Thank you Clifford for the nice welcome. I used to be a member of this group a long time ago I think during the dial-up internet days. Feels nice to be back. I am getting used to working in a designated studio space rather than the little table in the guest room that was always occupied with family visitors and laundry etc. I now have tables to layout collage and assemblage. I like your sensibility very much as I viewed your website.
Yes, I was. It was 2001 and I was on Finchley Rd. in Golder's Green. Near Oddbins. My friend was a manager there. I don't think that Oddbins is open anymore. I had so much fun there and did several trips up to Carlisle, where my friends' parents are. From there we did a lot of day trips around the place. I especially loved York and visiting Lanercost Priory, where I took some amazing photos on a stormy day. They used to use the second photo here on this page as one of the featured photos on the old Lanercost Priory website. They've since switched sites and my photos aren't there anymore. :( Actually, a lot of my old work is on this page, interspersed with some other artists.
I am in the same boat. I can't afford my rent, as it will go up in August. I have to downsize now - probably a 1-bedroom apt - and I have a teenager at home. :( Stay cool. It is overcast here and I'm very happy about that. I prefer it. I enjoyed the three months I lived in the U.K.