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I don't mean to put cultural art down, but that is all we have in Ireland.  Just once I would like to visit something fun in my home country, but I doubt it will happen.  Unless there is someone out there than knows something I don't. :eh2
#61 - January 23, 2010, 05:32 AM

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I'm not British, yet, but I live in the UK. For anyone who's nearby, I'm near Basingstoke in Hampshire.
#62 - March 25, 2010, 07:34 AM

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Another Brit here - I'm up in the North-east, Newcastle way.
#63 - March 31, 2010, 07:12 AM

Hey Scribble,
Have you ever been down Bradford way?  My family live in Bradford and I went to school there.
#64 - March 31, 2010, 11:52 AM

Hope no-one is affected by the predicament re: volcanic cloud in Iceland. I am thinking of you all as I watch the scenes on television.
#65 - April 15, 2010, 03:49 AM

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I think I may be stranded in London until the ash clears. I love London and I've had the most wonderful time here,  but I want to know I can leave. Anyone else in this situation?
#66 - April 16, 2010, 03:47 PM

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Hi

Only just joined the forum and I live in Basingstoke in Hampshire - Terrie - whereabouts are you?
#67 - August 07, 2010, 09:35 AM

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I'm a Brit by birth, family living in Hampshire, Berkshire and Sussex and visit at least once a year.
As a number of my books have British settings, I am interested in exploring the markets for children's books there.
I now live in Western Canada (Vancouver).
I'm visiting Winchester mid-Sept - early Oct. and would love the chance to meet up with a Brit children's writer or two if any are close at hand and getting together.
Contact me at loispeterson@hotmail.com.
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#68 - August 11, 2010, 06:42 AM

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Brit here -- Cambridge area.
#69 - November 03, 2010, 02:26 PM

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The SCBWI BI conference is coming up this month:

http://britishscbwi.org/conference2010/index.htm
#70 - November 03, 2010, 05:02 PM
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Yes! 10 years of SCBWI in the British Isles! I can't wait for the conference! (Can you tell?!)

Are you going, Angela? Or any other Blueboarders?

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#71 - November 04, 2010, 09:23 AM
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I wanted to go to the BI conference...but I can't make it (unexpected visitors) but I am going to the conference in early december in Paris ...excited!
#72 - November 07, 2010, 06:19 AM
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Hi,

Just thought I'd introduce myself since I'm new here. I'm English and live in the South East.
#73 - November 24, 2010, 02:44 AM
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Hey Scribble,
Have you ever been down Bradford way?  My family live in Bradford and I went to school there.

So, so sorry I didn't reply to you Thunderingelephants  :embarrassed2

The answer is, no. I've never been to Bradford.

You wait nearly a year, and then the fool (me) just says no!   :paperbag

#74 - February 04, 2011, 09:24 AM

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Hello friends!  Are any Brits still here or am I all alone with my tea and scones and allegedly-superfluous 'u's? 
#75 - November 13, 2012, 04:46 AM

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Me! Although I am living in Chile right now and was in the US for four years before that and have also been awarded honorary Canadian status by my fellow BBers (based on just loving the place so much).

I am about to put the kettle on for a cuppa.
#76 - November 13, 2012, 05:30 AM

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Chile?  How exciting!  I just took a look at your website and am very envious of your jet-setting life.  Would it be too personal for me to ask which little tropical island you lived on?
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Chile?  How exciting!  I just took a look at your website and am very envious of your jet-setting life.  Would it be too personal for me to ask which little tropical island you lived on?

No, not at all. It was Koh Tao in Thailand. It's changed a lot since I was there, though. There used to be only electricity from generators and there was no internet access... now there are cash machines, hotels with pools and all sorts. It's still a beautiful island, but very different.

And don't be too envious. If I have to pack all my stuff up one more time or go through the admin of moving to another country again I might go insane. I love the arriving, the exploring and discovery, but the paperwork, the getting a new phone/electricity/visa/schools/doctor, all that stuff. Ugh.

Also... they don't sell Marmite here!
#78 - November 13, 2012, 06:37 AM

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Thailand!  How lovely.  I very almost ended up in Thailand for a few months earlier this year.  (And then didn't because I knew, KNEW that if I went anywhere with a high population of stray animals, I'd end up bringing something furry home with me, so I thought I'd better stay in the EU!  And so I went to Greece and came home with three dogs!  Oops.) 

I'm sure that the jet-setting lifestyle isn't quite as glamorous as I'm envisioning, but at the moment I think I'd swap you marmite for a couple of years exploring Chile!  It's COLD here!
#79 - November 16, 2012, 06:08 AM

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Yes! New Brit here! Although I have dual nationality (also Irish). I'm from Belfast but I've lived in England since uni. I will be here until the summer (Bristol) and then I move to the US for 3 years and after that, back to Northern Ireland I think. :D
#80 - December 03, 2012, 01:45 PM

You could join us leprechauns. We're quite rare.
#81 - December 03, 2012, 03:19 PM

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Yep, don't mind being a leprechaun as well. I've always wanted to make shoes, ;)
#82 - December 06, 2012, 12:30 PM

Well I must admit I'm not mad on the term "leprechaun" but that's more to do with reduced height capacity. There are very few members of our little society so the more we have, the more we enjoy.
#83 - December 06, 2012, 05:08 PM

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Whereabouts in Ireland are you by the way, thunderingelephants?
#84 - December 07, 2012, 06:02 AM

Whereabouts in Ireland are you by the way, thunderingelephants?
Cork.  Way, way down south.  In the true sense of the word, for a change.
When I lived in England, most failed to recognise the East and West of Ireland which didn't fit well with my Irish family. My father's side of the family are from Clare and Galway and I lived in Dublin. So apart from your area of the island, I think you can say I pretty much have relatives all over the place.
#85 - December 07, 2012, 09:41 AM

QUESTION: What would a 11yr old say when someone asked them where they're from (they are Brit, from Cheshire) - would they say Britain, the UK or England?
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England. In fact, a lot of English people think that Britain IS England and the UK is England too. They forget that Scotland and Wales aren't England!

But I'd bet your character would say England.
#87 - July 16, 2013, 11:40 AM

England. In fact, a lot of English people think that Britain IS England and the UK is England too. They forget that Scotland and Wales aren't England!

But I'd bet your character would say England.

Thank you  :thankyou That's what everyone said when I lived there but that was nearly three decades ago.
#88 - July 16, 2013, 06:07 PM
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hello! I'm Kathy Evans, South East co-ordianotr for SCBWI British Isles( and finance co-ord but that's a whoel different cheque book). I'm just getting to grips with Blue Boards so hopefully there'll be some kind of group fro SOuth East peeps to chat on very soon!
#89 - October 02, 2014, 05:16 AM

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Hi Kathy, I'm in Brighton, where are you? And what age group do you write for? There's actually a meet-up in Brighton next week...
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