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      Moving to Launceston in early October - any meet up for coffee groups to make friends?

      Lived in UK for years and same amount of years in Brisbane and Gold Coast. Went back to
      UK for 11 months last year (loved it) and returned to Sunshine Coast on April 1st this year to be near my daughter and sons for 6 months. Now have to move to Tasmania when this lease is up as my closest friend from school days back in England has cancer. New start again. I cannot find any social groups to meet people in Launceston! Looked at Meet Up and done a lot of googling but other than sports or singles groups there is nothing! Here at Sunshine Coast we have so many on line groups on FB plus vey active Meet Up group. Where do I start?

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      Hello, My wife and I are also moving to Launceston area in Oct/Nov depending how the surf is on our journey South.

      We have never really been 'club joining' people but once we arrive we're planning on going to some of the meet ups for the many social clubs in town. We have found a couple running clubs and a 'adventure club' (hiking, biking, kayaking etc) we are hoping that these will be a good place to meet like minded people as moving to the Sunshine Coast we found that people in our age bracket (39) are rather reserved when it comes to acepting new people. (That's my polite way of saying that the general man on the street was antisocial)
      Have you had a look at simular clubs etc for your interests? If so how did you get on?

      Seeing as the whole country only has 510k people and only a bout 100,000 live in Launceston I am sure we'll bump into you soon. Good luck with the move.

      Cheers J
      Last edited by jonathancowen; 11-08-2014 at 08:02 AM.

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      Ha ha, we are at the Sunshine Coast now too, how strange. Seems our plans might not work out for Tassie unfortunately as we were going for a person who is ill but who now hopes to move to NSW in January and that would be in the middle of a lease for us if we move to Lonnie. I find the people here the same as you!

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      Well we are living in Lonnie! At Yountown. Loving it. How are you going jonathoncowen?

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      Quote Originally Posted by fizzybangs View Post
      Well we are living in Lonnie! At Yountown. Loving it. How are you going jonathoncowen?

      Hiya, we're doing rather well too! Got here 2 weeks ago on Thursday, have brought a house but waiting for settlement so still camping and have adopted a rescued dog.
      In short we are loving it :-)

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      Hi There everyone.

      Came across this thread so have joined with the idea of possibly making social contact with someone and welcoming them to this lovely place to live. As you might see from my profile I'm a born and bred Tasweigian with relatives here, in the UK and USA but am currently living in the same area first settled and named by my great great grandfather when he emigrated here from England nearly 200 years ago.

      My wife and I are both in our 80's but have few commitments so are looking for more social contact - canasta playing in particular. For years we played once a week with friends in Launceston, alternating at their place then ours, playing to the accompaniment of nice music + nice wine with nibbles. Unfortunately their health problems have caused a cessation of play with them so we are looking for others.

      I should add my lovely wife is suffering from early dementia so I do have another reason to seek social activity. She can still play Canasta quite well but could not cope with learning Bridge, a game much more popular.

      But regardless of the cards, get in touch if you would like to make contact with this old Tassie fogie!!

      John

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      Hi Tassie Devil,

      I hope the move goes smoothly, hopefully we will be coming for good to Tas next year. Wish you all the best with your move and settling in. I am off to Google Canasta.

      Regards

      ozornz

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      Hi, Did you move to Launceston? I have just moved recently and am also looking for groups to make friends.

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      We are moving to Launceston next week and are also looking for groups etc.

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      Arrived and enjoying every moment.

     

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