Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Rest of the World > Caribbean > Barbados
Reload this Page >

Non working partners / spouses

Non working partners / spouses

Old Sep 10th 2009, 8:45 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 84
yellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of light
Default Non working partners / spouses

Just wondering how many other partners/spouses are out there who are not working.... without kiddies? What do you do to fill your days - There is obviously the beach, exercise (grimace ) drinking (probably not a good idea to fill your day with this one though I was quite good at this when I first came out!), internet surfing/keeping up with friends back home/forum posting plus all the usual house chores etc. Have dabbled at mahjong and bridge but was not very good at either of those and I have been to a few of the BW club meetings. Helped a bit with stray / fostering kittens and rescued a couple of cats. Joined an exercise class and did look into art classes/further education but this was a little too pricey for me. The girls I have met at the class are great, but most seem to have kiddies and I think fill their days with kid-oriented activities with other stay-at-home parents. So, if anyone has any suggestions on day time activities to meet other people in a similar position or if you are in the same boat as me, please let me know . I am in the Holetown area so wondering if there are any book clubs, jogging/walking groups etc. Many thanks all.
yellowsunset is offline  
Old Sep 16th 2009, 1:08 am
  #2  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 84
yellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of lightyellowsunset is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Non working partners / spouses

Hmmmm - from the over-whelming response, I can only assume then that I am in a minority .
yellowsunset is offline  
Old Sep 16th 2009, 11:00 am
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
Foxy_fromCanada's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Hastings, Barbados
Posts: 696
Foxy_fromCanada is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Non working partners / spouses

Sorry, Yellow... I was hoping you'd get some response. I work so I can't join you for daytime activities.

If you would like a coffee break on the South Coast sometime, let me know. I could hop out for that, at least!

I really like the idea of a book club, but not sure I have the time to organize. If you wanted to set one up, I'd be interested in helping/participating.

Foxy
Foxy_fromCanada is offline  
Old Sep 16th 2009, 11:42 am
  #4  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 96
Triana is just really niceTriana is just really niceTriana is just really niceTriana is just really niceTriana is just really niceTriana is just really niceTriana is just really niceTriana is just really niceTriana is just really nice
Default Re: Non working partners / spouses

Hi, a couple of ideas -
- have you tried asking at the library in Holetown whether they know of any book clubs or whether you could maybe put a poster up in the library about starting one? I found the librarian really friendly when I called in there last time I was in Barbados.
- Also, there are organised walks/hikes every Sunday, of differing difficulties, and even if you didn't want to do that regularly every Sunday, it might be a way of meeting some people who would like to join you for a walk during the week. Think the organisation is called Hike barbados and think I read about them in a Totally Barbados newsletter but they are also advertised in some of the tourist info in Barbados.
Good luck,
Triana is offline  
Old Sep 18th 2009, 10:46 pm
  #5  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 39
Icey is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Non working partners / spouses

Originally Posted by Triana View Post
Hi, a couple of ideas -
- have you tried asking at the library in Holetown whether they know of any book clubs or whether you could maybe put a poster up in the library about starting one? I found the librarian really friendly when I called in there last time I was in Barbados.
- Also, there are organised walks/hikes every Sunday, of differing difficulties, and even if you didn't want to do that regularly every Sunday, it might be a way of meeting some people who would like to join you for a walk during the week. Think the organisation is called Hike barbados and think I read about them in a Totally Barbados newsletter but they are also advertised in some of the tourist info in Barbados.
Good luck,
I am the same when i go over, my partner works when i'm there i dont so it is the beach, the mall, visiting family (droan) or maury etc
Icey is offline  
Old Sep 19th 2009, 2:29 am
  #6  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 385
shines will become famous soon enoughshines will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Non working partners / spouses

Originally Posted by yellowsunset View Post
Hmmmm - from the over-whelming response, I can only assume then that I am in a minority .
Oh man, not at all, I am the mother of 2 small ones, one is at school and the rest of the day is spent arond the other ones nap, running errands or dropping my hubby to and from work. BUT on the plus the youngest is dropping her nap a bit now and so I am not so house bound so please PM me, we can meet up for coffee as long as you don't mind the presence of a mini hurricane...

Believe me I do know how you feel... It does get better tho!
shines is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.