Shall we take a test?

Hiya, The white space that’s the Blogger interface has been open a good twenty minutes, and yet, other than right now, I’ve yet to put anything in. Not that I’ve writers block or anything, I’m either easily distracted, or a terrible procrastinator. (Ed: The Procrastinator. He’ll be back… possibly… or not. Maybe). This week has been a little full on for my liking. Not that there’s been much drama (thankfully!), just it was all rather hasty. [ Update: apparently, this is my 500th post. ] When in doubt, just ask Tuesday, I stopped off at an out of town shopping park to see if they had the shoes I wanted. They did, but they’d moved the shoes into the middle […]

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“Hope will never be silent.”

Hi everyone, First off, happy new year. Yes, I know we’re a week or so into it, but better late than never. The observant amongst you will notice that I didn’t post anything last time. Not that this is a paid for service – and that’s quite possibly a good thing, given the quality :-). It was a combination of not having much to say, not have been up to much and I was very much enjoying watching a film with the kids. My, they are growing up quickly, which – as a friend, Val, once said – they do do that. 🙂 Wee Man is mid way through his first year at secondary school and seems to have settled in […]

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Not so much back to black

Hi, Am I glad it was pay day! The Jones Massive have nearly completely the Christmas shopping – yay, Interwebz! – and we will soon be moving on to the wrapping. By all that’s unholy, the mountain of wrapping… Yes, I know it’s not yet December, but we start early. Mainly to spread out the cost and also to avoid the seasonable comedy mess ups and risks of: I’m not sure what I want  The well loved (!) I’d quite like so-and-so, which you can’t get in the shops, or on-line.  Nothing really…. Thanks, very helpful! 🙂 Spending each morning at the Post Office, queueing for a recorded delivery that has hidden itself at the back of the sorting office. […]

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Personal choices

Hi, It’s been one of those quiet, yet busy weeks this time around. While not much has happened, work and home life have been a bit of a blur. The Ever Lovely Mrs J has been away for work, which means Yours Truly has been wearing the parent hat full time. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to do so, although it did mean I was a lot more tired than usual. I suppose it’s the mix of an earlier start – to make sure Wee Man gets dropped at his friend’s house – and then the rush through work, before it’s time to pick up and make the tea. How do working women manage eh? With Mrs J away […]

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Irish, farmer’s, oil and syrups

Hi, This time’s Blogger Challenge is hair, which is, a complicated subject for trans people. Actually, no, nix that. Maybe it’s just my complicated relationship with hair. Maybe you’re fine with it. I shouldn’t speak on other people’s behalf. 🙂 Where was I? No, before the public apology…Oh, yes. Hair. Yeah. I used to have long hair when I was in my 20s. Full on, long straight hair that ran to the small of my back. I was – from an external view, at least – a rocker. But it wasn’t just about that. Having my hair long, it just felt right, somehow. I won’t say it made me feel girlie, that wouldn’t be accurate. But the idea of short […]

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Tea + biscuit = brain power?

Hi, After last time’s memory fail, I thought I’d sit down and get some ideas out of my head early on. I don’t know about you, but if I’m a bit tired, it’s the wrong time of day, or I’m hungry, my brain just seems to pack in – at least, from a creative angle. Okay, you could look back at those as a triumvirate of excuses, or I like to think that they’re things to be avoided if I want to Get On With Stuff. Making a Stand Given that, I made sure I had a good strong brew and a biccie – surely the fuel of the British! – before I got the Chameleons leaflet business sorted out. […]

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