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    jason nobody
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    Just joined today. I’m a full time father to my 8year old daughter and have been living in Suffolk for 2 years. My daughter needs other children to play with and i could do with adult conversation. Friendships where we live are non existent. We’ve done it all, every park, club you name it. You say hello to someone and they seem to run away.lol. So if there are any events that anyone knows of within this club in Suffolk so the children could play and adults chat id be very grateful for any info. Thank you.

    #14462 Report

    J45
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    Hi

    i don’t know anything about Suffolk but im having the exact same problem where I live. I’m in Hertfordshire!

    I’m a single mum to an 8 year old boy and am very lonely and would love to meet up with people but I get the same as you, people run away when I try to make conversation!

    i moved area 8 months ago and my son started at a new school which I thought would be good for both of us but most of his friends are just ‘school friends’ and the parents don’t seem to want to do anything outside of school it’s so frustrating so I know how you feel!

     

    #14471 Report

    jason nobody
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    It’s so strange isn’t it? I’ve been in Suffolk 2years, apparently I’ve heard that the locals will be friendly once we’ve been here for 5 years. It must be a local test. lol. But if they can’t be friendly and sociable after 5 minutes then stuff ’em. Same problem with the school, my daughter has a small group of friends she plays with but if I approach the parents regarding a play date then suddenly they just look up in the sky and pretend they can’t hear me. It’s actually now quite funny and i have to laugh at them.  Hey don’t worry as when I win the lotto I’ll buy an desolate island in the sun and you’ll be welcome to stay with us. Any FRIENDLY sociable single parents can have free access to my island at any time…fingers crossed for this Saturday’s lotto…

    #14473 Report

    J45
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    That sounds like a plan 😃 got everything crossed but can I bring my dog with us, he’s like my son too 😂

    im even on a school group chat with my sons class and they were constantly chatting when the kids were at school but for some reason now their on school holidays they’ve all gone quiet, just Don’t get it!

    I’m desperate to get my boy off his Xbox and out with friends but no one wants to know and I feel stupid and get bored walking round parks/fields etc with him on my own (and I can’t play football with him very well ) it would be lovely to have someone to walk and chat with and my son to have a play mate!

    i even try to make conversation with people in supermarkets but they look at me like I’m from another planet, I might as well live on the moon I suppose.

    i moved back to my childhood area where I grew up and went to school but my friends here all have partners/husbands so they are all busy with them and their families and I don’t fit in! So I just lose myself in my phone and the tele nowadays

     

     

    #14485 Report

    jason nobody
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    oh man…your another me.  My only solace is running. Daughter on bike… I was thinking about getting a tesco club card in the desperate hope of fitting in. ps, your dog welcome. And if ever met you I’d talk while the kids play football. My daughter football mad.

    #14491 Report

    fipple
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    Hertfordshire…North or south?…..I know Letchworth .Hitchin etc….some nice places to walk there…

    #14493 Report

    J45
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    I used to live in Hatfield Fipple but in Hemel Hempstead now. Yes there are lovely places in hitchin and letchworth and a lovely outdoor swimming pool, great for the heatwave we’ve just had!

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    J45
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    You won’t need a Tesco Clubcard on your island Jasonprimmer, just the kids and a football 😂 and my dog is very well behaved

    i joined a running club that gathers together every Wednesday thinking I could make some friends but guess what………

    no one talks to each other, we all run in silence 5 times round a field then they get in their cars and go home. They do say goodbye though so I suppose that’s some conversation!

    #14498 Report

    jason nobody
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    I started running many years ago. Running clubs then were great. But GUESS what, I too joined my local club recently…need I say more? Near on silence.  I tried! It would be great to meet up with you as we could practise our (local area) ignoring skills on each other. See who would crack and talk first. Then I’d take you for a run and blank you. lol( I wouldn’t really) But you could ignore me because I run barefoot.

    #14499 Report

    J45
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    That sounds like a great idea. I wonder if our kids would ignore each other too lol

    Do you really run barefoot?

    The other problem I have, my son spends all day in his bedroom so i can’t even have a conversation with him either lol unless it’s about that fortnite game.

    i would probably crack and talk first though as apparently (according to my mum and my workmates) I don’t stop talking once I get started but I don’t believe them lol

    #14500 Report

    jason nobody
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    We’d end up talking over each other in our excitement to create speech with another human. lol.  Yeah and what the heck is that fortnite game thing? my daughter keeps on about it and i have no idea what the hell shes on about.

    My daughter is very sociable so she’d be happy to chat with your son although it’ll probably be about football.

    Yes i do run barefoot. Have done for the last 12months. Much better for you. And I’m running my first barefoot half marathon on Sunday in Clacton.

    Hopefully there will be about 500 other runners and maybe one will make conversation. lol

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