Would I tell You Lies? The Answers

When Kay guessed the true answer straight away I thought I’d made this too easy and then I got a little worried when some of you wrote that you think I’m a good liar! Some of the statements were partially true but only one was absolutely true:

1. FALSE – I can’t play the piano at all, never mind passing Grade 5 with merit. I had a few lessons at school when I was thinking about being a teacher and was pleased to give up the lessons when I decided I didn’t want to be a teacher. My finger span is not broad enough for one thing.

2. PARTLY FALSE – I can’t speak Welsh. My Taid (grandfather) taught me how to count up to 10 and to say “good night” and “shut the door” in Welsh but that is all and I can’t remember the numbers now. I was 5 when Granny and Taid came to live with us and each evening I must have left their door open because after saying “nos da” they always added “caewch y drws”.

3. FALSE – my mother-in-law did indeed teach flower arranging. I never went to her classes and although she did tell me the basics I never entered any competitions and have never won prizes for my flower arrangements.

4. FALSE – I haven’t been to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I only got to the second level when I was staying with my French penfriend. I haven’t got a head for heights!

5. TRUE – I had dancing lessons from an early age and have danced the French Can-Can on stage. I was in a Youth Club and for a couple of years we put on a show. One year with three friends I danced the Can-Can, ending by doing the splits. Kay asked what I wore. We wore the traditional Can-Can costumes -here’s a photo. I’m the second from the left (it was a long time ago).

6. PARTLY FALSE – I did love diving and wanted to learn to scuba dive on holiday in Cyprus, but I chickened out.

7. FALSE –  Frederic, Lord Leighton, a Victorian painter and sculptor is no relation to me, although my father was also called Frederick Leighton. I’ve been looking up my family history and can’t find any link whatsoever.

4 thoughts on “Would I tell You Lies? The Answers

  1. Margaret, you look precious! I’m not sure why I guessed that one, just picked one. Probably mostly because I did wonder about the costume. 🙂

    I will never be able to go up on the Eiffel Tower either. Bad vertigo. You thought up some whoppers!


  2. See, what makes you a good liar is that in each whopper there was a kernel of truth.

    I love the photos–and a show girl, who would’ve thought!


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