Learning to walk

Hi, Over the last few years of answering emails for Chameleons, there are a few questions, that pop up regularly. One of them is around dress. Perhaps, not unusual for a group of cross-dressing people. But flippancy aside, a question about being judged when dressed. What do others wear? What should I wear? I’m new to all of this, everyone seems so together with their outfits, etc. I think it’s intimidating enough, visiting a new place, where you don’t know anyone. Chuck into the mix, that you’re worried that you’ll look like a mess, must just add to the stress. BTW, I should add that the Chams folk are very cool and laid back. We don’t judge. Well, provided you are […]

Read more

The Trans Rollercoaster

Hi, Last week I was checking through my RSS feed of blogs and checked to see what the good folk over at T-Central had been up to. If you’ve not been over, the site is worth checking out. They not only keep a long list of trans blogs, but they also do a feature post. Usually, posting a link to a trans blog article that’s a thought provoking read. They also link to those who’ve just been babbling away to themselves (here and here). 😉 Anyhoo, on Saturday, I spotted a link to a post called the Slippery Slope, which was written by Nadine. It’s not the first time I’ve heard those words. Not from the My Husband Betty books, but […]

Read more

Breaking the dry spell

Hi, This, is very much the life. I’ve had the luxury of a week off at home. I appreciate that may sound sarcastic, and in many ways, that’s my default tone. One of continual dry humour, but honestly, the Jones Family Staycation (apologies for anyone who dislikes portmanteaus), worked rather well. It’s not often you do the tourist thing in your local city. We’ve visited some ruins, been on long walks in the woods, had some very nice lunches out and risked a family day out, ice skating. Me and sport go together like ham and bicycle clips. But, you do your best and try not to break anything, when you fall over. I’ve worn some, shall we say, impractical […]

Read more

If music be the food of love… get me a bucket.

Hi, Poptastic On the way to work I was listening to Radio 4’s The Reunion. For those of you outside the UK, Radio 4 is part of the BBC and it’s talk radio. Not so much speak your brainz phone ins, but interviews, book of the week and other such stuff. Oh, and comedies – either plays or panel shows (yay! News Quiz). None of this modern popular beat combo nonsense, that’s for sure. 😉 Anyhoo, today was a programme called The Reunion, which – perhaps somewhat obviously – brings people together after a long period of time, to discuss and comment on a historic, or social, event of yesteryear. Today, was the Hit Factory. A team of three gents […]

Read more

Mirror, mirror, on the wall….?

Hi, With all things being well, this post will see the light of day – okay, the subdued kiss of evening – sometime Friday night. Yes, the Jones Massive are on the move for a short break. Partly due to school training days, upcoming birthdays and the why-the-hell-not factor. Not to mention the fact that both the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I could both do with a break from filling the boilers of bureaucracy with the paper of pointlessness…. okay, that’s enough of that word torture, you get the picture 🙂 Earlier in the week, it was Mrs Jones Senior’s birthday, seventy years upon with rock, no less. My sister and my dad, (bless ’em) had colluded to plot and […]

Read more