thanks for all the replies to my intro, nice to know that there is always a warm AA welcome even out in cyberspace, good to hear from you all. North Wales is a pretty cool place to live, from where i live i can see the mountains and the sea. I have an AA meeting everyday to choose from within a short distance and a wealth of AA friends who have made me very welcome since i moved here 3 years ago. I moved up from London, I got fed up of living in the ratrace, traffic, pollution and city life. I feel that I was spiritually drawn here, at the time I did not know why, but hey, who am I to argue with God's will in my life. Since getting here my son has been born, a precious gift from God, one of the "good yets" in my life. I feel amazed that God actually trusts me with the life of such a precious child and all the responsibilty that entails. The promises have happened for me, today I have a life beyond my wildest dreams. It is all down to my HP, AA, 12 steps, Big Book, and all my recovering brothers & sisters who gave me hope when there was none, and showed me a Faith that works, and a way of life that I thought impossible. Thank you all for being part of my family. God bless you all.