I wish to thank Marc Puckett for pointing out an error in last night's Latin lesson - and for doing it tactfully and privately! I had copied a previous paragraph to use the structure (1st, 2nd person etc) and forgotten to change the translation, giving the impression that ago means I praise (etc) It has now been corrected. If you printed off last night's lesson, please note the amendment!
Secretive (eg my wife doesn't know I'm writing this blog)
Mendacious (eg my name isn't really Ben Trovato - that comes from an Italian saying: Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato - if it's not true, it's well found (or made up, as we'd say.))
Superficial (I have an interest in almost everything, and can pass myself off as knowing a lot more than I do...)
Self-deluding (my wife probably does know about this blog by now...)
For the record, my kids aren't really called Antonia, Bernadette, Charlie and Dominique either... It would seem unfair to write about them under their true names, so ABCD seemed a good idea. My wife's not Anna either, but again the AB pattern seemed pleasing.