You run for cover in the temple of love

Hi folks, Good weekend? I hope so. I know I did… at least what I can remember (and that’s without any alcohol being consumed). We spent most of Saturday at my sister’s house or down the park entertaining her kids. How does she cope as a single mum? Thursday went without any major hitches. Little Man was off to be early due to a lack of a nap at Nursery and (when I went/came back) H. and I didn’t have any fireworks. This can only be a good thing! Perhaps I should travel in bloke mode more often. I guess a lot of life is about compromise, but compromise (on both sides) is better than conflict. The night at Chams […]

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Breaking the dry spell

Tuesday the whim caught me and for the first time in weeks, I decided to dress up. Nothing too fancy, just bootleg jeans, a strappy top and wedge sandals. Makes a change from the usual office bird gear and, the change, I found rather refreshing. I don’t know if any of you out there do this to, but when you’ve got dressed, do you find the need to do something other than just pose about by the mirror and take it all off again? No, not *that* something – honestly, minds like drains some folk – I was thinking along the lines of something useful: a bit of tidying up, hoovering or sorting out the kitchen. Well, maybe it’s just […]

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Thunder… thunder… thunderstorms (??)

Thor was well and truly in a blinder of a mood today. Real big-assed wrath-of-the-gods thunder. Impressive stuff. Oh and there was a much needed rainstorm. Welcome to the British monsoon season. Which brings me nicely – ooo, good link eh? – to shopping the other day. P. and I had gone shopping and for the first time in ages, we went into Monsoon. “That’s a nice skirt,” she says holding up this gorge pale green patterned silk number. I nod and fumble with the price ticket. ****ing hell, I think, and it’s not designer. 🙂 Funny that in some shops you can get an outfit for that price! 🙂 After much too-ing and fro-ing, we did get an outfit […]

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Summertime

Summertime for trans folk is a strange time. You would think it’s all floaty dresses, smooth pins and fancy wedges. What could be more transtastic than all that? Hmmm. Well, summertime is an odd time. It’s a time when The Urge – to use a highly technical term – just seems to fade away. It doesn’t go completely – hell, I still double take when walking past Dotty P’s summer collection – but it does seem to abate. Last week P. asked if I was going out to Notts, but truthfully, I wasn’t really interested. This weekend is also the monthly meeting of the girls at Leicester, and to tell you the truth in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost […]

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Cwoss Dwessing

Been a while hasn’t it? Well, we’ve been away – no, not at her Majesty’s pleasure – but on holiday. A week or so of fantastic weather up by the Lakes. No mobile reception, iffy TV reception: but acres of blue sky, rolling hills, a playground (for El Toddler) and plenty of chance to read on an evening. Quality. As Lilly Von Schuck would say: “Ahhh… I feel wefreshed.” 🙂 Things are going well at the mo, family life is good (we’ll see what happens this Thursday shall we?) and work is slowly down from insane to just frantic. I’ve been asked to do a piece on my make-over (see previous blog entries) which I really must get around to […]

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