Your part of the world - FamilyEducation
Your part of the world
05/17/2008 at 12:37 PM

Just wondering where you all hail from. I know we have people here from Australia, South Africa and Europe as well as all of you from the States. It would be nice to hear from you.

I live in Edinburgh which is the capital city of Scotland. I was born and brought up in Aberdeen which is supposedly the oil capital of Europe now.

Hey junieg, I am in the USA in North Carolina. What a fun thread---I can't wait to hear from everyone else. Marti

Hi junieg, I've had discussions w/ you previously. I'm fairly new to the boards (although I've posted quite a bit in the short time I've been here). 8-) It's addicting! Ha! Anyway, I'm from a small town in New Jersey, USA. I've lived in NJ my entire life. I'm married and have 2 children. It's been interesting sharing views w/ people from all over the world. I consider myself a pretty open-minded person, and I always welcome others' perspectives on different topics. I've received a lot of good advice from many of you, and I've also learned a few things too. It's nice to meet you all.

Nice to hear from you both. I have 4 children [35, 34, 32 and 18] and 3 grand children 10, 17 months, and 6 months] I work as an Early Years Practitioner. These threads give me an insight into how things are run in other countries, such as Education and the Law. It is also very good to hear different perspectives on topics as you say and I am sure this will also help me broaden my knowledge professionally.

Hi, I don't post here that much, but I do like this site. Anyway, I live in a very small town in Arkansas ( USA ) and I homeschool my 3 kids. Their ages are 2, 7, and 9. I'm 27 years old and have been married for 10 years. nice to meet y'all. :)

Reading this thread, I hope to hear from many ppl outside the US. I live and work in Denver Colorado. I'm a Director of Human Resources. I have three sons and I have gained so much insight and perspective from this site! One thing I have noticed is that many ppl come here with problems they are hoping to get advice about. I rarely see people posting accomplishment and victories. I think I am going to enjoy reading the responses here. Good idea Juni!

Good idea Tamz. It would be nice to hear some happy stories. The way I look at life is that every cloud has a silver lining if you look hard enough, and usually things happen for a very good reason.

Happy stories!!!! I live at the beach in Delaware, USA!!! It is like being on vacation every day, 1.5 miles from one ocean beach and 4 miles from another and the bay just a short distance away!

I live in Denver Colorado and my BF lives near Windsor Colorado. Last week we had a tornado 1 mile wide that destroyed the town of Windsor. With all the destruction, there was one man who lost his life. A daycare was leveled but not one child was hurt. They were in the bank vault accross the street singing and telling stories. Imagine how happy you would be to see your child when you came for them and the building was gone and your little kid was standing there safe and happy!!!

Great pity about the man who died, but great that it was just one victim. I know how I'd feel about my child being safe.

Hi everyone, I not post here, but I` read every day here, my English is not very good, but,now, I think to write and read here , I can improve and my English too. thank you all. I live in USA, Michigan, I`m married and have two kids, 7 and 5, but I`m from Albania, My kids birth here in USA, I speak English and Albanian with my kids, is fun, some time my kids easy speak and English and Albanian same time, .I have plan to go in my country this summer. Albania is a beautiful country.sincerely Anna.

Hello Anna! Welcome; I'm glad you decided to post here. I have one friend from Macedonia and he speaks Albanian. I use a dictionary to translate some words to him. He has learned SOOO much from using the Internet with English speaking people. Do you know anyone in your town that can speak Albanian outside or your little family? I hope you have a great day and enjoy your children. buzëqeshje!!

Thank you tamz, was one good surprize for me now, I read in my laungage. buzeqeshje, thanks! I have friends from my country here, and some friends and from Macedonia, and I speak macedonian laungage too, and italian, and little russian, but, important for me is English, and I hope , to improve more and more, because my life is here now, ... thanks.

Hi Anna, I am very pleased to meet you. I hope you stay around and maybe post some day. It could help you with learning the language.

Hi junieg! Thanks you reply me. Really I need to talk and conversation with people, and specially like you, this forum is so nice, thanks. I have one friend from Scotland, but she live here in USA, she come in USA 40 years ago, and she tell me every time , she remember her self when was in first grade, and know only two words in English "Hi guess" , . I`m in USA, since 2001,and I remember my self, first months was very hard for me with English, but, I `m different now , understand and can write and read, I learning now grammatical and pronunciation, ok, junieg, see next time with posts here. thanks.