It's time for the solution to the Easter Fun And Frolics quiz. No one had the correct answer, but Danish Dog came nearest with two right. The false facts were: (6) I have a phobic fear of beetroot (actually I love the stuff!), (14) My middle name is Archibald (it's John) and (16) I renamed myself Robert after a sex change operation (!)
Just a few words about some of the other statements.
I used to work in publishing — which is the reason I met those well-known personalities.
My association with the Georgian State Dance Company was short and sweet. I was picked out as a stooge by a couple of the dancers (I was sitting end of row in the audience), and before I knew what was happening found myself on stage doing some Cossack-style dancing much to the amusement of the whole theatre and the acute embarrassment of my children.
You really don't want to know about (8), (9), (10), (15) and (17), I assure you. Please put them down to youthful excess, not to any ingrained character defect.
And as for the alligator — my wife approached one in the Florida Everglades, mistakenly believing it was a life-size plastic model (similar to the one we'd just seen at the start of the boardwalk). When it moved, her screams could be heard all the way from Flamingo to Miami.
(All images from Wikimedia Commons)