You underestimate the power of the trans side.

Hi, After a much enjoyed holiday, I’m back. I hope the back catalogue of scheduled posts kept you amused while I was away. The holiday was one to remember and the Jones Massive certainly had a good time and without too much coin nor trouble. What’s not to like eh? 🙂 Unexpected Turbulence It’s funny, I’ll often start a post with a line about highs and lows. Frequently, these are minor bumps in the road of life. Nothing to knock your tracking or rattle the frame mind. Then, there’s the proverbial near miss, pothole or – as it felt like this Tuesday – driving through a hailstorm. What set me off, I don’t know. I could hazard a guess at […]

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Asking for directions

Hi, First off, don’t panic. Everything is fine here. Well, unless something very bad has happened and I’m currently enjoying a sulphur and lava hot tub with Old Nick. Now, wouldn’t that be amusing for a smug-arsed atheist? 🙂 I bet the Devil has loads of synergistic management paradigms warmed up and ready. You thought it was pitchforks? Ha, idiot mortal! That’s *so* 12th century. Welcome… to the Management Farm. Take a desk, you’ll be needing it.  Got your clipboards and iPads ready? Good…. Oh, the Wi-Fi may drop out on you and do write quickly, because the ink tends to evaporate. Don’t worry… there will be a test later. Now, must dash! Catch you proles later!! I’ve outsourced the […]

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Keeping the green eyed monster at bay

Hi, The other day, as queued to get into the car park, a lady about my age got out, to request a ticket. This was during the day, and near work, so she was in business mode. Smart skirt, sensible heels, nude tights and a good coat. I don’t know why I’m faffing around saying this next bit, but she looked great. I dunno, maybe commenting on random stranger’s outfits, still doesn’t sit well with me. Go figure. But, her outfit, isn’t main point, as it where, just the warm up. In the back of my mind, a little voice whispered: you’ll never manage that. I drove on and let that thought drift through my head. My gut reaction – […]

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Warm heart

Hi, A post of light and dark this evening. If this isn’t your bag (baby), feel free to scroll on as required. 🙂 The Dark Last month, I visited a friend and found out, they’d been struggling with depression. Struggling, is now, perhaps too light a word for what they had. Swamped, drowned, consumed even. All words that may convey there sheer onslaught of what they went through, and, bless them, still are. They’re having treatment, but by no means are they out of the woods. Yes, it’s that type of serious, the poor bugger. I sat, listened, and sipped my tea as the story unfolded. I’ve made no secret, nor poster campaign, that I had depression. If being honest […]

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The light and the dark of memories

Hi, 2015 After a month away from fabulousness (a word so fab, it’s not in my phone’s dictionary), a night out to Chams was just what I needed. Generally, I don’t mind a long stay on Planet Drab, but it’s good to get away and be all of yourself, once in a while. Anyhoo, it was edging to the wrong side of warm, by the end of the night, but, we have to suffer for our art, do we not? It being summer, we had our party and everyone had chipped in, bringing plenty of snacks, cakes and drinks. I should thank Val for her photographic talents under the duress of balmy, summer nights. Those of you of middling ages, […]

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