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Not sure how long this has been ‘tagging’ along for – all messages from Ben seem to go into my spam folder – but I have been alerted to the fact that I should really tell you guy’s five things about me that you may not know. Read on, you may just learn something!

So yeah – five things you may not know about me:

  1. I am lucky to still be alive!

    When I was 9 years old I was walking my way to school and while looking to cross the road a truck drove by and hit be round the head with its wing-mirror knocking me out cold and leaving me with a rather nasty head wound – I don’t know how serious, I never saw it until it was treated. This lead to a month or so off school (rather happily I missed our study of the Victorians), many people sending me loads of get well cards, my class sending me a get well tape and much lazing in front of TV watching schools TV programs.

    I still have the scar on my head and also one on my knee (thought actually that was because I picked the scab a bit too much while in hospital)

  2. Before deciding to work on and with web sites as a living I had rather a budding basketball career.

    Up to the age of 18 I played regularly in Somerset, Wiltshire, national tournaments (for Wiltshire) and basketball camps holding a number of junior players from league teams. Looking at the British Basketball League now I see a few names I recognise as people I have played alongside or against – ah the memories! I am a qualified basketball coach and referee and have coached my own team to success in the Wiltshire league (were we won the final 110-8)

    Unfortunately my career was essentially ended by a number of ankle and confidence injuries – I still have the legs for it though!

  3. I am a pretty hardcore Arsenal fan – my first game being against Manchester United in 1994, a typical 0-0 for the time (this was before we learnt the fast paced football that we play now) but there was a red card (for dirty Mark Hughes) and a Manchester fan was found in the North Bank and thrown out; I loved it! I now try and get to as many matches as possible (including Manchester United every year, including this Sunday!) but the prices are putting me off rather!

  4. I can sing!

    A number of my friends are actors and indeed if I had had a bit more confidence I may have gone down that path too – all that acting happy and fake though, SO not me! But while I was in college I did indeed perform in a number of shows, plays and performances – many of them musicals. My favourite role was that of Audrey2 in The Little Shop of Horrors – I turned him/her into a bad ass gangster pimp and it was pretty awesome I must say.

    While I was unemployed I did get a little bit of acting work as an extra in a channel four production of Ten Days to D-Day were I performed a number of roles; including football team captain number 1 (the winning team :>) which lead to me having my own close up. I also had a scene were my shoulder was in shot for a good two minutes – if only they had moved that camera a bit to the left! I have it all on VHS – when I get it transferred its going on the website!

  5. I suffer from depression and have done since about a year after graduating in 2002. This was mainly caused by unemployment but has since not been helped by the employment I do have! I just can’t win can I :<

In the spirit of this tagging thing and to now pass on the torch to five more people. I am rather surprised that they have yet to be tagged by someone else but I couldn’t find anything on their sites about it…..lets see shall we!!

Tags meme, Paul Boag, Andy Budd, James Myers, fivethings, Roger Johansson, Ian Forrester

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