Tom, thanks for the advance info on London. I kind of figured it would be something like New York, just different accents. :) I'd probably only be able to manage the 5-day, round-trip, whirlwind tour sort of thing anyway. I've always wanted to see Stonehenge though...
Thanks for the invite and delighted to accept. Enjoy your trip to London, but be warned, it is now an amazing but barely British city. It's now the most international city in the world - just the number of French, alone, makes it the sixth biggest city in France! - all the way from impoverished Bangladeshi and Somali asylum seekers to Russian billionaires, and everything in between. It's like New York, in the sense of not really bearing much resemblance to the country around it ... also the dollar/Sterling exchange rate will blow your mind. I mean, a Tube (subway) ride is 8 bucks! But if you have lots, and lots, and lots of money, it's just about the most dynamic, creative, filthy, polyglot, totalitarian (those CCTV cameras are everywhere and you ARE being watched) place on the planet.
Pat, you're already signed up, I checked on that, you just have to log in or have the system send you your password. You can also click on "automatically log me in" or whatever on the login screen. God life would be so much easier if there wasn't the need to constantly protect websites from hackers, spammers, etc. Send me an email if there's still a problem.
Absolutely delighted to see you here on CrimeSpace. I have to confess that I have no idea what a "Ning" is---whatever, it seems to be nice:-) And you'll have great things to contribute. BTW, we need to get folks over to Nefarious Tales. I tried to sign up again, but I don't know what I do wrong, Bob. Privately, tell me again how to get signed up and I'll reload some of my old stories. Always had a fondness for "Murder on the Leavenworth Express." The older I get the more I can identify with Clarabelle Gilly in the story!