Anyone From England?

Decorating By BabyC1985 Updated 13 Feb 2009 , 11:49pm by Lyndseyb52

BabyC1985 Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 12:28pm
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I have been looking for People from England on here for ages, i tried the members list but there are soooooo many pages to search. I saw the 'calling all aussies' poat and how many replies it got. So i thought I would give this ago.
So anyone from England?

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kelly75 Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 12:33pm
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I'm from London! Been living in Ireland for the past 7 (nearly 8!) years now, but I go home a couple of times a year as my family are still there.

There are quite a few of us Brits here on CC, though I can only think of a couple right now!

I'll be keeping an eye on this post, so we can all introduce ourselves to each other!

Kelly

bashini Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 3:16pm
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Hi there! I live in Surrey, England for the last 7 years. I am a mum of two boys. Eldest is nearly 6 years oid and going to school, and the other is 20 months old. I started my cake business very resently. I'll be in touch so we can introduce to other members from England. Thanks. Bashini.

-Tubbs Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 4:39pm
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Well, I'm FROM England, but don't live there now, so I probably don't count! I grew up in Guildford, lived in Brighton and surrounds for about 15 years, and emigrated to Canada 5 years ago. We go back every couple of years to visit friends, and my husband's family (mine are all here). I have to say, I don't miss much - back bacon, curly wurly's, decent telly, pubs, er, that's it I think!

BritBB Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 9:57pm
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I was born in Manchester, and lived in London until I moved here to Los Angeles 10 years ago. We're moving back to UK in six months time. I've done cake courses over here (including Wilton), which will stand me in good stead for the different methods and ingredients when I return.

JuneHawk Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 10:12pm
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I was in England till a couple of weeks ago. I am American and was living there with my English husband. We decided the US would be better of us and here I am now.

I miss M&S!

messyeater Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 10:13pm
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I'm English too but moved to Italy 5 years ago. I still have family back home so visit a couple of times a year.
It's a nightmare trying to bake in Italy, there's so many things I have to have shipped over. But the good thing is since I cant get readymade fondant (and shipping it is crazy expensive) I've learnt to make my own (toba's recipe) and it tastes 100% better!

Anyway nice to some fellow brits icon_smile.gif

Yorkiemum Posted 5 Oct 2007 , 10:31pm
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Ah, my dad was from England, a little town just outside Wimbledon. All of my heritage is English but unfortunately, I am in the states. I lived in Maida Vale for a while and It always feels like home when I get back to London which is never often enough.

sweetcakes Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 3:53am
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Im from England, it will always be home, but i live in TX now, married one of those sexy yanks!! (no offense to anyone) Originally from Suffolk, right on the coast.

Likim Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 4:17am
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I'm from Wolverhampton. I've been living just outside New Orleans, Louisiana for years. Married an American.

I miss M&S too!

mezzaluna Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 5:33am
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I'm not English, but we love England and travel there a couple of times a year! Next trip is East Anglia in November!

MissBaritone Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 7:32am
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I'm English and have been coming on this forum for a couple of years now. Haven't posted much recently due to time pressures. It's been my mission to convince people on this forum that royal icing really can be used for covering cakes and i've persuaded a few. Ilive in Hartlepool on the North East Coast with my husband and 2 foster kids

BabyC1985 Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 7:37am
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I dont really blame any of you for leaving England, Its not the nicest place in the world. I have one question
'How do you live with no pie and mash shops?'

BabyC1985 Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 7:42am
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MissBaritone I agree more people should use royal icing. Its a dieing skill and it looks so nice. At first i hated it, just thought it took up too much time. But Now i love it. I did a royal iced birthday cake and i got 4 christmas cake orders because people loved that cake. I would like to see a royal icing gallery on here. So count me in anything i can do to get royal icing acroos.

titch Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 7:49am
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Another Brit here, we moved back here from Washington DC, last year and are here in the Cotswolds until 2010. Yes I married an American aswell, he's in the airforce. I'm originally from Birmingham but moved to Ipswich and met my dh at Lakenheath.

I've just recently taken up cake decorating and so far I'm really liking it, on Monday I start my new part time job at M&S cant wait!!!

Sweetcakes where abouts in Suffolk are you from, my family lives in Ipswich?

Take care
Rach

MikeRowesHunny Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 8:09am
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I'm from England too, although I have unfortunately been living here among the cloggies for 6 (feels like 60!), years now. Happily I live in a town with a large Expat population and we pretty much keep ourselves to ourselves - 99% of my customers are Expats. I too have to import a lot of my stuff for cake decorating. The UK will always be my home!

allie73 Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 8:45am
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My fiance is from England (raised in Steeple Aston/Oxfordshire, lived in Brighton for 10 years before moving to America) and we go back every year to visit family. Sometimes we kick around the idea of moving back to England, but it's so expensive that I doubt we'll ever be able to afford it.

I also love M&S.

And I have a question on royal icing - when we are in England and I'm served "royal icing" it is not the same rock-hard royal icing that I've always known in America. Anyone willing to share a good recipe? I need to make a Christmas cake very, very soon and I'd like to use royal icing in that. Thanks a bunch!

messyeater Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 9:08am
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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

I'm from England too, although I have unfortunately been living here among the cloggies for 6 (feels like 60!), years now. Happily I live in a town with a large Expat population and we pretty much keep ourselves to ourselves - 99% of my customers are Expats. I too have to import a lot of my stuff for cake decorating. The UK will always be my home!




You're so lucky having lots of expats in your town, I'm stuck convincing the Italians that they should be buying cakes that look nice not just cakes that taste good! They just don't get it. icon_rolleyes.gif

janbabe Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 9:38am
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I'm from England! I live just outside the lovely city of Bath and have done for all my 50 (just turned)! years.

I do love this area, but maybe in a few years we are discussing maybe moving towards the coast somewhere.

Love talking & sharing with CC's on here wherever you are from!

Tip about royal icing. If you don't want it to go Rock Hard, put a teaspoon of lemon juice in, it keeps it hard but not rock hard.

cheers
Jan x

MikeRowesHunny Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 11:02am
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Originally Posted by chocolatedrummer


You're so lucky having lots of expats in your town, I'm stuck convincing the Italians that they should be buying cakes that look nice not just cakes that taste good! They just don't get it. icon_rolleyes.gif




Yes, I know I am fortunate! All the Dutch people who have had my cake at a party have enjoyed it, but they just won't buy them for their own celebrations (well, apart from my Dutch ballroom dancing partner - but I practically bully him into doing so lol!). I hate Dutch cakes, and so does every Expat I know, so they feel blessed to have me around to give them a decent cake for their events - and I am more than happy to do so!

I have recently joined forces with an English chap who does savoury British baking (pies, pasties, pork pies, etc), and I sell cookies and Millionaire's shortbread through his shop. I have a large population of the neighbourhood addicted (including some Dutch people!). Just keep plugging away, they will accept that you know best eventually icon_wink.gifthumbs_up.gif

Limpy Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 12:05pm
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To BabyC1985. I am unsure as to why you would write that England is not the nicest place in the world. To many it is their home & I was born there. You can speak freely, there are many opportunities, lovely countryside, not as much crime/killings as other countries etc,etc. I do not want to get into a debate over the advantages of England versus other countries, so I will just say that I feel this was an unfair comment.

titch Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 12:26pm
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After being away for 4 years, England has changed I'm shocked at the crime rates going on around here an that the fact that this "yob/gang culture" seems to have taken over, myself and my dh who has lived here before both agree that we dont want to stay and raise our children here, even though we both have families over here.

When you leave England you only remember what it was like when you left so when you have people who have never lived anywhere else other than the UK, I can see why they feel that it isnt a nice place to live.

Just my two cents, I'm not trying to start anything just thinking outside the box.

Rach

MikeRowesHunny Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 1:07pm
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There is one thing anyone living in the UK has to be grateful for, and that, for all it's faults sometimes, is the NHS - paying 40% of your salary in all kinds of taxes and premiums and then having to pay for private health insurance is no fun, believe me! OK, off my soapbox now!

Now, I really don't mean this to cause offense, as I'm no supermodel myself - but when did so many people get so fat in the UK?! I'm sure it wasn't like that when I left 6 years ago - however, maybe living among the tallest (next to the Masai), and often lankiest people in the world has skewed my perception a bit lol!

BabyC1985 Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 1:25pm
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Titch i agree with you it has changed.
Limpy, Im not sure what to think of you comment! And you dont want to start a debate so this is what i will say. That is how i feel, I was born in england, live in england and will never leave England, it is my home. I am very proud to be English. I live ever close to London so yes crime and murder is a problem. Walking the streets at night where i live is a big no no. But it is MY HOME!
I am sorry to any English people that i have upset.

BabyC1985 Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 1:38pm
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bonjovibabe, your so funny- 'when did so many people get so fat in the UK?' has it change that much?

England has some brilliant things, Pie 'n' Mash, NHS, fish and chip, good education. A Royal family! And the list goes on

Housemouse Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 1:44pm
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From Newbury, Berkshire - moving soon, I hope to the Broadmoor end of the county might be installed in new home with log buring stoves in time for Christmas.

Rant on the English slobby diet removed, but am reminded that where America leads, England follows...

sweetcakes Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 2:01pm
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replying to someone asking where in suffolk im from. Home is Aldeburgh right on the coast, home of Benjamin Brittain. my 2 girls where born in Ipswich hospital. and i too covered my cakes in royal icing before coming to america, i thought using buttercream was the strangest way to decorate!!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by BabyC1985

bonjovibabe, your so funny- 'when did so many people get so fat in the UK?' has it change that much?

England has some brilliant things, Pie 'n' Mash, NHS, fish and chip, good education. A Royal family! And the list goes on




Fish & Chips! Yes, my savoury baker chap is going to be selling fish & chips soon (there is no such thing here - not in the way we know it!), and I can't tell you the excitement that the prospect of this has caused in the Expat community icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif !

I'm not the only one to notice the expanding British waistline. I have a pal who has been here longer than me, and she always remarks too about it when she goes home for a visit. We're not beanpoles, UK sizes 14 & 16 (chunky for this country), but we always feel positively thin when we go home! As a Brit abroad you see lots of things that you get at home that you don't get here. My biggest bug-bear here is MANNERS - the Dutch have none, and they don't know how to queue to save their lives - drives me insane icon_rolleyes.gificon_mad.gificon_lol.gif

BabyC1985 Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 3:53pm
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Thats one thing us Brits no how to do in style- Queue!!! oh yea and drink tea!
I am a UK 10 and i do have to admit i have put alot of weight on. I used to be a size 6 but im blaming my 2nd son if it!!

Relznik Posted 6 Oct 2007 , 4:04pm
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Hi

I'm from the UK. I live in Gtr London/Essex borders.


Suzanne x

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