Thanks for the welcomes. I plan to stick around and hope you will class me as "active." I am a moderator on another forum and have witnessed people signing up never to be seen again. I fancied popping in here to meet some new people.
The wife and I were members a few years ago of a site called "Smilepop." It was fun and we ended up firm friends with an American lady (among others). We now share our holidays together. Sadly the site closed down.
I thought I would look for a forum in a similar vane. I plumped for this one after trawling through Google.