The Balancing Act

Hi, Hi, Someone once said – or more accurately, sang – it’s not easy being green. I make this point only as a pop culture reference and a warm up to the idea of the obvious metaphor at play. So, by a series of fortunate events, it came to pass that I had a day out. With messing things up last week and knowing that I’ll miss next week’s meeting, I was beginning to feel the pinch of being in just one gender. I feel guilty at what I think of as sneaking out, yet at the same time – either through self-kindness or self-delusion, the jury’s still out – that ol’ inner stress ratchet was clicking slowly but ever […]

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A tale of two wardrobes

Hi, Keeping two wardrobes can be tricky. I would love to think it’s not about deceit, but keeping things out of the way. Not everyone needs to know what we have in the cupboard I guess. But, if you’re in that place where you can be cool with your partner, or even family, I think that’s a good thing to have or to work towards. Plus, if you are in that place, I think it’s a good thing to keep working at respecting your partner’s needs where you can. Sure, I get that we need to express ourselves and I think we also have to not pursue things at the cost of everything – or indeed – everyone. That, I […]

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Scaffolding

Hi, I think I now know what my blogging kryptonite is… or maybe even, are. Namely: trying to write a post after a very tasty meal. All brain power has been redirected to my stomach. Hey, I’m a man, a dad, and over 40. Frankly, it’s touch and go monotasking. 😛 failing to write down any semblance of a theme the first gin & tonic in many months Tiredness Any combination of the above 🙂 Hmm. I may just have to wing it. 😀 With the cooler weather now very much in place – and thank all that’s fabulous! 🙂 – it was time to think about transitional dresses. Not quite summer, not quite autumn, but that lovely in-between time. Thinking back […]

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A series of fortunate events

Hi, It’s been a bit of an iffy week if I’m being honest. A right old riot of negative emotions chucked into the tumble dryer and given a long spin. At least, that’s how it felt. I should stress – and we may come back to that word -that it wasn’t anything serious. It was, what I like to call, some Work Toss. Things that really don’t matter in the big picture, but that somehow get under your skin. I guess, and maybe like a lot of folk, I don’t like doing things I’m clueless about. Yes, I’ll try leaving my comfort zone, but heading into something I just don’t get (like maths or the offside rule) really isn’t my […]

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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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