A few days ago I was tagged by M&M.
So here are the seven useless facts about me.
1- When I was a kid, I wanted to be a tv weatherman when I grew up.
2- By the time I went to sixth form, I wanted to become an accountant, but got involved with the student newspaper at university and settled on journalism.
3- I have a 'thing' about maps, often finding them fascinating. I have a thing about roads too and I often used to take old maps and draw new roads on them. Sometimes my doodles consist of imaginary maps. If I could not be Prime Minister, I would happily be Transport minister and would happily motorways criss-crossing our land. Wellington-Whangarei motorway, anyone?
4- Sorry Adolf, but while you have a lovely Holden, I'm more of a Falcon man, having two when I lived in Australia a couple of years back. Now, I drive a Mitsubishi Carisma which has none.
5- When I was a kid, I used to just about worship cats, always kissing and cuddling them. Now I'm allergic to them.
6- I haven't always been a right-wing bastard. Growing up in a Yorkshire mining village, I recalled thinking Tories were 'snobs' when I was very young, until discovering my self-employed parents were Conservatives. And I really didn't become a Thatcherite until a few weeks off school with chicken pox gave me a chance to what all the main party conferences and being enthralled by the "U-Turn if you want to, the Lady's Not for Turning!" speech.
7- And finally, talking of Margaret Thatcher, I too was born above a grocer's shop. But I'm not sure if my parents had a VG or a Spar.
Now, as this tag has done the rounds, I won't tag any others, but our commenters are free to add any revealing useless facts about themselves.
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