1. When I was 9 I wanted to be a professional show jumper when I grew up.
I was mad for horses and adored the idea of wearing riding jackets and long boots. I only managed to jump over a barrel jump once in my friend’s paddock and it scared the @$#& out of me. I still like blazers and hope one day to own a pair of RM long riding boots if my calves ever slim down enough!
2. I once performed as a belly dancer in a Turkish restaurant in Melbourne.
I did belly dancing lessons for a year with a girlfriend and as a ‘graduation’ the teacher booked us to perform at a restaurant in front of family and friends. Little did we know that the owner opened up the restaurant to the public and we were performing in front of strangers as well.
3. I had my learners permit for over half of my life before I eventually got my drivers licence at 34.
I’m an excellent driver now.
4. I was the lead singer of my high school rock band.
The band was called Fly in the Ointment and we performed in the local school Battle of the Bands competition in 1988. We didn’t come last but I wasn’t a very good singer. I now get embarrassed if I have to sing in public, even the national anthem at CWA meetings.
5. I secretly kind of like country music now.
After 8 years of living with Mr Di-licious I’ve accepted that its actually not as bad as I thought it was. He downloaded a couple of songs onto my iPad and I don’t skip over them anymore. I’m not out of the country closet quite yet but I’m prepared to concede its OK.