Our cards are dealt, how we play them, therein is the game.

Hi, How’s things? Y’know, there are times when I struggle to get this blog off the ground. So to speak. I’ll skip on work and weather reports for now and move straight. The summer holidays – for the kids at least – have arrived. Nottinghamshire broke up this week, so Wee Man and Little Miss have been around the in- and out-laws, until the kid camp opens later on. Oh, the joys of working parents eh? 🙂 Is it the modern disease? The yearly trek to sports centres, science fairs and visits to grandparents, while mum and dad try to balance the holiday entitlement? Maybe it is, but we don’t do bad, all things considered. Talking of good news, the […]

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“All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world,
So there was only one thing that I could do…”

Hi, Today I have – in the words of Jessie’s Diets – been in a buoyant mood. I think that may be due to a few lucky happen stances, a good night and just life in general being good to me. Even the Friday morning meeting slog didn’t dampen my spirits. I must have been really annoying to work with today. 🙂 Lies, damn lies and statistics I’d like to say a big thank you for those of you who keep coming back, reading and commenting on this little blog of mine. Just this week the stats crept over the 100,000 mark, so thanks everyone. It’s very much appreciated. Chocolottery In terms of little fortunes coming my way, while Chez Jones has yet […]

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“’cause she new what she was doin,
when she told me how to walk this way”

Hiya, As way of a change, this week I’ve been away on a course. Not the tucked away in a hotel type of thing, but just away from the cut & thrust of the office. This time around it was a change from the technical and on to matters of a team focus. I found the whole thing interesting, but I think that was mainly due to the people I was with (lots of new people for all over the firm) and all the conversational stuff that went on. People swapping stories and life experiences, that type of thing. Anyhoo, during one coffee break, one attendee  mentioned that she’d been looking to study counselling, but given the travel required (the degree […]

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Stuff and nonsense

It’s been rather heated on Roses’ forum recently. It seems history is repeating in the TS vs TV debate. Not so much Celebrity Deathmatch, moreover a discussion over the differences between a transvestite* and a transexual. In fairness to all parties, I don’t think the whole thing was a troll, but passions run deep on forums. From one perspective, crossdressing folk are, well, shallow creatures that prance about Emily Howard style in 6″ killer heels and bad lippy. From the other perspective, TS folk are holier-than-thou people who have a legitimate medical problem; they’re not pervs in a frock. In truth, none of these stereotypes are true. I think that we’re all on a sliding scale from the occasional cross […]

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