I found Prosecco!
When we arrived in Tauranga, I joined Meetup, and have joined a few of the groups on there, although I haven’t been terribly active on there yet. Tonight I went to my first meeting with an all women group.
Oh my. You know that feeling you get when you meet some people and you just get that happy glow? That “these are my tribe” kind of feeling? Well I had that tonight. The food was fabulous, the wine was good (although most people were driving, so I only had one, so as not to look like a desperate alcoholic – some things should be a surprise), and the company was excellent. I may have been slightly giddy at the prospect of socialising with new people, being out after dark, being childfree… but they didn’t seem to mind.
Unfortunately, they’re not meeting in December, due to general pre-Christmas busyness, so I’m going to have to wait until January to get my next fix of these awesome people.