Who's from the West Midlands?

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Teejay

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Hi all, I've been amazed at the number of forum members I've spotted are from the West Midlands, so I thought I'd start a thread so we could all get to know each other.

I'm Tracey, and I live in Oldbury (the Birmingham side of Oldbury, near to Jonathan's). I have two 4 month old boars, Pudding & Squeak, who were a Xmas present from my lovely hubby. I'm a Business Admin Manager for a registered charity in Oldbury which supports people with learning disabilities.

My other pets are 3 cats (2 nine year old brothers, Sox & Gizmo, and a year old female, Missy, who is the bane of the boys' lives!). I'm also into tropical fishkeeping and have a M-A-H-O-O-S-I-V-E tank with about 75 fish in it. I also have a very sweet elderly dog, Sadie (about 14/15 years old, but not sure cos she was a rescue) who lives with my parents as she didn't like being home alone while me and hubby were out at work all day.

I have a 26 year old son who's getting married this year.....eek.....now I feel really ancient!

Anyway, enough about me.......tell me about you! Maybe we could have a West Midlands meet-up?

Tracey
 

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Hi! I'm Jaycee :)
I'm originally from South Devon but I am at Uni in Worcester until June :) All 6 of my piggies are at home in Devon, though!
I also have a tropical tank, we have 2 in our house, my dad's and mine. I also have 4 cats and 6 rabbits :)
Welcome to the forum!
 
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Not sure if I quite count as from the West Midlands now....I'm originally from Herefordshire and currently live on the border of Gloucestershire/Worcestershire at the moment with my OH and our four piggies and staffy Fern :)
I'm Rachel by the way x
 

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Hiya,

I'm in Coventry now- but used to live in Birmingham and worked there until my youngest was born, hopefully we'll move back to Birmingham/Solihull at some point in the next few years.

I'm currently a stay at home mum to an almost 3 year old daughter and a 15 month old son and have two piggies, Fitz and Roy from Cheylesmore rescue in Coventry. I do bits and pieces of croupier work at fun casino's, mystery shopping and research etc to keep me busy and a little money coming in, but my "career" is as a Human Resource officer and I'll probably return to that once my daughter starts nursery in September.
 

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I live in staffordshire with our 11 piggies.:) I'm currently training to be a nail tech. I love reading, art, landscape photography, fashion, animals, dvds and food!
 

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Hi Jaycee, another tropical fish lover! We love our tank, it's given us so much pleasure but it was hard work to get it set-up, planted up, stocked and looking gorgeous!

Hi Rachel, what a lovely part of the country you come from, I love the Glouc / Worcs area. I planned to move to Inkberrow, Worcs at one point a few years ago, but it all fell through, sadly, so I'm still stuck in Brum!

Hi hellsbells82, I like the idea of becoming a mystery shopper - how do you get a job like that?

It's nice to 'get to know' some fellow Midlanders!

Tracey
 

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Hi piggiewiggie, I'm an acrylic nails convert, been having mine done for about a year now and wouldn't go back! We sound like kindred spirits; I love art (I paint when i get the chance), fashion (although I'm a bit old for most of the current fashions!) and photography......and I love food, which is why I've been going to Weight Watchers for about the past 2 years!

Oh, and of course, it goes without saying that we all love our animals!

Tracey
 

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ME! I live in Redditch, I quite like it here too with my boyfriend and our pets.
 

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Hi piggiewiggie, I'm an acrylic nails convert, been having mine done for about a year now and wouldn't go back! We sound like kindred spirits; I love art (I paint when i get the chance), fashion (although I'm a bit old for most of the current fashions!) and photography......and I love food, which is why I've been going to Weight Watchers for about the past 2 years!

Oh, and of course, it goes without saying that we all love our animals!

Tracey
love it, i think we'd get on well:)
 

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Hi,

I live in Tamworth which is right on the Birmingham/south Staffordshire border. As well as J, Spike and Smudge (the GPs) I've got a 21 year old cat called Giz and a husband (he sort of counts as a pet!). I work at my local council - please don't hate me!

Jane x
 

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Hi I'm Alison and I live about 3 miles from Stourbridge just on the Midlands/Worcs borders, but under Bromsgrove council.

I have 3 guineas, Monty who is 5, nearer 6 now he lives in my room. I also have Melvin and Parsnip guineas who live outdoors and were from Walsall RSPCA. I also have a rabbit Leo who is 13, 14 this year:)

I work in a College supporting students with learning difficulties, will have been there 10 years this September!

I'm vegan and love cooking, enjoy music, travel, helping to fundraise for animal charities and rescues. At the mo I'm following Slimming World and have lost 2 stone, 2 more to go I think!

I enjoy meet ups - have met lots of vegan friends online and have met up lots and made friends:)

I'd be up for a Midlands meet up - I reckon a Sat or Sun lunch would be a good first meet up would be great to meet people!
 

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Another west midlands-ite, I'm Paula and am near Coventry.

My gps are Priscilla and Marmaduke, both from Walsall RSPCA. Dizzy and Radar the degus, both also RSPCA (Ipswich and Coventry) and Basil and Fidgit the OAP chinchillas (Basil Coventry RSPCA and Fidget was borrowed to keep a sick neutered male company many years ago and just kinda stayed, but was a rescue initially I believe).

Paula
 

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Hi, I'm not strictly West Midlands, but I get the west Midland news so does that count? I live in Cheltenham with my two guineas Dory and Roland, and also two foster girls Gloria and Ethel who seem to becoming more of a permanant fixture!

I volunteer at Windwhistle Warren, a rabbit and guinea pig rescue in Gloucestershire when I can. I also volunteer at Cheltenham Animal Shelter every weekend, taking photos of the new dogs in for rehoming. I also volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust, helping older people walk their dogs. I fill my time nicely! In fact too much as often I dont get time to buy food in for myself i'm too busy doing other stuff. My new year's resolution is to try and find a bit more time for myself!:x

I can make it to a meet up, Brum is only 40 mins on the train and I used to go to Uni at Aston so I know it fairly well,
Alyson xx
 
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I'm from Tipton and ive got 3 piggies, 2 girls Cheryl and buttercup and a male called Chesney.
I'm an Early years worker in a Childrens Centre and an avon rep.
Id love to attend a meet up!
 

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I'm from East Sussex, but have been living in Gloucester for the last 2 years for uni, so kind of West Midlands...would be great to have a meet up :)
 
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I'm from Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire.I have 2 piggies,Freya and Bebea.I work with special needs pre-school children.
I have 2 kids-Jade is 22 and is an occupational therapist,James is 20 and is at Derby uni in his first year.
I am Diabetic,which can be a pain,especially when i fall off the wagon,which is quite often.
 

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Hi - I live in Tamworth, apart from the guinea pigs i'm also sharing my home with my daughter, a dog, a cat, a hamster and some elderly tropical fish :)
Not sure i could make it to a meet up [ depends when it is ] but i thought i'd say hi anyway :)
 
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