Hello and welcome to the bookworms, arwen of imladris!
Nice to meet you, and a Happy New Year to you, too! Is it ok to say just "arwen" or do you have a preferred abbreviation for your name?
I do hope that you keep feeling encouraged to post here, now that you've made another start! If there are any problems, not just with the technicalities of the boards, but also, for example, a situation in a thread that you find difficult or confusing, don't hesitate to ask, that's what adopters are here to help with!
There are a lot of UK posters on TORC, and many of them meet up in real life, too, so if you find that people here are so interesting that you might want to meet them in reality, too, check out the "Events" forum, where these meet-ups (called "moots"
) are discussed.
Great that you are now so completely hooked on Tolkien!
Congrats on starting on HoME - I haven't got round to that yet, I must admit, but some other bookworms are quite familiar with it.
Hehe, at least your hubby did get the hint eventually!