Excellence

Hi, To those of you who got in touch about last week’s sad events, or said kind things about last week’s outfit – or, of this week’s post, if you will – thank you. ♥️ You didn’t have to and it was touching. I was not expecting any of that and that’s not why I waffle on here on YATGB. I think I try to offer a positive spin on what it’s like to be outside the usual gender roles. Mainly with the message, or so I hope, that if I can, anyone can. You just need to give it a go. Now, given the Internet isn’t always a pleasant place, genuine kindness reminds me that people can be beautiful, […]

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Measurements

Hi, Perhaps it’s hackneyed and obvious, while the sun sets, it must also rise in the morning. Perhaps it’s a good job that it does, otherwise the Earth would freeze and we’d all be dead. Great news for vampires, but probably a downer on the rest of us. Actually, who would vampires drink? Maybe it’s best the Earth keeps on spinning after all. Now, where was I? Earlier in the month I had visited a lingerie specialist who’s based up near Newark. Janice has visited us before the whole COVID19 fiasco and been very welcoming about supporting LGBTQ+ customers. I turned up in Richard mode, we had a quick chat in the showroom, and then it was off for a […]

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Sunset

Hi, Last night was Chameleons and usually we’d have the obligatory What I Wore photo, commentary of the last minute nerves, and other news. But not today. When I woke this morning, our beautiful boy dog’s cancers had grown massively in the night. When we embarked on his treatmen and asked how would we know when it was time, both the vet and a local rescue charity had said we would know when it was. We knew he was slowing down on his walks, yet the night before he was his usual cheeky self. Welcoming on our trip to the shops, making himself known when Wee Man had uneaten pizza crusts on a plate. Today was the day we knew […]

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Funny shaped dice

Hi, Ah, the luxury of a long weekend shines forth once again. Yes, with the Jones Crew not heading in holiday this summer – what with family health, doggo worries, exam results, and that old devil COVID – the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I are using up or holiday by taking shorter weeks at work. I’m rather liking it as there’s times in booking a break that it just adds more stress to the general huff and puff of life. That aside, I’ve been enjoying the weekly podcasts from Mermaids UK and if you’re not yet listening in, there’s a list of them here. It’s a collection of different presenters from around the Trans community and they talk about […]

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Time and tide

Hi, I was going to start with ‘the funny thing about being genderfluid is…’ but I stopped as it felt like the warm up to a joke. I am now feeling a bit of pressure to say something amusing, but that’s unlikely to happen 🙂 A while ago, someone asked me what did being genderfluid felt like to me and the answer I gave was it was like the tide and a walk by the sea. It’s just a matter of time before the water rolls in and I start to feel that I’d like to express/appear/be the fancier version of who I am. As a midlander while I understand how the Moon affects the sea, the actual timings remain […]

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Don’t tell the kids

Hi, While reading the news this morning, I stumbled upon the story around Hungarian government’s anti LGBTQ stance. I’m not going to pick up on that because, well, either we’ll agree it’s not a good thing and get cross, or we’ll not agree and still get cross. 🙂 What piqued my interest was the reported comment from Xavier Bettel (Prime Minister of Luxembourg) and is out as a gay man, “I did not become gay because of something I saw on TV.” In my personal experience of being the T in the LGBTQ+ community – oh, and I do mean trans, and not “twit” or other insults 😉 – as a child, I knew something was up long before I […]

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