This week was an opportunity for everyone to take part in ShakeOut - our national earthquake and tsunami drill.
All around the country people - including thousands of school children - were encouraged to "drop, cover and hold" as they went through a pretend earthquake.
I didn't remember to drop, cover, or hold. In fact, I was wondering what all the sirens were about until someone mentioned the drill an hour or so later.
I felt quite daft.
• Rachael Wise: Hang on ... who's the boss in this relationship?
• Rachel Wise: The hedgehogs are fine, thanks