update December 2014
Back in the USA again after nearly 5 years in England, but this time in Wisconsin! Moved from Olympia, Washington, USA to Whitefield, Bury, Lancashire UK in January 2010.
I was sad to leave a good group of friends in Olympia, including gamer friends in the "Diceshavers Local 212" (see Guild here on BGG). I wasn't that active in gaming while in England, as my time was occupied with other activities, particularly folk music. But I would recommend the all day functions of the "GNOME" group, which they seem to hold twice a year in Spring, and again in Autumn. I only stopped in the one time, but they seem like a great group of people. I wish I could have spent more time there, but their regular night conflicted with other activities.
Having moved internationally twice now, I am trying even harder not to buy and accumulate things these days, after the trauma of choosing what to ship/store/dicard in preparing for each move. I've been more restrained in buying games, as a result, but still find a few I can't resist.