Mothers will tell you there are not enough hours in the day.
It was ironic then that on Sunday – Mother’s Day – we had an hour chopped off our special time of the year as the clocks jumped forward.
Losing an hour was something I had to go through again early in the week.
To let you understand, I was home alone on Saturday night and was flicking through the channels looking for something interesting.
I came across ‘We Neeed to Talk About Kevin’.
I watched an hour, got slightly scared by some upsetting scenes and went to bed at midnight.
On Monday night, and feeling a bit braver, I began to regret turning it off.
I had a phone call from a friend and started to tell her, hoping she’d watched it.
“Oh, I’ve read the book,” she said. “It was really good.”
“Wonderful,” I said, “so what happened?”
“Can’t actually remember, but I just remember thinking it was really different.
“Aw, that’s a shame,” I said to her, “I missed the end and want to know what happened.”
“Two words, Kate,” she said. “Sky Plus.”
Apparently, there’s a thingy on my TV that records everything, just in case I ever want to watch it.
How convenient, I thought.
So I gave it a go and, hey presto, it taped it and it was all ready to watch.
Because of technical reasons I clearly don’t understand, the blasted thing only recorded 70 mins of a movie that was 104 minutes long.
I can’t tell you how frustrated it was.
The next night, feeling completely fleeced, I took part in a live chat with a Sky adviser to sort the fault.
He did help, we re-set a few things and then I tried to record it again.
Made a cup of tea, sat down - again just 70 mins recorded!
Not to be beaten by a box, I do intend to try again, but, as I write, I still have no idea how it ends or how to fix this annoying problem.
But in the meantime, two words - read book.