I've been living here in northwest england for nine years this month (South Manchester Area though officially the county of Cheshire). Lived 30 years in London before that. Met my wife Sue who is english of course while stationed in what was then West Germany in 1967 while on leave and we married in 1969. Was fed up with the JFK assasination, the Vietnam war and how Nixon's administration treated vets like me so decided to emigrate here. Wasn't easy at first, but I managed and we had a son who now lives in Brisbane, Australia and daughter who still lives in London. Had all my tackle stolen in 1979, some of which had great sentimental value to me which put me off any form of fishing for 29 years, but as retirement loomed I decided there was no better way to spend it. Thanks for the chat and hope to here from you again. By the way where are you anyway?