A look back: September

Hi, The sun sets on the long break and it’s back to school. Bah humbug. Ah well. Hopefully it was fun while it lasted kids. Talking of going back, another month rolls by and it’s time to take a flick through the posts of September’s gone. Compared to the heat of summer, this first step into Autumn is when I seem to come into my own. L19: A trip out to talk to a youth group about trans identities. In a rare twist, I’d gone in Lynn mode and my abiding memory – other than how accepting and interested the staff were – was how at ease I felt. It was… very natural. Perhaps just a regular person running an […]

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A look back – August

Hi, So, midway through 2020, huh? How many shopping days until Christmas and when will Easter Eggs be available? 😛 As another month rolls by in a cycle of rinse and repeat home office malarkey. Shall we flick through the YATGB photo album? 🙂 In 19 that pretty top was a hand-me-down from the Ever Lovely Mrs J. I struggle a bit with picking a pattern, but the monochrome on this is something I love. I notice that jeans and leggings feature quite heavily this time of year. They’re one way to not get too hot and also hide the Wookie pins. 😉 Taking of jeans, I really don’t like those straight leg ones in 11. That may explain why […]

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A look back – June

Hi, Shall we do the thing we do when the odds seem stacked against us? No, not go the pub and wait for it all to blow over, but top film nerd points if you went there. 😁 Instead, a wander through the nostalgic halls of outfits of yesteryear. How long has it been since my last time as Lynn? Not sure my brain can work that out 😛 Oddly, June seems to be quite the hit and miss month, so there are a few gaps. L19: I love that maxi skirt. I bought a pink and white one in the previous summer and it didn’t quite fit right. The black and flowers one, plus a vest top and kimono […]

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A look back – May

Hi, Nearly half-way through the year already, huh? Although the last… umm… month or two, seems to have been some strangely timeless period. Perhaps it is the routine of being mostly indoors. I say mostly, as although the Jones Crew are not travelling, the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I still need to walk our two dogs, and Muggins here goes out for groceries. Luckily, the village is both very small and therefore fairly quiet, so keeping a distance is pretty easy. I had a long chat with Midnight (thanks Mrs!) via the usual Thursday Night on-line call. We’ve switched from Skype to an open-source system (Jitsi), which is free, fully encrypted, easy to use, and anonymous. I think we […]

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A look back – April

Hi, The other day I happened to catch sight of myself during a video call and there I was: bare faced, slightly grizzled in the beard department, with thinning hair, and given the camera pickup, my eyebrows had seen better days. No wonder I feel better with my face on 🙂 So long as I don’t see myself, I’m kinda okay about my image. How I feel in my head doesn’t quite line up with reality, but so long as I don’t see myself too often, it’s okay. One of the curious things about being Trans* – or maybe it’s just me – is wanting a picture of the night out. Maybe as a record, maybe to help fill in […]

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