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Postby Black Mamba » 14 Aug 2007, 20:17

Hi Stray NO.666 and welcome.Hope you enjoy the forum as much I I have since I joined. I wanted to work at the cat and dog home, but my Mum put me of telling me I'd probably have to help put animals down. (I was young and impressionable, now I'm old and impressionable)
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Postby SoupDragon » 14 Aug 2007, 20:42

Hi Stray, Welcome


I dont remember you as Checkout Chick but I remembe you as a toddler!
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Postby Puerto bella » 14 Aug 2007, 22:08

Hi stray, welcome. Have enjoyed the banter with you, looking forward to more.
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Postby Sandra » 15 Aug 2007, 09:22

hiya Stray, knew you as check out chick!
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Postby Stray NO.666 » 15 Aug 2007, 19:27

SoupDragon wrote:Hi Stray, Welcome


I dont remember you as Checkout Chick but I remembe you as a toddler!


Oh dear! I was cute wasnt i? :lol:
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Postby rapunzell » 15 Aug 2007, 19:31

Hullo Stray no.666! :D
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Postby BeachBum » 24 Nov 2007, 21:49

Lurker now a poster.. .. ..Thats me, normally I just lurk about the board, but thought id actually start posting. :D

Usually have something to say about most things, as regual listeners to talk 107 drivetime show will know. I used to be a regular caller on Simon and Heathers show. I also used to be a prolific letter to the editor writer in my home Borders, been living in Porty for two years now though.

A bit of info on me, just to bore you, im 24 originally from the Borders. I work for the City Council in the all singing, all dancing Services for Communities Department (in the Housing and Regeneration division). IM a member of the Labour Party, Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth and Scottish CND. Used to be really active with these organisations but not so much now that I live in Edinburgh.

Ive always shown an interest in the Community. Aged 20 I was elected to be Chairman of a 15 member Community Council. Soon after I was made Chairman of a residents association on a 1500 home council estate. I sat on the local area committee of the Scottish Borders Council which dealt with local planning matters, and everything related to local Council services. As a former young persons development worker I worked with partners such as the NHS, SIPs and funders (lottery etc;).

Thats about it really.. .. .. ..I shall bore ye nae mare :D
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 24 Nov 2007, 21:53

Welcome Michael. :D
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Postby BeachBum » 24 Nov 2007, 21:55

Bob Jefferson wrote:Welcome Michael. :D


Thanks, its starting to feel like home already :!: :!: :!: :D
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Postby Maria » 24 Nov 2007, 23:16

:wave: Hi Michael. Glad you stopped lurking. I get fed up talking to Bob :wink:
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Postby arachnid » 24 Nov 2007, 23:41

Welcome to the forum Michael. :hello2: Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!! :lol:
Why be scared????
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Postby BeachBum » 25 Nov 2007, 01:44

Marya wrote::wave: Hi Michael. Glad you stopped lurking. I get fed up talking to Bob :wink:


Hey Marya, nice to say hi! I was starting to feel a bit strange lurking in the background, so its good to be out hehe :D :lol:
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Postby BeachBum » 25 Nov 2007, 01:46

arachnid wrote:Welcome to the forum Michael. :hello2: Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!! :lol:


Cheers for the welcome, its soo nice to be nice :D Luvin the creepy crawley, ive always fancied holding a snake and a spider (I mean a ral spider, not the ones you find in the garden shed but the ones the size of a hamster) hehe :D
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Postby arachnid » 25 Nov 2007, 14:42

The one in my avatar is a Chilean Rose which sits in it's tank beside my computer!! :lol: I had another one which was a lovely coloured Mexican Red Knee but it sadly died a few months ago :cry:
My friend who's also on the forum, Black Mamba, Has a corn snake! :lol:
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Postby Black Mamba » 25 Nov 2007, 15:05

Indeed I do. Welcome Michael. Glad you've stopped lurking and decided to join in the fun.
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Postby deby » 27 Apr 2008, 14:37

HI my name is Deby i have just joined and i live in Australia

i am sure that the area of Portobello is a high interest for myself with researching my family but so far i only have the final place of rest here. the rest shows them living in Pencaitland, Dalkeith, Saltoun and Airdire
I 1976 i came to Scotland and spent many days visiting the Porobello cemetery with my gran it was such a beautiful place to visit

the surnames are CUMMINGS, DINGWALL, COCHRANE, DAVIDSON, WATSON pus others from around scotland

most of the CUMMINGS were married at ST GILLES in Edinburgh then early 1900's started moving away

my info is resonably limited due to be unable to access records apart from scotlands people that can mount up in costs

i would love to learn more about the different areas that my families have grown up in and by having a quick look around this site it seems a great place to start

take care
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Postby Emily » 20 Feb 2009, 14:44

Hi! I'm new. My name's Emily and I live in Mountcastle, which I realise isn't Portobello but we're only at 10 minute walk away!

My boyfriend and I have just bought a house and moved in the end of January. Just still settling in and we've been for walks down to Portobello a few times and love it. We're keen to try the Espy for a couple of drinks too!

Is there anywhere I can find what's on in and around Portobello?

Looking forward to meeting you!

Emily :D
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 20 Feb 2009, 17:36

Hi Emily and welcome to the forum. Check out www.porty.org.uk for forthcoming events and much, much more!
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Postby Emily » 21 Feb 2009, 17:27

Thanks! The Cuban night tonight looks fab, unfortunately we can't make it though.
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Hi I'm Carlie and I'm new

Postby carlie » 02 Mar 2009, 21:55

Hi I'm Carlie and I;m new to the forum and relatively new to Porty/Joppa. Moved in just before Christmas but been a bit hectic so not much venturing out at night as yet - very keen to try a few places locally though :D

Am also trying to start a new book group based locally. The idea is to meet in a pub once a month and have a chat about the book and whatever else comes up :lol: I do work in libraries but am not into the classics etc so would be nothing heavy/literary!

If anyone is interested send me a message and I'll pass on the details.
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Re: Hi I'm Carlie and I'm new

Postby BeachBum » 02 Mar 2009, 21:57

carlie wrote:Hi I'm Carlie and I;m new to the forum and relatively new to Porty/Joppa. Moved in just before Christmas but been a bit hectic so not much venturing out at night as yet - very keen to try a few places locally though :D

Am also trying to start a new book group based locally. The idea is to meet in a pub once a month and have a chat about the book and whatever else comes up :lol: I do work in libraries but am not into the classics etc so would be nothing heavy/literary!

If anyone is interested send me a message and I'll pass on the details.


Welcome :)
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Postby Maria » 02 Mar 2009, 22:14

Hi to both Emily and Carlie :hello2:

Nice to have some new folk join us in here.

I think there's a book club that meets in Portobello library Carlie. Have you checked it out?
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Postby carlie » 03 Mar 2009, 14:11

Thank you :D

I work in libraries so wanted to get away from something quite as formal as a library based group - this will be more of meeting in a bar once a month and chatting about the book but not being quite as structured.

Thanks for the tip though - will try not to clash with dates for anyone keen to do both!
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Postby BeachBum » 03 Mar 2009, 14:23

carlie wrote:Thank you :D

I work in libraries so wanted to get away from something quite as formal as a library based group - this will be more of meeting in a bar once a month and chatting about the book but not being quite as structured.

Thanks for the tip though - will try not to clash with dates for anyone keen to do both!


I remember a TV series, two series of it were broadcast. The Book Group it was called. That was a rather interesting book club. R u thinking along those lines?
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Postby BeachBum » 03 Mar 2009, 20:46

BeachBum wrote:
carlie wrote:Thank you :D

I work in libraries so wanted to get away from something quite as formal as a library based group - this will be more of meeting in a bar once a month and chatting about the book but not being quite as structured.

Thanks for the tip though - will try not to clash with dates for anyone keen to do both!


I remember a TV series, two series of it were broadcast. The Book Group it was called. That was a rather interesting book club. R u thinking along those lines?


The Book Group on Wikipedia.
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Hello!

Postby Melanie » 29 May 2010, 12:11

Hello,

Thought I had better introduce myself. My name is Melanie and I am an intern for Big Things On The Beach. You can find me at the Public Art House Thursdays - Sundays in my bright red (highly fashionable) t-shirt! Joined this forum to get chatting to people about anything and everything!
Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby jonmckenzie » 15 Jul 2011, 15:28

Hello!

I'm Jon, I've been living in Joppa for 6 months but I have only just come across this forum. looking forward to keeping an eye on what's happening in the area..
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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby Pretty in Pink » 09 Sep 2011, 13:15

Hi,

We moved to Joppa last year and are about to start the process of renovating our little beach house which we are very excited about!

We love living down here, my husband's from Edinburgh and I'm from Perth...we lived in Leith for four years and there we fell in love with the idea of coastal living and being near the water! Although I've been reading these forums I felt compelled to register and say hello. It's a great site, we've been able to go to open days, prom events etc., that we learned about through talkporty....

Cheers
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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby Mark Cameron » 09 Sep 2011, 14:05

Welcome to Porty (and Joppa) PiP

WE moved from Leith 4 years ago now and are still loving it. The forum is a great way to keep in touch with what's going on. There's also a Porty Parents facebook page and a Porty Dads page too (we've had our 1st female member join the latter group recently - we're a right open lot us P.D.s)
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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby wangi » 09 Sep 2011, 20:45

Welcome Pretty in Pink - glad you find it useful!

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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby rapunzell » 10 Sep 2011, 10:35

A belated hello to Melanie and to Jon, and an on-time hello to PiP :-)
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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby Pretty in Pink » 21 Sep 2011, 22:44

Thanks guys :D

Just been reading through some old threads, noticing it can get pretty heated on here.....loads of good stuff though!
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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby Puerto bella » 23 Nov 2011, 21:23

Welcome PIP nice to have some new blood in this small gene pool of heatedness.

McDryburn - out of interest - can you tell us about PortyDads - heard or saw something mentioning it in relation to work you're doing on Straiton Place park but can't think where it was...
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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby cocoa » 31 Jan 2012, 00:03

Hi after lurking for 7 years I have finally decided to take the plunge! We have been living here for about the same length of time and can't imagaine wanting to live anywhere else. I'm a massive fan of rathbone, mother of three,ex jazz club/music venue manager and dysexic (so please excuse any bizarre spelling mistakes).
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Re: newbies welcome here

Postby rathbone » 31 Jan 2012, 08:29

Welcome out of the shadows Cocoa, though I have to point out that while I have been involved in the music scene in the past I have never been a mother of three or run a jazz club so you will have to give me some tips on both. Perhaps an online-music thread might be your forte. It can be good fun lurking, but even more taking part. If you follow my stuff then you have no need to worry about your spelling ......bring on the bizarre.
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