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#1 KeepTheFaith

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

Right. Last year I asked EB whether I should try to meet people in my new home of Cairns, QLD and got a resounding "Yes!". I also got several suggestions along the lines of 'return to Melbourne', partly as the coffee is better, but also as my penchant for gay clubs is more easily fulfilled.

So, notwithstanding my regular trips down South (where I am just as happy to meet up for boot shopping, cocktails, and pretending I'm still under 30), I'd like to meet new people and maybe make a few friends in Cairns. So far, I am acquainted with a few workmates, several enormous cockroaches, and a spider called Unmentionable (due to her size - really, Queensland, who DOES spiders of that freakin size???), and I'd like to expand my horizons.

Without wanting to sound like an on-line dating agency... Here's a bit about me:

Moved to Cairns (Northern beaches) from Melbourne nearly two years ago. Am a 38 year old Mum to two (DD is nearly 2.5, DS is 4 months). Am just about to go back to work, and am counting down the minutes (I love my kids, but if I have to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar one more time my head will implode). I'm an animal loving, left wing (but not 'hippy' - a move to Kuranda is NOT on the cards), food, wine and coffee fan. I love sci fi, black humour, good books and bad movies. I speak my mind, even if the content is occasionally shallow and deranged due to sleep deprivation. My hobbies (travel, study, languages and some less savoury behaviours) have been curtailed by my delightful small children, but I do plan to return to them just as soon as the kids can legally be put in wet suits.

I'm looking to meet 'similar' people, even if just for coffee and gossiping (sadly, most of the meals DH and I consume are eaten in shifts, due to aforementioned small children). You don't have to have kids, so long as you can have a vague appreciation for why I am hysterically over tired and complaining about the lack of reputable plastic surgeons in Cairns. I come with a similarly minded DH, a new 4WD, and a wine fridge.

If anyone thinks they'd like to catch up, feel free to PM me, or add a response below.

I will occasionally 'bump' this thread up, so as to catch the eye of local people. Who knows, as Dylan Moran commented (when he played his comedy act here in 2011), "You people here in Cairns do have one or two other things you could be doing..."  biggrin.gif

#2 Shanski

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

I would so love to have coffee with you but I'm in Brisbane.

Anytime you are down this way feel free to PM me for a catch up.

I love Dylan Moran, gossip, pretending I'm still under 30 and cocktails. I would love to meet your wine fridge.

I have two girls aged 4 and 2 who keep me tired a lot of the time.

I hope you meet some lovely people.

#3 KeepTheFaith

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

Thanks Shanski, but NOT GOOD ENOUGH! Move to Cairns IMMEDIATELY!  wink.gif

#4 KeepTheFaith

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

Bump  original.gif

#5 d├ęsir d'amour

Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

Sadly, you're about 10 hours too north!  Move to Mackay, it's much nicer here!

#6 KeepTheFaith

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

I can't move. My daughter is being entered into an arranged marriage with a work colleague's son, and I have too much invested in the beautiful grand babies they will one day make  wink.gif

#7 dolcengabbana

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

Keep the faith

Geographically we match, the wine fridge sounds enticing and i think our 4WD will like each other.

I am heading overseas to another similarly hot sticky humid place oh the joys of it but when I return I would love to catch up original.gif

I enjoy pina coladas walking in the rain I actually don't mind yoga camping drinking singing wildly out of tune screaming at our poor taipans team and avoiding all creepy crawlies of any type flying or crawling. Cane toads freak me out too.

#8 misspip

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Hi!
I'm on the Northern Beaches of Cairns too. Cairns is a REALLY hard place to meet people, everyone is either transient or already in very cliquey groups!
I am 32 and have a 19 month old daughter and another on the way in May (find out what sex this Thursday!). I would be happy to catch up sometime for a coffee/playdate :-) I never seem to be able to PM people though, always get error messages!

#9 KeepTheFaith

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

Excellent! Contact me on your return then, and I shall arrange for you (and your family?) to be sheep dipped in disinfectant as you re-enter the country. Otherwise, enjoy your trip  biggrin.gif

I just had my house sprayed for creepy crawlies today, by a pest control expert with a morbid spider phobia. When I told him about the existence, appearance and rough location of Unmentionable, he only JUST managed to walk around that side of the house to spray it.

Cairns is an odd place.

#10 KeepTheFaith

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Misspip, you are right about the tyre kickers...And the people I have met so far are all originally from southern parts of Australia...

I will try to PM you - you may be able to reply to me.

Off to try...

#11 Shanski

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

KeepTheFaith have you had any luck with new people to meet.

I have considered your demand for me to move north and after having lived most of my life in the north of QLD, I will not be moving back even for the very tempting offer of meeting your wine fridge (you and the family sound lovely too).

I'll keep following your progress just in case you decide to pack up and move to beautiful downtown Brisvegas

#12 KeepTheFaith

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

Hi Shanski, yep, I got a couple of replies - I'm happy with that!

And I can understand your desire to not return to NQ - I grew up in the Dandenong Ranges, outside of Melbourne. Gorgeous place, but I break out in hives when I go back there...OK, I'm exaggerating, but I'd never go back...

DH has a best mate in Brisbane, so you never know...

#13 sophie222

Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Hi Op I live in cairns I'm on the south side! I would,love to meet for a coffee/play date I have a 1year old son. Feel free to pm me xx

#14 Bubblzmac

Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:09 AM

hi guys


this is an old thread, but if you see this... I am 32 yo, just moved to cairns and will be working from home.  not the most condusive to meeting new people  original.gif  also fell pregnant the moment I landed here original.gif  with my first.  still early days though

hi guys


this is an old thread, but if you see this... I am 32 yo, just moved to cairns and will be working from home.  not the most condusive to meeting new people  original.gif  also fell pregnant the moment I landed here original.gif  with my first.  still early days though




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