Friday, 25 December 2020

25th December

A merry Christmas. 

Remember life is not perfect like the adverts and families can be annoying. You're never alone. 

Thursday, 24 December 2020


Happy Christmas eve. We're truly in the bleak midwinter I'm with a frozen Woo Woo, basically tasting like an adult Slush Puppy. 
Elsewhere I'm sure many of you have read Elliot Page's elequent and passionate coming out letter, essentially the sort of thing I wish I wrote all those years ago. As you'd expect some people had a problem with this for some reason which probably says more about them.

Monday, 21 December 2020


Seeing Eddie Izzard trending, I'm reminded of when I was a young and Eddie Izzard burst onto my screen. Watching I saw someone confidently smashing gender stereotypes and wearing whatever along with a highly creative and above all, funny act. She was an inspiration to a confused baby trans and in many ways still is to an older (but still often confused) trans. 

Sunday, 20 December 2020


Was in the fortunate position of being able to take a duvet day Friday for my mental health I could feel the signs building and decided to push everything non urgent into the future, make sure I had a supply of Jammie Dodgers and turn off my alarm. 

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Insert Competitor

Thinking back to disagreeable customers many will end with something like " well I'm shopping at (insert competitor) from now on" which I think they believe has any devastating impact on the harassed, under paid and non managerial person on the other end. In my time it was the welcome signal that they were about to leave.

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Don't Be A

Card payment systems were down locally, frustrating undoubtedly and necessitating a visit to the cash point but it's not the fault the fault of the young woman on the till who earns only a few pennies above minimum wage and has definitely had to deal with a lot of crap this year. Yet some people continue to act like a dock.

Thursday, 10 December 2020

.... But It Helps

When someone describes their workplace in terms like "needing a sense of humour" my mind starts flashing giant red flags before my eyes. What sort of bullying hell hole is it I wonder, the sort that constantly sends you out to get tartan paint or engages in tedious bants all the time. We tend to laugh less once we hit the mid 20s and the workplace is the main reason for that. So it's great of you can have a laugh, for mental well-being most of all, but if you have to point it out, them it's nothing of the sort.

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Strawberry and Mint

With an eye for the different I picked up After Eights with strawberry and mint.
It's rather disappointed, I couldn't take much strawberry and their wasn't that nice minty tasting filling. Instead you get that horrible mix which doesn't really work.

Thursday, 3 December 2020


The Christmas tree is up and decorated. It's not the only delay writing this post Microsoft is getting increasingly aggressive in getting me to use Edge and throwing strops when I'm not using a Microsoft application as a default. With legislators from both sides more focused on social media, Microsoft will continue to drift into their old bad habits and harder to work outside their own software on Windows.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Blogmas 2k20

It seems everyone has put up their decorations early this year, the National Grid working overtime to power all those elaborate displays undoing that long period where no fossil fuels were used to create power. I've also come across the annual Fairytale of New York debate already and somewhere on social media people have probably spent several weeks shouting at each other about Die Hard and Baby it's Cold Outside. Here we're sticking to December 1st to launch this year's Blogmas.