Dear Blog, I’m late posting I know. It has been more than the promised (or should that be threatened) week. Anyone that knows me even a little bit will not be in the least bit surprised, I’m always late – for everything. It’s hugely annoying but the thing is it’s never on purpose. I just always try to cram in more things than there’s minutes for. I’m always like ‘I’ll just do this it will only take a sec’ (in reality takes 10 minutes) or ‘I only need 30 minutes to get ready’ (as if! who can get ready – and I mean properly ready with ironed clothes, hair coiffed and make-up, in that time. DEFINITELY not me!) If we need to go anywhere I’m sure Mr B now tells me I need to be ready 30 minutes earlier than we need to be so we actually leave on time. My Dad has named it ‘Caroline time’ I say I’ll be there on the hour, he expects me at half past.
Frustratingly, even though I know this fault about myself and freely admit it, I can’t seem to help it. Most recently I had to navigate my way somewhere, now, if I’m driving I always use the Sat Nav, even if I know the way, I just like to know exactly what time I’m going to be there (or of course how late I’m going to arrive) But this time I was walking so used Google Maps on my phone. It said my destination was ten minutes away walking. Great, I set off in the direction suggested. I followed the map for 15 minutes, only to discover I was now 22 minutes away. How does this happen?! I’m not really sure if this is a time-keeping problem or a map reading issue. Map reading is a whole other story, I have to actually get in the map. You know, turn the map so left and rights are the correct way round, it’s much easier that way.
I’d actually intended to write this post about event booking, to share my (limited) experience and give useful advice but think I’ve gone on enough already. Although how long should a blog post be?
So again, I’ll pledge to try and blog more regularly. Obviously I know you’re all waiting with great anticipation for the next insightful postings (I am being sarcastic, I’m really hoping you get that now and don’t think of me as some egotistical nightmare).
Obviously you will be reading this later as it’s nearly midnight now so I’ll post in the morning – point proved, can’t even finish my posts on time!