Thanks for the welcome, Helen.
I've used Ning for a while, though never quite got round to joining this group - and now I see that you've managed to move it away from Ning ... or is it just hosted on ning with the relevant settings on another host making it appear as if it's on a different server?
I tend to be busier over at Eduspaces than Ning (mostly because the having to login everytime for each different community, and the difficulty in seeing what I've done in other communities is annoying.).
That said, I should really post this I guess to a forum, as it rather defeats the object of a community if I write here. People have to make the effort to come!