To close the year

Hi, In the blur of family visits, long dog walks, streaming TV, and irregular mealtimes, the fact that this is the last Friday before the turn of the year – and indeed, decade – has slipped my mind. But last-minute and off the cuff is just how I roll at YATGB. 🙂 The year has been an interesting mix of news – both from a personal, family, and national perspective. I will spare you my views on the political landscape of the UK, as anything I write here is, I feel, unlikely to sway you if you’ve different views, and if your views are similar, it’s going to be an echo chamber. All I will say is that I hope […]

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The One Before

Hi, It’s a downhill sleigh ride towards the big day and I hope that whatever you’ve planned goes well. At Chez Jones, there’s quite a bit of wrapping up to do, but that’ll get cleared with a good music selection, plenty of tea, and copious amounts of paper. Just a thought, uphill sleigh rides don’t tend to be as fun if you’re doing all the pushing 🙂 Still, they do help shift the Christmas calories. With some early sales already running – no doubt to make room for summer clothes and Easter eggs in the shops 🙂 – I did treat myself to a pair of cute blue heels. Patent at the back and suede fronts. The photo makes them […]

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The Xmas Do

Last night was the Chameleons Christmas Do. Despite the best efforts of serious traffic issues and the General Election* being on, somehow a few brave souls made it through. We were missing a few regulars due to illness or the Curse of the Clashing Office Party. I did notice a number of partners had come as well and that made me happy. I think that it lets them talk, swap experiences, and see what it’s like at the group. Maybe we’re not a just social & support group for T folk, but for their families too. [ * That’s the last reference to any politics in this post I promise 🙂 ] I was, as I said to Val, a […]

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It’s a new day and a new site

Hi, If you’re reading this, you’ve somehow found your way to a new home for YATGB. I have tweaked the title a little in that it’s now Yet Another Transgender Blog. Back when I started writing, T-Girl was a term, although A) I’ve never been a girl, and B), maybe it’s time to update things a little. So, why the switch? Well, in honesty – because I try to keep it that way here – I’ve been thinking about updating the blog for a bit. Like with the social media exit earlier this year, there was no One Big Thing that made me want to jump. Instead, it was a series of little things that all added up. Things like: […]

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How to recharge?

Hi,  If I’m honest, I’m struggling a little with this evening’s post. Not that there’s any particular big news, lack of inspiration, or suchlike; I’m just, well, tired. 🙂 Last night was a good night out to Chameleons and I was out of the door early to pick up a few groceries (aka snacks) for the Ever Lovely Mrs J. The evening went well with catching up with some familiar faces and some new folk too. We had a Bring & Buy sale and that helped top the funds up a little. The tiredness is down to our new pooch needing to get up multiple times in the night, while the older hound looked at me as if to say […]

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