1 - I like to walk to work, and I'm lucky to live near enough to my work to be able to do it. I go by Canley Ford which is a 3,000-year-old track, then past a pub called the Phantom Coach: 'Named after a spectral coach that repeats its fatal crash: the coach left the road and sunk in a marsh, killing all on board.' I assume Canley Ford itself is the 'marsh', but I haven't seen the ghostly coach there.
2 - I have two cats, which I acquired a couple of years ago when they were fairly elderly (their owner went abroad). The boy is called Milo. He's a long-legged, big eared, handsome tabby. He's very bold and he bites me gently on the knee to remind me to feed him. I like to call him Milly, also Miles, Milbert, Millhouse, Millsworth etc. The little girl cat is called Woody. She is very tiny, black, starey, and neurotic. I call her The Woodster.
3 - My first attempt at giving birth was such a fiasco that the NHS gave me a CAT scan to find out what the hell was wrong with me. It turns out I have an androidal pelvis. That doesn't mean it's like an android, it means I've got a male pelvis stuck inside a girl body. Great.
4 - At the risk of sounding like a twit, I think I am allergic to Kiwi Fruit, of all things. According to this study it's is a fairly common allergy. My lips and mouth sting and then go numb if I eat the stuff. Luckily they are very easy to avoid.
5 - Jobs I have done. In the eighties I worked as an exec in a market research company, then I became a lecturer in a technical college (business information, computing etc.). Then in the nineties I was a writer of text books and learning materials (my favourite job so far). This decade I have been working for a government agency that supports computers in education.
6 - I'm now a qualified hypnotherapist. I'd like to do that as a living but I'm not sure it's a viable business model.
7 - My kids are 15 and 19. Where did the years go?