Now, I know we have had recent Blogs such as “The Pomegranate Challenge”, and “The Wobble Room”*,  so now I am combining the elements of food and the wobble factor together with “Goldilocks and the Pannacotta”.

(*Do read them if you haven’t already.....)

You really didn’t realise just how exciting Therapy Blogs could be did you?!

If, like me, you are an avid watcher of TV cookery programmes and contests, you will immediately recognise that as soon as a contestant declares they are making a pannacotta, one of the judges responds straight to camera by saying “It’s all in the wobble”.....

It has, of course, to be just right with a pannacotta.  Too much wobble and the pannacotta is likely to dissolve before your eyes in a soggy, gloopy mess;  Too little wobble and you might as well be slicing through the solid custard experiences of childhood school days (well my childhood schooldays anyway!).  It has to be just right.

Goldilocks, of course, was the supreme example in getting what she wanted – in getting something that was just right.  If the porridge was too hot or cold, it wasn’t acceptable.  If the chair was too small or large, it wasn’t acceptable.  If the bed was too hard & lumpy or too soft, it wasn’t acceptable.

For Goldilocks, it was all about the fact that she knew exactly what she wanted and nothing less was acceptable.

It’s the same for those cookery competitions.  The judges are unfailing in their requirement for the pannacotta wobble to be “just right”.  The contestants need to achieve perfection.

But, let’s get back to real life.  There is no Goldilocks.  And most of us will not be part of one of those tv cookery contests.

But, of course, we all strive for perfection, even me.

Reality, however, might mean that our pannacotta may be a little soft or over solid; reality may mean that we might choose the wrong size of something, and have to return it or replace it; reality may mean that we say or do something that doesn’t quite fit at the time, and we have to work with “what is”.

Obviously moments of complete success are to be valued, celebrated, and learned from.  And I think moments of something being not quite perfect, are more times than not, “good enough”, and equally to be valued, accepted, celebrated and learned from.

In my long experience in working with individuals and groups over the years, I have not always got things absolutely “right”.  Mostly they have been “good enough” and I have learned through those processes.

After I wrote about the promegranate, I watched a TV Chef simply slicing one in half and bashing out the seeds with the back of a spoon..........honestly someone always knows better!

And throughout this Blog, my spellchecker has rejected any of my attempts at spelling pannacotta with a red just perhaps it doesn’t matter....pannacotta is good enough – if you know what I mean.