firstly thanks to Eilthireach for his great job as host here before he had to move onto greater things.
I was happy to be asked to come here as Host - it's where I lurk anyway so I'm now an official lurker
I've been with OBOD for 10 years now and am almost at the end of my Ovate journey through the OBOD Gwers. Like Eilthireach I follow a Germanic Druid path; which Eilthireach assures me doesn't exclude me from hosting the Celtic forums!
I live in sunny Sussex-by-the-sea not far from the home of OBOD, my Dad's family come Wessex and my Mum's (before the move to Cornwall) from Yorkshire. But the further we examine the family tree it can be seen we're european mongrels with a bit of scottish, a dash of spanish and a few doses of german. My grandparents lived in West Cornwall, in Penzance, so I spent much time as a youngster down there - I was weaned on the myths and folklore of that area. This is where my love of folklore really started.
I'm just about to start learning Cornish, the unified version, I've been dabbling with learning bits until now but being a host here has given me impetus to become more focussed. My grandfather helped with the re-creation of Cornish during the 40's and 50's so it seems the best Celtic language for me to learn as I have a family connection.
Other than that welcome one and all to The Circle of Stones, I'll do my best to be as good a host as Eilthireach
Most dear is fire to the sons of men,
most sweet the sight of the sun;
good is health if one can but keep it,
and to live a life without shame. (Havamal 68)http://gewessiman.blogspot.co.uk