Candle burning

17 February 2015

Don’t burn the candle at both ends – ‘t has often been said but it’s what I have a tendency to do and I am certainly not in an exclusive club in my habit to ‘bite off more than I can chew’. I know plenty of other characters who do the same thing and what I say is that it is possible to have so much going on and to keep up with the forward momentum…. to a point. Duracell, that’s me!

I have learned over the years that if I am producing articles, books and lectures like mad, my domestic bliss suffers and my home and office begin to look like a bomb has struck.
If I focus on the domestic side of things though, my writing and general creativity suffers. Evidently, I cannot be all things to all people…. well, I can but not maintain my image as a domestic goddess too (haha!).

So, last night I was in a meeting with colleagues in Canada (hence, Eastern Standard Time, 5 hours behind GMT) at my midnight. Oh my goodness…. the realisation that I had to be up and out of the house for half 5 this morning struck slightly too late! I was in up to my ears with various pertinent points to get across and, at 2am, I found myself logging off for the night.

I awoke – unsurprisingly – exhausted and rolled over to see 6:28am. I was supposed to be AT the meeting at 6:30am! You know that scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral? Oh, it was much along those lines….! To my utter amazement, I arrived at 7:15am in Bristol. 47 minutes from bed to meeting. Nothing short of amazing. 34 miles…. Note to self – even the Duracell bunny cannot function on three hours sleep. And so to bed…. night folks.

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