My Dad used to say I was bred out - he was referring to my love of roaming - wandering. I see what he means now - I live and work in Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, but I miss my native Saddleworth, the people, the moors, even the weather - it hardly ever rains in the UAE.
I write about Saddleworth quite regularly - on sites like this one and elsewhere, and that keeps me from feeling too homesick. I love the Gulf, I've got a lot of friends here, a good job, a nice house, all that, but I always enjoy returning to Saddleworth in my summer holidays. I go for long walks, sit on forms talking to people, do some writing, and really enjoy myself.