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Hello from Greece
Sun 14-Nov-10
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kiriakota
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Hi there, my name is Maggie and I live in Corfu. I am originally from Fife in Scotland.

I came across this site tonight while looking online for a recipe for homemade mincemeat! I thought I might surprise my hubby and make hime some pies for Christmas as these are the kind of things that you  can miss here.

We live in a small village which is only inhabited by ourselves and we make olive oil from our trees , wine from our grapes etc. We have about 17 hens and 4 cockerels and are hoping to get a few goats soon. We have 2 dogs of our own and also feed the village dogs and cats as no one else is here full time. We also have our first hive of bees and are looking forward to our first batch of honey next year.

Whenever I have some spare time I enjoy making jams and marmalade etc which we sometimes sell in the winter along with wine, oil ,eggs and anything else we've managed to make or grow.

Is there anyone else out there from this neck of the woods?

Sun 14-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Hi Maggie!

We share something in common, I found TCS because I was looking for a mincemeat recipe too.

3 years later, I'm still hanging around!big_laugh

I'm from Oregon, but I'm sure our Scottish contingent will be around to say hello very soon! 

Welcome, and make yourself at home...tea

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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wave  Hi  Maggie and a warm welcome to the Forum.   I think I am the Scottish contingent.  As you can see I live in Argyll and have done for 13 years, but the  rest of my long life was spent in Fife.  I was brought up in Crossford, lived in Dunfermline and Cairneyhill and latterly  in Glenrothes.  What part of Fife are you from?  However, I do have to say I do love living in Argyll.

Sound like you enjoy your life in Greece.

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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Warm welcome Maggie - I'm afraid I don't have a connection with Corfu, except to say that I have holidayed there !!! (Pyrgi, nr Ipsos)  ok

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Greetings Maggie from Latviawave, so not your neck of the woods but an ex-pat living in a rural location, just not as isolated as you as there are quite a few folks live in our village. No animals yet but that is because we will be away this winter and we are still at the building stage.

Mon 15-Nov-10
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wave Hello Maggie ~ welcome to the madhouse, I think you'll fit right in with all the things you do.toffeeapple

I'll try that again!

Mon 15-Nov-10
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Hello everyone. Thanks for a great welcome.

Danast, I more or less come from Glenrothes although have also lived a good few years in Kirkcaldy. I much prefer living in Corfulaugh

Mon 15-Nov-10
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kiriakota said:

Hello everyone. Thanks for a great welcome.

Danast, I more or less come from Glenrothes although have also lived a good few years in Kirkcaldy. I much prefer living in Corfulaugh


wave  Really!!!!!!!  You do surprise me big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

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Mon 15-Nov-10
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Welcome Kiriacota

just a quick HELLO and a big hug from the blokes on the forum we are in a minority and do get a bit of a ribbing from the girls ,so if you can bring your other half ocasionaly it may just even things out a bit aarghbig_laughbig_laughbig_laughwink MOS xx

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Mon 15-Nov-10
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Welcome, like a lot of others I ended up here looking for advice and it has showered down ever since. Have fun and stick around, oh and I agree with Moo, we men are heavily outnumbered but what we lack in numbers we make up for in qual---, but no I don't think that is true either. I am going before my membership is cancelled by head office!! Have fun.

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Wed 17-Nov-10
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paperman said:

I am going before my membership is cancelled by head office!! Have fun.


 

Head Office says she has rubber stamped your tenancy, Chris. cool

Love the cool pic BTW ok

A very warm welcome from me too, Maggie. I don't think we have anybody else on here from your neck of the woods. Closest is probably Bulgaria (loud but very lovable! big_hug ) big_laugh

How long have you been on Corfu and how come you guys ended up there in the first place?

I think you may have many envious glances from quite a few of us. smile

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Wed 17-Nov-10
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Hello and welcome Kiriacota.  I'm a fairly newbie, but was quick enough to realise how nice and helpful the members on this forum are, they are all lovely.

 

I have lived in France with husband for 2.5 years and love it.  I'm from the West Coast of Scotland, Gourock (just outside Greenock) and the last 20 years Wemyss Bay.  Enjoywink

Wed 17-Nov-10
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wave  How come the other Scots on this Forum have all moved to Europe????  big_laugh

Don't anyone dare answer that question.  whistle    wink

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Wed 17-Nov-10
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MOS said:

just a quick HELLO and a big hug from the blokes on the forum we are in a minority and do get a bit of a ribbing from the girls ,so if you can bring your other half ocasionaly it may just even things out a bit aarghbig_laughbig_laughbig_laughwink MOS xx


 Ignore the moans and groans....MOS loves all the attention and ribbing he gets.....kisskiss

and welcome from the Bulgarian arm of the forum....my viisit to Corfu...honeymoon and not sure if the first born was made in Greece or East Grinstead overnighting before the flight.....

Paleocastritsa...lovely place before tourism...and, unfortunately I have not been back since.  Enjoy....the forumkiss

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

Wed 17-Nov-10
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Danny said:


 
Closest is probably Bulgaria (loud but very lovable! big_hug ) big_laugh

 How very dare you.....I only shout because I'm on a bl***dy hillside with only the sheep and a few cows for company.  big_laughbig_laugh

Now go wash your mouth outkiss

Who lives long sees much : The diary of my life in Bulgaria

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