Yesterday I popped my bonnet. Quite literally. Leaving the park after the morning dog walk I was in really high spirits. The walk had energised me. I was all set for the day ahead. But as I drove over one of the speed bumps leaving the park, I obviously hit it too fast. The car banged down onto the track hard enough to set off the airbags and force the bonnet off its hinges. Two hours labour at my local garage for a re-set and I was back up and running.

There couldn’t have been a clearer metaphor telling me to  S – L – O – W – D – O – W – N… Sometimes I want to race out ahead but in life we always have to go at a speed that is appropriate to the conditions. Good reminder!