BLOG: Back to work blues

Publish Date
Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 11:07AM

Hello and welcome to 2015!  We’re back on the airwaves and boy it feels great!  We leapt out of bed on Monday morning and arrived at the studio feeling refreshing and fully ready to awaken Hawke’s Bay with….ah who are we kidding. 

When the alarm went off at some un-Godly hour on Monday, Martin started grumbling and tried to fool himself it was still Sunday and Sarah cried.  Actual tears rolled down her face.  Who are these people who leap out of bed in the morning? Surely they don’t actually exist, and if they do, they should stop because it can’t be good for your health and it’s making the rest of us look bad.  We really can’t complain, at least we got a break! We’ve both been brought crashing back to earth when moaning about the fact that our holiday was almost over, only to discover the poor retail assistant we’re talking with had only Christmas day off. We were lucky enough to get three whole weeks and both went away with our families which was absolute bliss (and no we didn’t holiday together, that would be weird and quite frankly unpleasant). 

Martins’ holiday highlight was the fact that his children had an enforced technology break and he was able to spend time with them without having to schedule it around their computer or gaming console.  Sarah’s highlight was sleep.  Martin didn’t think it was possible for her to sleep more than she usually does, but it is, and she did. 

Sure three weeks off work sounds great (and it was) but it makes it very difficult to get back into the daily grind.  After weeks of relaxing, eating dinner at 8pm and trotting (or stumbling depending on that nights alcohol consumption) off to bed around midnight, imagine the horror of suddenly having an alarm that squawks at you at 4am.  Sarah gave her step sons an alarm clock for Christmas that has a pop up target, and when the alarm sounds you have to shoot the target with a plastic gun before it will shut off.  She is seriously regretting that she didn’t keep this for herself.  How many times have you wished you could just shoot the alarm?!  Failing that, try setting your alarm to The Hits and we’ll do our best to get you out of bed without wanting to shoot anything.