I've been lurking on here for a few weeks. Thought I'd finally say hello.
I came across Buddhism around 5 years ago after my Mum passed away. I attended a couple of courses at the Manchester Buddhist Centre which is an FWBO/Triratna centre. I related very much to Buddhism but found it.very hard to keep attending due to a change in job. Last year I also attended a dhammakaya temple which is very local to me. I found it so very "serene" but struggled with it mainly catering for Thai people, nothing wrong with that but it did make my visits a little uncomfortable as an outsider.
Since then I've read more and more into Theravada and it does seem to call to me more so than any other tradition I've come across so far.
So this is just a big hello to everyone!