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Old Jun 23rd 2012, 4:20 am
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I've just moved to Houston from Edinburgh to work in O&G. I've been fortunate to meet a few ex-pat ladies from Uk/Aus who were lovely, however they are all "trailing spouses" and mainly talk about their kids/school issues/latest kitchen blender. They invited me to events which was very kind, but they are always during working hours! I am really keen to find other working women in H-town from UK who want to meet after work hours for wine/chat/exercise/shopping. All the things the non-working ladies do too, just at a different time!

I'm mid 30s, no kids, no spouse. Like to work hard and play hard! Loving the move (been here 2 months), just would like to build a network of gal pals like I had back in Scotland.
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Old Jul 3rd 2012, 8:06 pm
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Hey! I just moved to Houston from Surrey about 2 weeks ago...although I do have a partner here, he's Texan and I am not a trailling spouse...I came here alone and have no kids or british connections...would be great to meet up if you are interested! I am definitely in the search for some gal pals around here too!

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Hey! I just moved to Houston from Surrey about 2 weeks ago...although I do have a partner here, he's Texan and I am not a trailling spouse...I came here alone and have no kids or british connections...would be great to meet up if you are interested! I am definitely in the search for some gal pals around here too!

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That would be great! I'm trying to work out how to privately message you without putting my gmail address here for all to see?
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That would be great! I'm trying to work out how to privately message you without putting my gmail address here for all to see?
You need to do a certain number of posts (think 3) before you can PM. One more and you should be able to
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I've just moved to Houston from Edinburgh to work in O&G. I've been fortunate to meet a few ex-pat ladies from Uk/Aus who were lovely, however they are all "trailing spouses" and mainly talk about their kids/school issues/latest kitchen blender. They invited me to events which was very kind, but they are always during working hours! I am really keen to find other working women in H-town from UK who want to meet after work hours for wine/chat/exercise/shopping. All the things the non-working ladies do too, just at a different time!

I'm mid 30s, no kids, no spouse. Like to work hard and play hard! Loving the move (been here 2 months), just would like to build a network of gal pals like I had back in Scotland.
Wow, with those remarks about "trailing spouses" I can't understand why your single ;-)
Must go, I need to fire up my blender and make dinner...it's the only thing I'm capable of thinking about right now!
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Wow, with those remarks about "trailing spouses" I can't understand why your single ;-)
Must go, I need to fire up my blender and make dinner...it's the only thing I'm capable of thinking about right now!
I get where she's coming from though. Some of the conversations can be pure Stepford.
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I get where she's coming from though. Some of the conversations can be pure Stepford.
Just don't want us all tarred with the same brush...a pet peeve of mine.
A group of ex pat ladies that I meet up with are here as trailing spouses because their OH's are on short term contracts. Out of about 15 of us, 3 have small children, at least 5 of us run our own businesses. The rest of the ladies have given up or put on hold very good careers to travel half way around the world to support their OH's.
We never talk about the latest blender and because of our situation have supported each other in ways that no local ladies can understand.
And besides all that, the OP should ask herself what she can do to help the trailing spouses and their busy lives rather than the other way around.
I suggest that the OP keeps her trailing spouse friends close to her...you never know when you might need a friendly shoulder to cry on.....getting off soap box now
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Just don't want us all tarred with the same brush...a pet peeve of mine.
A group of ex pat ladies that I meet up with are here as trailing spouses because their OH's are on short term contracts. Out of about 15 of us, 3 have small children, at least 5 of us run our own businesses. The rest of the ladies have given up or put on hold very good careers to travel half way around the world to support their OH's.
We never talk about the latest blender and because of our situation have supported each other in ways that no local ladies can understand.
And besides all that, the OP should ask herself what she can do to help the trailing spouses and their busy lives rather than the other way around.
I suggest that the OP keeps her trailing spouse friends close to her...you never know when you might need a friendly shoulder to cry on.....getting off soap box now
Lisa, if you re read my post you might notice I said they were lovely and kind, but the main issue was that they weren't free in the evenings to meet.
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Lisa, if you re read my post you might notice I said they were lovely and kind, but the main issue was that they weren't free in the evenings to meet.
I did re read your post before I sted my first response. I never questioned whether you thought the ladies were kind I just took umbridge to the part about them only talking about school, kids and the latest kitchen blender....I'm sure you wouldn't say that to their faces if asked..... I'm also sure, like the trailing spouse friends I have that they'd only be too pleased to be taken on a girls night out around the local bars
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Just don't want us all tarred with the same brush...a pet peeve of mine.
A group of ex pat ladies that I meet up with are here as trailing spouses because their OH's are on short term contracts. Out of about 15 of us, 3 have small children, at least 5 of us run our own businesses. The rest of the ladies have given up or put on hold very good careers to travel half way around the world to support their OH's.
We never talk about the latest blender and because of our situation have supported each other in ways that no local ladies can understand.
And besides all that, the OP should ask herself what she can do to help the trailing spouses and their busy lives rather than the other way around.
I suggest that the OP keeps her trailing spouse friends close to her...you never know when you might need a friendly shoulder to cry on.....getting off soap box now
Yes I do understand what you're saying - I love to meet up with the expat wives - however the timings would be difficult for working women and there is a heavy emphasis on kids/kitchen equipment in our group.
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Lisa, if you re read my post you might notice I said they were lovely and kind, but the main issue was that they weren't free in the evenings to meet.
Good luck aajamie.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Yes I do understand what you're saying - I love to meet up with the expat wives - however the timings would be difficult for working women and there is a heavy emphasis on kids/kitchen equipment in our group.

Good luck aajamie.
Sorry to hear that SR, I feel lucky then to meet with a group, who I can honestly say have never mentioned any kitchen equipment
We also go out in the evenings drinking...a lot...y'all should move further north!

OP, you might want to take a look at www.meet-up.com.
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I'm not trailing, I don't do blenders, I work but I don't do exercise/shopping or much wine but I do like to chat

...but I'm too far out of Houston and too old and tired at the end of the day to drive in but good luck to the OP anyway!
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