View Full Version : calling all raw foodists in edinburgh!(or near)
01-04-2007, 07:00 PM
This is probably a shot in the dark but its worth a try - are there any raw foodists who use this forum who are from edinburgh or at least scotland (there MUST be one - other than me :confused: )???
If there is, please do let me know.
Happy new year,
01-04-2007, 08:41 PM
Hi Freya, I'm not in Edinburgh but my youngest son is doing his graduate work at the University in Edinburgh.......your post made me think I should make a trip! I'm very new to this site and to raw eating.....today completes my 3rd day of total raw.
01-05-2007, 01:02 AM
welcome to the forum, I'm not in Edinburough, but I wanted to say "HI"
01-05-2007, 04:47 AM
hello cheri and 'hi' rawpriestess! thanks for your replies :p Thats really great your son is at edinburgh university cheri. Maybe you should make that trip - its a beautiful city :D
01-05-2007, 05:44 AM
Hi, I have been in there, beautiful city indeed. I live in N. Ireland. Have you been to any UK raw food sites? You will find plenty of hits if you google it.
Happy New Year to you too!
01-05-2007, 12:33 PM
Hi esther - so you live in ireland! So, does that make you Irish or are you living away from home? You have been 2 Edinburgh too - great!
Yes, its a trully beautiful place but I have yet to find another raw foodist who lives there :rolleyes: I wonder! oh well, I'll just have to convert some people!!! I just think it would really help to have a raw pal in the flesh - dont ya think??? But have to say that having raw pals on this forum is still a great help too!!! But as you all know, staying raw can be a struggle all on your ownsome...we should create our very own rawfood community...somewhere in the world.
Hope you all stay/become as raw as you desire!
01-08-2007, 01:34 PM
:( wahhhh! So are there officially no other scots using this forum??? I dunno - shame! Its lonely out here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...well actually, its not THAT bad.
Maybe I cud convert my cat...he seems to like raw milk :eek:
01-08-2007, 02:31 PM
Hi FB, I am Greek, living in N. Ireland. Before that we were in Berkshire for 6 years. We are here for almost 3 years now.
How raw are you? I am 100% since the 1st of Jan. with a lapse or two.
01-08-2007, 04:23 PM
wow - youv been in Ireland 3 years!!! Wot took you there from Greece? I am pretty much the same as you 'raw wise' 100% since 1.1.07 with a couple of lapses. Although Im beginning to love the food I am discovering - homemade almond milk - omg, this stuff is heaven! Its so creamy and over the last few days Ive made every flavour milk u can think of! So being raw is not as dreary as I thought it would be which is great. But as you probably know it is very hard sometimes!!! Is your partner raw too? I live on my own but have a boyfriend who eats cooked, although he is very open to raw(hes a vegetarian thats prob why!)
When did you first learn about raw and the benefits? It was 10 years ago for me - Ive always had a yearning towards detoxing.
01-08-2007, 05:06 PM
Raw foodiests, I am not aware of any although I'm sure they are out there. Vegan yes, the Edinburough strength crew (all vegans) are out there. And I am visiting this year, most likely in the Fall. :)
01-10-2007, 01:28 PM
Fbluebell, my husband and children are vegetarians and open to raw too. I was raw two summers ago, and again at the last trimester of my latest pregnancy, baby is now 9 months.
Why we came here? For the weather!! LOL.
Now that I am thinking about, when I was 20, that's 12 years ago, I had a roomie that was into raw foods. I was strick vegan at the time, but it didn't click. Also, while in England, I had a friend that was raw, but again, didn't click. It was only 2 years ago that made sense to me, what can you say.
Now, hold on, do you know Daveeg? He is from Scotland, ain't he?
01-10-2007, 04:05 PM
...we're on the same island, but at oppsite ends! I live on the south-coast of Devon! I don't know any raw foodists either, but this forum is a lifesaver! And there seems to be quite a few people from the UK on here! :)
01-10-2007, 04:16 PM
Hungarian gal here, living in New York City. Totally newbie, right now I'm doing the Master Cleanse detox fast and I decided that when I break the fast I'll stay 100% raw. I only wish peanutbutter and chocolate would be rawfood! :)
01-10-2007, 06:39 PM
Wow, I was just there 2 weeks ago. I may be going to school in Glasgow next fall though, for my master's degree. It depends on which institution I choose.
01-11-2007, 02:29 PM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.......Welcome to MY World.........
01-12-2007, 09:49 AM
Raw's difficult here, too...I tend to live very simply, though, out of practicality, as there is no store that sells a lot of the raw ingredients that are common in many recipes...plus, I don't have time to devote my life to mixing, dehydrating, spiral slicing, etc. So, I don't! :p It can be done. But you're right, it's difficult without people around who support you and also eat the same way.
I used to think it was difficult being the only VEGAN I knew, back in the day...but the only RAW VEGAN?! I think the general reaction by now is something like, "She's...? Hmmm...it's Lauren....whatever. She'll just do her thing."
01-12-2007, 10:02 AM
Yeah, I know... I haven't told many people yet (most of my friends live in other towns - and other countries!), but the people I have told think I am just on a short-lived extreme detox diet... They are a bit shocked to hear I am still on it! Oh well. In time, my appearance will speak for itself! And hopefully our numbers will start to increase, both in the UK and in the US! Soon being a raw foodist will be as common as being a vegetarian - that's my hope! :D
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