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    Default Hello to Frugal Villagers from a Scot living in the Canary Islands

    Hello to everyone

    I came across this forum while doing a search to find out if pinto beans are toxic and, being Scottish-born, being frugal is of natural interest to me.

    I live in the Canary Islands, just off the west coast of Africa, and have done for 8 years now although I spent a large part of my childhood in Canada.

    No kids but have 2 cats and a new addition of a little abandoned kitten, that is a story for another day, who is approx 12 weeks old.

    I am a moderator on a 'travel' forum and, once I have familiarised myself with Frugal Village, I hope to be able to actively contribute a few words of wisdom, although I'll try and keep my Scottish accent not too broad

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    Welcome to Frugal Village!
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    Aloha and welcome from Hawaii!! Heritage is 50% Scot and vry proud of it!! Glad you joined us!!

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    Glad you joined us.

    Yes! If anything like the Glaswegian accent ---I will have a hard time understanding it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfranny View Post
    Glad you joined us.

    Yes! If anything like the Glaswegian accent ---I will have a hard time understanding it!

    No, not a Glaswegian (or Weegie if local) accent, I'm from the other side, the East coast. My accent is still Scottish but not too strong after 8 years of living here as I need the locals and, predominantly, English ex-pats to understand me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cairo View Post
    No, not a Glaswegian (or Weegie if local) accent, I'm from the other side, the East coast. My accent is still Scottish but not too strong after 8 years of living here as I need the locals and, predominantly, English ex-pats to understand me.
    Okay........I had a little trouble with all of them! Aberdeen? Perth? Dundee? Met some wonderful people from these towns while there.

    Edinburgh is not exactly east coast but a neat town........if you EVER catch it when it isn't raining!

    My all time favorite is probably Oban; but because I spent a couple months there....off and on.........but now I am back on the west side.

    Did you have to to to the Canary Islands to dry out??? From the RAIN.....not from your WONDERFUL hard apple cider!!

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    Welcome from Missouri....
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    Welcome to the village!!! Greetings from the Pacific Northwest..Washington State!!!

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    Hi and welcome! Thanks for taking in the little kitty.

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    Hi and welcome from Minnesota!

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    Hi and welcome from Ohio.

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    .....so , ARE they toxic?

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    Welcome! My first thought at reading the beginning of your post was "Are you Sean Connery?" cos' he's the only expat Scot I could think of, and I LOVE HIM!

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