Scotland/Northern England?

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  1. Seraphine

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    Hi all!

    I was wondering - how many folks on this board are from Scotland or Northern England?

    I was moaning about having to miss the March meetup in Birmingham, but maybe we should have a "northern" version? I can name at least 4 of us I know up here... anyone else?

    Would any of the northern people be up to a meeting?
     
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    Too many bloody Jocks on this forum. ;)
     
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    No, not nearly enough. I lived in England for years, and was baffled at how many people I met who'd never been north of Watford...


    Are you scared we'll throw haggis at you?

    (Damn shame it's got so many carbs in it... yummy!!)
     
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    LO sera, my Family are Northern in origin, but I have never lived there. I used to spend some summers at my Gran's in St Helens when I was a lad though.
     
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    It would be nice if you could get a meet up your way though. :)
     
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    Im from northern england and marty and steve from scotland but we going to birmingham.
    Sorry i wont be able to afford two! ;)
     
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    If it were just me, I'd go to Birmingham but trying to get someone to watch my kids is pretty tricky (my husband works away most of the time).

    But I saw another Scotland member on the board today, and I know Flutter is in Aberdeen (I think?), and Julz and I hope to meet up soon... just thought we could plan something up here. Certainly don't want to take anything from the Brum event though!
     
  9. Kat1e

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    Well I am a committed southerner. I may have lived & worked around the world, but in the UK I consider everything north of watford "north" including brum! :D
     
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    I'm from up north, not far from Newcastle, seems to be a shortage of us up here!
     
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    Is Brum not up North then? Sure seems pretty north to me! ;)
     
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    In Scotland - But definately NOT scottish :p
     
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    Well, I'm not entirely Scottish either... I'm Canadian, but have been here for 12 years.

    Would you be up for a gathering at some point?
     
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    Howdy,

    I'm from FJ's neck of the woods - Tyne and Wear. I guess not far from LVLLT too! :hug99:

    Yeah I also noticed that alot of you guys are from Scotland at the mo too! Is Atkins popular up there generally? I think its declined in popularity in England compared to a few years back. We're the future of Atkins! :D
     
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    I haven't found too many people up here (I mean, other than on this board) who've been on Atkins. Most people still look at me like I've got two heads when I admit to not eating bread and potatoes. Plus I think most Scots have an unbelieveable sweet tooth... the amount of sugar my inlaws can put down is amazing! The idea of a low carb diet goes against everything they know.

    In 2003, I went to lunch with an amazing group of low-carbing people in London. There was about 25 of us, and some had travelled a fair distance to be there. It was a fantastic day out and I wish I'd kept up with more people from then.

    It was from the Atkins Diet & Low Carbohydrate Support board (they had a UK section) - still a good board, I believe (amazing resources in their "media" section) but I really like it here so I haven't been there in a while. I was low-carbing when Atkins died, and had so many people saying horrible things about how the diet killed him and how deceitful he was. All lies, of course.

    I just checked and the UK section is very quiet, but there's some amazing recipes over there. Worth a look if you are stuck for ideas!
     
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    I am a northerner through and through and I am going to Brum too :D
     
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    I was based briefly with a Scots Regiment on a course once Sera, all they seemed to eat was 'tatties and mince, and that was just for breakfast.
     
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    I've never quite understood the appeal of tatties and mince... it's kind of boring. I like tattie scones though, and square sausage. And steak pie with haggis on the side is glorious.

    Still, I guess I can't talk because I'm Canadian, and would eat cold pizza for breakfast in a heartbeat :)
     
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    LOL, so how did a canuck end up in Scotland then Sera. :)

    we are quite a cosmopolitan board, Susie is a Kiwi.
     
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    First time I heard a Kiwi called cosmopolitan lol - thx Jimbo :D
     
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    And dont forget tablet. Oh how I love tablet.

    Im not strictly from this board at the minute but would definitely be up for a meet up at some point. Any excuse for night out is always good for me.
     
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