Colours

Hi, If jealousy is the green-eyed monster, blue is sadness, and seeing red is anger, what colour is guilt? An off-white or sickly hue that pervades or hazes like a thin mist? This past week I’ve had occasional touches of guilt. Perhaps because work has been flexible around family commitments and I’m actually enjoying what I do, I’ve been feeling like I’m not working for a living. Or more accurately, I’m at work, getting things done, helping, and it’s not a slog. Plus, it’s not about me, but the small group of us pulling together to do what we can. Despite a slow return to El Wookie Pins, I’m feeling okay about the trans side of things, so it ain’t […]

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Moolah

Hi, I think I can safely say that I’m not a hot weather worker. Come to think of it, too cold and I’m not exactly spritely either. Maybe I’m just not cut out for the office life? 😀 Could it be my odd Celtic/Nordic genetic cocktail? I’m all in when it comes to a nap in the sun, but it’s touch and go for anything more taxing than fetching me or the Ever Lovely Mrs J a cool drink. 🙂 With the heat and the bright earning mornings, my sleep hasn’t been what it usually is, so I’m kinda not in the zone when it comes to T stuff. So, another Chams meeting in bloke mode. Maybe to ‘cure’ the […]

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Tea power

Hi, Do you find that you talk yourself out of doing something? Okay, sometimes this is a good thing (do I really want that second pint at lunch?), but if you’re anything like me – and you have my sympathy if you are! 🙂 – there are times when fortune favours the brave. So it was yesterday. I had the good fortune to be working at home (Yay! No meetings!) and as I worked through my Do List, I wondered about Thursday night out. The weather was a lot cooler and yet, I wasn’t quite in the right mood for it. Indeed, in many ways, I was revving myself up for just going along in Bob Mode. Summer can be […]

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Accepting your weirdness

Hi, Some weeks are just the passing of time, whereas some, are more a series of small, but happy events. This time around was one of those. Firstly, I was on Single Dad Duty for the early part, as the Ever Lovely Mrs J was away on a course. This meant early starts (I really don’t do mornings) and being organised, rather than loafing about until nearly school time, with a coffee and my smartphone. How single parents manage it all, I really don’t know and hats off to those that do. But, the Every Lovely Mrs J has returned and not too tired either, so it’s all good. It’s a week’s respite and then I think she’s got another […]

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Don’t mess with Mr Inbetween

Hello dear reader, How’s things with you? Are you, like me, glad it’s Friday night? I know I am. This week has been…. troubling. Not difficult or hard, but tricky. I have been – to use an English phrase – been occasionally swinging the lead, as my heart just wasn’t in it. When I can get lost in my work, that’s a good thing. Distractions melt away and I’m happily in the zone listening to people, thinking up solutions and trying to make things a little better. But, when I can’t, I’m listening to the less-than-useful circular thought patterns. They’re like noisy planes stuck orbiting with no rush to land. Instead, they buzz and roar and generally get in the […]

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