Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog. I have been blogging a lot longer but not under my own dot com URL.
So to celebrate this little anniversary, I thought I’d do one of my “Tucker Meets…” posts. And who better than to feature in that post the yours truly.
So here my answers to questions I’ve asked others over the years on this and other blogs…
Back to the Future – If given the chance, what would you go back and change, if anything, in your life?
I’ve always said that I regret not joining the RAF when I had the chance. But when I honestly think about it, I really don’t. If I had done, then I probably wouldn’t have met Maz and I wouldn’t have my boys. What I would change though are the subjects I took at school. I’d avoid Biology all together and take cooking like I initially wanted to.
Putting your feet up – Where do you see yourself in 20 years’ time?
Sitting here with a laptop on my knee lol. Seriously though, I don’t plan that far in advance and I don’t live beyond today. I take each day as it comes.
Big Brother or I’m a Celebrity… – Which of the reality TV shows would you like to appear on and why?
Definitely I’m a Celebrity. Bugs and creepy crawlies don’t bother me. Spider webs do but I just go all ninja when I encounter one of them. I’d just love the whole adventure of it all
Soggy Veg – Who would you gladly slap around the head with a wet lettuce?
How long have you got?
First thing you wash in the shower/bath?
My face and head
Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
Do you like your hair?
Have you ever met a celebrity?
A few… Sean Connery when I was a wee boy. Caron Keating in my teens. Quite a few footballers and managers from various teams. I used to work with the brother of former Coronation Street star Gray O’Brian, so met him a few times. Met Gregor Fisher (Rab C Nesbitt), Glen Michael, Carol Smillie and former MP George Foulkes all through work. They were all celebrity customers.
Can you use chop sticks?
Ever walked into a wall?
No but I have clattered a few doors face first.
Have you ever slapped someone (not with a wet lettuce)?
Yup, some not hard enough!
What is your favourite animal?
Well I would have said cat normally having had a bit of a fear of dogs. But we have had a dog for over 13 years now and couldn’t ask for a better pet than Gypsy. We have a cat too.
Can you put a Fruit Pastel in your mouth without chewing it?
It’s meant to be chewed, not sooked!
Do you sleep with the TV on?
Well I often nod off in front of the telly but we don’t have a TV in our bedroom, so that would be no.
What was your favourite toy from childhood that you’d gladly still play with now?
Lego. It’s great having two boys that love Lego just as much as their dad!
How many countries have you visited and can you name them all?
England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, former Yugoslavia, Majorca and Tenerife (both Spanish Islands) and the USA.
Back to the Future time now in the DeLorean…
Your home was… Living with parents in New Cumnock
Your job was… Parts Advisor in a Volvo dealership
Your partner was… I was young, free and single
Your dream was… To have a bit of a wild time and a break from “normal” Tucker, which I did for the following 15 months.
Your home was… Semi-detached house in Cumnock
Your job was… Same as when I was 21
Your partner was… Maz, my wife.
Your dream was… I guess then it was to be head of my department at work, which I achieved two years later.
Your home was… That same semi in Cumnock. And it still is today.
Your job was… Group Warranty Manager for multi-franchise car dealership
Your partner was… and still is Maz. We’ve been together as a couple for 23 years, 18 of them as husband and wife. She’s my rock.
Your dream was… To get away from the job I was in (I did leave that job that year) and also to be the best dad that I could be to our wee boy. We now have two wee boys and that dream stays the same.
So there you have it, my answers to my own random questions.
Some might think my dream would have been to publish something I’d written. Nope, it was never my dream to do that. My dream when I was a boy was to be a footballer. I never achieved that, well not professionally or at amateur level. That dream is now lived through a fictional character I created. He’s called Shane Henderson and you can read the first part in his diary series on Amazon.
Finally, thanks to all those who take time to read what I write and what my guests write. It’s all appreciated!