Rurban therapy

Hi, If I had to pick a month that was my favourite, I think I’d have to say it was September. For me, it’s the slow turn to Autumn, but without the sharp cold, nor rain of the later months. The evening sky is beautiful and the heat of the summer has faded. There’s less to do in the garden, more the time to enjoy long, leisurely walks and, if you know where to look, to enjoy a spot of blackberrying, picking apples or collecting sloes (hello, Mr Gin!). I find picking blackberries a very relaxing pastime. Sure, there’s that slight frisson of worry that you’ll snag your trousers / top / hand, but I find that stops me drifting […]

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“You can’t hide it you might as well embrace it.
So believe me it’s not easy.
It seems that something’s telling me…”

Hello again, Unlike last week’s Friday failure, I’m going to give myself a little more leeway by writing something up earlier in the day. If that’ll help improve the quality, well, it’s too early to tell 🙂 These last few days have been fairly quiet and as I’ve said before, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I don’t mind reading or watching drama, but given the choice, I’d rather avoid the less than jolly type. Oh, I suppose I should mention the Jubilee to keep this topical eh? Right, that’s that done. What else? 😉 Oh yes, the pre-Jubilee School Trip I went on, the kids sent thank you letters to the parents who helped keep an eye on them. I […]

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“In the satisfaction stakes,
It’s like sitting on the number nine bus”

Hi, So, last week on sick leave before I go back to work. It’s been different being off it physically, but with it mentally. What I mean is, when you’re ill, like with flu or a bad stomach, your brain is a little all over the place while your body attempts to get over the situation. This time around, despite an amount of ‘ow’, I am fairly with it, so it’s been good in that I’ve been able to catch up on reading and enjoy life in the slow lane. Taking the dog out for a few long walks – well, at least when it wasn’t chucking it down – and it’s been good being home when the kids come back […]

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“’til it’s over and then,
it’s nice and quiet”

Hey all, Autumn seems to have arrived in the UK. I’ll spare you the in depth weather report, but I will say this, I’m glad the Chams Massive went out last Thursday rather than yesterday! It really threw it down last night and today’s been rather windy. Sure, cooler is better than too warm, but as Maddy commented over on Facebook, you don’t really want to be chasing your hair down the street. 🙂 So it’s been pretty quiet of late and there are times when that’s not such a bad thing. Work too has settled down and the Big Project is both on hold and just about back on track. The pause to stop and consider where we are […]

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“No alarms and no surprises please.”

Hiya, Today’s post will be a little bit all over the place. Sorry about that. 🙂 I don’t have any topic for discussion, no news to break and really…. I don’t feel I have much to say. I would like to stress that this isn’t a ‘poor me’ post, more a I-haven’t-planned-anything post 😉 Things are fine here, I guess I’m just tired, but I’m looking forward to the weekend (a big family visit). What’s been going on? Well, truth be told: not a lot. Certainly nothing particular transtastic or earth-shattering insights into the trans mindset. Ho hum 🙂 Earlier in the week (to use a popular phrase of mine) I was at home working. This was a way of saving […]

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