Back in the room

Hi, It’s been a particularly good week at Chez Jones. Having the long Easter weekend off and an extra few days to make it a full week has been very pleasant. The kids needed time off after a full term. Although Wee Man’s A levels are not far off, bless him. Who’d be a teen again eh? 🙂 In the continuing Not Going Away of holidays, the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I have honed our local wanderings with the hounds, to six or so routes that can be extended subject to weather and our energy levels. We’re finding this keeps the variety going and stops walks becoming a plod, if that makes sense. That and knowing were the snickets […]

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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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Immunity 1.0

Hi, Earlier last week I received a text from the local health centre saying I was eligible for the COVID19 vaccine. You get early doors if you’re a duffer like me. 🙂 Self mockery aside, I’ve not had to isolate unlike my folks have or my in-laws, so things to be thankful for. Likewise, no side effects except a slight pain in my upper arm for about a day. The injection needle was one of those very fine ones, so you hardly felt it. Luckily, the vaccination centre wasn’t far from where I work, so not a massive faff to get to. Or perhaps more accurately, not far from where I would drive in, only to sit in front of […]

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Alive

In the Groundhog Days of this and last year, I am missing being pretty. It’s not something I yearn for, but like the twinkling of warm spring sun, I’m aware of how much I’ve missed such things. I am grateful for the variety of dog walks I can go on, not having to commute, not being ill, being employed, having my family safe, and being able to pick which shop I buy groceries from: such things bring me happiness and contentment. To share and laugh and a smile with the Ever Lovely Mrs J helps. The silliness in the mundane and the pleasure of the everyday… And yet, there are times when I miss the sound of my heels, the […]

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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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