Five Random Things about Me

When you’ve read this and picked yourself off the floor having laughed at me so hard you fell off, you can blame Jan at Snippety Gibbet for tagging me with this meme! I’m just like her in that I’ve been tagged before and haven’t got round to doing anything about it, but this time I’ll give it a go.

  • One of the worst jobs I ever had was temping at a publishing company in Bristol and sharing an office with the accountant who was permanently drunk and kept a dead fish rotting away in his desk drawer.
  • I love exercise, but only the kind you can do sitting down! Think cycling, rowing, weights… Come to think of it, they’re all pretty much one-person sports so perhaps the real problem is that I’m antisocial?
  • I once won a lottery, and got a pack of 24 airmail envelopes as my prize. I still have 23 of them.
  • I am dyslexic with numbers in that I read them in the wrong order. Luckily I know how I mix them up so when recalling numbers I just have to rearrange them in my head… it helps having a very visual memory because I can ‘read’ them all over again as I correct myself.
  • I don’t use black very often; I usually make my own black ink out of Prussian Blue and Burnt Umber mixed together and I vary the proportions depending on what effect I want.

Now you know.

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