I have known I've been lucky and I've just kept getting away with it, untill Sunday that is.
The reason I have been lucky is I have not had many accidents, not like Tom and Pete in howies.
I have never broken anything, had any operations, wisdom teeth out, nothing.
I have not been too safe, I have been canoeing down rapids and rivers, rowing on the sea, river rafting, sea kayaking, coasteering, mountain biking, climbing, running along cliffs, driving and on a motorbike.
The worst accidents I can remember are, one when I was 5, I was swinging around a pole in the garden and fell down some steps and got concussion. Then there were two incidents where I fell, once off my bike and once when I was roller blading and I got water on my elbows.
Then yesterday I fell down the stairs on my house, not just normal stairs either, wooden planks which are slippy, steep and face a wall. I ended up with my head in between the stairs and the wall and my feet in the air, not funny really.
I now have a huge bruise on my hip which looks like a galaxy, a bump on my head, a stiff neck and numerous other bruises aches and pains.
Maybe I have been too safe in the past, maybe 2009 will the year for more adventures and accidents.
Maybe I'm just not very stupid....
or maybe I have just been lucky.