Ah, I see where the "boat' thing came from then, Dave. Also making models, if you were in the Model Railway Club. I wonder how many of us could attribute some interest in our later lives to something that got started in the NCH years? That could be a topic in itself, don't you think? For me I sometimes wonder if I ever came out of the woods?! But seriously, yes, music was a major interest (still is), although not as a profession. Books, yes--that got started in the NCH, and I worked in libraries, bookshops, and teaching literature for a number of years. That naturally segued into my writing interest,where I realise now that I share something with my sister, Nancy. She passed on some years ago, but I have some lively excerpts from her journals at the time she was in the Home, that showed me what a powerful thing writing can be in bringing back her spirit as a young person at Harpenden! SO glad these came my way!