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Title: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on November 09, 2010, 04:38:01 pm
Hey everybody!
Just wanna know where you live
I already know for some of you but not all...
Let's see how international we are!

I'm from Belgium  lol


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Alexandrine on November 09, 2010, 05:13:24 pm
I love Belgium  :loveshower: I've visited it one but I would love to go more times

I'm from Spain  :hi:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on November 09, 2010, 05:29:25 pm
Cool, I wanna go to Spain  lol
more precise Andalusia! 
Castanets, flamenco, warm beaches, paella and maybe *private body part* a nice Latin lover for the hols! :whistle:
Granada, Cordoba and Sevillia sound really lovely!
Maybe next year, who knows.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Alexandrine on November 09, 2010, 05:35:15 pm
I really liked Cordoba but not Sevilla

I haven't seen much of Granada so I can't give my opinion

But the north of spain is also lovely as well as the capital


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Scarlet Flowers on November 09, 2010, 05:50:26 pm
I almost decided to put Outer Space. lol

I'm from North America.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on November 09, 2010, 06:00:12 pm
@ alexandrine
Lemme guess you live in north Spain?  lol
Catalonia? ;)
I already saw Barcelona, it was nice, the Sagrada Familia looks awesome and the other things from Gaudi like the park are really beautiful as well!
Never been to Madrid though, it's also on my list!

@ SF
 :laugh:
You can pick two options if you like,
Who knows, maybe your an alien who got stuck in North America like ET!  :James:
Do you wanna phone home, my dear?  :laugh: :laugh:
 kisss


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Alexandrine on November 09, 2010, 06:02:29 pm
maybe  8)   :tehe:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: spookyboo on November 09, 2010, 06:26:20 pm
 lol SF!!!

I'm from N.America!!!  :hello:

I've only visted Canada, no other countries...  :hiss:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: karla64 on November 09, 2010, 08:01:43 pm
I am from North American... USA..


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: beline on November 09, 2010, 08:12:52 pm
I live in Europe...in France near the sea.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on November 09, 2010, 08:18:04 pm
@ karla
Aha another yank in our mids!  lol
 kisss kisss

@ beline
Ah d'accord
Donc, vous parlez Français aussi!
Mais mon Anglais est mieux que mon Français, so I'll continue writing in English (as a Belgian I speak four languages so..)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Byechoc on November 09, 2010, 08:40:32 pm
Ok i'm the only portuguese here...  :KEZZA:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Alexandrine on November 09, 2010, 08:53:00 pm
that's nice  :flower: another "iberian" on the board  :BFF:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Byechoc on November 09, 2010, 08:54:56 pm
yes... after all we just say: nuetros hermanos...


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: spookyboo on November 09, 2010, 09:54:57 pm
 :flower: :hello:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Byechoc on November 09, 2010, 09:59:58 pm
 :hi:

well i know spain very well... except ibiza..
i went to france and there i was at paris, biaritz, val du loire e bordeaux...
i went to malta, brazil (rio de janeiro, salvador and sau paulo) cuba
i know portugal from the north to the south and... i hope next summer go to boston and new york...
someone from these places? :KEZZA:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: spookyboo on November 09, 2010, 10:10:57 pm
sorry, Byechoc I'm from the left coast not right(east) coast... but I've been to NY, you'll love it!!!  Haven't been to Boston but have extended family there... it's supposed to be beautiful!!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Byechoc on November 09, 2010, 10:14:08 pm
OK... i send news...when i will be there


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Alexandrine on November 09, 2010, 10:15:22 pm
why don't we open a thread for asking advice about countries that we want to visit  :idea:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: spookyboo on November 09, 2010, 10:39:01 pm
you mean like this... here... places you would like to visit (http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php?topic=77.0)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Alexandrine on November 09, 2010, 10:41:08 pm
perfect  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Kezza on November 10, 2010, 12:35:05 am
I live in Australia but born in the UK.  :whereru:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: beline on November 10, 2010, 08:47:11 am

@ beline
Ah d'accord
Donc, vous parlez Français aussi!
Mais mon Anglais est mieux que mon Français, so I'll continue writing in English (as a Belgian I speak four languages so..)

 :stars: Merci beaucoup akasha, and your French is very good!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Turquoise on November 10, 2010, 05:01:05 pm
I'm made in Germany. 8)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on November 10, 2010, 11:46:37 pm
aha noch ne Deutsche!
ist ja irre! kisss
BTW just noticed in the stats, we're an all-girls forum!   :tehe: :spooky:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Scarlet Flowers on November 11, 2010, 01:51:10 am
I'm made in Germany. 8)

Welcome, Fraulein Turquoise.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Turquoise on November 11, 2010, 03:28:39 pm
aha noch ne Deutsche!
ist ja irre! kisss

Wir sind überall! :stars: Ob das nun gut oder schlecht ist, nun, dass muss jeder für sich selbst entscheiden. lol

BTW just noticed in the stats, we're an all-girls forum!   :tehe: :spooky:

Girl power! :JOY:

Welcome, Fraulein Turquoise.

Thanks. :curtsey:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: AlisVolatPropriis on November 14, 2010, 05:16:00 am
I'm from the United States.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: spookyboo on November 14, 2010, 06:16:47 am
 :hello: my fellow American...  :stars:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: iris-flower on November 15, 2010, 05:58:41 pm
I am from Finland.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Scarlet Flowers on November 15, 2010, 06:59:30 pm
I'm from Jupiter.  I forgot to sign out. :whistle:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: spookyboo on November 15, 2010, 09:31:25 pm
wow, you have a great internet provider!!!  :laugh:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Scarlet Flowers on November 15, 2010, 10:11:00 pm
Thank you. :curtsey:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Earl Grey on November 15, 2010, 10:13:13 pm
I am from Europe (Netherlands)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on November 16, 2010, 05:11:42 am
Aha dan heb ik iemand waarmee ik in mijn moedertaal kan spreken!  :thumbsup:
hihi wow so many different languages places ans ppl! cool!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Gwendolyn on November 16, 2010, 07:04:13 am
I live in the US (Las Vegas, NV).  :fan:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: The Alley Cat... on November 16, 2010, 07:36:40 am
Cool!  I wanna go to Vegas!!!   :stars:  So much fun!

Kentucky; USA :study:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: mousiekins on November 19, 2010, 11:25:46 pm
I am from the UK or more precisely England.

We seem to have a very multicultural board  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Wombat on November 19, 2010, 11:29:46 pm
I'm from a tiny burrow that I dug with my own 2 4 claws. I got a bit of dirt in my backwards facing pouch but that's ok itr only itches when I lay down. My home is a bit dark, a bit damp but when my loved ones are around it's lovely and warm :BFF:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on November 19, 2010, 11:40:43 pm
ah yes, wombats are originally from down under no?
that is unless you live in a zoo! lol


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: tequiero on November 21, 2010, 08:35:58 pm
I happen to be born in Poland and of course I still live here   :stars:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on November 22, 2010, 02:22:07 am
Dzin dobre, my dear  kisss
I went to Poland before I saw the cities of Gdansk, Warsaw and Krakow
One of my grandmothers was from Poland!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: tequiero on November 22, 2010, 05:37:07 am
Dzin dobre, my dear  kisss
I went to Poland before I saw the cities of Gdansk, Warsaw and Krakow
One of my grandmothers was from Poland!

Dzień dobry, my dear  :stars: :stars:
Thank you for your nice welcome  kisss
It's 6:35 here in Poland, I'm awake but still sleeping   lol
You chose one of the most beautiful Polish cities to visist. Hope you had a nice stay. Please, come once again   kisss
Have a good day  :hi:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Annie on December 01, 2010, 12:13:40 am
Dear 'ole blighty.   :cold:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: mousiekins on December 01, 2010, 12:54:01 am
that is the right smilie to have today. I am snowed in  :winter:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: benign on December 01, 2010, 01:04:38 am
Asia and North America...


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mia on December 01, 2010, 01:08:02 am
Europe :northpole-dancer:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: TAG Princess on December 19, 2010, 06:52:22 pm
Europe  :box:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Lanvin Pearls on December 20, 2010, 06:40:58 am
Hello I was not sure if I am posting this introduction in the right place. I am new here and love it. I was on a couple of other forums very briefly. Mostly I liked to read-only. I am Lanvin Pearls because of my love of pretty things and yes I collect Lanvin pieces, Louis Vuitton and Chanel pieces too. I am married and a mother too. I am American-born and have lived in Paris, France for several years. I am now living in the beautiful USA and I work as a public relations agent for certain celebrities. In the past, I have worked as an actress too. I also own/run other businesses such as motivational speaker forums where I employ speakers to travel and speak around the globe. Why am I here ? I find the royals pretty fascinating (and frustrating too when it comes to this latest relationship with KM and PW. LOL) ever since Princess Di and I have always had a bit of a crush on Prince Charles. I am serious. I find him charismatic and highly entertaining. That's it for now. Hope you enjoy my contributions. I can be quite bold so I will try to hold back !  :lips:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: TAG Princess on December 20, 2010, 02:17:57 pm
Lanvin Pearls :welcome:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on December 20, 2010, 04:26:13 pm
What a wonderful array of countries represented! 

I'm kind of obviously Born in the USA.  Kansas, dead center.  Grew up in Michigan across the lake from Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Hello to all my fave Canadians!  I live in southern California now, tho.  Have traveled a lot, but would love to see Belgium and Spain.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Lanvin Pearls on December 20, 2010, 08:14:47 pm
Tag Princess -   :thankyou:  !


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on December 20, 2010, 08:23:41 pm
I hope I didn't forget to welcome you, Lanvin!!!!  If so,... :hello:

North America has a slight edge, I see, from the latest tally. 


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Lanvin Pearls on December 21, 2010, 12:21:50 am
Yooper - Thankyou so much too !   :stars:   :lips:   kisss  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Scarlet Flowers on December 21, 2010, 04:41:48 pm
Welcome to the form, Lanvin Pearls. :BFF:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: lux00 on February 14, 2011, 09:56:55 pm
 :hello:
I am from North America, USA.  I lived most of my life on the east coast of USA in different states.
I am happy to see that this is an international board.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Earth Angel on February 14, 2011, 11:22:12 pm
The snowbelt in NYS. Here's a recent picture, even after the snow has begun to melt. Started melting then froze solid!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/philosophie_2008/Canalessnowbank.jpg


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on February 14, 2011, 11:41:52 pm
Well, that's just ugly, EA.   :sorry:  Where some of my friends live in my old hometown in Michigan, it was windchill -20 a few days ago.  Thanks, but no thanks.  No Mas!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: sam on March 09, 2011, 03:08:34 pm
HELLO  I am sam and Iam half Egyptian half syrian   :flirt:I have been to many countries and I discovered that people are all alike .I liked in here because in many ways I AGREE WITH YOU.I hope that I 'll be one of your friends although I don't write alot


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Scarlet Flowers on March 09, 2011, 03:29:13 pm
That sounds awesome, Sam!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: mousiekins on March 09, 2011, 05:27:02 pm
                                                                                            :welcome6: Sam

I hope you like it here, we don't bite!.  :tehe:

I hope we will hear what you have to say about the Royals at least a little as it is always good to hear another view of things.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on March 09, 2011, 10:18:12 pm
Hi Sam  :hello:
Welcome from me as well!
 :welcome2:
Hmm I just wonder.... is Sam short for Samuel or Samantha?
Either way, hope you enjoy reading and posting on our little forum!
 kisss
Akasha


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: sam on March 10, 2011, 10:39:45 pm
Thank you all you are really nice and sam is S AND M I'm s and m is my son


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Raisie on March 10, 2011, 10:42:29 pm
 :hello:
sam


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on March 10, 2011, 10:50:30 pm
Ah I see, cool idea for a nickname
But I wouldn't work in my case, I have no kid's so... :tehe:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Black Queen on May 08, 2011, 02:05:48 am
I'm from the Caribbean.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on May 08, 2011, 03:04:11 am
oh that's cool!
Sunshine, cocktails, and palm beaches!  :spooky:
Well until you have a hurricane of course which is not that fun I guess! :think:
Welcome to the forum enjoy and have fun!
 kisss akasha


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on May 08, 2011, 06:06:17 am
That's nifty, Sam! Welcome and enjoy. (California USA here)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Lanvin Pearls on May 09, 2011, 05:05:12 am
Hiya SAM.

It's me, Lanvin Pearls.

From Taxachusetts USA.

No matter where we are from, trust me, you will end up LIVING HERE (on the forum)  I promise you that. LOL. It is FUN.   :spooky:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Black Queen on May 13, 2011, 11:24:07 pm
oh that's cool!
Sunshine, cocktails, and palm beaches!  :spooky:
Well until you have a hurricane of course which is not that fun I guess! :think:
Welcome to the forum enjoy and have fun!
 kisss akasha

Yes it is...and the hurricanes are never fun, neither are the rainy seasons....colds :sneezy:  :thankyou:  and i will  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Ceridwen on May 14, 2011, 12:11:52 am
Hey everybody!
Just wanna know where you live
I already know for some of you but not all...
Let's see how international we are!

I'm from Belgium  lol

I'm from the United States (California)  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: leogirl on July 08, 2011, 08:50:06 pm
California, USA, North America


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: scarlett on July 08, 2011, 08:54:01 pm
^ Same.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: DaRo on July 10, 2011, 01:26:38 pm
 :hello: I´m from Germany.  :D


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: GoyDolly on July 29, 2011, 02:26:42 pm
 :hello:  I come from California (though born in Ohio!!), northern part, near Sacramento and Lake Tahoe!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mooster on July 29, 2011, 10:38:35 pm
Hellow everyone  :hi:   As well as being born in England (East), I have lived here all my life. Love this forum and I check in everyday for news  kisss


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Catrina on October 16, 2011, 08:32:33 pm
Hi, all!

I'm live in Mexico, which is in North America, though I grew up in Marseille, France.  :hi:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Scarlet Flowers on November 15, 2011, 03:23:51 pm
Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mimi on November 16, 2011, 03:39:40 am
I'm from the Caribbean.

I'm originally from the Caribbean too.   :hello:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Black Queen on December 01, 2011, 03:44:21 am
Oh hey there, where were you originally from? I'm from the blessed isles and  :welcome2: to the forum!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mimi on December 01, 2011, 04:00:39 am
^ T&T   :thankyou: Thanks for the welcome.  I don't post that often.  I just enjoy the gossip.  It is intriguing sometimes.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: minime on December 23, 2011, 08:55:29 pm
hi guys,
 I forgot to introduce me. how rude from me,  :sorry:.
I'm minime and I'm half german and half turkish. I really like it here  :loveshower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Tatiana on December 27, 2011, 06:52:44 pm

    I am British, but have homes in Great Britain and in Vancouver, Canada.

      ( I fly a lot )

    I am an 18th Cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales and a 19th Cousin of HM The Queen.

    I am a Stuart, which means I am related to all Stuart Kings and Queens.

    I have met most of the RF, some more than a few times.

    I lecture at a University.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Alexandrine on December 27, 2011, 07:37:26 pm
You should tell us more inside info Tatiana  :June: :interview:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Tatiana on December 28, 2011, 02:40:53 am

    I do if you read between the lines  ;)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Grace on January 06, 2012, 02:25:20 pm

    I am British, but have homes in Great Britain and in Vancouver, Canada.

      ( I fly a lot )

    I am an 18th Cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales and a 19th Cousin of HM The Queen.

    I am a Stuart, which means I am related to all Stuart Kings and Queens.

    I have met most of the RF, some more than a few times.

    I lecture at a University.
Tatiana,I am so glad you are here in the forum. :loveshower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: snugglyduckie on January 06, 2012, 05:02:54 pm
Southern USA around New Orleans - bit of a mutt but with strong German and Irish influences in my blood.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: lothwen on January 06, 2012, 08:49:54 pm
Originally from California, moved to Virginia for 6 years, and now back in California.  My dad's family is German, and my mom's is Irish, which means we like to drink a lot.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Faith_in_me on February 22, 2012, 06:13:12 pm
Hi am from St.Vincent and the grenadines...nice to meet ya'll, lookin forword to havin some fun here.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Black Queen on February 22, 2012, 11:01:35 pm
 :BFF:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: schmichaelira on March 20, 2012, 08:29:07 pm
Well, I live in California, though I was born in Louisiana. I saw some people post a little about their heritage, so why not? I am directly descended from French nobility on my father's side. On my mother's side, my heritage is French (and other things) and there is no nobility (let alone royalty) however one of my maternal ancestors, before he came to the Americas, worked for the Earl Granville(?), first worked for him on the Channel Islands and then was exiled to North Carolina to manage some of the Granville property. In my family, there is a legend that the reason was to get him out of the way of one of his Lordship's daughters.  :naughty:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on March 20, 2012, 08:33:15 pm
Cool
I'm still a little street mutt as far as I can tell!  :tehe:
No nobility in my lines.
Welcome to this place BTW
 :welcome6:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: memyselfandroyals on March 20, 2012, 10:48:18 pm
portugal


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Silver Swan Girl on March 21, 2012, 03:39:16 am
I'm from a galaxy far, far away :tehe: couldn't help myself :cookie:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: lothwen on March 21, 2012, 04:11:47 am
According to the Internet (which is so reliable  ;)) my mother's family is Irish aristocracy.  On her side I am Irish, British, and Polynesian.  On my father's side I am German and Cherokee Indian. 


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on March 21, 2012, 05:43:52 am
An American mutt here.  But mostly Irish with a balance of French Canada thrown in there.

^^^^Tatiana up there.  Reading between the lines is great and all, but it would be nice to get it straight up if your pedigree is that close to some scoop.  Any real info would be graciously received if you have it.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mia1984 on March 22, 2012, 09:39:30 am
Originally from South Africa, now permanently living in England, working in London.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: bobnbob on March 30, 2012, 01:02:00 am
 :hello:

I'm Dayana from Argentina.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 06, 2012, 12:01:16 am
welcome, Dayana


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: christina01 on April 19, 2012, 03:59:38 am
I am 100% German blooded but was born in Australia where my parents migrated to. I was however raised in Papua New Guinea, but went to boarding school in Australia. I guess I am Aussie, but my home will always be PNG  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on April 19, 2012, 06:39:38 am
 :welcome2: Dayana and Christina01!  Enjoy.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: christina01 on April 19, 2012, 09:00:24 am
Thank you precious  :hi:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on April 19, 2012, 05:21:58 pm
PNG?
sound like a cool place to grow up :thumbsup:
that is...are there as many toxic animals in the tropic forest as in Australian bush?
I mean like icky spiders, snakes, lizards, Australia has a fair share of those. :sob:
Is it true that there are still cannibalistic tribes living in PNG?


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: christina01 on April 20, 2012, 01:52:11 pm
Yep, New Guinea was a great place to grow up until independance. Then it became quite dangerous. We lived behind six foot barbed wire fences and four dogs roamed the yard, but prior to that life there was great. Beaches, islands, rivers, the good life. Yes we had snakes etc in New Guinea, but believe it or not Aus has worse ones!!  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on April 20, 2012, 07:13:48 pm
I heard that Aus is one of the most dangerous country's in the world due to the concentration of highly venomous animals!
Even the platypus (that odd animal that looks like across between a duck and a beaver) is toxic!
anyway...
The fact that you remember the country before the independence tell's me that you're not a teenager :tehe:  ;)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on April 20, 2012, 07:19:19 pm
^^That's really neat and interesting C01!  Do you live in Australia now?  I'm working on field notes for a herpetologist for the Nat Museum and just reading about the creepy crawlies makes me jumpy.  We don't even have mosquitoes in the beach communities of SoCal.  In fact, window screens are an oddity.  Inland?  Different story. 

Scary!!!!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Acornia on April 21, 2012, 01:43:56 am
Platypi (platypodes?) are toxic??  :sob: They're so cute...


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on April 21, 2012, 02:10:15 am
yup the males have claws on there back paws that are toxic
According to wiki
Quote
Venom
Main article: Platypus venom
The calcaneus spur found on the male's hind limb is used to deliver venom.
While both male and female platypuses are born with ankle spurs, only the male has spurs which produce a cocktail of venom,[23][24][25] composed largely of defensin-like proteins (DLPs), three of which are unique to the platypus.[26] The defensin proteins are produced by the immune system of the platypus. Although powerful enough to kill smaller animals such as dogs, the venom is not lethal to humans, but is so excruciating that the victim may be incapacitated.[26][27] Oedema rapidly develops around the wound and gradually spreads throughout the affected limb. Information obtained from case histories and anecdotal evidence indicates the pain develops into a long-lasting hyperalgesia (a heightened sensitivity to pain) that persists for days or even months.[28][29] Venom is produced in the crural glands of the male, which are kidney-shaped alveolar glands connected by a thin-walled duct to a calcaneus spur on each hind limb. The female platypus, in common with echidnas, has rudimentary spur buds which do not develop (dropping off before the end of their first year) and lack functional crural glands.[11]
The venom appears to have a different function from those produced by nonmammalian species: its effects are not life-threatening to humans, but nevertheless powerful enough to seriously impair the victim. Since only males produce venom and production rises during the breeding season, it may be used as an offensive weapon to assert dominance during this period.[26]


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: christina01 on April 21, 2012, 03:57:27 pm
I admit to being in my forties  :tehe:. Aus has toxic animals lol, but they dont lay in wait for you. Even venemous snakes would rather just slither off. They arent just sitting around waiting to bite. You do have to be aware of them, and be careful, that's all. We know no different I guess.

Yes I am in Australia now. It is a pretty good place to live. Don't forget the sun and surf  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on April 21, 2012, 04:05:30 pm
Aaaah, yes, the surf.  Oddly, surfers practice at the break by my house because it's as close as they can get to the epic breaks in Australia.  Some of the best breaks in the world, I'm told.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: christina01 on April 21, 2012, 04:34:05 pm
Where are u from Yooper?  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Perfume on September 20, 2012, 07:03:18 am
Am I the only South African on this site  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on September 20, 2012, 09:24:59 am
Nope there is one other...
I remember admitting two ppl from SA one from johannesburg area and one from capetown area
but I don't know who's who :dontknow:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Perfume on September 20, 2012, 09:50:26 am
Nope there is one other...
I remember admitting two ppl from SA one from johannesburg area and one from capetown area
but I don't know who's who :dontknow:
Cool, both live in two different provinces in SA....thanks for the response.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Freya on September 22, 2012, 08:57:54 am
According to the Internet (which is so reliable  ;)) my mother's family is Irish aristocracy.  On her side I am Irish, British, and Polynesian.  On my father's side I am German and Cherokee Indian. 

Lothwen,

Were you aware that Diana had Irish ancestry on the Fermoy side. Goes back a long way.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: JuneBug on September 24, 2012, 07:50:34 am
Perfume, another SA person checking in. Not originally from SA but I now stay in Durban / Pietermaritzburg area. 


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Perfume on September 25, 2012, 07:44:33 am
Perfume, another SA person checking in. Not originally from SA but I now stay in Durban / Pietermaritzburg area. 
Hey there June, I live in Durban as well :-)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: JuneBug on September 25, 2012, 04:57:20 pm
Koooool 8)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on October 05, 2012, 04:45:17 pm
I was born in La Habana, Cuba. :flower: I lived as a child in Madrid, Spain for a while and have lived in North America for many years now.
Love different languages and different cultures! :JOY:
My first language is Spanish, English my second and I can understand quite a bit of Brazilian Portuguese and read some French as long as is basic. I'm not internet savvy please bear with me. :tehe:and don't run for the hills due to this. :runforhills:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on October 05, 2012, 04:49:51 pm
Where are u from Yooper?  :flower:

Wow, how rude am I?  Sorry.  I'm from SoCal, Windansea/La Jolla, California, USA to be exact. 

Welcome, MRHIX!  Your life sounds fascinating and am looking forward to your apparent worldly point of view here.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on October 05, 2012, 06:17:02 pm
Hi Yooper,
Thank you! is wonderful to be feel welcomed. :thankyou: :flower:
I suppose that I most be the only Cuban on this site  :tehe: unless we have around here the reincarnation of Duchess of Manchester who was also a Cuban woman. :tehe:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on October 06, 2012, 04:30:43 pm
We have a few others from the Caribbean area but I think your the only Cuban so far Roi Henry (love the nick)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on October 07, 2012, 03:56:53 pm
Hello ! Akasha,
I did not know there were more people from the Caribbean. Though I did have a strong inkling I'd be the only Cuban around.:tehe:
First, thank you so much for fixing my avatar photo. When I said I was not savvy with the computer that was an understatement. I am plainly speaking dumb with it. :shy: Thank you really that was very sweet of you helping me out wiht the photo and I'm grateful!:flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on October 07, 2012, 05:54:54 pm
^^^You're most welcome MRHIX!  I would be really interested if you'd be so inclined, to open a thread to discuss living in Cuba.  And any other inputs as well.

As the Mods are well aware, I, too, struggled with the photobucket bit when I started and have my own issues with my Mac.  You are not alone!


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on October 08, 2012, 01:16:46 am
Hi Yooper,

I would be able to,but it's quite a very emotional thing for me.You see as a child with my mother we left to Spain as exiles.

Removed the rest of the story at members wish. A


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: JuneBug on October 09, 2012, 12:03:46 pm
Ohhh MRHIX, I am sooo sorry to read such a sad story and to hear that both of your parents are gone. However I am sure that you will be alright since as you said that God in His infinite mercy has been very good to you. I am sure that he will continue to guide your steps and I  truly believe Romans 3:28 that says "And we know this for sure that ALL things work together for good for they that love God and are called according to his purpose for them" I am convinced that he will make all things beautiful for you in his time.



Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on October 09, 2012, 03:05:42 pm
^
JuneBug
Thanks for your kind and encouraging words. I really appreciate it.
I have a wonderful husband, because of this and many other wonderful things I'm thankful always to God, as He has never left me alone.
Thanks for your very sweet words!   :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: JuneBug on October 09, 2012, 04:14:15 pm
^ You are most welcomed MRHIX. Sorry about the wrong quote of scripture, I meant to quote Romans 8: 28 not Romans 3:28. Anyway I am sure you knew the verse I was referring to. And I am glad to hear about your wonderful Husband

See you around. I will be looking forward to reading your posts.  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Perfume on October 09, 2012, 06:13:02 pm
Ohhh MRHIX, I am sooo sorry to read such a sad story and to hear that both of your parents are gone. However I am sure that you will be alright since as you said that God in His infinite mercy has been very good to you. I am sure that he will continue to guide your steps and I  truly believe Romans 3:28 that says "And we know this for sure that ALL things work together for good for they that love God and are called according to his purpose for them" I am convinced that he will make all things beautiful for you in his time.


My favourite portion of Scripture and the one I love quoting daily is from Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you............"

@MRHIX...what a sad story to read :-(


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: JuneBug on October 09, 2012, 09:22:30 pm
Ohhh Perfume, Jer 29:11 is one of my favourites too. So is:

Numbers 14:28 -" Now tell my people this that as surely as I live declares the Lord, as you have spoken in my hearing so will I do to you"

Job 22:28 "You will also decree (declare)  a thing on earth and it will be established for you"

Romans 4: 17" And this happened because he believed in the God who... creates things out of nothing"

Psalms x:x "For they that know their God shall be strong, unshakable and unafraid and they shall do exploits
( I cannot remember the exact chapter / verse)


I have constantly used all these scriptures to strengthen my faith and receive things all kinds of things from the Lord in my life. And I have used them to settle all kinds of issues on my knees. All I know is that Life can be tough but God is good and one musn't confuse the two.


Oops Perfume, I think if we wish to continue with this, we better take it somewhere else before we get a warning  :tehe:

Anyway, we will continue someother time.  


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Magnolia on October 10, 2012, 01:49:32 am
Quote
Hi ,
Thank you! is wonderful to be feel welcomed. :thankyou: :flower:
I suppose that I most be the only Cuban on this site  :tehe: unless we have around here the reincarnation of Duchess of Manchester who was also a Cuban woman. :tehe:
I like the Cuban people alot and the rich culture.Thnxs for the info on the Duchess Of Manchester (didn't even know about her)funny how one of her son is named William.Since in an old astrology book it said Prince William was suppose to marry a foreign woman who knows maybe Cuban or maybe Harry will-lol-.Either way it looks like there was alot of Royalty in Cuba.
They said the DOM was a beauty also there's the Duchess of Luxembourg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consuelo_Montagu_Duchess_of_Manchester (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consuelo_Montagu_Duchess_of_Manchester)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria-Teresa_Grand_Duchess_of_Luxembourg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria-Teresa_Grand_Duchess_of_Luxembourg)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on October 10, 2012, 04:07:04 pm
^
Magnolia,
Thanks so much!for saying that. We are a very warm people in general and friendly. Teh Brazilian people perhaps even more!
Yes, you're correct  there were many very wealthy families in Cuba once as well as very highly educated. There are people still highly educated but wealthy as it was once known, only the very selected few.
Many people do not know that the Duchess of Manchester was a Cuban woman, we learn something new everyday right?  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Magnolia on October 12, 2012, 12:36:35 am
^I did see some biographies about Cuba for such a little island it's amazing.Maybe the "hidden "powers" saw that Cuba was becoming too powerful and didn't like that so they let FC in there.When it's liberated I think the island will be bigger than before and so prosperous hopefully.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on October 15, 2012, 04:44:37 pm
^
Magnolia
 :hi:
I so agree with you! You're very intelligent for understanding that.You hit the nail right on the head .  :prokates: 


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Magnolia on October 24, 2012, 02:12:54 am
^Thnxs for the intelligent part. -lol- Hope you keep posting here on the forums.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: royalfanPKLS on October 26, 2012, 05:30:27 am

    I am British, but have homes in Great Britain and in Vancouver, Canada.

      ( I fly a lot )

    I am an 18th Cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales and a 19th Cousin of HM The Queen.

    I am a Stuart, which means I am related to all Stuart Kings and Queens.

    I have met most of the RF, some more than a few times.

    I lecture at a University.

Oh, have you met Wills and Harry?

BTW: I live in the state of Virginia here in the US but in my experinces it's not as great as people make it out to be. I live in the poorer, rural part of the state, but it's also a super conservative state politically and socially. I'd like some people's suggestions on the best states to live in, in the union.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on October 26, 2012, 12:44:23 pm
er I don't think she will answer you
tatiana left a couple months ago and I don't think she's coming back...


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: memyselfandroyals on October 26, 2012, 06:59:09 pm
A lot of people is leaving this forum. It's sad, really


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Alexandrine on October 26, 2012, 07:11:18 pm
People come and go.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: marinera99 on December 01, 2012, 05:34:35 am
 :hi:I come from america.  O cant stop dreaming of prince harry day and nigth and I cant stop worrying about him too.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Yooper on December 04, 2012, 07:26:56 am

    I am British, but have homes in Great Britain and in Vancouver, Canada.

      ( I fly a lot )

    I am an 18th Cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales and a 19th Cousin of HM The Queen.

    I am a Stuart, which means I am related to all Stuart Kings and Queens.

    I have met most of the RF, some more than a few times.



    I lecture at a University.

Oh, have you met Wills and Harry?

BTW: I live in the state of Virginia here in the US but in my experinces it's not as great as people make it out to be. I live in the poorer, rural part of the state, but it's also a super conservative state politically and socially. I'd like some people's suggestions on the best states to live in, in the union.

How fascinating.  I'm sure I've missed it in here somewhere, but will keep an eye on your insights as to the royal family considering your history.

As for the 'Union' (only the South uses that term and I would be careful, these days, using it), Virginia has two parts, as you are probably already aware.  The very wealthy landowners and the not-so-wealthy.  If you are looking for a state in the Republic of the United States in which to live I have some recommendations based on the latest stats.  They are, in no particular order, except the first two:  North Carolina, Wisconsin (Madison in particular), North Dakota if you want to make money fast, certain parts of Atlanta, GA, Montana, Minnesota (if you are very liberal and love the cold/heat, no medium to speak of), New Mexico (Santa Fe, my fave), and the real midwest, i.e., Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.  Other than that, the east and west coasts are beyond expensive and highly populated.  The state of Florida is probably my least favorite because of the school system, high crime rate, bugs, oppressive heat and it's flat as a pancake.  Oddly, northern, inland California is awesome as is Seattle and parts of Washington State, if you like rainy, mountainous regions.

Good luck with your re-settlement.  If you are a Brit/UK by nationality, then I suggest Boston, Rhode Island or the northwest areas of the US if you want to feel 'at home'.  They seem to congregate there.

(I have not forgotten you, MRHIX)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: CathyJane on December 05, 2012, 04:23:40 pm
Even though I've lived most of my life in KY, I still consider myself an Ohio Buckeye. I haven't had the chance to travel much, none outside the US sadly. A dream is to get to England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and Russia someday. :)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: memyselfandroyals on December 18, 2012, 10:48:40 pm
You will, my dear  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: RedRabbit on December 30, 2012, 06:44:40 am
I'm American and a lifelong Seattle resident with a great deal of English ancestry. 

No royals or significant nobles that I know of (perhaps some minor landowners in the 11th and 12th centuries).  Some of them packed up, sailed across the Atlantic and made a home for themselves in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635.  Others, mainly from Cornwall, arrived later.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on December 30, 2012, 06:48:30 am
hehe I just noticed , according to the poll we got six aliens in here! lols


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: RoyalWatcher on January 16, 2013, 05:44:48 pm
I'm an Amercian....lived briefly in Europe during the mid to late 1980's...before the wall came tumbling down.

I live in the Northern Hemisphere-where it snows alot, but its still in the continental U.S.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on January 16, 2013, 07:54:56 pm
Ah yes our second yooper (upper Michigan ppl) of the bunch  :tehe:
Our other Yooper told me to ask: how's it down south? :dontknow: (guess it's an insider joke)
Anyway welcome! :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: memyselfandroyals on January 16, 2013, 09:37:38 pm
RoyalWatcher,  :welcome1: :welcome2:

HAVE FUN


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: RoyalWatcher on January 17, 2013, 02:17:19 am
Ah yes our second yooper (upper Michigan ppl) of the bunch  :tehe:
Our other Yooper told me to ask: how's it down south? :dontknow: (guess it's an insider joke)
Anyway welcome! :flower:

LOL!  Its great!  Had my first pasty of the year!

Thank you for the welcomes! :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: mysha on March 21, 2013, 10:38:20 pm
I am Australian, have lived in UK for 5 years. I am doing my PhD
I was a true royal support until HRH Diana, Princess of Wales was killed and the WK factor ! wimpy getting a bit precious
I AM SCARED to death that Charles and his tart to ascend the throne
I am concerned with Lizard CM. I do not believe Waity is pregnant :hi:
Am thrilled to join


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on March 21, 2013, 10:41:35 pm
welcome to the forum!  :hello:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: JuneBug on March 22, 2013, 06:46:57 pm
Mysha, you are most welcome :welcome2:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: empirestate on August 02, 2013, 11:50:07 pm
Born in raised in the city of New York, with a few years in the middle living in Puerto Rico and Syracuse, NY.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: dutch on August 03, 2013, 06:50:16 am
I'm from the US.  :hello: (But I also claim residency in Outer Space... :tehe:)


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Akasha 85 on March 27, 2014, 12:56:18 am
Hey guys it me the newbie from belgium  lol
After handing the reins over to yooper i had to get a new account so yeah...
Gotta up the posting I guess, if I want the chat box and other options back :tehe:
 kisss
A


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Rock n royal on April 16, 2014, 05:08:28 pm
Hello. I'm from the North East of England and Outer space. At least my children thinks I am some form of alien lol

Glad to be here, I read this forum for a very long time before joining. I'm so glad I have though.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 12:18:32 am
I'm from the United States  :flower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Grand Duchess Ayla on July 28, 2016, 04:53:32 am
Hello people! :hi:
I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: Glimmery on December 22, 2016, 12:22:49 pm
Hi all I'm from Ireland I posted on the introduce yourself board too and autocorrect went a bit mad apologies for all the mistakes :sorry:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: memyselfandroyals on December 22, 2016, 04:31:38 pm
Welcome!!! :loveshower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 22, 2016, 05:33:27 pm
I'm from the U.S. but I like to split my time between here and Space.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: RandyDrx on January 17, 2017, 05:59:40 am
I'm from Indonesia. :hello:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: LadySnowWhite on May 17, 2017, 01:56:14 am
Hi again everyone!   I havent posted much in ages.  Lots going on over here - I am from Western Canada :D   :loveshower:


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: YooperModerator on May 17, 2017, 02:09:48 am
^Good to see you here!  Western Canada is SO beautiful.


Title: Re: where do you come from?
Post by: HennyPenny on May 18, 2017, 03:07:21 am


  I am from Virginia, USA and live in Dallas, Texas...