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    Question Vegans from Kent, UK???

    Hello Everyone, I'm New!!!

    I haven't got any friends, and well.. Lives lonely as a vegan in a meat-eating world and particularly in Kent . Is there any Vegans from the Kent area to chat with?

    I seem to repel people. I genuinely believe Vegans have a some sort of Vegan repellent. Because everywhere I go People seem to dislike me. I don't know if anyone else gets that. For example they look at you funny if they know your vegan, and they think vegans think they are better than meat-eaters and so they automatically hate you. Anyway.. Hi!

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    Hi Purdypoo.

    Which bit of Kent are you in?

    There is an active AR/Vegan group around Canterbury/Whitstable/Herne Bay, there is a vegan/veggie group in Rochester that meets once a month. There is a meeting this Saturday.

    My wife and I are both vegan and live in Sittingbourne.
    "Danger" could be my middle name but it's "John"

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    Which part of kent are you in? Im in Orpington

    Welcome to the board by the way!
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    Hi There,

    Thanks for your responses, I'm from Maidstone, unfortunately . Thanks for the info. I like Rochester, I'm moving soon and was considering that area as I need to stay in Kent. Great to here there's a Veggie group there. Thanks.

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    Nothing wrong with Maidstone. Some of the best vegans work there

    If you have transport and feel brave, pop along to the meal on Saturday. It's only pub food. For once, me and Toni will actually be able to get to this one.

    It's 12:30 at the What the Dickinns pub.
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    Yes Purdypoo you should definitely go along and meet some vegans! I go to the London meets due to ease of getting into London from here. The first one is always the hardest because of the nerves, but once youre there itll be fine

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    Me and my partner live in Kent, just outside the M25. Luckily there is a friendly local Vegan group. I think a meet up to explore some of Kent would be cool.

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    It's only pub food...
    I need to get better at travelling. Do they always serve Vegan Pub food?

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    Yeah. Quite a few choices, although sometimes they aren't all available.

    Usually have some bottles of various Sam Smith's too.
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    I seem to repel people. I genuinely believe Vegans have a some sort of Vegan repellent. Because everywhere I go People seem to dislike me. I don't know if anyone else gets that. For example they look at you funny if they know your vegan, and they think vegans think they are better than meat-eaters and so they automatically hate you. Anyway.. Hi!
    we seem to live in times of quick judgement which somehow allows people to think they can be rather ignorant at times, just know that doing what you believe is an important thing (that matters) to the world.
    my point being i think we should start the Kent vegan rights movement!! anywho hi!
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    *waves*

    Vegan in Maidstone here. Welcome
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    I'm from Gravesend way

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    Nothing wrong with Maidstone. Some of the best vegans work there
    'ray, I'm working in Maidstone this week.

    Does that pub only do food at lunchtimes?

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    Usually serves meals in the evenings too I think.

    Give em a ring to check that they are serving food, first, though.
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    Wow, nine years in Maidstone and I have only met one other vegan - yet there are at least three posting on the forum from here! Where ARE you all???

    I tried to get a vegan picnic organised a couple of years back but not a single taker... I tell myself it was poor advertising as the truth might be too hard to bear...

    Being vegan, having kids and being a (largely) single mum cuts me out of the social scene on a number of counts. It would be really good to have a get together on a weekend - maybe up at Mote Park - kick a ball around, share some food and life experiences. Anyone up for that?

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    Yeah, that'd be cool.

    We both work on the edge of Mote Park, me at Turkey Mill, her at Mote House, and we take the dawgs for a walk in the park quite often.
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    Excellent, Pob. Thanks for the encouragement. Just say when you are both free and I'll meet you in the caff (or outside if the deep fryers have been working overtime (ew!).

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    We have a rare Saturday free on the 6th June, so I reckon that would be a good time.

    If that's good for you we should post a thread in the meet up area and see who else can come.

    We could invite people from the Rochester group, too. It's not far for them to come.
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    Saturday 6th June it is. We'll be there. As you're a regular and well-known contributor to the forum (I'm very much a newbie), please could you put the thread up?

    We could do any time, so to suit you.

    Thanks - see you then, I hope.

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    Herne Bay and Whitstable Animal Rights Group are having a lunch in the park in Ramsgate on Sunday 21st at 3pm.

    http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/f/ACTI...98&action=view

    Not sure if we can make this one, but we've been before and they are a lovely bunch of vegan types.
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    Hs anyone been to the new veggie cafe in Maidstone? Fortify Cafe?

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    Was thinking about it. But seems they'll be serving fish, so don't think I'll bother....

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    Where did you hear about them serving fish? I can't find anything about that.

    Ahh, yeah, found it.

    So despite being promoted as fully vegetarian in Veggie Heaven, they aren't at all.
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    It was on their Facebook page. I've expressed my disappointment there...

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    Hello!!
    I am a new Canterbury resident. I live in uni accommodation at the moment but next year, I'll have to move to town and I was wondering maybe there some vegan people who need a flatmate?

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    hi there! i study in canterbury so i'm always there!

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    Great!
    Maybe we can grab a coffee at some point? As long as you can put up with my strange German accent
    awesome! i studied german for five years in school but i don't remember a thing! the english education does NOT prepare us for interacting outside of the english-speaking world.

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    Hi There,

    Thanks for your responses, I'm from Maidstone, unfortunately . Thanks for the info. I like Rochester, I'm moving soon and was considering that area as I need to stay in Kent. Great to here there's a Veggie group there. Thanks.
    Hi! I live in Maidstone!!!! I thought I was the only vegan in this town

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    ​hey! I live in Canterbury and am looking for friends in the area! Anyone interested?

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    Hey I live in sittingbourne and ive been vegan for about 6 months. I don't know any vegans in the area would love to meet some

    Lainey xx

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    Hi Lainey

    I'm vaguely near you - in Canterbury. I haven't ever met a vegan friend in real life!
    PM me if you wanna meet for coffee or chat =)

    Jo

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    hi all,

    i am new here, so refreshing to see so many vegans in maidstone. im genuinely shocked, where are you all hiding? haha

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    hi, just to say i am a vegan living in dover, but i have never met another vegan in dover. its good to see there are a few vegans in kent.
    Peace of mind begins when we stop thinking about how far we have to go, or how hard the road has been, and just let ourselves feel peace.

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    I have a good friend who lives in deal that's a vegan. He visits Dover a lot, mainly because their holland and barretts has a freezer and the one in deal doesn't

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    There's a few vegans in Sittingbourne, Lainey.

    Have you been to the Pulse cafe yet? I've not tried it, but my vegan wife, Toni, thought it was OK.
    There's a goth vegan couple around as well.
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    cool thx pob yes ive been to pulse a couple of times its quite nice and usually quiet so relaxing it would be great to meet up with some other vegans some time

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    hi joflakes sorry ive not been on here for ages and for some reason cant pm but it would be great to meet up and have a coffee and chat. Canterbury has a few good vegan places doesnt it?

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