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#61 of 128 Old 08-19-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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We're in Abingdon just south of Oxford. I see a few crunchy folks around here breastfeeding on the bench under the tree by Woolworths or with mei tais and wraps and wonder if maybe they are on MDC too!
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We're in Abingdon just south of Oxford. I see a few crunchy folks around here breastfeeding on the bench under the tree by Woolworths or with mei tais and wraps and wonder if maybe they are on MDC too!
They might be on MDC, but I bet at least one of them comes to LLL and SlingMeet in Oxford!

I'd be keen to meet some other MDC mums/moms in the area. If people are interested, I can try to organize something or other in Oxford in a few weeks. Or we've never been to Cambridge and are always talking about how we mean to go...

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You're probably right! I went to a small sling meet in Abingdon about 18 months ago but I haven't been to any of the Oxford ones as we are sort of out of slings now and going round in different circles like school and home ed which makes the time of some things difficult.

We are in Oxford once a week with other home edders at SOAP on Whitehouse Road if you ever want to come and talk to anyone about home edding
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A meet up would be fab!

(But I'm not very crunchy so don't shoot me!)

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Yep. A meet-up would be good, and Oxford would be great for me. I was about to ask if anyone else was going to the Organic Food Festival in Bristol next weekend?

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I just posted an intro but I'll post here too :-)

We're Canadians who are currently living in Seattle, WA. We've been here just under 3 years.
We're relocating to London for my husband's job at the beginning of November.

his office is in Camden, we'd like to live as close as possible to the office but with 5 kids I'm thinking we may need to look a bit farther afield. Any tips on where is a good area to live with kids? We're very AP, unschoolers and would like a family friendly area, not too pricey ( I hear that this may well be impossible and so am prepared for it!*grin*) where we have access to shops and transport links in to DHs office and where we can hopefully get by without a car. Any North Londoners have an opinion on whether I'm totally nutty and have unreasonable expectations?

I'm open to any and all suggestions!
It feels good to see so many ex pats here! I'm super excited to get to the UK and start exploring and meeting people.

Warmly,
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I live in the North West, just south of Manchester, in Cheshire.
I'm in blackburn, lancs
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Bridgend, Wales as of November 2008.

US citizen transplanting to the UK for at least 2 years.
I used to go to College near there!!!

I live in Clerkenwell, London.
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I just posted an intro but I'll post here too :-)

We're Canadians who are currently living in Seattle, WA. We've been here just under 3 years.
We're relocating to London for my husband's job at the beginning of November.

his office is in Camden, we'd like to live as close as possible to the office but with 5 kids I'm thinking we may need to look a bit farther afield. Any tips on where is a good area to live with kids? We're very AP, unschoolers and would like a family friendly area, not too pricey ( I hear that this may well be impossible and so am prepared for it!*grin*) where we have access to shops and transport links in to DHs office and where we can hopefully get by without a car. Any North Londoners have an opinion on whether I'm totally nutty and have unreasonable expectations?

I'm open to any and all suggestions!
It feels good to see so many ex pats here! I'm super excited to get to the UK and start exploring and meeting people.

Warmly,
xo
You might be in luck - North can be much cheaper than South. Try looking in Hackney. Or just north of Camden. Don't go West of Camden, it will get way too expensive.
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Newcastle upon Tyne!: Another expat...
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Impressionist, Where abouts are you, im not too far from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
im only about 20 mins on metro away from city center

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we're a canadian/british family, just moving to muswell hill in north london this month! also homelearners!

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*waves hello*

hi everyone!

DP and I are new to the UK. he has citizenship because his mom was born here, but she left when she was 15 so this is the first time he's lived here. we're canadians as well, from southern ontario, and right now we're living in frimley green. it's a little town near camberley in surrey, but at the end of this month we're moving, probably to woking, still in surrey. DP works in frimley and i'm currently job hunting so woking is driveable distance to his office and commutable to london on the train should i wind up working there.

DP owns his own business and works from home usually, but he's doing an office contract while we're in the UK this year. we're here for about a year and then it's back to canada for 12-18 months to tie up some things, then after we get married in october 2010 we're moving here for good. we don't have any littles yet, but when we do they'll be homeborn and homelearned as well.

it looks like there's a big north american expat community here, which makes me feel a little more relaxed about such a huge move.

nice to meet you all!
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I used to live in abingdon (just south of oxford) until last year and may be one of the MT mamas people have seen around

I now live in the Isle of Man (half way between ********* and belfast) and I think I am the only person on the island with a MT although I have seen a couple of mamas with ring slings. When me and my DH go out each wearing a DD in a MT we get all sort of strange looks, it is very funny!!! I also make a point of NIP whenever I can simply because no-one else seems to do it

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Oooo I know Frimley Green... seems weird to see it described as a town, cos it wasn't when I was a child (near) there... I was tiny though - lived the first 8 years of my life in Farnborough at me
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I'm in blackburn, lancs
I am in accrington.

my boobs are eeeevil.................eeevil i tells ya....
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i used to live in Haslingden/Helmshore. Hubby is from there. mum still lives there.

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i used to live in Haslingden/Helmshore. Hubby is from there. mum still lives there.

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oooh, just down the road from me

my boobs are eeeevil.................eeevil i tells ya....
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Hi everyone.
I live in Forest of Bowland, near Lancaster.
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expat here from philly!
we live in se london, in a lovely area of lewisham/brockley.
We're in Tulse Hill...do you go up to the Brandram Road Community Centre on Thursdays? We were thinking of heading up there today but coughing children needed to stay home.

Maybe we'll meet up sometime!

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Hi all

I'm Chantelle, mama to 6mo Matthew and I live with my hubby in Berkshire. I'm originally from Perth, Australia. I've been lurking on MDC since before I was pregnant!

Kind of lonely here in England, all of my family is back home in Oz. My DHs family is here and live within 5 minutes drive of us, but my parenting philosophies are a bit different from my Sis-in-law. She is a lovely person and I get along swimmingly with her, but she is very scheduled with her kids and quite mainstream.

I think that SIL and MIL (and the other mamas I know through church) think I'm a little batty for breastfeeding on demand, co-sleeping, babywearing, delayed-vaxing (maybe never), homebirthing (even tho I got transferred to hospital - long story short I could have done it at home if I had waited a little longer). And also because I refuse to take anything that is said to me at face value and do my own research before I decide on an issue eg Vaxing.

My mum is a little more crunchy and I inherited her fiestiness. But she is thousands of miles away

Anyway, enough rambling - I guess now I have posted I'll have to post more often If anyone is in my area - I'd love to know

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Hi Chantelle We are in the south-ish of Oxfordshire only about 20 minutes away from the M4 junction at Chieveley north Berks.

My SIL is in Thatcham just by Newbury but she is nowhere near crunchy despite asking my advice on this and that but going in the opposite direction. Each to their own! There is a good breastfeeding support group around Newbury now I think so that might be a way to find like minded folks.
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hi orangefoot

we are really close to you, NE hampshire
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I'm in South Bucks - also not too far away!

We really should get together!

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Chantelle, I'm in Swindon but DH works in Thatcham.

We really should do a get-together, shouldn't we? I hadn't realised there were so many of us in a relatively compact area.

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Hi all! I'm new to the site. I'm English but currently living in Maine, USA, but I grew up in Devon in a little village called Combeinteignhead just outside of Exeter, and before i moved here I was at University in Cambridge. I'm now pregnant and REALLY REALLY homesick... DH is English, too

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