Unfortunately she finished her sentence "... only if you do a course. How about a nice admin/secretarial course? The skills will come in useful when you get a temping job during the university holidays."
Secretarial? Job? University holidays?
I was aghast. But I didn't want to go straight to uni so I eventually agreed (never did use the skills during the uni holidays though. Instead I picked strawberries, sorted post at the Royal Mail and worked in bars like other students!).
My shorthand skills are long forgotten but touch typing is the one skill I'm so glad I've got (and it probably helps explain why I wrote novel #1 relatively quickly).
So when JJ posted a link to a touch typing test on her blog on I immediately hurried off to see how fast I am:
How fast are you?