I have notice that other people have written strange useless lists in the past.
“10 things you never knew about me” type of thing.
Aw, what the heck……..
I have never lived in a house with an even number. And I have lived in five different houses.
I have no nail on my right big toe. They removed it when I was 15, but left a bit of root in so now I have a rhinoceros horn instead.
I can dowse. You know – that thingy with hazel sticks, to find underground water. It comes in handy sometimes.
Apart from a diary, I have never written anything before I started this blog [apart from letters, e-mails, essays in school, shopping lists and the like].
Of all the companies I have worked for  only the last one still exists. Which is just as well as they pay my pension. I managed to bankrupt the rest.
I suffer from tinnitus which means I spend my time shouting “Wha?” at Herself.
I was never in an aircraft until I was 40. Then I flew for an hour and had full control of the plane for 50 minutes.
I am a mistake. My mother told me that when I was young. She never wanted more children. My mother was well known for her tact, diplomacy and willingness to instil confidence in her offspring.
I’m not a bad cook [though I say so myself], and can turn out a mean roast/stew/pie/fry/bolognaise/curry or whatever. I haven’t poisoned anyone yet.
My family tree includes a president, a famous philosopher, a famous actor and a pirate.
I am not a true Irishman, because I have never been barred from a pub. Though I’ve been thrown out of quite a few in my time.
I once played rugby for my school, even though I was as blind as a bat without my glasses, and hated the game [and never scored a try]. I also once played hockey for my company even though no-one ever told me the rules [we won, but that was mainly due to the injuries I inflicted on the other team].
The only sport I have ever been interested in is caving/potholing/spelunking or whatever you want to call it. I’m too old for it now.
I once had to be rescued by the British Army after being trapped overnight by a disastrous flood that wiped out a village.
I am grouchy, have little or no sense of humour and am very difficult to live with.
There. That’s fifteen useless things about me even I didn’t know until now.
If you want to know any more about me – tough. That’s your lot.