There are a couple of top sekrit things I would love to be able to tell you about. In fact, I am typing this with a chopstick taped to my elbow cause that’s the only way I can trust my fingers not to type out those top sekrit things.
Instead I will tell you some things that are not embargoed:
- I do not have a middle name.
- I was born in Paddington Women’s Hospital in Sydney. It is now a block of flats.
- In Australia primary school is kindie to year 6. High school is years 7 to 12. Or, at least, that’s true of New South Wales. Also we don’t call university “school”, we call it “uni”. Nor do we call it “college.” Colleges are student housing on campus. I am often confused when USians talk about “school” and “college.”
- I went to two different high schools but about a million different primary schools.
- If you haven’t read any Georgette Heyer you really really should. I particularly recommend Venetia and Sylvester.
- And if you haven’t read any Dorothy Dunnett, well, why not? Start with the Lymond Chronicles. The first book is The Game of Kings.
- I would rather read than write.
- I think archery is amazing. And would love to learn some day. Sadly, my powers of concentration are fairly crap.
- I love to cook.
- There are only 22 million Australians. There are 2.6 million Jamaicans. On the whole, smaller countries are less confident than big countries like China (1.4 billion) and the USA (300 million). This is a good and a bad thing.
Hope you’re having an excellent non-embargoed time wherever you are.
Note: I am still in the bunker. Still not answering email. Will catch up with everything in September. Promise!