Delays expected

For all passengers waiting for the Gender Express, please be advised that the train will be delayed until mid to late Spring 2021…. 🙂 Due to the -ahem- handling of COVID19 by the UK government, Lockdown Three is upon us and as infections continue to rise, the local council have, understandably, decided to close the community centre where Chams meets. I had hoped that as support groups are allowed to meet (subject to social distancing and of no more than fifteen people), we might soldier on through the winter. Alas, no. I think Hugh Grant’s character in Four Weddings stated it rather beautifully: “Bugger” 😁 I shall have to engage mindfulness, concentrate on the positive, and maybe play a new […]

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Making the most of it

Hi, Woo, am I glad it’s the end of the working week. Although what I’m doing interests me and who in working with is all positive too, I… am somewhat unmotivated at the moment. Not through any personal crisis or suchlike, but just a brief spell of classic I just can’t be arsed. 😉 I’m sure it’ll pass in a while and I’ll be back to banging the rocks together 🙂 In a break from the last few episodes of Lessons Learned, I thought I’d write one of the more typical What Lynn Did Next posts. Still, it’s a change from opinion and trans motivational You Can Do It content, no? 😁 In YATGB blog news, I’ve installed a widget […]

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When it all goes well

Hi, Do you find that there are some days, in which a lot gets done? Not so much the churn of work and the cycle of back to back meetings for the unlucky, but that the Fates smile and you have a day to remember. Thursday was that day for me and I feel very lucky for it. Thank you TrendCo A number of weeks ago, I was talking with the Ever Lovely Mrs J about the (now long passed) birthday situation and my lovely partner asked – with a cheecky smile – if there was anything I wanted in the fancy department. Where that is in a particular store, I don’t know, but it sounds ah-may-zing 😁 Camp jokes […]

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Judgement

Hi, I was listening to a colleague, ‘C’, talk about how COVID19 had affected their daily life within their village community. Social activities were on hold, people talked at a distance across the lane, and folk were extra careful in the smaller shops. One item that caught my interest was about C’s friend, who for health reasons cannot wear a mask. Whatever that condition is, C didn’t specify and I didn’t press as it felt rude. The line that jumped out was C saying how frequently her friend was stated at, side eyed, and judged for not wearing a mask. It seems the Sunflower Campaign has not reached all parts of the country. I felt empathy for the person in […]

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Six months later

Hi, In usual YATGB style this will be a bit of a ramble around the subject. Ah, if I was to be paid by the word eh? 😉 The other day, the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones said that her mum was thinking of visiting, but was put off by the drive. For the record, Granny J lives north of the city and we’re very much on the southern edges of the county. We had a conversation about how when you don’t do things regularly when you do need to, they become a bit tricky. Tricky as intimidating, worrisome, etc. So it was that on Wednesday evening, I was in a bit of a dither when it came to packing my […]

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