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Where are you from?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by thewestiesmum, Jan 23, 2022.

  1. thewestiesmum

    thewestiesmum Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a thread titled 'Where you from? started by @Emma23. The thread was done 7 years ago so if it's ok I thought I would start a new thread because people might have moved on etc.

    My name's Gillian but call me Gill. I'm from North Yorkshire. I'm originally from Cheshire then moved in 1987 when I got married then moved to Altrincham then to Warrington then North Yorkshire.
    Same as Emma's thread "I just thought it would be a nice way to get people chatting, never know there maybe peeps in you're area! Xxx"
     
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  2. Erin

    Erin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Montreal: The Great White North and it's so chilly here today, one of our pipes has frozen.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Born and raised in Amsterdam, but I've been living happily in the countryside in Friesland for the past 9 years.
    I share my house and garden with dogs, cats, lots of guinea pigs, bunnies, chickens and my neighbour's turkeys. :)

    (Picture of my house last summer :))

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    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I’m originally from Brereton near Rugeley in Staffordshire. Now living near Cheltenham following a number of various moves around the country.

    I don’t know if I ever truly feel like I come from anywhere as such, but guess I’ve lived around here the longest in my adult life so as good as anywhere :)
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Born in Liverpool raised mostly in Plymouth Devon then moved about a bit while in the RAF ended up back in Plymouth for several years thence to Wigan now in Sutton-In-Ashfield Nottinghamshire
    Non of us that is myself and Judith or my son,daughter or grandson were born in the same place bit of a nomadic lifestyle really.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Born in Worcester, raised in Bath.
    College for 3 years in Epsom.
    Married a Suffolk girl from London. Settled in Wiltshire.
     
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    wolfie11969 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Born in Birmingham and lived there 30 years
    Moved to Swansea, Wales for 5 years
    Missed the Midlands and have lived in Dudley in the Black Country since 2004
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Wirral, all my life!
    Born on the banks of the Mersey.
    Our house, our school overlooked the river and the three graces!
    Could see the famous ferry all day! Best way to travel to scouseland, even on really cold days!
     
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    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have lived where the work is, I was born in hospital, not on the banks of a creek. :p

    I have lived in the Wide Bay area of Central Queensland for the last twenty years, so this, I suppose is home.
     
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    Ragmar Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Winnipeg Manitoba Canada! Home of Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega (im a wrestling fan)
     
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    Hi. Born in Cippenham Bucks; moved to Windsor; moved to Datchet just outside Windsor; moved to Boston, Lincs; moved to just outside Leeuwarden in Friesland; moved to Heemstede near Haarlem then to Amersfoort; back to Boston for 60 years and now just outside Sleaford Lincs.
     
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    Smiler99 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Born County Durham moved a lot lived various places from Cairngorms (which I loved ) to Jedburgh loads in between
     
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    I’m from Harlem, USA. I was born and raised here and never moved outside of my town (NYC). I love to travel though! I have visited England (London) before & loved it. I have controlled diabetes and I feel that I can learn more by joining diabetes.co.uk.
     
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    Sunny Queensland, Australia here. Travelled the globe and my own backyard but nothing beats your home town. :)
     
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    I was born in the USA but currently living in the UK. I decided to move because of many reasons, the main is work. Then I met a soulmate and stayed in London. In my view, UK is a great country for living and it's not that easy to move here so I can recommend a great online resource that helps people to pass citizenship test on their first try https://www.practicelifeintheuktests.co.uk
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Why?
    Could only be marriage or work?
     
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    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am from Hiroshima, Japan originally :)
     
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    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    I was born in Cumberland (Cumbria) have lived Cumberland, Yorkshire and now back in Cumberland
     
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    I'm from Smolensk. It's a town close to Mosсow. I traveled only to my country, Ukraine (my relatives live there) and Belarus. If I survive this war and Iron Curtain don't descends I see the world
     
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