Tony Clark tagged me. Two days ago. Oops. It’s been a busy week & that’s no excuse.
Thanks for the tag, Tony (I think?). Since I’m ‘IT’ – I am to share with my readers five things you may not know about me. Hmmm… what don’t you know about me?
- My first job was playing the piano for a dance club – lots of little girls running around in leotards – I was 16.
- I am a pianist, and when I was 20 I quit my job, moved home and practiced 4 to 6 hours a day to get my ‘letters’ (ATCL – Associate of the Trinity College of London). These days I still love to play, but the technique isn’t anywhere near as good as it used to be, and my 13 year old daughter now monopolises the piano!
- I also have a Bachelor of Business – Accountancy degree – which took me 7 years part-time to complete (I was studying and working and practising the piano all at the same time). I haven’t worked as an accountant since I was 19 (one of us in the family is enough!)
- When I was a teenager, I played in the Canberra Youth Orchestra (clarinet) and the Canberra Big Band (saxophone, then keyboards). I was given the award of Stirling’s Sexiest Saxophonist in my last year of high school (I was their ONLY Saxophonist:)
- I have always wanted to spend a Christmas in a castle (preferably magical) in Scotland with my family. Just one Christmas with cold and snow, hot food and warm beverages, roaring fires and woolly jumpers.
My eight year old plays tiggy (their version of tag) at lunch time in the school play ground… this version is definitely more interesting and much less sweaty this time of year!