“No more stillness, more sunlight,
Everything’s gonna be alright”

Howdy folks,

How’re things? Things have improved here on Planet Jones. The Big Project – so big it gets to have caps at the front of it – is settling down and therefore, I can relax a little. Various elements are dropping into place and the once impossible task, is looking more and more likely. Fingers crossed eh? ๐Ÿ™‚ The Ever Lovely Mrs Jones is happier too – despite being ill again (bless her) – so really, nothing to complain about. Yay. Note to Fates: that’s not a reason to send me anything! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s only midweek as I write this and other than the above, I’ve two other reasons to be thankful. Firstly, Mrs. J and I ordered some shoes (Ladies shoes in 8 and upwards…. ) which arrived today. The pink satin peep-toe ones will have to go back, which while they are gorge, my toes tip out of the end. Not a good look really. As to the others, well, the north face of the Eiger meets Jimmy Choo, but at 4 quid – yes, 4 quid in the sale – you can’t go wrong really. You could spend half of that just parking in town. Photos will follow once I get a chance to put an outfit together.

How things change eh? A few years ago – and this’ll sound a bit odd – I’d look in catalogs or on-line and think I’d never be able to order stuff for home. Mrs J also joked: “If I hear a thump from upstairs, I’ll call you a doctor.” ๐Ÿ™‚

The other thing was Stace – she of Musings of an (I)Tgirl fame – was kind enough to bestow the Beautiful Blogger Award. Shucks, thanks Mrs! This was most unexpected and really did put a spring in my step. Luckily I wasn’t wearing the new heels at the time, otherwise, I may have been typing this from our local surgery ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, other than a posh badge to pop in your post, there are some rules attached to this. There’s always a catch eh? ๐Ÿ™‚ Apparently, you have to list 7 things about yourself. Crikey, after flogging the keyboard over the last few years, I’m wondering if there’s anything left ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay… ponder, ponder, ponder… Rats, 7 interesting things. That’s going to push the envelope. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I used to be a biker, but after Wee Man started school, it just wasn’t practical. Sometimes I miss the feeling of the wind against me, but with the snow & rain of late, I’ve rather enjoyed having a car. There’s more queuing, but I’m warmer and I find it easier to listen to music.
    2. Talking of which, I love music. Strangely, I don’t go to concerts much. There’s a cliche of ‘the soundtrack to your life’ but there’s an element of truth to that. I find lyrics get into my head and I often find myself wondering what the writer was trying to get across.
    3. I completed the NaNoWriMo challenge last year. This was to write a novella of 50,000 words in a month. While it wasn’t quality literature, I think the point of it was to show yourself it can be done. Will I write a book one day? Who can say. 50k words would be a short novel, but I think it shows that it is doable.
    4. I like baking cookies. Not so good for the waistline, but good for the soul.
    5. The name Lynn comes from an old on-line name of ‘Lin’. The latter I used… blimey… probably 15 years ago. I picked it as it was short and here-nor-there from a male/female point of view. No, it doesn’t mean ‘line in’ or other suck geekery ๐Ÿ™‚
    6. Ahhgeekery ๐Ÿ™‚ A few years ago, there was a rush of Open Source products prefixed with ‘Yet Another…’. This was at the time I was starting to think about blogging. Ironically, I don’t have a lot to do with Open Source (although to me, software’s software. If it works well, that’s fine by me). Did I think this little blog would amount to much? No, not really and I don’t say that with any false modesty. It’s a blog, sometimes it’s about just me, sometimes it’s about others, but it is, yet another t-girl blog. There are lots of us out there and I think that’s a good thing. I hope that it makes trans-whatever seem less unusual.
    7. I enjoy old architecture – particularly old buildings, bridges or suchlike. I think it’s looking at how they’ve changed through time, or indeed, how things have changed around them. I think that’s one of the greatest things about the London Underground; the small gems of past that pop through the modern. This also spills over into Urban Ex, but I’m very armchair in that regard.
  1. So there are seven factettes. Now it’s on to the roll-call! I guess it would be the Magnificent Seven, but a few folks have already been given the JPEG of honour ๐Ÿ™‚ That rules out Jess, Stace, and Petra right off the bat. Right, in alphabetical order – (Ed: you may perform a drum roll if you like. ๐Ÿ™‚
    • Becky – gone but not forgotten. Back in the day, reading her and Jo’s sites helped me.
    • Emma – a lovely local girl who’s blog of her life is very interesting.
    • Gabrielle – a good friend and someone who puts others first.
    • Helena – her photos of London & nights out are fascinating. The trans ones are good too ๐Ÿ™‚
    • J‘ – fellow blogger and all round top chap.
    • Justine – We’ve yet to talk, but I do like her blog. Big up the trans pod-cast massive! ๐Ÿ™‚
    • Lucy – We met at the Angel’s Bash and she writes well.
    • Sam – Yes, that’s 8 but I like breaking the rules. ;0)

Seven lucky people. Now I feel bad for not linking to the other good people off my blog roll. Many of the above are on there because we talk off-line and that there blogs are updated relatively frequently. I can’t nominate Sophie either, ‘cos she doesn’t have a blog. Hint hint :PRighto. That’s me done for another week. I hope things go well and see you next time!

Take care,

[ Today’s lyric: Stronger by the Sugababes ]


  1. Congrats on the award Lynn, I do enjoy your blog, as you well know. Thanks for including me in your magnificent 7 or 8, gold star for you x x x

  2. Hi Lynn, thanks for linking to Gabrielle's that was one of the other ones I wanted to link to. And I know have another 7 new blogs to read through…

    Your blog has a special place in my blog roll – it was one of the first that I found that a) was updated in the last 3 years and b) wasn't full of 'interesting' photos ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Emma: Ooo, gold star. Does that mean I get extra pocket money? LOL. Thanks for the – umm- thanks and the postcode for Chams is on the web site (along with directions). I'll email some if you get stuck.

    Stace: Ta for the tag and the props. It was completely unexpected but a pleasant surprise.

    No, I don't do *ahem* interesting photos, just ones you can use to keep the kids away from the fire or pond. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. and there was me thinking you were using my photo's to scare the kids. :oD
    I keep thinking about a blog, but never know what to write. Mind keeps going………..err…blank. Yes thats it. Blank. :oD

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