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 right type of break

Hi, I’ve had a week away from work, and as the Bank of Jones is feeling a little less full that we’d like, we’ve had a staycation. .Cue much parenting and trips out, which have all been a jolly good hoot, with many happy memories. Now that Little Miss and Wee Man are growing up, the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I give them the option around joining us on a dog walk. Given the choice between a comfy sofa, YouTube/gaming, and exercise; the kids stay at home. Provided they get some exercise, I’m kinda cool with this. I think it lets them build up trust and responsibility in taking care of themselves, and to an extent, each other. We’re not dragging […]

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Today, only the sky is blue

Hi, As I drove to work the other day, the radio presenter was waxing lyrical about the new Apple smartphone and it’s unlocked using a view of your face. I was perplexed in as much as my old droid phone had this a while back, how well does face recognition work when you’ve, ahem, two appearances? 🙂 Also, politicians, usually two-faced; how do they manage? 🙂 Sometimes, I wonder about reverse image searching or facial recognition. How hard is it to spot the connection between Richard & Lynn? One’s just a fancy outfit, slap and a wig from the other. But at the same time, I think if you worried about everything, you’d not do anything. Anyhoo, I switched off the […]

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Alien

Hi, A couple of weeks ago, I popped round to see my folks. They’d been away and while on holiday, it had been my mum’s birthday. Now, with the kids being older and all of us being busy at the weekend, I went round on my own. Hello dutiful son points. 😉 There was the usual chit-chat, cake, and tea business. This is Britain after all. 🙂 An hour in and my sister and boyfriend – neither of who I’d seen in a while – turned up to much delight. It’s fine; I live away and I’m used to being in the background 🙂 As she and my mum started talking about who’d said what to who, and how certain […]

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Living in a box

Hi, How are you all? Me? I’m well rested after a week away from the red tape machines and alpha male yelling. Funny what seven days of late nights, late mornings, regular dog walks and just general chill out time, can do for a person, eh? 🙂 The Jones Massive were holed up in a little property in the Lakes. For non-UK readers, the Lakes is in the North West of England, and is both beautiful and mountainous (as much as the UK does mountains). Our property for the week was a mid-terrace affair, with a room for each of the kids and one for us. It was an updated Victorian property (so an extension at the rear for a […]

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