After lurking for a couple of years and then posting the odd comment from time to time, I realised it was about time to introduce myself.
After starting at the Oxford Aikikai in the late seventies I moved to Southampton, in the middle of the south coast of England, in 1984. I co-founded the Southampton Aikikai (http://www.soton.ac.uk/~apm3/aikido/Aikido.html
) when I arrived, and have been here ever since.
I have been enjoying many of the threads on Aikiweb recently, and I hope to continue to contribute to the occasional discussion.