2: I’m useless at regular sports (I can’t catch things, and fall over if I try to run) but am a closet adventure junkie. I’ve tried bungy jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, scuba diving (see right), swimming amongst icebergs, jet boating, parasailing, flying a light plane, swimming with dolphins, & eating blowfish. As soon as my family are old enough (in case something goes horribly wrong!) I plan to swim with sharks.
3: I can tap dance. I learned for 10 years, and went right through all the grades. I haven’t actually donned a pair of tap shoes in a looooooong time, but if it came down to an ultimatum – tap dance, or die – I’d be safe.
4: I’m a spinster! My partner and I have been together for 10 years, and have the house, the toddler, and the second baby on the way, but we’re not legally hubby and wife. I’ve got nothing against marriage, and we’ll probably get around to it one day, but it’s never been something I’ve felt particularly compelled to do.
5: I’m addicted to rubbish American reality shows. Celebrity Rehab, Housewives of Orange County, Jersey Shore… basically, if some low budget production company films it, I’ll watch it. My partner despairs of me, but I just… can’t… stop…
6: I’ve had a nose job. It wasn’t the hugest conker in the world, but it was disproportionate to my face, and I’d felt self conscious about it my entire life. So, three years ago, I decided to finally do something about it. It was a subtle change – some people didn’t even notice the difference until I showed the ‘before & after’ pics – but to me the improvement was huge. My only regret is not doing it sooner.
7: I’m completely accident prone. The injury tally currently stands at: two broken elbows, one fractured wrist, one snapped kneecap, one broken ankle, one ruptured ankle ligament, one cracked heel bone, several broken ribs, a fractured little finger, and five dislocated shoulders. I’m sure there will be more to add to the list at a later date. (Yes, I realise that number 2, and number 7, are a ridiculous mix!)