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Mon 12-Oct-09
6:48 pm
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Lovage
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It's great you've taken up my suggestion of a new section for 'International Food & Culture' but disappointing it's been added as a thread and not a whole new forum.

I would like to add some stuff on Bosnian food but don't want to crash the current thread on japanese food

Can we have it as a whole forum so folks can add threads on different countries??

Mon 12-Oct-09
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Hi Lovage

Of course we can. I'll ask Danny (head of software) to set it up asap. 

Mon 12-Oct-09
7:44 pm
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Yes indeed, Lovage, That's a better idea.

We have contributors here from quite a few countries already, like (in no particular order):

France

New Zealand

US

England (the most, not surprisingly)

Latvia

Wales

Devon

Ireland

Portugal

Scotland

. . and a couple of Aussies Cool

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Tue 13-Oct-09
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maureenmcn
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Oh arr Danny, know we're a strange lot down ere in Deb'm but baint right to say uz-eve a country of ours own. Knows some zat ud disagree............Laugh

Tue 13-Oct-09
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He's Irish - you have to forgive him Laugh

Tue 13-Oct-09
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Know what that's like - I live with an Irishman too! You have to love them!

Tue 13-Oct-09
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Couldn't help it, Maureen.  Laugh It's the divil in me.

But I don't beg forgiveness either!

I love Devon and Devon dwellers since I spent a year there on an assignment (drove there early Mon and returned home every Friday). I found a lovely, homely family-run hotel in Topsham near Exeter. The owners and staff made me feel very much at home and it made my time there very pleasant indeed. The food was really good and the service was top notch.

Devon reminded me of my own County Cork: small green fields, overgrown stone walls separating them. A lovely laid back attitude where sociability came first and status seemed irrelevant.

I told Fiona that if we ever had to move out of the Smallholder Cottage, then Devon would be my first pick for an alternative location.

(have I atoned enough? Embarassed )

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Wed 14-Oct-09
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Arh that be alright Danny

Wed 14-Oct-09
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Hi Maureenmcn

I was born in Devon and when I moved from London to the country the choice was a toss up between Devon and Cambridgeshire. The latter won as it was closer to London. This was fine in my 30's but now I realise that Devon is a really good choice with a much richer infrastructure than East Anglia.

I went to London recently after a 3 year break and couldn't wait to get home.

I love living here. The cottage is very calming but sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I took the Devon road.

Thu 15-Oct-09
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fn said:

I love living here. The cottage is very calming but sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I took the Devon road.


SmileSmile You'd probably have a different accent.Wink

I'll try that again!

Thu 15-Oct-09
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Nice one TA

Fiona, the irony of your reply is that my roots are in East Anglia, Suffolk in particular, but here I am in Devon having lived in a wide range of places in the UK, but the south-west in particular! I love Suffolk and Cambridgeshire but  have to agree the infastructure is definitely richer here. We find the biggest problem is the distance we have to travel to get to the big city to visit the children although, like you, I can never wait to come home again! Lived, worked and breathed it for many years in my younger days and thought I'd never leave but nowadays have absolutely no desire to trade my beautiful home for one in the big smoke.

We are fortunate to live in a wonderful 17th century farmhouse (no land) near to fabulous beaches, rivers and of course Dartmoor. We have been renovating the house which seems to soak up our time and definitely our money and do sometimes wonder if we should have made the move from Somerset to Devon especially with our first grandchild expected any day now (this son lives in Somerset) but suspect the expectant couple are quite happy that mother has to think about taking a 2 hour drive and doesn't still live in the same town!

If ever you come down this way call in and see us you'd be most welcomeSmile

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