Monthly Archives: January 2011

banter: the stone in the snowball

“Get over yourselves”, as The Lulz (or plain ‘The’ to his pals) is fond of saying. This is a very handy all-purpose put-down, along with “Smile, love, it might never happen”, invariably spoken by a bloke who doesn’t realise that … Continue reading

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new CX GIC website

Hammersmith Gender Identity Clinic, otherwise Charing Cross GIC, have now got a web presence with all sorts of useful pages. You will find it here.   That’s it, really. Oh, there was a lovely full moon last night, and it … Continue reading

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little things, big things

  Had a bit of a Walter Scott start to the day yesterday, inspired by Steepholm’s recent reading of Waverley, which coincided with my own recent re-reading of Ivanhoe. The second time round, I was rather more impatient with the … Continue reading

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‘Becoming Drusilla’ book event for LGBT History Month

February is LGBT* History Month. This has been going on in the UK since 2005, and manages to retain a make-it-up-as-you-go-along sort of feeling even now. Last year, Richard and I were over in Norwich, doing an event at UEA … Continue reading

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dropping off the radar again

In my previous post here, I talked about Walliams and Lucas’ new show, Come Fly With Me, in which David Schwimmer appears as an apprehended smuggler of ‘illicit’ ‘tranny porn’. Last May I wrote about David Walliams and Matt Lucas … Continue reading

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jumping the cod

Back in May, David Walliams and Matt Lucas appeared in adverts for the Nationwide Building Society, prompting me (and quite a few others) to complain about their portrayal of transgender characters and its contribution to the marginalisation of actual transgender … Continue reading

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the elusive waxwing

I was looking for waxwings yesterday. Went to three places where they’ve been sighted, and had a wander around the holm oaks of Royal Fort, where the occasional squirrel looked up from its acorn as I passed, before continuing its … Continue reading

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the world goes round again

We went walking up the River Trym, then followed the Hazel Brook up the gorge into Blaise Castle. Robins sang in the woods; there was a big group of woodpigeons sorting their way through the leaf litter by the stream; … Continue reading

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