Back in the zone

Hi, It feels very much that I’m back in the swing of things. We’re heading towards the end of the month, and there’s a few more days until payday (eek!), so I shall have to be frugal. Perhaps buying a dress in the sale, and *ahem* taking advantage of the Boots vouchers for some press-on nails and a Nyx lippy, was a little extravagant. Still, a treat here and there’s not so bad. Instead, I’m going to blame the service on the car. 😉 So what’s been going on? Well, since you asked, it was Chams last night, and yes I double checked I had packed what I needed. No missing bra & boobs this time! It was also Helen’s […]

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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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Made-up

Hi, With summer over, I’ve moved away from my trusty CC cream, and switched back to foundation. The colour corrector is a little darker than my, shall we say politely, Celtic skin tone (translation: are you secretly a goth? 🙂 ). With my Clinique foundation almost out, and looking like it was not it’s best, I needed a replacement. The thing is, what do you do when you need a bare-ish face to try on new product, but if you want to be out & about, but your confidence is held up by not being bare-faced? Hmm. In years gone by, Boots had visited Chameleons and they’d said they had a Beauty Room. You had to ring ahead and book an […]

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A series of excellent events

Hi, The office is quiet at the mo, and I’m sat listening to birdsong with forest sounds on my headphones (Noisili). I’m feeling rather relaxed, although the large cup of tea probably helps along with the stillness. This week, it’s mostly a good news situation. Midweek Midweek I met with Joanna, a representative from the Womens’ Centre, to find out more about the funding we’ve been working on. That’s gone well and I’ve a bit of paperwork to fill out, to get things going. I think we may be in the final furlong, to coin a phrase. Oh, that reminds me, to help find evidence of making a difference, if you’re a Chameleons visitor – in the real, or virtual, […]

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The right type of funk

Hi folks, After the last week posts of grumbling and negativity, it feels rather good to be able to post something altogether more joyous. Oh, to be lost in the freedom of dance, with good* music and friends. To feel the rhythm and sway, strutt or swing as whimsy takes you. ( * A highly subjective term given the variety of peoples’ music tastes…. and lack of. 😉 ) I had *such* a good night out at Chameleons. We’d thrown our Autumn party and despite a fairly quiet turnout, all went well. Sadly a few key folk were on holiday, but you can’t have it all! But, there was food aplenty, dancing (well, for three of us!) and a quality […]

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Breaking the rules

Hi, This week has gone rather quickly, given the bank holiday and then a day off, with the Ever Lovely Mrs J. Yes, we took a day off together, and nipped into town for a fancy lunch and Mrs J’s hair appointment. Wee Man and Little Miss were busy at school, so it wasn’t like our usual trips out. Sometimes, I guess you’ve got to push the boat out a little. 🙂 Out One of the new ladies emailed Chameleons asking for some tips about day time shopping. She was having a day out with her wife, but wondered if we had any suggestions. Here’s a few from that email: Crowds are your friend. Should anyone clock you, you’ve already […]

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