Not sure how to look at it, but I’ve been tagged again. Thank you to Wakeupandsmellthecoffee, I’ll get my own back!! Seven facts, interesting or not, are listed below to help you get to know me a little better.
1. My best grade out of 7 CSE's at school was Music. I was totally miffed when there were only two of us out of a year of 100 pupils who opted to do Music. As the other girl was only capable of CSE grade whereas I was able to do O'level, the teacher decided we should both do CSE. I played the piano, the violin and together we sang “I know him so well” by Barbara Dickson & Elaine Paige. The year was 1986. It does get better...
2. I had my first epileptic seizure in the Red Sea in Eilat in 1998 after becoming completely stressed out whilst trying in vain to put a snorkel and mask on. Despite spending two days in hospital over there, it was a lovely holiday and we stayed in a beautiful five star hotel for ten days. I never did get to see the tropical fish.
3. During Christmas & New Year of 1995 I went through a self-harming phase after being rejected by someone I had fallen in love with. I stupidly thought we had a future together. My first marriage had crumbled and I lived on my own in a lovely apartment. The guy I was in love with was married. I still have scars on my left arm which will always remind me of that time.
4. My first holiday abroad was to the Algarve when I was 13 years old. We took my brother’s best friend who I had an almighty crush on! I smiled for a fortnight and was so jealous when brother and friend were allowed to go out by themselves.
5. I had an older girlfriend of whom I've known all my life fall out with me six years ago when I moved up to Northumberland. The move happened just four weeks after my dad passed on and this friend turned against me. She didn’t contact me for four years then suddenly, out of the blue, she phoned me one night expecting to be best buddies. Whether right or wrong, I can’t forgive her and told her I wanted nothing more to do with her. I think about her often. My mum has stayed in touch with her but always understood my feelings.
6. I was in labour for almost 36 hours with Amy. I was terrified of gas & air because of my epilepsy and so was given an epidural which lasted twelve hours! Amy was eventually born weighing an average 7lb 11oz. I thought I’d given birth to an elephant. I stayed in hospital for a full week recovering!
7. My husband is twenty years older than me. Do I care? NO! When we first got together I remember asking him how old he was. “51,” he replied. I felt quite faint. However, even though we don’t have a great deal in common due to our age difference, we love each other and are always there for each other. He is a wonderful father to Amy and a good husband.
There! Another skeleton has been released. Normal service will resume tomorrow.