorce or bereavement when it is hard to start again socially. So let's get to work! smile

CheddarBytes Wed 03-May-17 21:26:11

Hello marionsview, I'm pleased to see that you are taking on this role.

I also have my own transport and am willing to meet up somewhere, especially if there is a Somerset cream tea involved!

As a Nanna to two small granddaughters, I'm hoping to get recommendations for trips out with them, nothing too expensive but entertaining and 'small child friendly'. I also wonder if there is an opportunity to share or swap items like child car seats, high chairs and buggies/strollers for Grans like me who have visiting family that can't bring everything with them! That's just a thought - probably impractical but I thought I'd float the idea.

I hope to meet some of you soon.

marionsview Fri 05-May-17 14:59:40

That certainly sounds like a good idea, my dad had to but a car seat just so my great nephew could ride around for only a few days. Perhaps you should try launching this as a thread on its own and then we can promote it.

Angelwispa Fri 05-May-17 22:39:28

Hi Marion, I've just happened upon your post and would love to chat & possibly meet up with other Grans from the area. I must apologise to the other ladies for not responding sooner but I kind of 'gave up' on Gransnet for a while. I Dupont drive but I could always get my chauffeur aka hubby to drive me wherever there is a meet up. I hope you get some other responses as it would be nice to see this up and running!

SueD Sun 14-May-17 22:35:43

Hi ladies - we did manage a couple of meet ups way back when but the page was without an editor for so long that interest wa lost. Welcome to Marion and I hope you are enjoying your new role.

I am based near Ilminster and have to say that I shall be moving to live permanently in the Republicof Irelsnd in the next few months. House is sold subject to contract and new home already purchased out there. So, at the age of almost 70 we are off to make a new life. We do have two of our daughters and four of our grandchildren living within 15minutes. We have also spent 394 days in Ireland in the last five years, so think we know what we are getting in to. Actually quite excited - except for the physical moving bit, but we have made great strides with clearing rubbish ! Wish us luck please!

marionsview Tue 16-May-17 16:28:02

Welcome back Angelwispa & good luck SueD. I have been offline again, joys of rural Internet. Thank you for your kind words, I am working hard to get linked up with peeps on FB & Twitter & hope it encourages some activity and the team at Gransnet central are plugging away too. These things take time but hopefully we will get enough bods soon.

nan2twins Fri 26-May-17 11:08:49

Hi, I'm a Nan who would love to get to know other grans in the Taunton area. I've lived in Somerset nearly a year and still don't really know many people. I work 2 nights a week over the weekend and do the 'school run' four out of five days a week.I do get out and about but it's more fun with company!

Lilleth Mon 12-Jun-17 15:00:48

I'm a Nan, 62, do childcare Tuesdays and Wednesdays, between jobs at the moment and live just outside Taunton.
Would be good to see this site become more active, have been following the main forum for some time, but haven't contributed before. Now seems like the time to do something. I have transport, and a dry sense of humour!

nan2twins Tue 13-Jun-17 12:52:16

Hi Lilleth, I agree about seeing this site becoming more active! Would you like to meet up for a coffee sometime? I also have transport and a dry dense of humour I have been told!

Lilleth Thu 15-Jun-17 10:43:45

Yes, nan2twins, good idea for coffee, how do we contact each other then? Then we can arrange a meet up, anyone else interested?

marionsview Thu 15-Jun-17 22:59:04

Is Taunton the best place for everyone to meet? I am thinking of a way to get more people on board by trying to source a place with Wifi where we could meet and I could offer a social media workshop with an intro to gransnet to try and initiate those who are not computer savvy.

Julesey Sun 18-Jun-17 08:28:40

I'd be interested in meeting up. I've been in Somerset for two years nearly and don't know a soul anywhere at all now who I could call or visit! I have a phone phobia from childhood that doesn't help any socialising.
I'm a Crewkerne U3A member but moved away from there and the local one hasn't started up yet. I volunteer at Yeovil hospital as a receptionist doing three hours on my own but it makes me get out of the house!
I have anxiety issues that hinders my confidence but I am ever hopeful things will change for the better soon.
I don't want to sound too much of a head case but I may as well show my cards at the start. 😊

marionsview Fri 23-Jun-17 10:19:29

Nice to hear from you Julesey. My home town is Crewkerne and I still go there once a week. Anxiety is a problem for many, I have had confidence issues at various times over the years and since menopause I get good days and bad. Sometimes I really have to work at going out & about & this is why the Internet has become such a good communication tool for many.
I am working on a plan for a meet up & trying to establish time & place best for everyone.

Lilleth Fri 30-Jun-17 10:03:12

smileLooking forward to a meet up Marion