Thursday, 2 October 2008

I realize that I've posted this video twice already but I just realized the other day that Balloon Fiesta is coming up and I'm going to miss it. Bummer.

Now that we've been in England for a month I'm beginning to go through all those moving feelings again. The ones that I hate the worst are the "I don't have any friends" feelings. I tried to join up with a football club last night but the directions I got were not great at all. It's a long story of me driving around a neighborhood for a half hour trying to find the pitch. I was so frustrated I almost broke down crying in my car. But really, I just wanted to be around people my age who are involved in things I like to be involved in.
I joined the Spinners group in Portchester and they are a really nice group of ladies but they are older than my parents and some even able to be my grandparents. They're fun, they're nice but it's not the same as having friends from my own era.
And of course I know that it takes time to make friends. When I was in Albuquerque I had a friend through the Air Force who lived down the street and that was great! But we don't really have that here. On the other hand, I really like that we don't live near a base because it is great to live away from all things American.
Do I sound like I'm complaining? Well, I'm not really downhearted about the whole thing, I just would like some friends:) So that means that YOU have to come visit!! Unless, of course, I don't know you then that might be a little awkward.


Nancy said...

Aw! I know how that is - it is so hard to meet people when you just don't know where they hang out. I'd say try to find local groups online - I think that is how more young people meet up and form groups. Any maybe also is there something you can volunteer at to meet people? Usually more young people do volunteer stuff on weekends or weeknights, as they work all day, but if you go volunteer in the day, you might just meet grandmas. Who knows, maybe some of them have grandkids your age!

Anonymous said...

If you want to find "Friends", try a Quaker Meeting! Worked for me...Chaplain Debbie

ktjhawk said...

Big Hugs! I know the loneliness of moving and having to re-establish oneself in a new place. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. And I'm confident that once you find that darned pitch, you'll be making friends in no time, because who can resist you?!

semfem said...

Hrm, I wish I could connect you with my other ex-pat friends from the States! They are in the Hull-Beverley-York area in East Yorkshire and also had a difficult time finding friends. But they managed to find some eventually!

Anonymous said...

I want to come in the spring! I've already started saving towards it!