I have been ‘tagged’ …eek. I was actually tagged a few blogs ago but didn’t understand that it meant you had to provide a list of eight facts about yourself, no I stupidly thought it simply meant you were linked to someone else’s blog! Must concentrate more!
1.I have loved poetry and Shakespeare’s works from a young age, and could often be found, aged 11, performing monologues to a crowd of friends, during my lunch hour at school, as I rehearsed pieces for some performance or other.
2.My brother accidentally killed my hamster and I didn’t find out until his best man spilled the beans in his wedding speech some eighteen years later. There was a long moment of silence following my horrified outburst, as the best man realised his faux pas, and my brother giggled into his champagne.
3.I went on a pond digging holiday with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers when I was in my late teens. A local journalist came along and tried to take some photos of us up to our waists in mud. We hurled huge globs of the stuff at him, so as to prevent the publication of any such hideous photos, you understand.
4.I went on a windsurfing and sailing weekend to Lake Bala with my brother and a crowd of his mates. We had a huge row and I decided I was going home, but had locked the keys inside the car. I had to get a group of Hell’s Angels who were camping nearby to break into the car, without causing any damage to it, to retrieve the key for me. If any of them happen to be reading this…..then thank you.
5.I was at Drama college with James Nesbitt, Graham Norton, Stephen Tompkinson (who was lovely), Caroline Harker and a whole host of others who went on to become famous.
6.I used to do a lot of youth hostelling, especially around Derbyshire, but would never be without my eyeliner and mascara on such trips.
7.I have backpacked around the whole of Jura several times and feel incredibly privileged to have done so; it is a truly magnificent island.
8.I have spent the last eighteen years of my life with the happy farmer who is completely spontaneous and bonkers in the nicest possible way, providing hours of endless fun and amusement. He is my absolute rock.
PS Still basking in glorious sunshine, photos show the animals’ reaction to the heat.
Until next time…