Hi guys, I am from Australia, but originally from Ireland, and I moved to the UK when I was 7.
My accent is effectively a creole of Irish, Reading, Southampton, Australian and a few others. My accent does not change... It simply absorbs features from others.
I have to admit that on the languages front I am a little lacking. I still have some of my youth, however, so I shall learn some hopefully.
I began learning Irish during grades 1 and 2. I was getting to understand it, and all lessons had an Irish component. However, when a I moved to England, things changed. At first, I learned no languages and stunned the children with my meagre knowledge of Irish (I can now only say that I want a drink of water and that I want to go to the toilet...). After my knowledge began to fade, I began to learn French in a French club in junior school (from grade 5 to grade 6) but was quickly and randomly switched to German from grade 7. Admittedly, German would have been more useful, as my father used to work in Zürich, and we would often visit him and go to the lovely Swiss alps. I did one-and-a-half years of German before moving to Australia, where in my first school, there was no ability to learn foreign languages. In my current school, all they teach is Japanese, but I theorised that since I know no Japanese, and unlike most other students my age, I have not been learning it from grade 4, I shouldn't study that. I have decided to learn a bit of Abkhaz, but resources on the language on the web are few and far between, so all I know is how to say hello to a male and female, plus a few other assorted things.
In University, I plan to make a concerted effort to study Russian and General linguistics, with a view to becoming a linguist specialising in Caucasian languages.
My one major regret in life is that I didn't have the resources to learn one single language through my childhood.
Bit long... I apologise.