There’s meat defrosting on the lawn in the backyard. A risky move, I know. Birds, random dogs, curious children. It is wrapped in plastic and I’m keeping out an ‘eagle’ eye but still, risky.

It’s all about living on the edge, really. The highs, the lows, the middle beige days. The excitement can be terrifying and exhausting. It seems you’re either excited, anxious or bored. People say that life is a rollercoaster ride but really, you cannot get bored on a rollercoaster unless it’s your job and you do it every day.

It’s the edge living that keeps our hearts pumping, our eyes alert and our lives interesting. It is hard to choose because the alternative on sitting on the couch, sipping hot chocolate and watching Gilmore Girls for the umpteenth time is oh so tempting.

It’s rough to turn up to a job that drains you everyday. I do wonder why people do it. Money is handy but once again, it’s that same old couch sitting scenario. And if you don’t know what it is, which was me for many years, why not do things that bring you joy!

My risk seems to be paying off. The birds are singing, perplexed by the plastic covered morsel in their midst. Should they risk choking for the prize of fresh-ish meat? Should they wait and see if a braver bird takes the chance first? Ah, the things we can learn from nature.