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Anyone live in Burton Upon Trent? Be my mate

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Me and wife moved up here around 8-9 months ago from shropshire.

We're both 25 years old. We know nobody in the area except people i've meet at work..

Anyone wanna be me mate lol.

I swear this is weird.. I've got friends back home ive known since i was 5.. Plus all over the U.K from University.. But soon as you move to a new place for work and the neighbors aren't your kinda people.. Ya kinda screwed lol. Apart from the odd weekend my mates come up from London / Shropshire every 2-3 weeks.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
please put this thread in the swingers section:w00t:
#2
transit
please put this thread in the swingers section:w00t:


wow, where's the swingers section?? :w00t:

OP, aww sweetie, it'll be okay, you both got each other and you'll soon meet new buddies through work etc x x
#3
transit;5698880
please put this thread in the swingers section:w00t:


lol It's kinda weird going from being a 10 minute walk from a couple of beers any night of the week with ya mates, to.. sodall.
#4
Yeah we had this when we moved to Cornwall a few years back - they're a funny lot down there. You go from having millions of people who you can meet up with to being a stranger.

Not saying this will work for you but I just went out and found a decent local pub with a mixed age group. I went in there a few times, got my face about a bit chatting to folk and soon got to know a few people. If you speak to loads of people you will soon suss out who you will and won't want to get on with.
#5
ClarityofMind
wow, where's the swingers section?? :w00t:

OP, aww sweetie, it'll be okay, you both got each other and you'll soon meet new buddies through work etc x x


Well i have - wife is off work atm just had a baby.. I don't really socialize with people from work, never have in my jobs.. I like to keep me work life separate from my social life. As i'm pretty sensible at work and a bit of a mad, love a laugh and goto a music festival on a wim kinda guy at home. Altho less of that since the baby was born ;)
#6
Good on you for putting it out there...sure it won't be long until you meet some people into the same things as you, it's probably best to get out as much as you can though and hopefully get chatting at places you would normally go out to :)
#7
spritey
Well i have - wife is off work atm just had a baby.. I don't really socialize with people from work, never have in my jobs.. I like to keep me work life separate from my social life. As i'm pretty sensible at work and a bit of a mad, love a laugh and goto a music festival on a wim kinda guy at home. Altho less of that since the baby was born ;)


Aww wifey is prolly in that "baby obsessed" phase at the moment, all us girls go through it and you're both just adjusting to being new parents. I used to spend hours staring at my lil ones.. couldn't believe how perfect they are :)

Give it some time, these things have a way of working themselves out with some patience.

How is baby getting on anyway?
#8
karaokecolin
Yeah we had this when we moved to Cornwall a few years back - they're a funny lot down there. You go from having millions of people who you can meet up with to being a stranger.

Not saying this will work for you but I just went out and found a decent local pub with a mixed age group. I went in there a few times, got my face about a bit chatting to folk and soon got to know a few people. If you speak to loads of people you will soon suss out who you will and won't want to get on with.


Pubs are a bit townie round here unfortunately - not like back in shropshire where you could find a nice homey place where meeting people is possible.

I've tried to make friends with women when we and mates from home go out drinking here, it's just not the best environment though. Just ends up with slutty women trying it on.

chas76
Good on you for putting it out there...sure it won't be long until you meet some people into the same things as you, it's probably best to get out as much as you can though and hopefully get chatting at places you would normally go out to :)


Well we both pretty 'cool' people i guess, loads of mates back home and they all come up to visit us as often as their wallets will allow.. It's harder for the wife than me, shes sat at home all day at home and miss's a cuppa with her mates.

ClarityofMind
Aww wifey is prolly in that "baby obsessed" phase at the moment, all us girls go through it and you're both just adjusting to being new parents. I used to spend hours staring at my lil ones.. couldn't believe how perfect they are :)

Give it some time, these things have a way of working themselves out with some patience.

How is baby getting on anyway?


Hehe she wants to get back to work asap actually hehe - shes a primary school teacher.

Baby is good, just want it to be old enough to know when it's being told off ;)
#9
Would of been better at Swad,friendlier place.
#10
dirtjumper
Would of been better at Swad,friendlier place.


We didn't know the area when we moved, we're probably moving to stretton in burton upon trent in november. Seems nice up there.
#11
spritey






Hehe she wants to get back to work asap actually hehe - shes a primary school teacher.

Baby is good, just want it to be old enough to know when it's being told off ;)


will she go back in september then or locum possibly till baby is a bit older?

If she misses this years it'll be next september before she gets back into it prolly x x

I think it's harder as well if you move to a busier area, like if you've been used to a relaxed place and then you move to a city... different sort of social etiquette goes on.
#12
oooooooo ill be staying in BOT next week...I have friends there....lol they live in ermmmmm cant remember the name of it....tinshill or something?

mybe winshill?
banned#13
awww... if you were in Scotland id be friends with your wife and you could do buy things with my OH (not how it sounds :lol:)

tell her to go on babycentre forums, i speak to and meet up with loads of local ladies from there. Great for making friends after baby is born etc :) x
#14
I got a job in burton 5 years ago & we moved here from Stourbridge (near dudley) - we couldn't find anything we liked in Burton though so we moved to Swadlincote instead - it seems much friendlier in swad & we know loads of people now but it was strange for the 1st year especially for my girlfriend as I already knew people I worked with but she really didn't know anyone!

I worked in burton for around 2 years opposite the train station - there are some decent chatty pubs if you stray a few mins walk from town but mostly with older people in. The town is full of your normal drink as much as possible then head to a club crowd - not liking clubs much we've always prefered the 'old man' type pubs anyway!

We don't get out as much as we used to as we have a 2 year old now otherwise we could have met up anytime!

Speaking of which it's way past my bedtime these days but I'll be around tomorrow so will pop into this thread to see whats going on when I get to work.

By the way - where do you work - I might know some people there - there arn't many big employers in Burton.
#15
[COLOR="Red"]This thread made me LOL.[/COLOR]
#16
dcx_badass
Your life made me LOL.


[COLOR="Red"]I agree. It is quite funny that I'm 17 and have achieved far more than the average man already.

Ballin'

(BTW I hope you're not hating. Hating is not healthy)[/COLOR]
#17
worto03
I got a job in burton 5 years ago & we moved here from Stourbridge (near dudley) - we couldn't find anything we liked in Burton though so we moved to Swadlincote instead - it seems much friendlier in swad & we know loads of people now but it was strange for the 1st year especially for my girlfriend as I already knew people I worked with but she really didn't know anyone!

I worked in burton for around 2 years opposite the train station - there are some decent chatty pubs if you stray a few mins walk from town but mostly with older people in. The town is full of your normal drink as much as possible then head to a club crowd - not liking clubs much we've always prefered the 'old man' type pubs anyway!

We don't get out as much as we used to as we have a 2 year old now otherwise we could have met up anytime!

Speaking of which it's way past my bedtime these days but I'll be around tomorrow so will pop into this thread to see whats going on when I get to work.

By the way - where do you work - I might know some people there - there arn't many big employers in Burton.


I work for a software company on the business park, everyone who works there either lives in Birmingham or Derby, so doubt you'd know them. Is only small, 20 or so people but part of a much larger german company.

W moved here when my wife was pregnant. Little lad was born 5-6 weeks ago. I just dunno what to do, i mean i meet people when mates come up.. Meet a couple of nice people, but i'm always smashed and i'm not about to hand me number out to people like that.. Especially when i get dragged to Chicago Rock because some of my mates who are in the army are in the mood for the more 'Mature' type.

I admit it, this thread is sad... very sad.. ;)
#18
lol - it's not sad - it seems perfectly normal for people who move to a new area if my experiance is anything to go by - we went through exactly the same thing. If it's a software company then no probably not most people I know in burton work in IT but for either punch taverns, spirit group or coors.

I think the first step you need to take is not going to Chicago Rock - thats just my personal opinion though :)

It's OK if there is a bunch of you on a big pi$$ up but hardly somewhere to go to find longer term friends!

The trouble we had was we used to go out together a lot so it didn't really matter if we met up with other people or not - once the little one was born with no family nearby to easily look after them only one of us could go out at a time.
#19
worto03
lol - it's not sad - it seems perfectly normal for people who move to a new area if my experiance is anything to go by - we went through exactly the same thing. If it's a software company then no probably not most people I know in burton work in IT but for either punch taverns, spirit group or coors.

I think the first step you need to take is not going to Chicago Rock - thats just my personal opinion though :)

It's OK if there is a bunch of you on a big pi$$ up but hardly somewhere to go to find longer term friends!

The trouble we had was we used to go out together a lot so it didn't really matter if we met up with other people or not - once the little one was born with no family nearby to easily look after them only one of us could go out at a time.


Well Chicago Rock is a bit of a hole - unfortunately a couple of my friends are army lads and when they come up from base down south they like an easy lay.. So insist we go there, since it's a bit of a cattle market.

My wife doesn't drink - she quit alcohol a couple of years ago because she got tired of it so isn't a 'pub' kinda lass. More into getting all dressed up with her friends and going dancing.

Tbh since she got pregnant and we had the baby i'm also more preferring just a couple of beers and playing a bit of pro evo with the lads on the 360 / PS3 at home.

I think perhaps the best way we are going to make friends round here is when we move into a more family estate in November in stretton or something, or if the wife meets someone at a mummy and baby group.
#20
yeah - stretton from what I've seen is very nice, I went for the xbox live option to keep in touch with my game playing mates back in Stourbridge.

We still get down there about once a month to see them & family too. Yeah once the little one is a bit older she'll meet people all over the place - playgroups\softplay\nursey ect. there are also organised walks for moms - I know Rosliston Forestry Centre does them a couple of times a week - it's only down the road between burton & swad (if you go the nice route) as long as she can drive it might be worth looking into.

http://www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/

They all meet up with babies in buggies and go on the rampage around the place then eat cake & drink coffee in the onsite cafe as far as I could understand the process :)
#21
worto03
yeah - stretton from what I've seen is very nice, I went for the xbox live option to keep in touch with my game playing mates back in Stourbridge.

We still get down there about once a month to see them & family too. Yeah once the little one is a bit older she'll meet people all over the place - playgroups\softplay\nursey ect. there are also organised walks for moms - I know Rosliston Forestry Centre does them a couple of times a week - it's only down the road between burton & swad (if you go the nice route) as long as she can drive it might be worth looking into.

http://www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/

They all meet up with babies in buggies and go on the rampage around the place then eat cake & drink coffee in the onsite cafe as far as I could understand the process :)


Thanks for that mate, rang Rosliston Forestry Centre. Do the mummy and baby walk every tuesday morning. Wifes gonna pop along :).
#22
i know exactly how you are feeling, we moved to burton in 2001, leaving all our family and friends 40 miles away.

we felt quite lonely for a while but soon met some people, mainly through my husbands work.

there are friendly people out there but usually in the local pubs not the town centre one as they are usually just wanting to get pi***d up
banned#23
dcx_badass
Nah, I just think you're a ****



You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to dcx_badass again.
#24
nice one - just pm me if you want to know anything like decent car garages or whatever.
#25
dirtjumper
Would of been better at Swad,friendlier place.


I have friends in Swad! ;-)

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