For some reason this site insists on labelling me as a 'newbie' even though I've been on here for 3.5 years! Never mind, probably time to say who I am and why I'm here. I'm a born Londoner, though my heritage and parents are Irish. Have always known the hustle and bustle of The Big Smoke was not for me, but have never, ever been able to make a permanent break away from my home town. After all kinds of tough personal stuff, I am now ready to just walk away and not look back. I am an English teacher and have worked and lived both in Italy (Puglia, 2005) and Spain (Huelva, 2012) so have some idea of what it's like to live elsewhere in Europe. That's all for now. Good to meet you.