Hello there everyone. Greetings from hot and sunny U.K. I found this forum on Google and thought it looked interesting, particularly the range of topics and the practice of using 'real' names.....more friendly-like. I wonder how many other U.K. members there are here . Quite a few probably. I am a Northerner, from the border country in Cumbria, very near the border with Scotland. However I have lived in the south for most of my life, and my husband was a Surrey boy. I was a teacher and I had many happy years' leading walks and exploring the countryside mostly in the Cotswolds or in Sussex. Now my main interest is my garden, and reading lots of books. I am blessed with two children and two grandchildren. I look forward to reading the threads and to making a contribution. My I Pad is a great help during this weird time of Lockdown.