A lovely contributor to the Overseas forum recently messaged me to ask if I realised that I joined TES ten years ago in January. I hadn't actually but it started me thinking about all the fun and drama I have enjoyed on TES, particularly in this forum! My daughter was in pre-school when I started contributing and she is now in her second year of high school. I have met three wonderful people from TES when they came to Australia, Shifter, simpkins and squibbler which was so much fun. Poor old simpkins had too much sun at the cricket and was very unwell the poor thing. Shifter stayed for a couple of days and I had the privilege of taking him to the cemetary to find his uncle's gravesite and squibbs and I went walking with our unruly hounds. I know it is just a forum but I really think a lot of the people who have been around and think of them as friends. Even when things were going wrong, the drama of it was fun and when I think back now at how ridiculous it was, it always makes me laugh. I have been told that I come across as very school marm'ish but that from someone I like, respect and admire so I'll cop that one on the chin. Thanks for your companionship, all the things I have learned from you all and the fun we have had ranting on here (sometimes those rants saved my sanity). Hope to see you around for another ten!