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#1 Old 02-07-2008, 11:47 PM
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All the states seem to have one, so ... okay, I know we're a pretty small group, and most of us have a general idea of where each other are. But this might be helpful to newbies with questions/who want to meet up with locals, and it'll hopefully help build the case for our next meetup being UP NORTH. It's also just nice to help us remember who's who.





So, post here to let us know you're a UKer, post your first name/a nickname/what you want to be known as (if it's not your username), post an intro if you so desire, and if you're feeling brave, post your general location Um ... unless somebody has a problem with this, I might also keep track of people/locations in the OP?





England





Bedfordshire





Berkshire



Aardvarkboy



Seppie � Sophie



ben_uk � Ben



vegannn � Lucy



British Summer � Emily



eizzI - Izzie





Bristol (City of)



Brainwrongs � Andy



Black_cloud - Laura





Buckinghamshire



Artificial 87 � Vickie



Shmi Skywalker



ClaireJosephine � Claire-Josephine



Clueless Git - Trevor



happyhippyv - Lesley





Cambridgeshire





Cheshire



Hibiki





Cornwall



Meat.Is.Murder � Emma



Fiz



frame69 - Andy





Cumbria



dirtywings





Derbyshire



meganmog � Megan



Woodsmoke - Breandan



derwenna - Charley





Devon



theatregirl � Janey



scooby1988 � Sam



Violet_cremes � April



SlobberChops � Ming-Wai



sarahpink - Sarah



lucy89 - Lucy





Dorset



thunderwolf � Ben



Sam Dude - Sam





Durham





East Sussex



SubjectSe7en � Laurie





Essex



Natural Jan � Janay



suzysues � Sue



tintin



Duffman � Luke



arcoftime � Leigh



GinaM - Gina





Gloucestershire



holnrew - Russell





Hampshire



AeryFairy - Aery





Herefordshire



Punk_in_Drublic � Ellen



emiliejane � Emilie





Hertfordshire



Spidergrrl � Heather



FatFreddy'sCat



Kittenfeet



MaryToulouse - Mary





Isle of Wight





Kent



Saz � Saz



Poppyuk � Angie



yogadot



vegiecookie - Sam





Lancashire



dublin dave



xXVegegamerXx



JenZeb - Jenni



AstarteManeo





Leicestershire



KellyandHoney � Kelly



kolo



GoGoGoddess





Lincolnshire



Hekaterine � Karen



monsterbeans - Holly



Rat Race - Richard





London (Greater and City Of)



kat � Kathy



Schoska � George



Pirate Ferret � Liz



plainsong � Ben



Tablaqueen � Rhiannon



Earthling � Gemma



Black Heart



felltir � Alex



PETA Matt � Matt



quetschn � Jana



apachama � Jo



Tiny � Clara



nontoxicglue



talldan - Dan



Stenno



nina_goesveg - Nina



Crystal Skye



LeDragon - Gaz





Manchester (Greater)



AutomaticMan � Jordan



Loulelou � Cecily



Andromache � Hannah



Wolfchild - Tim



AeryFairy - Aery





Merseyside



heinous � Maggie





Middlesex





Norfolk



Vheogl � Holly



cinders7



Tanzy - Tanzy





Northamptonshire



1815alan - Alan





Northumberland





Nottinghamshire



Bamdaph - Sal





Oxfordshire



IamJen � Jen



Indian Summer � Karl



Louise Rebecca � Louise



Falacarius � Mark



Argonaut



Littleangel � Hannah



beanstew





Rutland





Shropshire



kisstheapple





Somerset



Mattthr



boho_girl - Fliss



Mollfie





Staffordshire



Snowpoch - Daniel



kisstheapple





Suffolk



kracaus

DingsInsainity - Emma





Surrey



VedicVeggie � Dev





Sussex



nathmeister � Nath



Jaz � Jaz



Hotchilidog � Andy



vegan23





Tyne & Wear



isowish � Kate



llamapower � Erica



*Star*Lass* - Carly



Jon_Veggie � Jon



Fona � Fiona



singing hinnie � Lorna



becca199212 � Becca



Yibbet - Abi





Warwickshire



Bhindi - Claire





West Midlands



IntheFlesh? � Cat



*Holly* - Holly



richb � Richard



Duke Nukem � Jon



Im a vegatable!



allan � Allan



goldman_dancing - Ray



mel_lem - Mel





Wiltshire



Identity_thief � Laura



Ruby Rose - Ruby



Poisonous - Jo





Worcestershire





Yorkshire (East Riding of)



Teddy-my-cutie � Faye



Alex =) � Alex



bronski � Bron





Yorkshire (North)



Kayleigh=) � Kayleigh





Yorkshire (South)



mc55



Phlox - Katie





Yorkshire (West)



elsabea � Elsa



Davewam � Dave



clairelou - Clairelou



poshbird - Vicky





County not known



TreeManEarthSteward



faye129 � Faye



vandabird



muchluv � Matt



kisstheapple - Sarah







Scotland





Aberdeen



The Lurker





Angus



Moo55





Dundee



Miso Jace - April





Edinburgh



tangerine



Delano - Alan



glassbubblegum





Fife



thalestral





Glasgow



Rinkadinkpinky



dandy - Dannie



destroythenight - Gillian





Scottish Borders



berrymoss







Wales





Caerphilly (Caerffili)



Gwnio - Sara





Gwynedd



Idhreneth - Annie





County not known



Badger_Lady



MrFalafel



Porffor



k8ee







Northern Ireland





County Antrim



daveshorty - Dave





County Armagh



Raindance � Jenny





County not known



Freedom_Spark � Sarah
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#2 Old 02-07-2008, 11:49 PM
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me - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (ish). I'm 19, been vegan for a year and a half, veggie before that, I'm pretty much a regular at VB now I reckon, but it snuck up on me and I still consider myself a newbie I like coffee, Firefly, computers, kitties, pasta, shoes, beer, my car, my girlfriend, onions. I enjoy some quality banter. And I say 'buggery' a lot Call me 'Kate'. I answer to 'isowish' as well, it just sounds weird
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Ooh good idea



My name's Ellen, i'm 20 and live in Herefordshire. I was brought up veggie and went vegan sometime last year, my memory is bad but think it was around June/July time! I like horses, cats, listening to music, playing guitar and drawing.
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oh holy **** I don't know my own age! *edits*
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Hey, I'm Erica, I'm 19! I'm also from Newcastle-upon-Tyne but I live in Sheffield for uni at the moment. I like circussy stuff, graphic novels, kids' books, anarchism, feminist issues, activism on a wide range of injustices including animal and human rights, environmental issues, and I also like food, free food and free things and want to learn guitar properly, I like art and wanna draw more, love animals and nature and I'm studying Ecology right now (first year).



I've been vegan 11 months now partly due to finding the lovely people on this board, I know lots more vegans now but it was a great starting point! and definitely not planning to give it up. ever.
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Good idea, isowish! I always forget where people are, because it got buried in the old "UK Thread".



My name is Esmerelda (just kidding). I'm Jen. I'm not quite sure what part of the country to say I'm in, as every map/drop-down menu seems to say something different. So, whether it be the East Midlands or West Midlands or the Southeast, I'm in Oxfordshire. I'm fortunate to live here with a very kind, handsome vegan fellow, but I'll let him tell about his own self. I'm ever so much older than 20, but I'm not in the rocking chair just yet. I've been vegan for a little over 3 years, I think. It was pretty gradual, with lots of diversions involving cheese pizza, so I'm not sure of the actual date.



Yay for VB!

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
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Hiya, I'm Saz! I'm 20 years old, female and I've been vegan for about two years now, maybe a little more than that. I'm at university right now in Kent in my final year. I like reading, music and I'm hoping to learn to skydive in the next few months!



I don't know ANY other vegetarians or vegans.
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Good idea, I'm Kathy. I'm from up norff, but I Live in London. I'm 27. I've been veggie for about 15 years and I love it, I'm kinda almost vegan at the moment.
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yay a mod stickied my thread. pretty swish
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I'm way up in Fife, Scotland I'm 24 and live with my long term boyfriend and our herd of guinea pigs. I've been vegan for um, *counts*, about 4 months I think and vegetarian for about a year before that. I'm into animals, baking, reading, crafty things, AR, guinea pigs! and my beloved DS.



My bloke is also vegetarian
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hey, thalestral, I never knew you were a UKer too
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I'm Carly, 25, also from Newcastle. I've been veggie for almost four years, and for the last few months i've been a pesky pescatarian! I like animals (birds in particular), reading, 80's music, crisp sandwiches, and my boyfriend (who i've lived with for nearly 6 months).
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I'm Jordan, live near Manchester, wrote my original intro not so long ago so check that out.
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Hello, I'm Karl. I live with Jen. Been vegan for 3 years or so now. Lacto-vegetarian before that for many years.



Not from around these parts, and English is not my native language. I'm a computer programmer. Love good food and walks in the forest or hills or mountains.



I'm also a VB addict and a regular.

I no longer post here after VB was sold in 2012. (See my profile page for details.)
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I'm George...although some people in RL call me Schoska. I'm 25, and I live in Sunny South London. I've been veggie for 13 years now.

Ummm... I like metal, gigs, tattoos, animals, beer, pretending I can play bass, reading, and my b.f (hmm good thing I like him - would make life a little odd otherwise) - although I don't live with him.

I reside with two cats...I teach.. and I think that's about it..!
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Hi!



I'm Jon and live just a few minutes away from Kate! Yes, I'm a Geordie too



I'm 27 and just finishing off a Masters degree. My hobbies include music, playing guitar, good food, cooking, walking in the countryside, going for a beer, film and reading. I also try to keep fit, although sometimes slack off.



I have been vegan for exactly 5 years, prior to that I was veggie since 1997.



I'm terminally single although hope to find a special vegan lady to settle down with one day.
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I'm Holly. I'm 22 (old!), I tend to lurk around these parts more than I post, but despite that I am far from quiet and tend to ramble a lot. I've been vegan for 5 years this year, long time. I live in the middle of nowhere in Norfolk. I spend most of my time working, being geeky or doing random semi extreme things. I am obsessed with music and neighbors oh and macs. I also love to travel and am a big kid.



Kate you like firefly?! A brit who likes firefly? I'm shocked there's not many of us around. I love firefly!
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Hey everyone!

My name's Janay, I'm 18 and live in Essex.

I've been a lacto-ovo-vegetarian for nearly three years and my interests include herbalism, birdwatching, animals and wildlife, being outdoors, art, photography (although I'm no expert, I just enjoy taking the odd picture!), and reading.

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hello! I'm Heather but you can call me Spidergrrl. I am a transplanted American who has lived in the Uk for 4 years. I am from Hertfordshire--just 35 minutes north of London. I live with my husband the Amazing Spiderman and have been married for 15 glorious years. I am 38 but look like I am 12. I am a plain dressing Quaker complete with apron and bonnet. I am an avid reader,love to study spiders and their habits, love to cook amazing vegan food and my new obsession is creating stop motion animation films with my digital blue camera. I am currently working on a Rock opera version of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. I love to sew and do all the costumes, props, set design and drama/choreography for the plays at the little junior school where I teach(I knew that 5 years in drama school would pay off!) and lastly, i am newly converted RENTHEAD. Thanks Jen and Karl!

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Kate you like firefly?! A brit who likes firefly? I'm shocked there's not many of us around. I love firefly!



I actually know quite a few but many of them were 'converts' of mine Although - my dad heard someone in Morrisons humming the theme tune!



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This is off topic but Spidergrrl - I have a book called Spiders of the World which I bought for 10p from the library, would you like it if we ever meet up? Or do you have it? I'll look at it first because I wanna get to know spiders better and be less nervous of them and because I do ecology - I watched one spinning a web recently outside my bf's window and there's a little ball of eggs gonna hatch. Can't remember who the book's by though!
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Hi, I'm Fiona/Fi. From Newcastle but I'm studying developmental biology at Manchester University. I've been l/o vegetarian since about 2005 (I think) and have a loverly vegan girlfriend who started this thread.

I like cooking...well baking, computer games, my guitar, the Sims and my computerz.

Oh and camping in mine tents!
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Hi, I'm Fiona/Fi. From Newcastle but I'm studying developmental biology at Manchester University. I've been l/o vegetarian since about 2005 (I think) and have a loverly vegan girlfriend who started this thread.

I like cooking...well baking, computer games, my guitar, the Sims and my computerz.

Oh and camping in mine tents!



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mine tents? :confused








Noooo the tents that belong to meeeeee.



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This is off topic but Spidergrrl - I have a book called Spiders of the World which I bought for 10p from the library, would you like it if we ever meet up? Or do you have it? I'll look at it first because I wanna get to know spiders better and be less nervous of them and because I do ecology - I watched one spinning a web recently outside my bf's window and there's a little ball of eggs gonna hatch. Can't remember who the book's by though!



Yes please! i am always up for a new book for my collection. Right now I am concentrating on british spiders and so i can identify and catalogue local species (i am a spider spotter like some people are train spotters /geek/) but many spiders in other parts of the world are really lovely.



Thanks! BTW, when are we having another meetup? Anyone????

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Hi im Liz and I am a mighty pirate!

Im 21 and live in Bristol in term times - I study psychology at the University of the West of England.

In holidays I live in greater south west london. bout 45mins train from central.



Ive been vegan since November/December 2006 (yet never mentioned transitioning on vb in case i failed hahah) and vegetarian since im not sure... when i started college whenever that was haha. 2002?



I dunno what else to sayyyyyy!
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didn't know you did biology fiona! woo! hope it's going well.



gastrulation and neurulation are your friends, woo woo
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things to say to confuse people:



once you were a blastula!



you were originally female in the womb you know (to a guy obv).



off topic sorry!
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glad you'll appreciate the book heather! i think spider spotting is much more useful than train spotting btw, but then i am gonna be an ecologist hopefully!
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I'm Louise, 19 years old, from Oxfordshire! I'm currently studying a foundation diploma in art and design at my local college. I've just been offered a place at De Montfort Uni to study Fashion Retail Buying, so I'll be moving away in September eek.
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