Don’t make eye contact

Hi, With a bit of luck, the Jones Crew will be working our way around Europe on our summer holiday. The thing is, I find that as I’m getting a little older, I worry a little more about the What If. of it all. What if we miss our flight? What if the hotel we’ve booked is closed? Just, well, silly worries really. As the Ever Lovely Mrs J would say, you only have to do one step. All we need to do is get to the hotel down south. Then, just be up on time to get to the airport, and so on and so on. I do my best to listen, but it’s not always easy. Perhaps it’s […]

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Helping in little ways

Hi, After a week or two of zero trans related activity, two things come along at once. If it helps, feel free to imagine a pair of Clapham omnibus rolling in. Tickets ready? Ding ding! 🙂 Bus 1 Earlier in the week, it was time for a training event in Nottingham. I’d arranged it some time ago and managed to squeeze it in my lunch hour. I try not to swing the lead too much when I’m at work. I may not have the best record for timekeeping, but I like to think I put my all in when I’m in. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! 😉 I called just before setting off to make sure everything […]

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Forgetful

Hi, Gah, it’s nearly 9 o’clock and I’m struggling to get started blogging. Funny how life gets you like that. I think, for me at least, it’s a lot to do with being in the right mood to write something. Okay, I could go with ‘when the Muse takes me’, but… well, it seems more to do with not being out-and-out knackered after a number of long days at work. Oh, and by long, I mean working to about 5pm. Frankly, it’s touch and go between 10am and 4pm, but it may be best not to say too much in the office, eh? 🙂 First Meeting So it was the first meeting of the new year for Chameleons. I was […]

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The other T word: Transgression

Hi, I’ve deliberated about posting this today, but I think I’m just going to have to dive in, and give it a spin. Without any fanfare or fuss, the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I had a bit of an argument last night. Now, I’m not going to go into the who’s right and who’s wrong. Firstly, as I’m writing this, it’s going to be biased. Secondly, it would be somewhat tedious…. Possibly more so than a regular post 🙂 But hey, moving on. So, yes, I made a mess of things before I went out, and yes, I did upset the Ever Lovely Mrs J. Yes, I did feel bloody awful about it, and yes, I did apologise profusely. Not […]

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The Inspectors

Hi, This week saw the Thursday as Transgender Day of Visibility. I won’t explain the event, given the clue is in the title. Older readers may wish to recount the well loved mantra: it does exactly what it says on the tin.  For the rest of you, your weekend homework can be to investigate the source of that well loved UK phrase. Or not. There’s no prizes Oh, okay, you can have a gold star, but due to government cuts, you’ll have to buy it yourself. Oh, and mark your own homework too. 😉 Just what is it about Thursday and trans-ness? Is it because it’s midway in the spectrum of days (Macho Monday vs Soft Sunday?) or because it […]

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