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Where's everybody from? And what do you do for work?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dancoates90, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    "Growing up is compulsory; growing old is optional" :D
     
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  2. IZ THE LEG END

    IZ THE LEG END LADA · Well-Known Member

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    My names Izzy, I live in Hull. I'm an Electrical Engineer on the rigs, I work internationally at very short notice so I sympathise with how you feel about managing your diabetes and hypos on the road.
     
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    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Howdy Neighbour! I'm another midlander, just around the corner in Rowley Regis.
     
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  4. luceeloo

    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm from Rowley Regis, and I spec up and purchase bearings and bearing related engineering products for a living. Exciting or what???
     
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  5. Welshman1952

    Welshman1952 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I live in Stafford, UK, and a couple of months ago I opted for early retirement. When I was working, my job was to write bids and fundraise for charities. Nowadays, I am a lot happier taking lots of photographs and birdwatching.
     
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    Fay44 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi my name is Fay Fitzgerald. I am from Co. Clare,Ireland. I work in a Finance Company.
     
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  7. Magisham

    Magisham Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Retired primary school teacher, Welsh and proud of it, but have lived in London for years.
     
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  8. Magisham

    Magisham Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Isn't retirement wonderful! I love it. And I'm a Welsh woman!
     
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  9. Welshman1952

    Welshman1952 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely! I confess I really miss Wales, but I try to return as much as possible. We are moving to Weston-Super-Mare in the late summer, so I'll be able to get back to Swansea quite easily ... and maybe see the occasional international on home territory ☺
     
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    Swansea market had a great thai place there..
     
  11. IZ THE LEG END

    IZ THE LEG END LADA · Well-Known Member

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    My sister lives in dunvant... That market is awesome... Always have to have a diabetics day off in there with the welsh cakes and salted butter!!!
     
  12. KayeStevenson

    KayeStevenson Reactive hypoglycemia · Well-Known Member

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    I'm Kaye. Born Edinburgh. Lived in Italy, France and now very happily settled in Perth, Scotland. I work at the University of Dundee - Head of Department - love the daily train commute, it's a beautiful part of the country.
     
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    Hiya to you too. I'm not too familiar with Rowley, know the name not too sure if I could get myself there lol. I've lived in Dudley since 2004 and still finding my way around hee hee
     
  14. Magisham

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    The English part of my family (my maternal grandmother) are all from Weston-Super-Mare so I have been there many times. That was fun when I was a child because there was no Severn Bridge so it took hours to get there and I used to get really car sick!!!!! Usually threw up somewhere around Gloucester!!!!!
     
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  15. Welshman1952

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    I spent most of my working with substance misusers and W-S-M became a sort of Mecca for treatment centres so I spent many happy years working there. The place has changed a lot over the years and seems to be increasingly developing new housing estates. They've cleared up the seafront a lot now and the new pier has spruced up the beach too.

    Because I love photography, nature and birdwatching, I like a lot of the countryside outside the town too. Chew Valley lake is just a skip away and it's not too far to Exmoor either. Getting excited just at the idea of the move now ☺
     
  16. Magisham

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    I can just about see Weston Super Mare pier (on a very clear day!) from my bedroom window when I stay at my mum's just across the water. Sure you'll have a great time living there.
     
  17. debrasue

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    Ah, we have lots of names for it in the UK! ;) xx
     
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  18. debrasue

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    Hi, I'm Debra.
    I was born in Bristol, moved to London in my 'youf', lived in Surrey and Kent, then moved back to the West Country and had 2 gorgeous kids. They in turn have now got 3 gorgeous kids of their own that I totally dote on. :)
    I'm a writer, mainly children's books but some other stuff as well, and I now live contentedly in darkest Gloucestershire.
     
  19. groovydaz45

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    I'm from Stoke-on-Trent but have lived in Hull for 15 years. I work in an office as an administrator which really is as boring as it sounds. In my spare time I write and edit a story website called Near to the Knuckle.
     
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  20. NurseDee

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    Aw be gentle please @Galja
     
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