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    Yes it's me, the free thinking, tree hugging, hippie-branded, world peace advocate. I've been kicking about on here for some time now, so a proper introduction is called for I think!

    1. I am not a hippie.
    2. I have been known to hug trees but not as a matter of course
    3. I have never ever smoked any illegal substances
    4. I have never ever actually smoked anything
    5. I don't live in a tent
    6. I don't wear sandals
    7. I don't wear long crinkly dresses
    8. I do believe that everyone is born equal and that everyone deserves to be given the same chances
    9. I believe in myself
    10. I take myself too seriously sometimes
    11. I love music, singing, dancing, theatre, red wine, books, poetry, Shakespeare, sitting and watching, Buddhism, meeting new peeps, writing, kids, horses, dogs, baby animals especially ducklings, a challenge, picnics, the ocean, snuggly cushions, my guitar, soft blankets, manatees, sunshine, honesty, poppys, trees, wilderness, trying new things, caramel, fresh bread, my mummy, my babies, my Gary

    I live with Gary. I am 38 in a few weeks (25th June) Gary is 36. He is my soulmate and I adore him. I have three children. Lauren is 16 and has just left school. She is into performing arts like me and wants to make a career of it. she likes going to local gigs and chilling with her friends. She is very cool and a very, very good girl as far as I know. Charlie is 11 and he hates school. He loves football and athletics, likes participating in any sport really. Likes fishing and outdoorsy stuff but also enjoys his PS2. He's learning to play guitar and sings beautifully but hates me saying that! They are from my previous marriage. Poppy is 5 - she is a free spirit and should be running down hills with the wind blowing in her hair like those little girls at the beginning of Little House on the Prairie! She comes to my drama classes and goes to ballet and has just started piano lessons. She draws and paints constantly and writes stories all the time, she takes good photographs too!

    I am very sadly obsessed with my health and fitness. I was a professional dancer. I performed musical theatre and have been in Cats, Starlight Express and Chicago. Sounds amazing but really is just hard, painful work. Now I tutor as a freelance artist. I work with kids that no one else wants to work with. They are fantastic and I love my work. I work mostly in education and community i.e. youth services, probation etc. I also have a little theatre company for kids and give voice coaching privately. I won't be able to work for myself when we first get to NZ so I'll have to find employment. This frightens me to death because I am crap at working for other people, I always get sacked because I'm not very good at doing what I'm told. Oh my physio used to be one of the physios for the All Blacks! His name is Owen Robinson, he's South African as wide as he is tall and he makes me cry a lot but he keeps me up and moving and able to do all the stuff I do. What will I do without him!!! Recommendations please!

    Gary works for his uncle's demolition firm. He does their method statements, estimates, contracts, health and safety and the like. He has a degree in Humanities but no experience using it. He was previously a hairdresser for 14 years, specialising in afro hair, loads of points but can't claim them because it hasn't been his main job in the last 12 months!!! Did my ead in that one! He plays golf and football, watches all sport and I'm sure will be at the rugby. We;re dead chuffed we're going to be in the right time zone for the Olympics next year but sad we'll miss 2012 London He is learning to play sax and is really rather good.

    We have two dogs we're bringing with us. Daisy May, Old English Sheepdog, Hugo Bear, 12 stone Newfoundland. They're staying with a friend for the first month whilst we do our whistle stop tour. THANK GOD!

    We don't know where we're going (except taffys and WG's and Fingerscrossed and Nick and Jackys and Red Alligators) and we don't know what we're going to do but we'll end up somewhere doing something.

    Giz a job someone!

    Oh I'm gonna be Taffys star radio presenter like a tree-hugging Annie Nightingale!! Legend!

    That's us in a nutshell. I'm trying to get Gaz to log a few posts so that you can get to know him a little too.
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    a big re-welcome to the forum, Dawn. Great intro.

    Look forward to hearing you on the radio - it may be the start of something big, eh?
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    Welcome oh-free thinking, tree hugging, hippie-branded, world peace advocate

    You strike me as a submissive, shy sort of person, who doesn't like to speak her mind - true?

    I look forward to many more postings from you on the forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn View Post
    Yes it's me, the free thinking, tree hugging, hippie-branded, world peace advocate. I've been kicking about on here for some time now, so a proper introduction is called for I think!
    Hi Dawn, loved your introduction. I am not cheating or anything but I thought I would add a couple of notes. I can see now why I enjoy your posts so much. We are very similar except for the whole exercise thing! I can't seem to get into that. Love to dance but no one gives good dance classes to the elderly over here! Just kidding, I am only 42.

    1. I am not a hippie. - I wanted to be a hippie! I remember taking my jeans and cutting strips from the hem up to the knee and wearing rope as a belt - gave my mother a fit!
    2. I have been known to hug trees but not as a matter of course - Wait till you try the rum! Hugged many trees and lamp-posts!
    3. I have never ever smoked any illegal substances - I swear I didn't know it was illegal !
    4. I have never ever actually smoked anything - Good for you! I wish I could say the same. Still working on it.
    5. I don't live in a tent - I used to go camping!
    6. I don't wear sandals - I used to but I have AAA thin feet and have so much trouble with them.
    7. I don't wear long crinkly dresses - I used to! Did you ever wear the broomstick skirts when they came out?
    8. I do believe that everyone is born equal and that everyone deserves to be given the same chances - I am so with you on this one!
    9. I believe in myself - I do now. Took a long to get there but so proud that I did.
    10. I take myself too seriously sometimes - I wish others would take me seriously sometimes.
    11. I love music, singing, dancing, theatre, red wine, books, poetry, My favoritesShakespeare Missed this in school. Spent too much time mooning over the cute boy in class!, sitting and watching I love to watch everything and everyone, Buddhism Went to Catholic school but I wouldn't have minded stirring up the nuns!, meeting new peeps, writing Love to write, kids They are the most honest people in the world, horses Love horses but only to look at or brush. Will get on one as long as I am in a paddock, dogs, baby animals especially ducklings, a challenge, picnics, the ocean, snuggly cushions, my guitar, soft blankets Me too! , manatees Never seen one, sunshine, honesty, poppys Don't inhale! , trees, wilderness, trying new things, caramel, fresh bread, my mummy, my babies, my Gary I am sure I would like your babies but haven't met your mother or Gary lol

    I will have to write a proper introduction when I get a moment. I am home today as my son is full of cold and has a slight fever. I also have a cold but I have to keep going. No more climbing back into bed for the day!

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    Lol!! Wot r u like!!! Chances are we'll get on when we meet in the flesh then. Except, absolutely cannot drink rum, it makes me puke!!!
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    Buddhism, you say?

    Are you a member of a sangha?

    I consider myself a Buddhist, though mine is of the practice-at-home variety. Actually, it's probably more of the think-about-practicing-at-home variety! I prefer walking meditation and incorporating practice of the eightfold path into my daily life rather than sitting on a mat trying to achieve Nirvana--I mean, who has time for that?!?
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    As you say KH it's the more the ethics I subscribe to. I wouldn't call myself a Buddhist, don't think I have anywhere hear the discipline for that but the whole Buddhism thing motivates and intrigues me. There's a lot of sense there isn't there? I just try to stay on the path, as difficult as that is! Wouldn't be surprised if I end up spending a few weeks in a Nepalese monastery at some point though We should go together but I'm not sure they'd allow us that wine!!!
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