Prepared

Hi, Thursday was a small island of calm in a far busier than usual week. Due to the fall of some meetings, I decided to pop into town. I had a few things to do: banking, pick up some items for the Ever Lovely Mrs J’s Mother’s Day gifts from the kids, and I took a chance to get some new foundation. Town was very quiet – even for a working day – and the car park near the centre was far emptier than I was used to. It would be both a cliche and incorrect to say it was a ghost town, but parking was certainly a lot easier. So it is that the Coronavirus – and the preparations […]

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International Women’s Day

Hi, Happy International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is Equal for Equal and you can read about that here. An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. I believe in equality and the difference it makes to our lives. Not just for the individual so that they are heard and part of something, but in as a team, a workforce, a society; we a richer through our combined and diverse strengths. As a person who occasionally wanders the world in female garb, but lives and works as a man, I am fascinated by this view of man or woman. I see […]

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No dice

Hi, Over the last few months, I’ve been listening to a podcast called Dice Will Roll. It features for people who are all somewhere in the LGBTQ+ mix and they are playing through a pen & paper roleplaying game called Pathfinder. I am really enjoying the fact that the setting has been unashamedly tweaked to be LGBTQ+ friendly and that really monkeys about the traditional fantasy setting…. and if I’m honest, some of the clichés that litter all genres. I could say I’m a closet nerd, but my previous posts about computer gaming, love of science fiction, and RPGs, well, it couldn’t be more obvious really 🙂 Why am I talking about this rather good podcast on this blog? Well, […]

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Dressing up as a bloke

Hi, A somewhat odd title given that in many ways, I’m a bloke. Well, at least physically. Socially, mostly yes, but in my head and my heart, it’s a little more complicated. If you’re reading this, either you’re very lost on the Internet, researching something, or you may have a similar situation. 🙂 Earlier in the week, I was involved in some formal doodah that required the wearing of a suit. Oh, not a Birthday Suit for those of you who’ve gone there and, frankly, shame on you. 😉 Glid comments aside, there is something about these outfits that make me feel rather uncomfortable. It’s a bit daft as, well, it’s trousers and a shirt. No big whoop there. Perhaps […]

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Little Moments

Hi, A work colleague said that their day was made better by small things. As I sat – sans webcam – listening, I smiled, as being at home I’d taken the opportunity to not just getting the washing on, but to slip into something more comfortable 🙂 The conversation moved on and when the remote meeting was done,I thought back to their comment. What are my little moments? Finding a small pocket of time in which I find I don’t have to be rushing. No need to be doing, going, or making. Instead, I can pause to watch the world go by. In some seasons, the sunshine shining through the leaves overhead. In winter, slipping on gloves that have been […]

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