Which makes this the fifth (I think) year that I'll be doing it. Which also makes me a complete and utter Eejit because it runs for the whole of November - so, not only do we have the indisputably stress-filled Open Evening at our school that month, which means I run around like a headless chicken with Anne Other until all we're capable of is staple-gunning anything that moves to the walls, but I've also volunteered myself to long-list the Strictly Writing short story entries for that month too. [Aside: 'hmmmm... no wonder that particular slot was available... didn't see that one coming, did I'?].
But I like a challenge. No, I do. I just don't like to invite challenge.
I also like a nice lie in and for life not to be too overly stressful. Of course I like a nice cup of tea too. But this will be fine. It will all be fine. And I've learnt from experience that I will do it and get through it.
One way or the other.
p.s. if you click to embiggen on the pic above, you'll see that last year I DID get through it, and there's my "WINNER" certificate to prove I did. All mounted and laminated and everything. Oh, you can also see all the lovely cards and notes I have from people who mean the world to me, too.