I don't usually do this sort of thing, but Marcia asked so nicely that here we go - ten interesting facts about me:
1). My first book of poetry was 'A Puffin Book of Verse' my grandparents gave me when I was 7.
2). I never had pets as a child but a neighbour's cat adopted me. My parents bought me a budgerigar as a present for passing my A levels. Two months later I left home to go to University. My parents kept the budgie.
3). I studied Botany at Edinburgh University.
4). I taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics for two years in a rural school in Malawi.
5). I can't drive a car.
6). I met my partner on a field trip with Scottish Wildlife Trust 14 years ago.
7). I learnt to ride a bike in France. I was doing a conservation project and was told 'we travel by bike here'. I had never managed to stay on a bike for more than two seconds before that but happily got on and rode 22 km every day for the next week and a half. I have rarely ridden a bike since.
8) I'm collecting my rabbit's shed fur to make felt.
9). The most unusual thing I've re-used in my crafts is the lace tops from an old pair of stockings, which I sewed to the top of some elbow length gloves.
10). I have never worn make up except for fancy dress purposes or when I've been on stage.
And now it's over to you. If you want to share ten things about yourself, consider yourself tagged!