changeling times

trials and tribulations of eclectic chicken

lurching into the final furlong…. August 29, 2012

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Well, as we lurch towards the end of the summer holidays and the new school term looms a mere week away I can look back and we’ve had a summer break mostly well spent…. last(ish) but not least was a visit en famille to Cheshire, primarily for the boy to spend some time with his one and only cousin… but also for me to spend some time staying with my sister (as opposed to my mum) [they live very close to one another].

Jane’s main reason was to attend Manchester Pride and she decided a small boy can’t attend enough events where they give away whistles, flags and stickers and took him with her… allowing me an afternoon with da bear (whilst relatives drove home from Cornwall).

I hate short visits with my cigar smoking bear…. but a short visit is better than no visit and we managed to squeeze in a canal walk with Lucky.

Strange to think its been a full year (give or take a couple of bust ups)… managing a relationship over a largeish distance can be a tricky biscuit… made slightly easier by it being a secondary relationship I guess, we both have plenty of stuff going on in our other lives to distract us – But who’da thunk we’d have got this far?

A few drizzly days of further canal walks, a trip to Delamere Forest, some time down the pub and a couple of short visits to my mum and a few longer conversations about what we’re going to do about our mum (more of that later no doubt) and a few days passed quickly.

Back home…countdown to school… new shoes needed…. good bedtime habits to be re-established… and we’re in the downhill scramble towards the new term.


Backfill. April 10, 2010

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Almost a month without posting…a mixture of forgetfulness and keeping my head down and just trying to get on with life without thinking about the tricky stuff.

We’ve had an anniversary… John/Jane and I have been together seven years. We met on the steps of Aldeburgh lifeboat station on a sunny windswept day in April, actually on my birthday….but we always count our anniversary as the first of  April a week before we met which is the first time we spoke.

I’ve had a birthday…my 43rd….less said about that the better. I dislike birthdays in the same way i dislike Christmas…they hardly ever live up to the expectation. Wonderful days just happen…they are very rarely planned. And even more rarely correspond with birthdays.

We’ve been to buy my engagement ring (photo no doubt to come)…I found it the day after we got engaged….but wanted to be sure it was the right one so looked at lots of others. We havn’t looked for Janes yet.

On the Jane front, she’s had ears pierced,  bought her first bra (mostly in anticipation) and stuck on her first hormone patch.

She woke up all tingly this morning.

I woke up grumpy.

I wake up grumpy most mornings, I don’t think I’m coping very well at the moment.

I guess thats normal enough.



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