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    Chicagokiwi is offline Junior Member
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    Default Hi there

    I'm a +45 year old woman and I moved from Chicago to NZ almost 2 years ago. I spent the first 1 1/2 in Auckland but since 3 months ago I'm in Christchurch. I work from home and therefore I don't meet a lot of people. I'm pretty social and like to go out for dinner or a drink, but it's no fun doing it by yourself ...looking for some new friends who might also look for some company? I'm originally from Sweden and I have a lot of family and friends there, as well as in Chicago ...I'm so use to have people around me so being here now by myself is very strange and lonely. I'm looking forward to hear from you. Will the rain ever stop??????

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    MotherBear is offline The missing link
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    Welcome to the forum, Chicagokiwi,

    Sorry to hear that your social life is a bit slow but can imagine this has a bit to do with working from home where you are rather isolated and maybe don't come into contact with many people outside the home. Do you have any hobbies or interests where you could join a group of like-minded folks? This is one of the best ways to meet people and develop friendships because you would immediately have a common interest. Or would you be interested in evening classes where you could learn a new hobby and meet people at the same time? Maybe your local council will have some details of groups or classes to join. Or perhaps the local library will have some leaflets. If you end up meeting the same people regularly over time, I would hope some good friendships would develop.

    We did have quite a decent group on the forum in Christchurch a while back, but they have obviously moved on with their lives now.
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    zummerzet_lou is offline your flexible friend
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    We're still about .. and still in Chirstchurch. Hi

    We've been here for nearly 2 years now, and know how hard it is to make friends. Drop me a line if you fancy a meet-up. Although I should warn you, we have 2 young children - they are mostly good, but not always!

    Look forward to hearing from you,
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