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Time to self-isolate

I can hardly believe that it’s almost five months since I posted on here. It’s been one thing after another in the intervening months, good and bad, so here’s the potted summary …

My last post was done in China, where I’d been spending a tortuous six weeks on an unavoidable trip as it included wifey’s daughter’s wedding. Even I couldn’t get out of that. Then, soon after arriving back in the UK at the beginning of November I spent the next ten weeks with an awful chest infection. Looking now at the timing and the surrounding symptoms I have to think to myself “Was it an early dose of Covid-19 that I’d picked up on the plane on the way home?”. Who knows?

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In a state of shock. Good shock!

Those of you who know me well will be aware that I have struggled financially for many years, my only personal income being some meagre pensions which I had to draw out many years too early in order to survive after my accident almost 13 years ago.

That is about to change.

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Finding the good in the bad

Even though it’s been very mild on the whole, it has been a very long and lonely winter. Severe bouts of depression have been interrupted by our transgender group meetings, visits to my nephew’s place afterwards, and the occasional coffee with friends. For all of these things I am particularly grateful.

The past week to ten days has been a complete roller-coaster of emotions, for various reasons, but this past weekend I managed to feel a blessing on the edge of calamity and it has given me a new perspective.

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A non-hairy man who can, sort of, cook

Sometimes it can take a while for the obvious to come along, slap you in the face, and say “Listen to yourself, stupid!”. Well today I finally listened.

A few months after my “day of revelation” as to my true self, some five years or so ago, I confided in a dear friend online that I felt the need for “a man”, and very soon after that a transman did come into my life.

He is still there, although our relationship has moved on from what it was, and I wouldn’t be without him in my life. But what I also have in my life is “wifey”.

“Wifey”. Now there’s a word!

To say that things between wifey and myself are somewhat difficult would be an understatement, and earlier today my brain finally slapped me in the face and woke me up as to the main reason why.

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Yo da girl, Berni

I guess it’s just about now that my oldest t-girl friend Berni (Sindy) will be going in to theatre for her gender confirmation surgery.

It’s been a heck of a journey since we first met, but so good to know that her dreams will be realised at last.

Love you hunny. Be safe, and I’m thinking of you all the way.

So many …

So many people at Fife Pride 2018 having a great time.

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So many excuses to have fun.

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So many times I wanted to have a chance to sit down!!

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So many times I forgot to take pictures.

So many old friends met.

So many new friends made.

So many times I wished Jenny could do my makeup every day.

So many times people said I looked fantastic/beautiful/pretty.

So many times other people looked fantastic/beautiful/pretty.

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So many of the acts I’d have liked to have a chance to see.

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So many kind and generous people stopping by the stall and donating.

So many times I looked at my nails and fell even more in love with them.

So many times I wished I could be like this every day.

So many times I admired/envied the clothes other women were wearing.

So many times my feet said “Get off us!”.

So many times I ignored my feet.

So many times I wished it would rain Blue Lagoon.

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So many times I wished every day could be like this. 😀

Fife Pride preparation

I almost can’t believe that Fife Pride has finally arrived again but tomorrow is the day, and it’s going to be a scorcher!!

I’ll be getting my make-up done by Jenny again in the morning, and I did something a bit special today too …

Yep, I got my nails painted professionally for the first time ever!! … Trans Flag on my fingernails, with added glitter. 😀

Wifey wasn’t too pleased. LMAO

And those are my own nails too. 😛

Hey, check out those boobs too, and they’re all mine with no bra! 😀

Partay, partay, partay!!!!!!

 

Made up before being made up

I had an appointment at the Gender Identity Clinic in Edinburgh earlier and things didn’t start well as I had got the time wrong and arrived an hour late.

Fortunately I was still seen, and just as I was leaving the clinician said to me “You’re looking really super anyway.”  Given how stressed out I was feeling this was so good to hear, and it gave me a boost.

I hadn’t had time to put any lippy on before going in to see him, and had no makeup on at all, so before I left I headed for the little girls room, put some my favourite lippy on, and generally checked that all was in order. I also had a new pair of sunglasses with me that I had bought recently and, with it being such a bright and sunny day, I slipped those on as well.

I had only just left the building and turned the next corner when a voice from just behind me said “You’re looking nice!”.

I turned to look at who had spoken, and a hippyish woman of indeterminate age between 20 and 50 was smiling at me as she crossed the road.

“Thank you!” I beamed at her. “Thank you!”

That’s the first time a stranger has said that to me in public and it totally made my day!

I’m seeing Jenny at 4:30 to get my makeup done for tonight, (see the previous post), but I’m already well made up!! 😀

This is a good day!