Fifteen Firsts: Ruth Saberton

What was your first car? 
My first car was a banana yellow Ford Fiesta with a black roof. It cost me £100 and I bought it from my best friend while we were teacher training in Southampton. I loved it and eventually sold it for £200!

What was the first thing you learned to cook?
Toast and Marmite.

When was your first time on an airplane?
This was when I was 16 and we went to Portugal for the first time.

What was your first paying job?
I worked in a sandwich bar when I was doing a levels. I learned all the tricks of the trade, such as putting the filling in so that it looked like more when the sandwich was cut in half!

How old were you when you had your first kiss?
I was 17, a late starter!

What was the first concert you went to see?
This was when I was 17 and I went to see Clannad. I was a big fan of Robin of Sherwood and they had written the soundtrack.

When/what was your first regrettable hairstyle?
My mum made me cut off all my hair into a hideous pudding bowl cut and I cried for days. God only knows what she was thinking.

How old were you when you got your first computer?
I was 17 and it was a zx81. The games came on a cassette! It was amazing to us back then in the eighties. Google it and have a giggle.

What was your first big purchase?
Probably my first house.

What was the first book that made you cry?
Treasures of the Snow by Patricia M Johns. I stayed up reading it under the covers and got quite hysterical. My parents weren't very sympathetic as they said I should have gone to sleep!

Where was your first road trip?
I'm still waiting for it?

Who was your first best friend?
My horse, Milly.

When/where was your first trip abroad?
I went to France on a school trip and it was before the Euro Tunnel - that's how old.

Who was your first love?
My horse!

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Call me weird, but I always had a thing for Captain Kirk.

Thanks, Ruth!