I live in the North West of England, and have for most of my longish life, hence my pen name -- we have our share of the wet stuff. I write for my own enjoyment and to keep my aged mind active. I gave one of my tales to my wife who liked it so much she told me to find somewhere to post it. I have posted some stories on another site which were favourably received, and one of the correspondents suggested this site. I am trying to get the hang of it!
Long since retired, I also cultivate vegetables and my wife does the flowers, which I suppose is somewhat stereotypical.