Good for you Skajen!
But it is a shame some ppl in your life have been mean and wouldn't it be even better to have some more veggie and vegan friends in real life too? Who needs non-veg friends who are nasty about your veganism?
Are you with a local veggie and vegan group at all for support? Might be worth getting involved in your nearest one.
I'm near the northern border of Surrey (Hampton) and apart from the little group we have here, there is a very good one in the Guildford area, so let me know if you are interested in meeting local vegans let me know, there might be a group near you.