*(Just a Paragraph: when I’m short of time and/or inspiration, I keep my blog ticking over with ‘just a paragraph’: random thoughts, reflections, comments, ideas … little snippets)
Recently I filled in one of those Facebook quiz thingys, to find out my animal equivalent . I slogged through the questions and waited with bated breath. Bet I‘m one of the cats, I thought. I fancy being a leopard – or a Margay ? Hah! Wrong. Very wrong. The most unlikely creature: according to their algorithm, I’m a – wait for it – I’m a BAT. Noooooo. Uh-uh. No way. It’s the polar opposite of my everyday life. I’m the irritating person who rises at 05.00 (nagged by my cat), and leaps into action, with a smile on my dial, headed towards the day’s To-Do-List. Everybody hates me. Must admit, I can see why. In short, I am a morning person, de luxe. As the sun goes down, so do I. A night-time person I am not. Flitting around at all hours has no appeal whatsoever. Never mind the insect diet and the unsavoury blood-sucking aspect – yuck. Either I ticked the wrong box in a short-sighted moment, or else they need to dust off their algorithms. At heart, I’m still a leopard!