It’s been a while

Hi, This Thursday will be the first meeting for Chameleons this year. It’s been a long winter and the Easter Weekend’s snow seemed Nature’s last hurrah after lulling is into spring clothing the week before. I do love the gap between the actual seasons and the marketing guff that powers the fashion industry. Sleeves reced and opaques vanish as it’s time to shift into the white and navy palettes…. as the hail batters the windows 😁 Nothing puts me in the mood to buy a summer dress than when it’s just above freezing 😛 However, there’s plenty of things to be mixed, matched, and mulled over before Thursday night. Casual or corporate? Dress or jeans? Heels or sandals? It’s all […]

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Lessons Learned: Part V – Being Okay

Hi, If I look back to the memories of the emotions I had when i started this blog, I was very much up and down about my dressing. Okay, mostly down which was not a good thing. Getting by with occasional dressing before work, frantically clearing away all signs, sneaking time to buy things, and trying to live in just one gender. Moments snatched in a busy life and feelings of shame or guilt around who I was. Not a rollercoaster ride I would recommend. I think there’s a line between privacy, personal space, and hidden secrets. To live a life where a person must constantly check what they say, hide who they are: what type of life is that? […]

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Renew

Hi, Due to a small and welcome windfall, I bought a new dress and heels this week. The shoes were a small eight so they will have to go back. That’s what I’m trying myself, rather than saying a wide nine may have been a wiser choice. Still, no need to worry about car parking, just a trip to the Post Office and they’ll go back without fuss. I am hoping that somehow, all will be well with a Thursday night out. It seems an age since I dressed and I am slightly nervous on the organisation of the night. That and, will I remember how to do my makeup or style my hair? Maybe that’s just the nerves talking. […]

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Stories matter

Hi, So, how are things? Have you managed to avoid cabin fever as well as COVID19? 🙂 The sun is out, the birds are singing, and, NO! GET BACK INSIDE! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!! 🙂 Ahem… well, we’ll just have to do our best to stay sane eh? We may not have a bus service or a shop out here, but the Jones Crew have a number of rural routes for our daily stroll. I say our, but the kids seem happy to stay inside with WiFi, snacks, and remote gaming with their mates. You have to pick your battles 🙂 To be fair to them, they’ve done really well keeping up with school work, so with it being the […]

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