I used to fish the canal out by the Calders when I was staying at my old man's place. If I was on my own and the weather was good then I'd walk out to Ratho and spend hours reading and watching the float. From about 11 years onwards I'd spend most of the summer in the Chambers Street museum, I absolutely loved that place and it's probably that that turned me into a sapiophile
Most of my adolescence was spent at my mother's where I went to school, firstly in Wallyford and then later in Musselburgh. Most of the time like most people would be spent playing football, but also tennis during Wimbledon and played on imaginary tennis courts on the road or even cricket with a tennis ball and using a lamppost as stumps.
The Grand National was also a big favourite where we'd use the front gardens of the terraced houses as a racecourse. Kick the can, kirby and raiding gardens for apples was also popular. Great times until girls popped up on the radar and ruined everything.