I suppose I'm a newbie, although I've been posting for a bit, and I posted a bit on the old board. I'm a 61 year old male tax accountant from the Isle of Wight (UK), married, with 2 adult kids. I've been reading His Good Self's books pretty much since the start - Carrie, UK paperback when it was first published. I haven't read every single thing, but I've read (and have, in hardback) by far the majority. Now my kids have gone we are getting rid of stuff with a view to downsizing, but the shelves of SK books are staying. My avatar is Appley Tower, a Victorian folly on the shore at Ryde, Isle of Wight. Dark, isn't it...?