many thanks & greatly appreciated.we are odd-birds, then. this is one of my posts that hasn't been read much-to foreign? to invasive? to much work to be done? who knows-lol! i knew when i left home at 15, that i would "flit", i fit everywhere, but actually nowhere-because i remain a curious odd-bird & a good witch, constantly mixing & stirring & beginning again.ps-our tour de roles have geography in common-mine was most often france & italy, but i won the gaijin competition & spent a glorious 2 years touring japan. a man's country, but with such beauty, & much to teach about mirrored cultures.