There is no doubt about it. It is is a character fault of mine and while I know my fault in this area, I continue to fail, as I did this Sunday past.
A hotel venue was the place for Little Em's second birthday. There must have been 50 people there for her birthday, but we knew about 15 of them, nearly all family. The other guests, child creche friends and parents, I suppose.
Of course it was great to mix with family, but the venue wasn't great. It was so noisy and so busy. The hotel had recently had a $6 million renovation and has the most amazing children's play area, but young children = noise and chaos.
That morning, before we left, I did a quick check of the electric map. Ah, I know where that is. Time and time again I have done this, thinking I am in a familiar area and not bothering to check properly. Well, it wasn't where I thought it was and I turned right from Eastlink into a major road where I should have turned left. My thorough incompetence resulted in perhaps a delay of 15 minutes to our arrival. Fortunately we left home early and so were still on time. Why do I only ever check properly when I am totally unfamiliar with an area?
We had some fun with birthday girl Little Em, along with her older sister Little M. Little M is nearly four and becoming challenging but so much fun. While the twin's mother, Hippie Niece, had been given a weekend off to attend a music festival (what are The Waifs?), Ex Sis in Law, their grandma, brought them along and it took some time for them to settle to the noisy environment and all these strange people, but they did and started smiling and laughing. They are about ten months old and so heavy. They are going to be solid Islander girls, and I reckon thoroughly gorgeous.
For those with local knowledge, we were very near the late Dame Elizabeth's (Rupert Murdoch's mother) Cruden Farm. Going the wrong way did give me the opportunity to get R to take this snap of some roadside art.