We all slip up sometimes

Posted by siteadmin on Wednesday 20th December 2017.

Picture this scene of Christmas cheer.

During the recent snow and arctic conditions we've had, I set out from my home to the office. It’s no more than a ten minute walk even in wintry conditions, but I wrapped up well and was mindful of the risk of falling head over heels on the compacted snow which had quickly turned to ice.

I took my usual route through the village, which was picturesque and not least when we get to see it covered in a white blanket.

I treaded carefully along at a very leisurely pace, my Mobile phone firmly in my pocket so as not to cause a distraction and my mind fully focused on the job in hand (in this case simply walking without falling).

And then disaster. Well, perhaps not a complete disaster.  But I did manage to slip head over heels in an almost cartoon like fashion.

Contrary to some of my friends claiming I rolled around like a Premier League footballer feigning injury, I dusted myself down and carried on. A little embarrassed perhaps and then on to the warmth and safety of my office.

I wasn’t hurt (just my pride took a fall), but it could have been a lot worse.

Without being a health and safety bore, I took precautions by wrapping up well and being as careful as possible with where I was walking.

The point is that we all slip up sometimes and it’s important to ensure you’re as covered and protected as possible.

And not just on roads and pavements, which could easily have doubled up as a practice area for Torvill and Dean (remember them?).

I'm a great believer in the fact that life has a nasty habit of biting you on the back of the neck when you least expect it. Not least when you're confident that you have everything in hand and everything's going OK.

Likewise, this is a fundamental part of any good lifestyle financial planning.

And like any plan you have, it's worth checking in from time to time to make sure that it's still fit for purpose which my padded coat, thick gloves and bobble hat certainly turned out to be.

Thanks for reading and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous and healthy 2018.

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