The reader stats for this blog are going down – that’s what happens when you don’t clock in regularly. Yes, I’m still around, battling the clock, the speedometer, the speed camera’s, the deadlines, my own reading and writing goals and the reading challenges. And suddenly I find myself in this hotel, after some 500 miles and two (?) meetings/interviews in order to get myself to the next meeting tomorrow morning. This is crazy of course, but part of my life.
I bought myself this wonderful sat nav last weekend and it saved my sanity today, driving from Norfolk to a Bristol office, then to a college to interview a principal and then to cross country (AND the M25) to find myself on the M20 with the weirdest of announcements that this motorway is closed because of ‘STACK’ – this seems to be a coded message for something like all the heavy lorries are being parked on the motorway between junctions 11 and 12 because there is a strike on the cross channel ferries…. Well, that is how I made sense of it and I may very well have completely misunderstood what is going on there…. Anyway, part of the mystery of living in England (an island).
I think that all I’m trying to say this late in the day is that the world seems terribly surreal.
And yes, I do still read, and even write. I just cannot write a sensible blog. Just to let you know: I’m onto short stories, biographies and more life writing (that is, biography as well as autobiography as well as travel writing as well as…..)…
Sat navs are just the most wonderful inventions for someone like me who needs a soothing voice at the end of a long day, telling me I’ll be alright and this wonderful voice/person will get me back home, don’t worry! I love this computer voice… She is quickly becoming my guardian angel! Without her I might still be sitting somewhere along one of these dark roads, cars zooming past me, wondering whether I was still part of the real world.