Glennis Hooper

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I am often reminded that I can be a very impulsive person.

Yes, I freely admit to this but I feel that sometimes life is too short to ‘dilly-dally’ about certain things and I have always believed that if you have a gut feeling about something, go with it.

This is not to say I do this all the time; but just occasionally I do have a tendency to make spontaneous decisions.

Last week I went shopping with the intention of buying a new vacuum cleaner, having lost the attachments to mine and knowing I had to get to and clean those awkward places in my flat.

I found exactly what I was looking for but they hadn’t got one in stock.

So what did I do? I bought myself an iPod, telling myself the vacuum will have to wait until next month.

“What have you done that for?” my best friend asked. “I know you, you’ll never use it, it will just sit in its box...,” and so she went on.

Well, I proved her (and myself) wrong.

For years, having accumulated a vast collection of CDs, I have always wanted to channel my favourites into one and an iPod was, apparently, the ‘in thing’ to do this.

So that very night and, I hasten to add, with much trepidation, I took a deep breath, undid the box, read and re-read the instructions, set up my computer and, hey presto, within an hour or so, had successfully loaded my first tracks and started my personal collection of music.

So far, so good, I have a long way to go but the satisfaction I am feeling is ‘good!’