Gabi

Gabi’s Internet Problem

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I am having a few internet problems at present. My ISP said my router was kaput, but it seems to be working okay at the moment. I shall prob change my ISP to BT (British Telecom) who have some good deals at present.

I shall persevere, however if you try to contact me and don't get a reply, maybe you could PM Angharad with whom I speak on the ’phone every day and she will pass on a message (I hope).

Hugs

Gabi

Don't Fart in Public in Malawi!

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I could hardly believe my ears when I heard this item on the BBC News, particularly knowing how prim and proper Auntie (BBC) likes to pretend she is. We all recognise that farting in public is an anti-social–and unladylike–pursuit, but should it be against the law?

Killer of transgendered prostitute sentenced for earlier rape

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A murderer who brutally killed transgendered prostitute Andrea Waddell in Brighton, Sussex, England, has been given an indefinite jail term for raping another woman in Brighton five weeks earlier.

Woman accused of London tube train murder

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Nina Kanagassingham, the woman accused of the murder of cross-dressing human rights lawyer, Sonia Burgess, turns out to be a transitioning transexual.*

More details here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1325544/Woman-accuse...

Gabi

* Sorry if this seems like a sensational “tabloid rag lead-in”, but I used to be a newspaper journalist and old habits die hard, so I hope you will forgive me. :)

Tonight might be “Bike-less”

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I have just had a ’phone call from Angharad to ask me to warn all you Bikefans that EAFOAB Part 1128 might not appear on BC tonight. Her ex-partner and their daughter are arriving by train during the evening for her Aunt's funeral tomorrow, so she will probably be unable to find time to write it.

She said not to rule it out completely, but that it was highly unlikely that she will find time tonight.

Gabi

There might not be a Bikesode tonight.

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I have just had a ’phone call from Angharad to say that her Aunt (who had lived with her since 1987) died this afternoon at the age of 83. She had been unwell for a number of days.

Ang says that she might not be able to post an a chapter of EAFOAB tonight, it very much depends how she feels. She hopes everyone will understand if she doesn't get "the muse" this evening. I don't know if she will be on her ’puter this evening, but you could PM her, or PM me and I will pass on any messages when she ’phones me later.

Gabi

Bonzi Regrets…

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…that there seems to be a small problem with his and Angharad's ISP which appears to be down for some reason. EAFOAB Part 1092 has been written (in fact Angharad read it to me–aren't I a lucky girl?) but she won't e able to post it till a bit later. She has gone to bed (to rest her knee) and hopes to be able to post it later this morning (23rd August).

They both send hugs to all (as do I)

Gabi.

John/Joan—The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl

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BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme–Case Study–at 11am this morning about the tragic history of David Reimer and Dr John Money's misconceptions about nurture versus nature.

It is available on BBC iPlayer–see link below. Well worth listening to.

Gabi

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00t97xf/Case_Study_Ser...

Don't try to shop at Tesco in PJs…

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…or a nightgown. A Tesco branch in Wales won't allow any customers to shop if they are wearing night attire–or barefoot or wearing bedroom slippers.

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see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8484116.stm

Have any BC/TS-ers ever been tempted to shop in pyjamas?

Gabi

“A Guid New Year Tae Ane An’ Aw”

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A Guid New Year Tae Ane An’ Aw

A song sung by Scots at Hogmanay1 as soon as the bells begin to ring in the New Year.

A guid New Year tae ane an’ aw, ”¨
An’ mony may ye see!
”¨An’ durin’ aw the years tae come,
ӬO happy may ye be!
An’ may ye ne’er hae cause tae mourn,
ӬTae sigh or shed a tear!
”¨Tae ane an’ aw, baith great an’ sma’,
ӬA herty, Guid New Year!

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Happy St Andrew’s Day

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Today, 30th November, is St Andrew’s Day and I would like to send my best wishes to all fellow Scots and those of Scots ancestry here on BC/TS.

How many of us will be tucking into haggis, neeps and tatties at our evening meal tonight? Not forgetting the dram of whisky poured over the haggis as “gravy”.

Slainte mhath,

Gabi.

Tonight’s “Bike”

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I spoke with Angharad on the ’phone a short time ago and she asked me to say that there wouldn't be a “Bikesode” tonight, because she was feeling very tired and was going straight to bed. She sends her apologies and hopes you can wait until tomorrow.

I must say she did sound very weary and not her usual cheerful self, so I am sure a good night’s rest will do her a power of good.

Hugs,

Gabi

Plastic Chemicals ‘Feminise Boys’

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Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys, making them "more feminine", say US researchers.

Males exposed to high doses in the womb went on to be less likely to play with boys' toys like cars or to join in rough and tumble games, they found.

TS Jesus Play Sparks Protests

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About 300 protesters held a candlelit protest outside a Glasgow (Scotland) theatre over the staging of a play which portrays Jesus as a transsexual.

The protest was held outside the Tron Theatre, where Jesus Queen of Heaven, in which Christ is portrayed as being transgendered, is being staged.

Where Have “My Bookmarks” Disappeared To?

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Something strange has happened to My Bookmarks. When I clicked on it this morning I got a "page not found" message from BC. A short time later the “My Bookmarks” link disappeared from the list at the top of the RH column.

Is it just me, or has this very useful feature been discontinued?

Gabi (The UnGeek)

Well, I never…

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…did you ever–?

I never cease to be amazed about the mind-boggling things I learn from BBC Radio 4. About 5 minutes ago I learned that King Edward VII had a golf bag made out of an elephant's penis. Evidently it was presented to him by an Indian Maharajah. The same programme informed me that "Snow Golf" was invented by Rudyard Kipling when he painted his balls red.

As I said before, the mind boggles.

So what mind-boggling facts have you learned from the radio/tv?

Gabi

"Potentially Offensive" Number (license) plates withdrawn

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Browsing through the BBC News pages, as is my daily wont, I came across this little item concerning number (licence) plates being withdrawn from an auction because they might cause offence to gay people.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hereford/worcs/8290413.stm

I have been wracking my meagre brain to think of any number plates that might be offensive to the TG community.

Gabi

The Wanderer Has Returned

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In other words, Angharad's back home. She was up at “Sparrow Fart” this (Friday) morning–to catch her ’plane home–after over-exercising herself yesterday (Thursday) and is too tired to finish the episode of Bike she had started, so she has retired to her bed for the night.

However, she was not idle while she was away, because she sent me SNAFU-47 to edit, saying that she might add a bit more. She's not sure when Saphire will be able to post it, but it should not too long (after I've finished with it)

She sends love and hugs to all.

Gabi

Aunt Greta—soon, I hope

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In case you are wondering why the next Aunt Greta chapter is so long in coming, it's coming out slowly as I have a bout of writer’s block. As you can see, I am doing my best to to get rid of the blockage…

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…while editing stories for Angharad, Sue Brown and Tiff Q.

Please be patient,

Hugs,

Gabi

Negative Comments

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The authors of this site go to a great deal of trouble to provide stories to entertain you, the readers. If you disagree with something, or find a story lacking in some way, the worst thing you can do is to "OUT" the author who has taken a great deal of time to produce a tale for your delectation.

At Aunt Greta's 22—Bisto & History

At Aunt Greta’s–
Bisto & History
by Gabi

Chapter 22 of a Continuing Saga…

I was wakened in the dark by the horrid wailing of the air-raid siren.

‘Here we go again,’ I thought, pulling on Greta’s baggy navy-blue knickers before traipsing out to the Anderson shelter in the corner of the back garden.

Aunt Greta Marches On

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Those of you awaiting the next chapter (22) of At Aunt Greta's can rest assured that it is on the way and should be posted in a few days, after it has been checked by Bonzi and his Mum to be free of naughty words that might upset the kiddiwinkies, who probably know them better than I.

At Aunt Greta's 21— Another New Girl

At Aunt Greta’s–
Another New Girl
by Gabi

Chapter 21 of a Continuing Saga…

Miss Tickell checked off the final nine names in the register. ‘Now, I’m putting you on your honour to be quiet and remain in your places while I go and see Miss Morgan. You may talk quietly amongst yourselves, but I want no raised voices. Understand?’ She looked hard at a few of the boys huddled in the back row and bustled out of the classroom.

‘I always thought there was something weird about Rose,’ Willy Philpott, sitting in the back row, proclaimed.

Nude Paintings of Irish Prime Minister exhibited

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Two paintings of the Irish Toaiseach (Prime Minister and pronounced Tea-Shock) have appeared mysteriously on the walls of two Dublin Art Galleries. Have a look at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7960997.stm

Maybe I ought to have put adn Audience rating of EXTREMELY EXPLICIT for this Blog! :)

Gabi

Oh Where, Oh Where have Erin's Quick and Easy Picks Gone?

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What has happened to Erin's Quick and Easy Picks? They were such an improvement on what we had and are sooooo useful, giving helpful info such as total votes and new comments. Please may we have them back?

Gabi.

At Aunt Greta's 20— Reactions

At Aunt Greta’s–
Reactions
by Gabi
Chapter 20 of a Continuing Saga…

At the end of the previous chapter Bryony was in hospital explaining to her friends in the “Bryony Buddy Corps” about her true gender status, and that she had to see a specialist before she could return home.

The Boy in the Dress

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David Walliams, star of Little Britain has just been interviewed on BBC Radio 4's kid programme Go 4 It about his book The Boy in The Dress which has been illustrated by Quentin Blake.

To listen:— http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/progs/listenagain.shtml and find Go 4 It for the next 7 days.

The Book and a CD is available from Amazon see:

Today is St Andrew's Day

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Today, 30th November, is St Andrew's Day. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, when we Scots eat haggis neeps and tatties with a dram of whisky poured over them as gravy, wear the kilt and play bagpipes.

Edeyn, please note for next year.

Hugs,
Gabi

At Aunt Greta's 19— Revelation

At Aunt Greta’s–
Revelation
by Gabi

Chapter 19 of a Continuing Saga…

We scrambled out of bed and went to the bathroom. Farah had the first shower and I followed on. After we had dried ourselves we returned to “my” bedroom.

‘Greta! Freya! Hurry up!’ came a voice from downstairs. ‘Brekky’s ready and we have to go to church this morning.’

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