The Art of Normality

Hi, Due to a dreaded Health & Safety audit – apologies for any shock or distress, this may have caused UK readers – at the Chameleons venue, we had to dispose of an old stereo. I say old, it had a CD and possibly a tape deck. I guess it’s my age, because that feels quite fancy. 🙂 Hmm…. I’m now wondering how many years ago, the Jones family recycled by old stereo separates. It may well have been before Little Miss was born, and she’ll be 10 this year. So, while I was in town, I dropped said stereo system off at British Heart Foundation. They’re one of the few charities I know of, which, admittedly, isn’t many, that […]

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Ladies who lunch

Hi, Wow, am I glad this week is done. I don’t know if it’s the prospect of a long Christmas break, one too many middle of the night wake-up calls from one of our dogs (3am should only be seen after a very good party, otherwise, it’s just plain rude), or the seemingly long period between our last holiday (October) and today…. Ah, but it is, at least, the weekend and it’s not far until work closes down for a stint. Oh, and I used the remainder of my holiday up. A half day to pop into town and collect the last few items for the Ever Lovely Mrs J’s Xmas present pile. We, *ahem* had a monetary agreement of […]

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“I have a really bad feeling about this.”

Hi, This week has been somewhat of a strange journey. The Good, the Bad, the Average and Unique, as a favourite band of mine once sang. Let’s start with the good stuff and end of a high, eh? The Good… I was so glad to see the rain today. Down it came, in sheets and torrents, spilling through flooded gutters and pooling in patterned puddles, that danced under the droplets. And yes, down came the temperature and the cloying heat that had hung about Nottingham. Hot weather, nice for lazing around in, bad news for trans folk and folk at work. Outside for a change Thursday night was a night out to Chameleons and it was bordering on too warm. […]

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The Cat Paradox

Hello dear reader, Today has been a gift. If you will, a bright gem within the regular mud of routine. To start off, I met with Andrea, one of the Chams Massive, who doesn’t work too far from me. We met up, had a tea and a chat, then a stroll around the grounds, talking about this, that and the other. Mostly gender / trans stuff, in between trying to help with a lost dog. I think, – no, not the lost dog element – that being able to talk with someone who’s on a similar wavelength, is one of the (many) good things about the trans community. You don’t need to have your guard up, around what topics of […]

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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 […]

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