Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pick a choccie


They say life is like a box of chocolates, you never quite know what you’re going to get. Now, this sounds like a good thing at first, I mean, everyone likes chocolate but recently, I have had two pretty traumatic experiences to suggest the contrary.

Now, it’s not a secret to many that I don’t like bananas. In fact, I never have, but when faced with a box of posh chocolates, I didn’t expect this to be a problem. How wrong I was when I fearlessly lived life of the edge picking a chocolate without consulting the label and was met with a banana flavoured chocolate. A banana flavoured chocolate!

Not to mention when I carelessly left a box of quality street in a meeting going on at my house with the precise instructions to leave me some of my favourites, I mean it’s quality street, no label consultation needed here. However I did not expect them to eat all of my favourite chocolates, save the wrappers and cover the worst chocolates in the box (coconut and orange creme?) with the previously extracted wrappers.

But it’s true, sometimes life does throw up a few hiccups, like the other day when when I was simply minding my own business, with plenty of work to be getting on with when I found three full jars of honey smashed on the floor. For a while I just looked at it, I didn’t even know how to begin to clear it up. Apparently not the way I went about it. I started with the tissue paper – not a great idea as it disintegrated in the honey leaving me with a handful of sticky pulp which I rapidly deposited in the bin. I was however still dripping honey everywhere and so needed to wash my hands. I turned the tap on and rubbed my hands together aggressively to remove the stickiness; it was then I realised the honey was loaded with shards of glass. As I said, not the best idea. So, I then moved onto the cardboard, desperately trying to scoop up the honey with two cardboard boxes after people had helpfully suggested a dustpan and brush but I’m sorry, you just can’t sweep up large puddles of glass filled honey. Well, after about about twenty minutes I took victory over the honey, it was a bloody battle with severe blood shed from both sides but I got there.

Even today, a perfectly ordinary day, apart from the fact I had scheduled my first doctors appointment since I was about four years old, followed by my only rehearsal with my pianist for my music exam on Wednesday, who I have never actually met. Ironically, I was actually too sick today to even make my doctors appointment, throwing up in four separate rooms in the house, oh well, glad to know life has a sense of humour. And, a lack of knowledge of my accompaniment may make playing interesting on Wednesday, but I guess it’s one of those times you’ve just got to roll with it.

So yes, they say life is like a box of chocolates and it’s not always exactly what you’re looking for, but they also say it’s not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain. So yes, sometimes you’ve just got to roll with the punches whatever they may be because realistically, it can’t be that bad, and even if it is, you know it can only get better 🙂