This was a great thread to start Brendarella so in support here goes......
1: Born and raised in a small village in Essex, spending my time on a farm with my Grandad thinking that was my future then 3 days after leaving School ended up joining the Royal Navy drinking my way around the World!
2: After a job with a local government pension I was lucky enough to be able to retire at the age of 53 and moved to Cyprus where I’ve now been for 6 years
3: For my 50th Birthday I trekked to Macchu Piccu in aid of Macmillan
4: I now have a rescue dog who turned up abandoned and very bedraggled on my doorstep just over a year ago - he refuses to leave!
5: I support a local dog charity over here as much as I can and recently raised over €900 for them by walking 30k over a remote mountainous corner of the Island
6: I discovered yoga 3 years ago and love it - thoroughly recommended for anyone with skeleto-muscular problems and guys don’t think it’s not for men!
7: My Brother in Law runs a fantastic pub in the Northumbrian hills where I go to infrequently but for a fix of real ale which I can’t get here!
8: I discovered naturism when I inadvertently came across St Osyth naturist beach in 1987 - I always thought I’d been a bit of an exhibitionist but this was heaven despite the easterly North Sea wind
9: I am one of those lucky people who can eat anything and in my case everything and still have a 30” waist despite being 60 this month!
10: I love to read and am on book No 28 this year - the joys of having time on my hands!
I was made redundant several years ago, as part of my " your not wanted bugger off " package, I was given some money to do some training courses of my choice, couldn't think of anything, but didn't want the money to go to waste, so I did a course on Anatomy, Swedish massage, Sports Massage and also did a course on Lomi Lomi. …… = training in massage :)
Will give it a go...
1: I was born in Rhodesia ( Now Zimbabwe ) Father was working there, also went to Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya, fled the country when I was 6
2: I am related to David Livingston the explorer
3: Used to do a lot of acting, toured the UK and appeared at Sadlers Wells, The Old Vic and even the Edinburgh Festival, appeared in first stage production of "Room with a View" and took part in the skinny dipping scene! was ok until saw my parents sat in the front row on opening night
4: I ran a marathon and threw my trainers in a bin as soon as passed the finish line, never run since, though I would like to do the Marathon Du Medoc there is something about drinking a glass of wine every mile that is appealing, no idea why!
5: My grandfather used to make suits for the Krays
6: Due to various career paths I have met several celebs, by a mile the best was having a beer with George Michael in his home on Cyprus
7: I'm allergic to mushrooms
8: I used to do a lot of canoeing growing up and came 2nd in the UK youth Championships
9: Away from work training courses ( Usual boring stuff all Health & Safety related or Security and Terrorism ) I have done training in massage and cocktail making
10: My Bucket List, includes but not limited to - sky diving, hand gliding, rally car racing, bronze cast of my naked body, appear on Bake Off
Yep - you're right, we do have a labrador. She's our third, and when I was a kid we had a lab then and she was a great friend and it was that sold me on the breed. Our current lab has visited 11 different countries travelling with us (I"m including England, Scotland and Wales tho!) but can be embarrassing in naturism campsites when she meet people sometimes with her wet nose where it shouldn't really go - we usually check her back in time...but not always - eek.
I did get see Sabbath as well + the other big bands in the 70's such as Deep Purple, Free (and then Bad Co), Aromic Rooster, The Who, etc. Just never made it to see Zep, but as my wife had a full size poster of Robert Plant showing his wares in our bedroom maybe just as well...lol.
Ten eh ?
1. Photography. Been into photography for 40 odd years.
Was told at school in art class to try a camera as I was
so bad at drawing. That was 1977. Still doing it.
2. Also photography was a job as I got into photographic
retaill for 30 years.
3. Left school with one 'O' level.
4. Joined the Royal Observer Corps in 1982 untill stand
down in 1991.
5. Born and lived in Airdrie, Scotland.
6. Met my wife through the R. O C. In 1987 at an training
camp at RAF Washington. She was born in Exeter,
Devon.. we are living in Exeter.
7. I am into Model Railway. The big kid in me coming out.
8. Saw the original Star Wars movie in 1977. I was the
first to see it in my School. Brilliant.
9. Tried to learn to play a cornet. Before I got one I learned
how to read music. Found out I couldn't replicate the
10. Came late to nudism in my late 40s.