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Moon Raven
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This forum really needs some action so how many Devonians are on here??

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hi there moongoddess

I agree with you totally i have just moved back to cornwall well right on the devon border after having been away for a year, and it is so good to be back in the country and paece. I am also quite new to the site. Having been interested in complementary therapies for several years i have now decided to do something about it and having had a taster am now wanting to find everything i can about everything, mmm does that make sense so anyone out there in devon or cornwall let us know if your doing workshops etc

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om-shanti
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A new devonian!

Hello moongoddess, hello littleone :wave:

I'm new here, have been looking at the site for a little while, but just got the hang of joining up; creating user name and finding an avatar...not everso computer literate!

I practise massage and reiki, and after treating family and friends for a few years decided to go fulltime with it a few months ago. It's been really liberating after ten years teaching in secondary schools!

I'm hoping to learn lots from the forums here. Lovely to meet you.

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Holistic
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Hello om-shanti

Welcome to Healthypages and the Devon forum. I hope you enjoy finding your way around some of the other forums as well, and look forward to reading more posts from you.

I'm not actually a Devonian, but not a million miles away either ... just a few miles up the A303 from the county boundary, in South Somerset.

A warm welcome to littleone as well, and thanks to moongoddess for starting the thread. ๐Ÿ™‚

Holistic

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Moon Raven
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Hello om-shanti ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely to meet you! Welcome to this wonderful forum, full of interesting information and great friendly people.

I am sure you will enjoy making your way around and will soon be addicted to this site as we all are!

What part of Devon are you from? I am in the Torbay area! It's great to have another person on here - this forum is a little quiet, but hopefully we can soon get this place buzzing!!

Good luck with your full time venture, let us know how you are getting along.

Heidi x

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om-shanti
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Im in Torbay too Moongoddess! Torquay to be exact; I think we may have communed briefly before on this forum, but I was under a different user name which I then forgot all about; now the lovely administrators have merged my accounts (thank you Holistic for sorting that out).

Wishing you all a productive and happy week ๐Ÿ™‚

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Reikiangel
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Can I pop in and say welcome as I live only 5 miles from the Devon border but am classed as Somerset lol!? I'm in Wellington to be precise and I ventured into Exeter for the first time yesterday and had a lovely time going around the shops with my teenage daughter.

P.S

Hi Moongodess, I saw your Mum today at work!

Love and light

reikiangel

xxx

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Hi there

welcome to the forum its good to have new people in the area joining.
hope to hear more fromyou soon andgood luck with your new venture

Kathryn

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Poppychainz
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Hi Everyone,

I'm down in Plymouth, Devon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Moon Raven
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Hey this is better!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome Back om-shanti good to have you on here! ๐Ÿ™‚ What was your previous name out of interest?

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Moon Raven
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Hello Reikiangel :wave: Good to hear from you! I am sure we can cope with you hopping across the border....what do you think peeps??

Anyway Reikiangel I may like to pop across the border to Somerset once in a while after all I am a Somerset girl born and bred and still have family and friends there!

Glad you saw Mum - she told me about your new venture. Good luck with that, let me know how it goes!

Heidi xx

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Moon Raven
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Hello Poppychainz :wave: Welcome to this friendly forum. We are hoping to get this forum buzzing with excitement! We may be few in numbers but I am sure we can think of things to talk about.

Feel free to start a thread on here.....

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Hello everyone,

I'm in Plymouth too!

Nettles

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Moon Raven
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Hello nettles :wave: welcome to this friendly forum. It is good to have you here!

I am in Torbay, so not far away from you.

I look forward to hearing more from you, have fun making your way around the forums.

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Moon Raven
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Hi littleone ๐Ÿ™‚ it is good to see more people on here isn't it? Now we need to think of something else to post.

Hope all is well with you! Take care and speak soon

Heidi x

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om-shanti
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Hi Moongoodess, i was shanti-claire first time round! Now om-shanti is here to stay, but you can always call me claire!

Ive had to take on some part time work outside of my therapy work, but I'm building up business slowly... how goes it with you? ...and everyone else on this forum? Is there anyone else working from home?

Hugs,

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Moon Raven
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Hello Claire - I thought it was you!

Things are ok with me. Still working full time (Yuk) I am going to give up the shop in the New Year as the location of it is wrong. At least I will get my weekends back then! I am running a spiritual awareness course starting at the end of this month which will be good, I am looking forward to it, so that will be something new to focus on.

I haven't done much Reiki at all since qualifying, other than on friends that is. I just don't seem to be able to focus on that at the moment.

So, you are building your business up then. That is good. Last time we spoke you were sharing advertising with another person, is that still happening and how did you find it?

Anyway good to have you back onboard. Keep in touch via email as before if you like, be good to hear about your business! We can swap notes!

Heidi xx

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 mog
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Hello All:)

I'm in Plymouth, but my husband (a retired farmer) is aching to get back to Cornwall. We spend most of our time over the water anyway, so it would make sense.

I like it in Plymouth but I do miss the country though the narrow roads are becoming so dangerous with outsiders coming here to live and thinking (erroneously) that they need large gas guzzlers to drive around in and then speed around with disregard for others! Thats my moan for the day. I feel better now!

I have joined this forum again recently as, for some inexplicable reason, I couldn't get in with my old details.

Glad to meet all you locals from this wonderful part of the country.

Maggie

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Moon Raven
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Hello Maggie :wave:welcome back to healthy pages and welcome to the Devon forum. It is good to see that we have more active members on this part of the forum and would hope that we can soon get this place buzzing.

I look forward to hearing more from you Maggie!

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Custard apples and other things

Hello everyone,

I can't think of anything super interesting to post on here so thought I'd go for something random instead. Today I came across 'custard apples' at work - I've never heard of them before and wondered if anyone has tried them before and if they're recommended??

Nettles

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hi there everyone
sorry not checked this thread lately but was very interested to see how many of us have added to it of late.
I know I'm being really nosey but what do you all do and how is it going. i have only recently moved back down here and am now at college doing allsorts and am interested to see what is going on out there and of course who is out there?

kathryn x

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om-shanti
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Hi nettles, i think I've heard of custard apples, but never tried them....or am I thinking of crab apples? :confused:

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om-shanti
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Hi littleone, glad you askd coz i was hoping to find out more about everyone here too...

I'll go first then (unless someone pips me to the post whilst I'm typing!)

I am in the early stages of setting up my own practice from home. I do massage and Reiki; I qualified with ITEC a couple of years ago, and I started my journey with Reiki in 2001, qualifying as Reik Master Teacher this year. I was a secondary school teacher before for ten years but I stopped enjoying it;I don't do stress well ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and it didn't allow me the time or space to be who I needed to be :hippy: Im also just about to start organsing reiki shares in Torquay... there's lots going on in Totnes but nothing here in the 'bay, so I hope they go down well.

I'm enjoying my new life lots!

So what are you up to?

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hi Om Shanti
firstly good luck with starting up on your own it must be very daunting but i'm sure you will do really well.
Its so good to hear what other people are doing i cannot wait to get out there and get started but am terrified at the same time.
I started a reflexology by correspondence in march this year having taken 6 years to find the time and guts to do it, well that is now well on its way and i'm really enjoying it. In sept I started doing holistic massage in Plymouth and Indian head massage at Saltash college, the massage is ok but i do feel that it is very directed at people who want to go into a beauty salon which is not me at all, the IHM is brilliant so relaxing i don't feel as if it's college at all.
well thats me just starting out really an desperate for info i always have my head in a book or here on HP wanting to learn lots.
hope to hear more from you all soon
love Kathryn x

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I am in Plymouth.

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snagglepuss
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I am a devonian from Plymouth, but moved to S. Yorkshire in August of this year, cos my hubby is a yorkshireman and was missing his homeland!!! But now I misss the seaside!!!!!

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Hello
We have a room to rent in Bishopsteignton near Newton Abbot for any holistic therapy or cosmetic consultants etc.
We are an ever expanding skin Clinic registered with the Health Care Commission as an independant hospital. Our Clinic looks out over the estuary and has a very tranquil atmosphere with free parking for you and your patients.
If you know anyone please let me know.

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Moon Raven
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Hello Snagglepuss ๐Ÿ™‚ how are you?

I can see why you miss the seaside - I certainly wouldn't want to be too far from it myself now either. But equally I am sure Yorkshire must be lovely too tell me more about it!

Good to hear from you again by the way! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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snagglepuss
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Hello Moongoddess, yes and as I am a pisces I miss it all that more.:rolleyes: I always feel so regenerated when walking on a beach or looking at the waves from a clifftop!!!. I have to say, Yorkshire is very beautiful and the Yorkshire moors remind me a lot of Dartmoor. The people are soooo friendly ๐Ÿ™‚ even total strangers will strike up a converation with you. Bakewell is a gorgeous little village with a river running through it with the most ducks and geese I have ever seen in one place, and Matlock has a lovely little museum, lots of history to it. I am beginning to settle quite nicely now, but oh how I long to see the sea lol. :012:

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om-shanti
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Hi Snagglepuss,
Ahhh... Matlock and Bakewell.... I remember them well! I used to live in Belper and loved taking the TransPeak bus to those places. They are beautiful aren't they? A great book shop in Bakewell I remember; and I made some great friends up there. What about taking a trip out to somewere watery. I know you're landlocked up there, but there's a huge lake somewhere I went to a couple of times which was the closest I got to feeling like I was by the sea... Im guessing it was In Derbyshire but can't remember exactly where... any ideas?
I'll try and find out for you!

Sending you hugs from the sea

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