But it was OK, I’m more of a morning person than an evening person, unlike the dearly beloved who, I swear, would still be in bed when I get home in the evening if he didn’t have my tender ministrations to start his day - a few kicks to the leg and loud swearing in his ear. What would he do without me?
Conversely, if we go out I’m ready for bed almost before I’ve put on my party harvest festivals (all is safely gathered in) while he’s flexing his muscles to prop up a bar until dawn.
I’m fine until midnight then, like Cinderella minus the youth, beauty and gorgeous ball-gown, I’m ready to flee.
So I was more than a little miffed to read that evening people tend to be more creative, intelligent, humorous and extroverted.
Morning people, on the other hand, are more optimistic, proactive and conscientious. Conscientious? How bloody boring is that? Sounds like the class swot – the one who can reel off the causes of the First World War without drawing breath.
I’m sure Anne Widdecombe was conscientious at school but you wouldn’t want her behind you in a conga line at a drunken New Year’s Eve party, would you?
So I’m going to strive to be an evening person. I’ll add a few more brushstrokes to my masterpiece before going to a party where I dazzle everyone with my sparkling repartee and provoke gales of laughter with my witty bon mots.
Then again, I could do the housework before going to work and in the evening fall asleep in front of the television with a book in one hand, a bar of chocolate in the other and a gin and tonic on the coffee table.
Come to think of it, I think I’ll stay a morning person. Don’t wake me when you come in.
- One or two people have told me off for not posting often enough, which is very kind of them as it implies that they quite like to read my stream of consciousness. Therefore, I'll do my utmost to get back to my at-least-once-a-week blogging.
- RIP, lovely Auntie Dilys (1921-2011), an incredible woman, full of personality, who, sadly, died just a few days short of her 90th birthday. We'll miss you.