Nope I lived in rural NZ. My brothers and sisters went to boarding school while l chose to be free ranged(home schooled) because the time it would have taken me to walk to the closest school, it would have been time to start walking home again. I had a horse but it died. My father was a geophysicist before taking over grandfather and uncles farm,and because of his efforts in teaching me, I obtained university standard levels in Physics Maths Geography which was good enough for me to apply for aircrew training in either the RAAF or AAAvn. I wanted to apply for the Australian Armed services rather than the NZ one because they had better gear.