Do I really need this?

Hi, Over on the Chameleons Forum, someone – Pat, I think – asked if any of us had been buying clothes during COVID19. Online or otherwise, but purchasing new threads, cosmetics, shoes, etc. It’s a tricky thing shopping, IMO. On the one hand, finding a bargain or an item that complements or updates an outfit is rather nice. Yesteryear’s skirt and shoes made stylish by a new top or mixing up a much loved tunic with different jeans. Whatever the item, if it works with you and feels good: that’s a win in my book. The flip side is shopping because we are bored. Maybe we’re looking to distract, validate ourselves, a treat because we’ve been working hard, or the […]

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Brief Moments

Hi folks, Two quick shout outs today. Firstly, congratulations to Lucy on reaching their thirteenth blogging anniversary. Well done indeed! 👍 Also a nod of thanks to Calie and co over at T-Central for their continued work in bringing that big old blog list. Finding a post pointing back to this little old blog, well, it raised a smile and made me think of the good work that’s done over at T Central HQ. In other news, I ordered a dress last week. I think it’s my first purchase since lockdown began. I happened to be looking online and my dear wife, the Ever Lovely Mrs J, asked what I was up to. I have a thinking face and I […]

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What to wear, what to wear?

Hi, A long time ago, on a computer somewhere far, far, away I signed up to a retailer’s feedback forum. Surveys and questions come and go with fairly long gaps – not that I mind, I’d rather have something interesting, than noise – and one popped up recently that piqued my interest. Oh, and not to be Mistress of the Obvious, clearly it’s a retailer for women’s clothes. 😉 If you’d like to play along at home, here’s the questions to cut & paste later on: What would you like to feel when you’re getting dressed to go out? Does getting dressed form a key part of the night? Are there any pressures when dressing up? What do you do […]

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When little things add up and it all goes well

Hi, I’ve a couple of reasons to have a spring in my step as the working week closes. Well, other I’m not at work. 🙂 Firstly, Little Miss will be another year older and she grows cooler, smarter, and a little more deadly every day. She certainly doesn’t take any crap, and she’s kept her caring side. This will be her last year of primary school too. As with Wee Man, I’m proud of who she is and the choices she makes. So other things? By some luck I found a gap in the calendar to do a spot of needlecraft during the week. It came about as it would be easier to stay at home for an hour, with […]

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Work, doubt, and clothing confidence

Hi, Another working week out of the way and we’re into the weekend! It’s been an odd one for me given the amount of time out of the office. I’ve been working, just not at my desk. Thing is, there’s this little twinge of guilt that I just can’t seem to shake. The feeling that if I’m travelling from A to B, I’m not actually doing something. I get this sometimes when I’m working outside of the office. Maybe I’m coaching someone, or (hopefully) helping a team of people organise a project, or train them in the Tech Du Jour. The worry, if I had to give it a name, comes around like a lazy comet. I look at the […]

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