Have a look through the local meet up boards for day trips etc too. I'm from the Midlands (Coventry) and there is another lady called Georgie who I have met up with recently who is from Nottingham.
I was due to meet her in Nottingham next weekend but now have plans with my family so we have agreed to re-arrange a meeting in a few weeks time (no time/date/location set yet) so we can let you know and you can come along if you would like to.
In the meantime, get stuck into the forum and post some comments, advice, opinions, banter. You will meet some
crazy lovely people on here x