Not quite the last post of the year

Hi, Given this is the last post I’ll make until after Christmas, I’d like to wish you all a fabulous festive break. Whatever you are up to, I hope it goes well. While I’m here, I’m going to say thanks for your comments and emails throughout the year. The insight, wit, and things you’ve shared have all been appreciated. It means that I get to read what you’re up to, and that means a lot to me. It seems a lot of us are all going forward in our own journeys, and I think that can only be a good thing. Indeed, for those of you who are blogging, please keep at it. Reading your thoughts and adventures are both […]

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Christmas Wishes

Hi, Well, what a great night last night was. Somehow, it all came together, and we had a grand old time. There was much laughter, plenty of smiles, sharing food & drink, plus dancing, and, well, being there for each other. I had, perhaps somewhat pointlessly, been worrying about making the Chams Christmas Party just so. I don’t know if it was because it was our last meeting of the year, or if I just wanted our lovely lot to get a good night as all of themselves. A little more fancy than plain tables With a few internet orders and a dash into the local pound shop in town. I was fixed for tablecloths, e-candles, and plastic cutlery. After […]

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The Year That Was

Hi, Welcome to the future, it’s 2016. Or, umm, welcome to the present day, or maybe even the past, if you’re reading this later than I posted it. Ah, perhaps more glorious speeches have been given, but this is a blog, not a rousing, morale boosting soliloquy from a horse. Maybe that’s what today’s leaders are missing, not using a horse in full battle armour. Certainly be more interesting than Death by Powerpoint. Ah, how my mind wanders…. 🙂 Family Christmas The observant amongst you, will notice I missed last week’s post. It was Christmas, so I think a gap here and there’s not too much to ask. I hope you had a good time, whatever you got up to. […]

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There in the storm

Hi, I don’t know about you, but I find the run up to Christmas, can be a bit fraught. I suppose, it’s all about how much effort you put in. For me, there’s family stuff, work stuff and, of course, trans stuff. I would say it’s like juggling three balls, but that’s only setting myself up for some smutty giggling. 🙂 Little Miss had her school play this week and, bless her, it’s wiped her out. Four performances in three days and a slightly later than usual bedtime, do not a good rest make. Or, some of those words in slightly different order. I can’t work out if I’m channelling Yoda, or the great Mr Morecambe. American readers may wish […]

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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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