Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Witches Hat

Taking my niece to the park, I came across a new playground object that looked like a miniature version of the witches hat that I used to play on back in the days minus the violent movements and concrete floor. The more modern namesakes have gone the other way where even the strongest parent would struggle to gather any speed to excite even the most risk averse child.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Birthdays and Slacktivism

Taking a photo out of a misty bus window on a wet day, really doesn't do the scenery justice, sadly its the best I can do. I'm looking out the window and wondering what the heck to write about. Its already into June and past my birthday opening my inbox I was greeted with happy birthdays from forums I don't visit as much as I used to and brands I hadn't realised I gave out that much personal info to. As for me I spent time at a family gathering, which I spent more time with the children than the adults. There is one big event coming up but I was bored of that months ago. There's also the horrible and tragic Pulse nightclub shootings over which there's been many fine words said and stupid opinions uttered. It's also left many LGBT people saying they feel less safe which while understandable also saddens me. It's quite hard to know what to say other than to say I'll keep up the effort however little in my tiny slacktivist way.

Saturday, 7 May 2016


Hello, it's spring, well in the northern hemisphere anyway. Apparently it's time to start pepping my summer wardrobe like that's a thing. For me with the exemption of the three/ four items listed further on, my clothes are all year round, its just the number of layers that change and the addition of warm hat, scarf and gloves or long shorts. Many fashion pieces I've seen, seem to suggest its time to dig out the pastoral colours after winter months wearing only dark blacks and browns as if the fashion police will arrest you for breaking a pastoral ban when it's not BST and the clocks fall back. As I've noted before tights are not just a winter item so injecting some colour is not a summer thing.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Rushing The Season

Hello again, there are signs that spring is coming seeing the people who try to rush the season by wearing t-shirts when the temperature is barely in the low teens (before wind chill) is the latest.
There's a few things happening, the outing of Lilly Wachowski for reasons of mere titillation, who refused to give in to being blackmailed into giving an "exclusive" and in the process owned the story. Ongoing bathroom panic bills, much more of that another time.
I'm looking after my nieces hamster over easter, his name is Rosie because that's the name she likes. It's been a long time since I've looked after a hamster, you can probably make a guess how long when I tell you it was called Baby Spice, again I didn't name it.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

February Already

After a month of posting constantly came nothing at all. The start of the year normally a busy period for me was quite tiring with no time for thoughts. I'm writing on valentines day, being single I get the feeling that the world expects me to feel crap, the reality couldn't be further from the truth.

Adding to that I was dragged back to my occasional role of being my family's tech support which led to the painful task of contacting BT to sort out a broadband issue they really should be able to sort out first time.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

As I take time out from finishing the wine and chocolate selection box to wish you all, wherever you are, a fabulous new year.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Advent Blog: The End

Have a fabulous Christmas.

I've made it to the end of my little experiment, there's nothing like a deadline to make you fill in a blank white box. It's led to me posting as much in the past month than over the previous two years.

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015


In some homes this time of year can be stressful and fraught with others having arguments or worse while others are cuddled up watching people having a miserable time on Eastenders. Don't keep it all in, there are many people out there who can help.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Man In a Dress

I am relatively new to the Kardashian/ Jenner media circus mainly because I don't watch/ listen/ read those kinds of outlets, however the transition of Caitlin Jenner led to coverage in the sorts of media I do stumble upon. The latest "man in a dress" comments to Time magazine and subsequent apology show that while she has raised awareness of being trans, she should not be treated as a speaker for all trans people.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Then I'm X

In my forthcoming benign dictatorship I am going to make trans critics who use any variation on the "if they're a man/ woman than I'm X" a crime punishable by a swift whack using a hardback copy of the Bumper book of tired, trite and tedious criticisms with the option of being made to be X forever.