Annual silliness

“Rachel has tagged”: (spattered?) me with one of those nasty meme things. If I do it now, that’s my lot for the year. So, here goes: five things you had no reason to know about me, and which I don’t mind sharing with the world. That last stipulation, I know, rules out the possibility that they might be very interesting.

# I grew up pretty much bilingual in English and Serbo-Croat because we moved to Belgrade when I was three. After six months in an English boarding school, I had forgotten all my serbo-croat by the time I was nine. I can now just about spell out words in cyrillic, and I remember the Serbian word for “arse”.
# When I was fourteen, I made quite a lot of pocket money selling dry flies to the local fishing shop.
# I was thrown out of Bedales when I was sixteen, so I never went to university, nor even acquired any A levels.
# I was entirely happy in the autumn of 1986, playing trivial pursuit machines in pubs. I did not pay for an evening’s drinking for three months.
# The night that “Windsor Castle burnt,”:,_1992 I was the only journalist inside the building, since I was attending a seminar in the library.

In a spirit of seasonal misanthropy, I nominate [“Jorun Boklöv”:], [“Fred Clark”:], [“Rafe Coburn”:], and [“Larry Moran”:].

This entry was posted in Blather. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Annual silliness

  1. Happy 2007! What’s the Serbo-Croat word for ‘arse’?

  2. acb says:


  3. Ambridge Resident says:

    Rebecca’s 5 are more interesting than yours.
    She’s easier on the eye too.
    That’s a hell of a lens on her camera, does she do macro?
    You forgot to mention the one before Bedales (which I forgot).

  4. acb says:

    She’s called Rachel. You can ask her yourself about macros, but she’s a very good photographer. Should I tag you, or just put up five things about your life here?

  5. Many years ago there lived in Malvern, Jamaica, an insurance salesman named Dupa Level. I sincerely hope he never ran into any Serbs, Croats, or Slovenes.

  6. Jorun says:

    My list is up, in Swedish.

    God forts├Ąttning!

  7. Ambridge Vicar says:

    > Should I tag you, or just put up five things
    > about your life here?

    No, I want to finish my career in gentle obscurity thank you,
    rather like the company I work for.

    I was going to blog, so you could’ve tagged me, but decided not to do the blog thing.
    In my line of work the less you say, the better.

Comments are closed.