I seriously remember the good old days when things didn't seem to take at least a week longer to achieve. Now I had decided months ago to apply for the Dorset Business Awards as I figured I have nothing to lose and lots to gain. So for the last few weeks I have been beavering away on my application. Then good old Daddy Moo came up with a great idea but one which altered the way I planned to enter the awards. I had planned to submit it electronically. Now Daddy Moo's idea was to print off the application roll it up and then pop it into a beautiful pre-filled fabric party bag with lovely seed tags hanging ... I could imagine it and it looked lush. So off to work I go.
Set back .... my printer dies, well it didn't exactly die it has decided to only print out in electric blue. Not really the professional look I was going for! But this also meant I couldn't print off or photocopy my Take A Break Article my only real supporting evidence (other than the pre-filled fabric bag)!! Argh .....
So what to do .... firstly I printed it off in electric blue (not a great look) then took it round to the local shop and photocopied it and it looked ok. So job done now just the article. Daddy Moo full of great ideas as per usual suggested I upload the scanned picture onto a USB thingy mibob and take it to the photoshop.
Ok so this is late planning but today Megan, Moo and I rush to the photoshop with the USB thingy mibob ...... only to find that the format its saved in means that the edges of the picture are missing ... ie. half the story!!!! Argh!!!
"Ok Mr Photoshop Man can you help??"
" Yes, but it will take me all day can you come back tommorrow??"
Noooooooooooooooooooo my application has to be TODAY! So I leave feeling gutted as they only had a black and white photocopier. Right ..... M&M are now getting a bit fed up and I begin to think that I'm going to miss the deadline.
We head over to Grandma's for a moan and low and behold Grandma in her 80's pipes up about her super duper printer/photocopier that she has! What!!!! Anyway so Grandma saved the day and I managed to photocopy in colour my article and it looked fab! Better than the scanned version would have.
Right kids back into the car and off we go to hand deliver my application ... so I arrive kids in tow in my mummy clothes suddenly feeling very unbusiness woman like. Argh .... luckily the very glam receptionist (who definately hasn't had two babies in two years!) pointed to a huge pile of envelopes and said 'Award Applications there'. Which made me feel 100% better that I wasn't the only lame ass late person!!
We get into the car and I sigh a HUGE sigh of relief and my beautiful angel Charlie Moo, my inspiration and number one fan says to me 'all done mummy? Now eat crispies!!'