Taking care

Hi, It’s been an interesting week for me from a mood point of view. There’s been no major issues, stresses, or worries, and yet, early this week, I was not feeling great I’m not wholly sure if it was down to poor sleep, chemistry in the brain, or feeling a little too much like the proverbial rat on a wheel. It may be that It Was Just One of Those Things where you’ll never know, and, even if you did, would knowing help? Well, it depends, but right now, the funk – sadly not the groovy kind – was very much in the ‘unknown unknowns’ zone 🙂 The good news on the above is having had the cognitive behavioural therapy […]

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Glamuary

Hi, First off, good luck for this year. I feel I should add that I don’t mean that in the sarcastic or comedic sense of well, good luck with that. Certainly a phrase that’s possibly passed your lips in 2020. 🙂 I feel that the post Xmas/New Year period can be a little tricky. The festive season can be a great distraction with the bustle, celebration, time off, and what have you. After all that comes the long month of January. Not that it’s January’s fault, to be fair. It’s not got the Saturday morning lie in from the Friday night excesses, but more the month of with the welcome of a Monday morning. 😉 Why is it I look […]

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The Body Politics

Hi, It’s been said that no good blog post starts by talking about the weather. I wonder if this makes Climate Change difficult to promote? 🙂 Given the Summer temperatures, travel into Europe, and a flexible dress policy at work, I’ve been in shorts for more of my time than usual. I’ll skip on the pun how a dress might be flexible. The shorts situation is both a good and a bad thing. The positives are that I can cool off quicker and therefore I’m able to concentrate at work. Given previous jobs where certain employers were, shall we say, less enlightened around office attire, I try to count my blessings. If I’m too hot, I get that heat funk […]

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The right frame of mind

Hi, There are times, and, I don’t know if you get this or not, but there’s a swirl of life’s events around you. Most of the time, it’s the general hubbub of minor stuff, then the larger debris of bad times, and/or good things. I think that if I’m not careful, that I can be too aware of the bad debris, rather than taking the time to enjoy the better things. So it was with this week. A meeting with tw*t-of-the-week did not enhance my calm, as a famous film of yesteryear once suggestion. I’m not going to pick over the remains of that one, but I am going to look at the better part of that. Namely, a work colleague […]

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The Second Train

Hi, Over in the Chameleons milabox, we recently received an email from a media company, TellyJuice, about a short documentary they’d made. Usually, media requests are for people to appear in a production, or take part in some reality TV production. The better ones – the education, the sensitive, etc – I post on the forum. The other stuff, welcome to /dev/null/ (Ed: for non-nerds, Lynn means the bin. Or t’bin if you’re proper North 🙂 ) So, this video, which may appear below if I can get the web code right, was very different. I found it moving, deeply personal, sensitive, and beautifully filmed. While it brought forth a tear, I think that was bittersweet: I was happy that they’d […]

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