I’ve written two emails, that’s all, there’s still a lot to do. But they were the most pressing. I’ve also had a potentially difficult meeting, and that was constructive. So things seem to be okay for now.
I wanted to ask our finance director about something, and we ended up having a chat, as you do with colleagues who are also friends. I’d been surprised, when we last talked a week ago, to find that she has had a full motorbike licence for years. She’s recently bought a horse – she’s ridden for many years, but not had her own horse for a while – and enthused about the pleasure of losing the stresses of the day or the week in a long ride.
And I went straight out and booked my motorbike training. It’ll take place the Wednesday before the blog party, so I’ll either be very pleased with myself or quite abashed, on the 14th.
I came home and emailed my nearest and dearest, because I wouldn’t want the family to read about it on Facebook or here before i told them. But bear in mind that I still haven’t actually done anything, it’s not really that big a deal – except that I’m awfully excited. I really do want this, I love the idea of it and I hope that I don’t prove quite inept.
Which reminds me, I was reversing into a parking space this afternoon, and I got the angle quite wrong and had to have three attempts. And there were quite a few people around. I had to steel myself, darlings, and just slow down and get it right – which was fine, there was adequate room and I can park, really. But I see so many people get embarrassed and drive away, rather than have another go and it’s understandable, because the more embarrassed you are, the more flustered you get … it’s no good though, you’ve got to overcome embarrassment at the possibility of failure.
I’ve been invited to a book launch next month, in London. I’m toying with the idea of staying over. It’ll be on the evening of 25th June, might anyone be free to meet up between Tuesday and Thursday? It seems a shame not to be sociable if I do have a couple of days there.