I've tried to write a reply to this about 23 times now. Each time I get so far and then get distracted by something or run out of time and never get to finish. Now is time to rectify that
1 - I used to play french horn, double bass, classical guitar, all the recorders, self taught myself the piano, violin and a few other instruments. I had a classical music edication growing up and performed at the Bristol Colston Hall when I was 12 and 13. I turned down the chance of a couple of musical scholarships to remain with my friends at the senior school in our town.
2 - We once took in a stray cat and called it Samuel Lodge.
3 - I worked in HIV and AIDS care for a number of years back in the time people thought they could catch it and die if they shook your hand.
4 - I used to want to foster children, not have my own.
5 - I don't break for pheasants.
6 - I've rugby tackled a sheep and won.
7 - I've injected myself with cow vaccine. In the pouring freezing rain, vaccinating over 100 cattle, making up 3 injections from one vial. Stood knee high in mud while cattle were in the holding pen and cattle crush. One escaped, went over the side of the crush and nearly squashed me. I had to leap over a 5 ft fence, while stuck in mud and needle stuck into hand.
8 - When living in Amsterdam I once had a famous Dutch actor chat me up one evening and ask me out. I didn't have a clue who he was, enjoyed his company but told him I wasn't interested and walked away. Much to the horror of my friends who would have all said yes apparently. He was considered a bit of a hottie.
9 - I cannot say the word 'anesthetist'. Epic fail every time.
10 - I've held someone in my arms as they died.