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Mellymel
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Hi All!

It’s great to see this bit of recent activity in the forum from single parents in Somerset, and possibly starting a group!

I moved, with my young son, to Street the end of 2017, after being in London 18 yrs (!!)  I did my time there ! and now I’m enjoying the rolling countryside, cycles of nature and less hectic pace of life in the SW (I make no apology for clichés)

I’ve chosen to be on my own with my son since he was born, with no support, financial or otherwise, from his father or my own family, but somehow kind souls have appeared along the way to support us in small and big ways.  It’s also been quite a tough time for me as I found I had breast cancer this time last year, and it’s been a journey.. ( is this an overshare?!  so easy to open up in the quiet and isolation of a child-free, night-time environment! Just as well I haven’t had a glass of vino..!!  It’s the lack of folks around to share thoughts with that I find so challenging, great that there are sites like these, and The Samaritans are amazing, as you said, Jorgie).

My health is growing better now and I’m counting my blessings, mainly the one in the shape of a 7 year old cheeky, smiley boy <3

I’d be happy to help in the organizing of a group if that helps?

 

Melissa