Well, I can stare at the small and empty white window no more. I feel that if I don’t put something – anything! – in here, Friday will pass without a post. It is true that the world will keep on turning and society will not fail due to me missing this one.
It’s a personal deadline. I want to do this and I take (and make) the time to do something. Okay, this week I’ve left it a bit late and the working week has caught up with me. I find tiredness kills the Muse – or at least severely stuns the poor lass. This morning, I think I should have made a few notes rather than clearing my inbox so quickly. Really, would a 2 minute delay between the email been that bad?
However, the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones surprised me with a very welcome cup of tea and a small cake. Tea is the fuel that powers Britain. It is not the urgent powerhouse of coffee nor chemical LOX of an energy drink. No, tea – in all its wonderful forms – is the Ambrosia of Englishness. 🙂 (Ed: Or it might be custard. I’ll keep you posted.)
Going back to the email point, with all the ways we are connected these days, the pace of life – and I’ve only been working since the early 90s – seems to go up a notch each year. Email was a gadget, then it became business critical. Now there’s instant messaging for corporates and mobiles or ‘soft phones’ so you can be available to talk to even when you’re not there. Hell, you don’t even need a phone with Skype et all – just a computer. There is no escape!!! 😀
I sometimes wonder if there’ll be a comms backlash and we’ll have ‘off-line days’. A day in the office where you shut the door, take the telephone off the hook and just get on with doing some work. Actually, I had a day like that earlier in the week. I was working from home and my work mobile was on the blink. I logged in, ignored all my email and just got on with what I needed to do. I don’t think I’ve managed to produce so much work in a morning for some time…. and I didn’t even have my heels on* 🙂
( * Although I did blag some tops in a pre-Xmas sale and get some Chrimo pressies in. Result! )
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