Our last one of the year

Hi, Chameleons had the last meeting of 2020 the other day. Back in 2019, I’d thought it was going to be a party evening with plenty of friends, nibbles, music, and memories. Then along came COVID19 😁 Ah, life, eh? You have to make the best of what you have. Our Xmas Do was more a friendly chat, but better something rather than nothing. Besides, I think friends can help make the everyday special. We have survived as a group. We’ve branched out into the online world a little more, with both forum traffic being up, and a few folk giving our eMeetings a spin in between the regular real world meet ups. Last night was a quiet affair given […]

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The one about traffic

Hi, A long time ago I used ride a motorbike to work. Due to a bti of bad luck, the bike engine packed up, so it was time to call the breakdown line. Cue a wait for the repair truck to turn up and while the operative did their best, not everything can be fixed by the roadside. I got a lift home in the truck as part of the service. As we trundled through the rushhour traffic, we were cut up by a car driver, the mechanic sighed gently. It was in that world weary tone that begats frequent wisdom, he said: “I think everyone who drives car should cycle, ride a motorbike, or drive a bus, just so […]

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The Power of the Pedi

Hi, A few years back I was reading an article about tattoos and some of the reasons people gave around them. Not just the design, the age at which they got one (or more), but also where they decided to have the ink. One of the interviewees said that they liked their design somewhere less visible. That the tattoo was for them to enjoy. Perhaps on a similar note – one around things for the self, rather than things to be shown – there’s a few occasions where I’ll reach for the nail polish. Now, Chams regulars will know my paws are rarely sans paint, but that’s an often all too brief episode. Toes, on the other… um… hand? 😉 […]

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Is the grass greener?

Hi, About a year or so ago, I switched from Blogger to a new blog platform. From a blogging point of view – hell, I’m not going to go anywhere near trying to make sense of 2020! 😁 It feels like we’re in the final round of Sim Earth: Turn it up to 11 😛 – it’s been a learning curve. A good one, however. I think I’ve mostly got my head around the posting and formatting. I’m not quite there with getting images to layout properly, but perhaps that’ll be the next step up. Commenting is certainly different, but perhaps coming from Blogger’s partially walled garden, I’d had an easy ride. The introduction of the obligatory I’m not a […]

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Time

Hi, The other day I was at work COVID19 style. As in, I was in the living room with the laptop propped up on an impromptu high ‘desk’ (a shelf 🙂 ), while I sat on a large yoga ball. Seriously, so much more comfortable than an office chair or the sofa, plus the sight frisson of danger that you may roll backwards and legs up in a most undignified way. 🙂 From my office perch I have a good view out to the garden and being in an old house in the sticks, there’s a lot of greenery. The autumn sun was bright enough to bring a cool blue to the sky and light up the remaining leaves on […]

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