Kate's Listography is being hosted by Manana Mama this week and the theme is what we wanted to be when we grew up. Anyone who reads my witterings regularly will know that I wanted to be....
1. Hayley Mills. Dammit I should have been Hayley Mills. I knew I could be a great actress, god knows I could act my heart out for my dog, I just couldn't carry it over onto the stage. I suffered from crushing stage fright and a constant fear that my knickers were showing. My dog didn't seem to care but I was quite sure the entertainment correspondent of the Kent & Sussex Courier would.
|Hayley Bloody Mills|
It should've been ME!
As a result the highlights of my fledgling 'Oscar winning' career include playing Mary in my primary school's French nativity play and reading the Magnificat at a school carol concert, during which I spent the whole time tugging at my skirt which I was totally convinced was tucked into my knickers (see phobia above).
Honestly speaking, there wasn't really much chance of me waking up as Hayley Mills so I did have a Plan B.
2. An Opera Singer. Now, I should point out that I can sing opera. I'm not much good at ordinary singing but opera, well, I'm a bit of a diva. My favourite aria is 'O mio babbino caro' by Puccini from his opera Gianni Schicchi. The Girl thinks I should go on Britain's Got Talent'. That won't happen (see 1 above) but I have sung The Planet's Suite at The Albert Hall with a few hundred others.
|"What? No more beer?"|
Wylye Girl, drunk and sunburned,
somewhere in the Middle East