Not a new member, but a new name in light of the fact I am not longer starved of this particular instrument. Couldn't think of anything more imaginative than my name, which is fairly sad. Hello to all those recently joined.
Aha! You've found me out. As it happens I scrub up quite nicely with a bit of eye liner. It's also a loose translation of the RAF motto, per ardua ad astra, or 'through hard work to the skies' (or something like that). Military types will correct me, I'm sure."Onwards and upwards" is the motto of Camden School for Girls. How did you get in, you lucky beggar?