I’ve been tagged by Kate to produce seven random facts about myself. I’m supposed to then tag 7 other bloggers but all those I read appear to have already been tagged so I’m afraid I can’t continue the chain (never much liked chain letters anyway).
But here they are, in no particular order:
1. From the age of 6 to 20, I played the trombone in brass bands, orchestras and a jazz band.
2. I have the Aboriginal (Walpiri) name of Nakamara, having lived and married in a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory.
3. At 11, I won an inter-school swimming competition because I was good at English. I came 3rd but the first 2 hadn’t known what was meant in the rules by “placing both hands simultaneously” on the side of the pool when turning, and were disqualified. I never was much of a swimmer.
4. Between the ages of 11-18, I went to 5 schools (my parents moved a lot!).
5. I once stood for election as an Independent in local elections in England to campaign against the incompetency and corruption of the incumbent. I came 2nd but managed to stir things up a bit.
6. At the age of 26 (and single), I lived for a year in a town of 28 single women and 800 single men.
7. I’d known David for 23 years before I married him. (We both married other people in the meantime).
So there they are. 7 things you didn’t know, and perhaps don’t really want to know, about me.