A late hi from me too!
I've been away from the board for a month of so because I am in my garden maniac stage of the year.
I'm a newbie belly dancer - I just started in September last year, and I'm totally addicted (I'm taking four (!!!) classes a week!).
Yay! Another Pogues fan! I've been a fan since they first came out (I'm old - 40). Have you ever heard of Gogol Bordello? They're my new favourite band - a mix of Eastern European/Gypsy/punk. DH thinks they sound like the Pogues - I don't agree, but they have that kind of cultural mixed sound going on as well.