Well another month has passed us by here at Oasis Central and what a month it’s been with probably the biggest U turn the government has made so far which for once I am pleased to endorse. The students of 2020 have had such upheaval, they deserve to receive their teacher assessed results rather than … More August Oasis Blog
Lilly continues with her Escape series… I’ve always loved history and the history of science. I like the motto; ‘how do you know where you are going, when you don’t know where you’ve been?’. These days, I have another important history question; how do I get my hands on the keys to Lucy Worsley’s dressing … More Escape to the Past
Friday 21st August 2020 was the date suggested as a chance for Oasis ladies and partners to meet safely in a socially distanced environment. East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens turned out to be the perfect venue, lots of outdoor tables and seating in the tearoom area, ample space for everyone. Arriving not too long after midday, … More Smelling of Roses
We continue Hazel’s story…..Missed part one read it here. So my school time passed on, with few friends as it was a pointless exercise, making friends. I would not be allowed to visit their houses or socialise with them in anyway, as they had TVs and radios which were “unclean”. A girl who I had … More A Boy(?) grows up in a Sect: A True Story – Part 2
Over the years, probably like us all, I have read many blogs written by Trans folk which I often find very helpful. I really try to avoid the negative stuff, and focus on those that are more upbeat and inspiring. These blogs are a constant reminder that I am not alone, and many times express … More Jessica Lynn’s Trans Stories
Some time ago, Hazel put pen to paper to tell us about the things trans people do. After reading the post Ultra-Orthodox and trans she wanted to tell us about being born into a Sect. This was first published in the Beaumont magazine. This is a story I have long wanted to write but had … More A Boy (?) born Into a Sect: A True Story – Part 1
Hi again Oasis ladies, partners and friends. I do hope you are all managing to keep fit and well. Back in February, I don’t think any of us would have predicted the scale, seriousness and impact of this pandemic. A doctor friend said, “It’s just flu”. How wrong he was! Beccie pointed out that the … More August update from Serena
Thanks to Petra, our Zoom expert for this article from her wife Loraine, originally written for publication in her local village newsletter. I must write this month about how I have enjoyed reading `Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’ by Gail Honeyman. The book has received many accolades and was in fact recommended by a friend. … More Loraine the book Worm!
At the last Zoom meeting in July, Theresa wondered if anyone was interested in a day out at Pensthorpe, near Fakenham on Friday 31st July. There wasn’t much interest expressed, but I arranged to meet her, Lorraine, Jodie, Theresa’s daughter, and Vicky for a socially distanced get together lunch and walk around the park. It … More Oasis call to nature!