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Posted 15th October 2018

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Posted 21st September 2018

'New year', new start, new website

See our brand new togetherfriends website!

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Posted 16th September 2018

togetherfriends is getting an update...

We look forward to welcoming you to our new updated website, to be launched this Wednesday!

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Posted 20th August 2018

Friendship holidays

Group holidays, friendship holidays

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Posted 7th August 2018

A shared experience - music and friendship

Been to a music festival this year with friends?

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Posted 14th July 2018

Hiking the Dolomites- a bonding experience!

The perfect place for a walking holiday, and a great way to make new friends too!

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Posted 1st July 2018

Summer friendship

Summer - the perfect time to meet up with friends!

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Posted 3rd June 2018

Do you bend or break?

How do you cope under pressure? Are you a strong and adaptable person?

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Posted 21st May 2018

My extra special week of sun, sea, song and special friendships

Fancy the most relaxing holiday ever, sailing the Turkish coast in a gulet boat, surrounded by like minded new friends?

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Posted 16th April 2018

How to find friendship at different stages of life

Our members share their experiences and tips of finding new friends, at different stages of life.

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Posted 7th April 2018

The perfect friendship trip - to Paris!

The yearly friendship catchup, in Paris...

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Posted 19th March 2018

Looking for a cinema buddy?

Love your films? We want to hear from you!

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Posted 13th March 2018

The Terracotta Army - a perfect day trip with friends!

The treat of a day trip with friends...

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Posted 11th March 2018

Learning from the Winter Olympics: adopting an athlete mentality

Fran Whittaker a former para-olympian shares her thoughts on adopting an athlete's mentality

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Posted 25th February 2018

Making friends as a 24 year old traveller

Thinking about travelling the world? Read this blog to get you inspired!

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Posted 29th January 2018

Things to do on the cheap with friends

Free or cheap things to do with friends!

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Posted 14th January 2018

Calming the mind with mindfulness

Using mindfulness to calm the mind

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Posted 1st January 2018

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2018!

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Posted 19th December 2017

Happy Christmas from togetherfriends!

Christmas greetings! Wishing you a friend filled Christmas and a happy New Year!

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Posted 26th November 2017

The ultimate relaxing holiday - sing, hike, swim in Turkey

Love to sing, hike and swim? This Turkish holiday could be for you!

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Posted 19th November 2017

Getting the balance right - friendship v being alone

The balancing act - time alone v time with others

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Posted 22nd October 2017

The Band musical - a story of female friendship

A night of song, dance and friendship!

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Posted 20th October 2017

Help I'm shy! How do I turn the people I meet through my hobbies into a friend?

We meet lots of people through our hobbies, how do we turn them into friends?

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Posted 18th September 2017

Return of the Expat: making friends

Making friends as a returning expat

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Posted 3rd September 2017

September - New start, new friends!

Kids leaving home or starting school? Looking for new goals and new friends?

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Posted 19th August 2017

Travels as an emptynester

My adventures in Vietnam!

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Posted 11th July 2017

Mental health - it's good to talk

Don't keep it to yourself...

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Posted 28th June 2017

A Silver week in Spain for solo travellers

Looking for a healthy trip to Spain, but don't want to travel alone?

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Posted 18th June 2017

Enjoying the Great Get Together

Friendship in your community: The Great Get Together

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Posted 27th May 2017

Book your place at a Great Get Together near you!

Meet up with friends at the Great Get Together!

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Posted 16th May 2017

The need for friendship as a carer

Caring for my sick mother has highlighted the value of friendships

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Posted 30th April 2017

Enjoying life in retirement and making new friends

A member's view of retired life

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Posted 23rd April 2017

Charity of the month - the Jo Cox Foundation

See your new Charity of the Month page, this month supporting the Jo Cox Foundation!

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Posted 22nd March 2017

Enjoying walks, friendship and good food with hf holidays

Read my blog on my first hf holiday experience!

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Posted 8th March 2017

Welcome to women on International Women's Day!

Celebrating International Women's Day

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Posted 14th February 2017

Recommended by Yours magazine

We've been spotted...

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Posted 13th February 2017

The treat of cinema trips with friends

Fancy the cinema but no one to go with?

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Posted 12th February 2017

Friendship as a divorced woman

A friends tells of her experiences making friends after a divorce

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Posted 16th January 2017

Making friends in 2017!

Helping you to make friends in your local town!

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Posted 12th January 2017

My New Year Resolution - to develop my friendships

Building friendships in 2017!

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Posted 3rd January 2017

New Year: positive thinking

Give yourself a treat this New Year!

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Posted 28th December 2016

Getting together to make friends in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Surrey

Make new friends over coffee, lunch and trips out

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Posted 23rd December 2016

togetherfriends Christmas celebrations!

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Posted 21st December 2016

Christmas greetings from togetherfriends

Happy Christmas to you all!

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Posted 2nd December 2016

Don't be lonely this Christmas

The importance of friends and family at Christmas

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Posted 21st November 2016

Looking for travel companions?

Want to ski, or travel to a dream destination but no one to go with?

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Posted 19th November 2016

The power of the bucket list

My dreams, my bucket list...

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Posted 15th November 2016

Offering friendship to women via national BBC radio

Talking on air with the BBC about friendship

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Posted 17th October 2016

Making friends after retirement

Just retired and wanting to broaden your friendship group?

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Posted 20th September 2016

Adventures in Iceland

Looking for outdoor adventure?

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Posted 18th September 2016

Women meeting for friendship in Chester and York

Making friends over Prosecco and pasta!

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Posted 8th September 2016

Working together for women

Working in partnership to promote friendship for women as an emptynester

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Posted 6th September 2016

Ever fancied a holiday at sea?

Making friends on the water!

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Posted 22nd August 2016

The importance of making friends

The importance of making friends

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Posted 21st August 2016

Work with us?

We would love to work with you!

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Posted 25th July 2016

Making friends thoughout the UK

Meet like minded women for shared social events!

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Posted 25th July 2016

Ways to lead a positive life

How to make you feel good about yourself!

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Posted 11th July 2016

Women 'shoutout' for friends

'Shout out' for new friends!

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Posted 13th June 2016

The art of Hygge...

Give yourself a treat.. see how the Danes do it!

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Posted 22nd May 2016

Ilkley supper club goes from strength to strength

togetherfriends members enjoy meeting up over a glass of wine!

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Posted 17th May 2016

Making friends through volunteering

Have you made friends through volunteering?

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Posted 25th April 2016

Latest news from togetherfriends

Looking for new friends in your local town?

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Posted 17th April 2016

Active ways to find friends

Joining a club can be a good way to meet friends, we hear from the Yorkshire Lasses Cycling Club

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Posted 25th March 2016

Don't want to travel alone? Find a travel companion

How two women found a travel companion through togetherfriends

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Posted 16th March 2016

Ladies make new friends in Chester over coffee

Making friends in Chester over coffee and cake!

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Posted 17th February 2016

Join us for coffee in Surrey and Chester

Make new friends over coffee in Epsom and Chester!

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Posted 13th February 2016

Single and looking for holiday ideas?

Single and can't decide on a holiday? Here are some tips!

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Posted 7th February 2016

Valentine's Day - the good, the bad and the ugly!

Surviving Valentine's Day - whether single or a couple!

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Posted 1st February 2016

Making friends over coffee in Harrogate and Leeds

Coffee, cake and friendship!

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Posted 28th January 2016

Hear our interview on BBC Radio Leeds!

Listen to our feature on the Richard Stead show at BBC Radio Leeds, talking about how we help women make new friends

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Posted 23rd January 2016

See our feature in Entrepreneur and Investor mag - setting up a business post 50

See our feature in Entrepreneur and Investor magazine - my togetherfriends journey.

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Posted 11th January 2016

New togetherfriends events launching in Harrogate and Leeds

New coffee mornings in Leeds and Harrogate

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Posted 9th January 2016

Tips on making contact with your togetherfriends matches

How to contact your togetherfriends matches & make new friends

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Posted 31st December 2015

New Year, new start...

How to keep to your New Year Resolutions!

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Posted 15th December 2015

togetherfriends gets into the Christmas Spirit!

Ilkley supper club celebrate their first Christmas meal!

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Posted 3rd December 2015

What do our members like doing?

Find out more about our members and what they like doing

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Posted 1st December 2015

Fun, friends and reflection at Christmas

Christmas - a time of fun, friends and reflection

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Posted 27th November 2015

Skipton double event!

Coffee and walking in Skipton

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Posted 24th November 2015

Ladies gather in York for coffee

Ladies gathered last weekend in York for coffee, chat and friendship at the railway museum

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Posted 6th November 2015

We're in the paper in York

After featuring in the York Press newspaper we've got lots of new members joining from York and coming along to the upcoming coffee morning

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Posted 6th November 2015

New Event in Skipton

Our new event in Skipton is a walk followed by a coffee morning, but you can skip the walk if you can't get to both events

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Posted 27th October 2015

Get Inspired: Mum rows for cancer..

Mum gets support from friends in her fundraising efforts for cancer

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Posted 26th October 2015

Make new friends over coffee in York

Enjoy meeting new friends over coffee in York

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Posted 20th October 2015

Win a 3 day break with HF Holidays!

Enter our competition to win a short break holiday in the countryside

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Posted 12th October 2015

Wharfedale walking club

A new togetherfriends Wharfedale walking club strode out for the first time last Friday

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Posted 30th September 2015

See our feature in women's website, Henpicked about life as an empty nester!

See our Henpicked feature on making emptynester friends!

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Posted 23rd September 2015

What to wear? Here is some expert advice...

What to wear and what suits you? See our helpful tips!

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Posted 11th September 2015

WIN a night away in the Yorkshire Dales

WIN a night away in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in our latest competition

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Posted 10th September 2015

It's been a difficult week...

Don't go it alone when times are tough...

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Posted 3rd September 2015

Guide for the solo silver traveller

Travelling on your own can be exciting and exhilarating and is often a lifestyle choice. It can also be a daunting experience especially when life takes a new turn and you find yourself embarking upon a solo trip for the very first time.

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Posted 29th August 2015

Tips for Empty Nesters

If your child rearing days are coming to an end and you are alarmed at how you are going to fill your new spare time, here are 5 tips on how to create a new life post children at home

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Posted 25th August 2015

One happy customer...

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Posted 22nd August 2015

Finding friends in Northallerton and Thirsk

Bonding over coffee and cake!

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Posted 21st August 2015

Looking for a travel companion? Join our togetherfriends ‘shoutout’!

We can help you find travel companions!

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Posted 11th August 2015

Making friends in Northallerton

Making friends over coffee and cake! Join us in Northallerton

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Posted 28th July 2015

Making friends on a HF holiday

A personal experience of making friends on a HF holiday

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Posted 27th July 2015

Saga recommendations: where to make friends online

Saga recommends us as a site where women can make new friends

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Posted 22nd July 2015

Find a friend and pass the message on!

Do you know anyone who might want to join togetherfriends?

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Posted 3rd July 2015

Real life stories of women finding friends on togetherfriends

Hear how some of our members got on making new friends on the site

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Posted 30th June 2015

We're coming to Bath!

I’m so excited that togetherfriends members are joining us from all around the country, especially after the articles in the Daily Mail and My Weekly

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Posted 22nd June 2015

Looking out for your neighbours...

Do you know who lives next door?

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Posted 20th June 2015

Women bond over an evening meal

Women make new friends over a shared meal...

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Posted 7th June 2015

Talking friends with My Weekly mag!

After all the excitement of appearing in the Daily Express this week, we are delighted to also feature in national women's magazine, My Weekly.

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Posted 2nd June 2015

Finding friendship through food

Finding friendship through food, Meredith shares her experiences and how it lead to her new business Food at Heart

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Posted 1st June 2015

More time for friends – using my slow cooker

I love my slow cooker – by using it I free up more time to spend with friends and family.

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Posted 30th May 2015

Shout out for friends in Manchester, Clitheroe, Doncaster and more!

Friends wanted in Yorkshire and Lancashire - Leeds, Manchester, Salford, Clitheroe, Doncaster, Barnoldswick

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Posted 29th May 2015

We talk about loneliness and making friends in the Daily Express

Loneliness and isolation - a national issue!

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Posted 16th May 2015

New friends made over a shared meal

Making new friends over pasta and Prosecco!

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Posted 3rd May 2015

togetherfriends clubs take off!

togetherfriends clubs prove popular in Yorkshire!

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Posted 3rd May 2015

How to go on an almost free holiday

When my children were small, we were offered the opportunity to go to Australia for a few weeks.

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Posted 27th April 2015

Women are finding new friends all over the UK!

Women find friends all over the UK!

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Posted 21st April 2015

My favourite holiday destinations

At this time of year I start to get itchy feet and want to plan a trip away for later in the year when the weather is not as good as it is right now. Here are my, very personal, favourites

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Posted 17th April 2015

Last chance to WIN!

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Posted 12th April 2015

Walking adventures!

Walking: one of life's little pleasures!

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Posted 12th April 2015

A Mid- life adventure: walking the Dales Way

When I turned 50 my friend and I thought we’d give ourselves a treat. We decided to walk the Dales Way

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Posted 8th April 2015

Members get together for monthly social coffee morning

First monthly coffee morning set up!

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Posted 5th April 2015

Monthly newsletter from togetherfriends

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Posted 5th April 2015

Making new friends over coffee

Guest blogger and togetherfriends member, Penny Coulthard tells us of her experience of meeting other members over coffee.

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Posted 3rd April 2015

Bradford Newspaper tells our story!

See us in the Telegraph and Argus this Tuesday!

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Posted 3rd April 2015

How to have an adventure on the cheap with a family of five..

A cheap adventure with the family in Holland

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Posted 25th March 2015

Travelling as a single person

Do you like to travel alone or with friends? We look at the options.

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Posted 24th March 2015

WIN a holiday in Turkey!

WIN, WIN, WIN! Competition time!

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Posted 23rd March 2015

Launch of togetherfriends clubs

togetherfriends launch their new 'club' initiative

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Posted 23rd March 2015

5 tips on how to meet and make new friends

How should I make new friends when I move to a new area.. I asked my existing friends on facebook

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Posted 16th March 2015

Eventfriends just launched

Looking for a companion for a particular activity?

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Posted 13th March 2015

Reaching out to rural areas

Live in a rural area and feeling isolated?

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Posted 11th March 2015

Bonding with friends old and new over books at literature festivals

We explore how literature festivals are a great way to broaden your horizons and bond with friends old and new

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Posted 8th March 2015

More events on offer at togetherfriends

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Posted 7th March 2015

A Mother's Day treat..a little bit of scones and cream..

As Mother's Day approaches, many of us will be planning treats as a big thank you for all the love and care that our mothers have given us over the years. And one of the most popular treats will be the afternoon tea!

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Posted 23rd February 2015

Women and their books

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Posted 21st February 2015

togetherfriends members meet up for coffee and art...

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Posted 20th February 2015

How sharing a love of books is a great way to make new friends

A few years back a friend and I were chatting about a book we’d both read – it was one of those page-turners you can’t stop reading yet you never want to finish.

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Posted 17th February 2015

All about book clubs...

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Posted 11th February 2015

Run or glass of wine? That's the question...

I wish I had motivation. I’ve sat on my backside all winter, meaning to go out but preferring the sofa, the fire and the glass of wine. No excuse I know

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Posted 10th February 2015

Friendship- an antidote to Valentine

We’re coming up to the time of St Valentine – the God of Love. The time to celebrate love, romance and relationships.

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Posted 8th February 2015

More Yorkshire events on offer

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Posted 1st February 2015

Wintry togetherfriends walk on Ilkley Moor

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Posted 30th January 2015

Scones, jam and cream...mixed with a little friendship

Guest blogger Etta Cohen, founder of new business, sconesjamandcream.com writes about the perfect treat - afternoon tea shared with close friends. Etta formerly ran the highly successful business women's networking site, Forward Ladies'.

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Posted 29th January 2015

Coffee, walks, music, cooking...

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Posted 25th January 2015

Just bite the bullet...

I sit clutching my cappuccino awaiting the arrival of my new togetherfriends ‘friends’. It’s an odd feeling – meeting up with people you have never met before. A mix of trepidation and excitement.

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Posted 22nd January 2015

togetherfriends meet up...

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Posted 16th January 2015

radio waves...

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Posted 14th January 2015

Group socials... bringing women together

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Posted 8th January 2015

Networking at its best!

Since launching togetherfriends in September 2013, I have discovered the benefits of networking.

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Posted 7th January 2015

Of two minds? How the Romans and Roald Dahl can help you in 2015!

Oh the tug-of-war going on inside us, something we all often experience

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Posted 3rd January 2015

Happy New Year!

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Posted 3rd January 2015

There can be more to the New Year Resolution than just giving up chocolate...

It’s that time again – the time of the NEW YEAR RESOLUTION! In other words, lots of people with great intentions to give up chocolate or smoking, or to get fit.

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Posted 19th December 2014

Happy Christmas!

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Posted 12th December 2014

December - what makes it special?

December is an odd month. Everyone rushes about in a frenzy – with lists of things to do; desperately trying to fit in preparations for THE BIG EVENT whilst still carrying on with their everyday life.

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Posted 9th December 2014

Making the Video: The Process

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Posted 8th December 2014

One by one, the challenges get conquered...

I overcame another challenge yesterday – I went on the radio for the first time.

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Posted 1st December 2014

New video goes live!

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Posted 10th November 2014

Getting Together

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Posted 10th November 2014

Getting together and making friends

I had an extra special day on Saturday. I had the pleasure of seeing ten of my togetherfriends members get together for their first ‘social’.

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Posted 3rd November 2014

The power of networking

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Posted 22nd October 2014

Making friends after divorce and separation

Tips on adjusting to life after divorce and separation and how to go about making new friends

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Posted 17th October 2014

tf club events!

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Posted 13th October 2014

Tips on making friends and enjoying life as an emptynester.

Has your family suddenly diminished in size as your offspring head off to university? Are you adjusting to life without children as they leave home for pastures new?

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Posted 2nd October 2014

Competition time!

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Posted 29th September 2014

Changing times.. the emptynester

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Posted 27th September 2014

Family Dynamics...

My boy has gone…I don’t know how I feel

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Posted 8th September 2014

Kids off to university?

Are you one of those parents who has just waved goodbye to their precious offspring as they go off to university for the first time? Are you feeling sad, bereft and confused?

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Posted 6th September 2014

September - a new beginning...

September a month for new beginnings and resolutions

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Posted 1st September 2014

It's our birthday - one year old today!

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Posted 1st September 2014

One year on...

It’s been one whole year since I took the plunge and launched my new friendship website.

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Posted 7th August 2014

Views from a book club member...

One members experience of setting up a book club

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Posted 4th August 2014

Working in partnership with top moving experts

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Posted 23rd July 2014

Making new friends...an art in itself!

Some tips and ideas on how to strike up a new friendship

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Posted 10th July 2014

Do you have a love of books?

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Posted 23rd June 2014

Setting up a business post 50...

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Posted 11th June 2014

Life as an Emptynester

Guest blogger Sue describes the experience of emptynesting, approaching 50 and feeling rather at a crossroads.

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Posted 10th June 2014

What do you do when the children leave home?

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Posted 30th May 2014

We're big news in Hull area!

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Posted 30th May 2014

How 5x50 changed my life..

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Posted 24th May 2014

Over 50 and looking for advice on relationships?

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Posted 23rd May 2014

Mature Times promotes our website with the over 50's

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Posted 19th May 2014

Biking mania...

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Posted 14th May 2014

Latest interview with online community website

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Posted 10th May 2014

My Happy Place

Helen shares her happy place

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Posted 6th May 2014

Time to get fit and time for ME!

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Posted 2nd May 2014

Come and join us!

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Posted 2nd May 2014

The value of friendship

There is something extra special about friends

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Posted 4th April 2014

It's been a busy week...

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Posted 28th March 2014

Time to get fit and raise money for a good cause!

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Posted 15th March 2014

Friendship through the ages...

How friendships change over time

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Posted 14th March 2014

We're spreading our wings!

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Posted 5th March 2014

Kids all grown up and leaving home?

It’s a strange feeling, when your children leave home

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Posted 17th February 2014

A mother and student viewpoint on leaving home...

Our guest blogger is university student, Mary-Kate Reynolds, who gives us an interesting insight into making friends as a student, as well as the mother's perspective on a child leaving home...

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Posted 5th February 2014

Ladies join to extend their social circle

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Posted 2nd January 2014

Happy New Year! Hope you’ve all had a very festive few weeks and are feeling all set for 2014!

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Posted 2nd January 2014

The Struggle with New Year Resolutions

have to admit it, I’m not good at New Year resolutions

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Posted 5th December 2013

Christmas is coming, and ladies are joining togetherfriends!

Christmas is coming, and ladies are joining togetherfriends!

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Posted 19th November 2013

We're in the news!

Togetherfriends have been in the news this week..

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Posted 19th November 2013

The 10 rules of friendship?

What do you think about the 10 rules of friendship? We take a closer look.

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Posted 1st November 2013

First 100 followers!

Yes, we’ve got there…our first 100 followers on twitter!

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Posted 1st November 2013

How well do we know our neighbours?

This week the Guardian asks the question, do we know our neighbours?

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Posted 16th October 2013

It’s now mid October, so where have we got to?

Well, it’s all been really good news…women are starting to recognise the benefits of togetherfriends and are joining for all sorts of reasons.

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Posted 16th October 2013

Why we need friends…

We discuss how friends are linked to our mental health

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Posted 30th September 2013

One month on...

4 weeks in, and how are we doing?... Well, firstly a big thank you to all those who have given us such great feedback so far.

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Posted 1st September 2013

Site goes live

togetherfriends is the brainwave of Helen King, a mother of three who lives near the Yorkshire Dales.

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