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  • State of flux 29-Aug-2020 - Just to let you know that recent changes to WordPress have broken the very old theme that I have been […]
  • Self-Portraiture 13-Apr-2020 - I thought I’d make a post about the kind of camera equipment I use to take my self portraits, since […]
  • Bargain Hunting 20-Feb-2020 - On Tuesday I popped over to Epsom Downs Racecourse for an Antiques and Collectors fair. The weather was sunny, but […]
  • Out and about 9-Nov-2019 - I’ve not been posting much lately. Not because I haven’t been doing much but because I’ve just been a little […]
  • Welcome back! 9-Sep-2019 - A while back I migrated from wordpress.com to self-hosted WordPress (you can read about it here). At the time I […]
  • Cookery: The Juicy Lucy 2-Sep-2019 - I’m not really much of a cook, and this is the first time I have blogged about cooking. But I […]
  • But is it art? 25-Aug-2019 - Having recently bought yet more nice art, as mentioned in my previous post, I’ve had a bit of a spending […]
  • Out and about 21-Aug-2019 - Work is a little slack with so many colleagues on holiday at the moment, so yesterday I decided to take […]
  • Thruxton again 11-Jul-2019 - A year ago I posted about popping over to Thruxton Race Circuit for a track day. Gold Track were back […]
  • And then I went out… 9-Jun-2019 - Well, having stated in my post yesterday that I seldom go out, I decided to go out today. 🙂
  • Not going out (much) 8-Jun-2019 - I’m not entirely sure how many people actually read my blog, or follow me. When I moved to self-hosting, very […]
  • Enforced absence 27-Apr-2019 - Sorry about the lack of posts and new pics lately. Back in January I developed a cyst on my eyelid […]
  • 20 million views 26-Feb-2019 - I never thought, when I joined Flickr in February 2009, that 10 years later I would be seeing peaks of […]
  • What do any of us really know about the shoes in which we have never walked? 14-Feb-2019 - Someone sent me a link to this short TED talk by Paula Stone Williams It’s very good. The key quote […]
  • Review – Alita: Battle Angel 11-Feb-2019 - I’ve been a long time fan of the manga Battle Angel Alita, known in Japan as Gunnm (銃夢 Ganmu, literally […]
  • Pin up art, and a new purchase 10-Feb-2019 - In this post, I buy a reproduction of a painting by Gil Elvgren, and trace some of the history behind […]
  • What You Need to Know About Transgender Rights 9-Feb-2019 - This article was published a year ago, and is still utterly superb. The fight for transgender rights is an urgent […]
  • New pen – Sheaffer Triumph with V-inlay 2-Feb-2019 - I was at an antiques trade fair recently, and a few of the sellers had the odd fountain pen here […]
  • Welcome to the new web address! 24-Jan-2019 - Why have I moved my blog? You may have noticed that the web address of this blog has changed! Ever […]
  • Photo manipulation 23-Jan-2019 - I read an article in The Guardian today about “Selfie Dysphoria” It’s an interesting article about how selfie filters are […]
  • Ten Years 17-Jan-2019 - There is a “10 year challenge” doing the rounds on Social Media at the moment, which is fairly timely for […]
  • Diary update – an eye infection, and new artwork. 13-Jan-2019 - No new self portraiture pics right now, I’m afraid. I have a cyst / lump on my eyelid at the […]
  • New Year, same me. 2-Jan-2019 - I’ve been a bit remiss about posting lately, so thought it was about time for an update.
  • Women in Motorsport – the W Series 11-Oct-2018 - It’s been recently reported in the Media [1][2] that there is a new female-only motorsport series being launched called “W […]
  • Girl Racer 17-Aug-2018 - Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed from my recent Flickr pics that I have a new car, and that I have […]
  • Out shopping 10-Jun-2018 - I popped out to a local Antiques & Collectables fair in Hartley Wintney today. Despite having far too much jewellery, […]
  • Continuing journey 31-May-2018 - I received an absolutely lovely comment on one of my Flickr pics recently: What a pleasure to see the subtle […]
  • A visit to the hairdresser – wig revitalisation 20-Jan-2018 - a.k.a. “Getting wiggy with it” Like any girl like me, I’ve got a number of wigs. Many are cheapies that […]
  • Laser update: bikini line 9-Dec-2017 - In a previous post I mentioned the new course of laser hair removal that I am doing. It’s going very […]
  • Lost and found 4-Dec-2017 - It was the Monthly Market at Farnham Maltings on Saturday, and as regular readers will know it’s something I like […]
  • More laser hair removal (pew pew anew!) 11-Nov-2017 - In a previous post I mentioned that I was re-commencing laser hair removal after 3+ years, and since then I […]
  • Shopping trip 28-Oct-2017 - Today I decided to get into girl mode and to pop into Camberley for a spot of shopping. I wanted […]
  • Time to break out the lasers again 18-Aug-2017 - It’s now been over 3 years since I last had laser hair removal treatment. Mostly, things have stayed pretty much […]
  • More fountain pens, and a pencil 26-Jul-2017 - I’ve been keeping an eye on eBay for more fountain pens recently, and picked up a few bargains (to a […]
  • Waterman C/F 24-Jul-2017 - In a previous post I mentioned that I had acquired a 1994 Waterman C/F in 9K gold, but the ink […]
  • Doctor Who is now a woman 16-Jul-2017 - Just after Wimbledon Men’s Final, fans everywhere learned what they had been waiting till the end of the match for. […]
  • More fountain pens 8-Jul-2017 - I visited my parents recently and, as I mentioned in my previous post, there were some fountain pens involved in […]
  • Warco pillar drill, and other tools 3-Jul-2017 - My father has decided that his days of DIY are over, and asked me if I would like to take […]
  • Girls who do Maltings 2-Jul-2017 - One of the things that my various social media accounts often results in is contact with other t-girls, and one […]
  • Workbench 3 – the final workbench 25-May-2017 - In a previous post, I mentioned how I had built two workbenches out of plywood and planed timber. Only a […]
  • Jinhao 992 21-May-2017 - One of the amusing things about buying cheap Chinese pens is that the 6-8 weeks delivery time means by the […]
  • Two people, or two facets? 10-May-2017 - As a genderfluid / two-spirit / 3rd gender person, I sometimes present as female and sometimes present as male. I’ve […]
  • Building a workbench or two 9-May-2017 - At the end of my series on restoring an Art Nouveau style cabinet, I mentioned that I had another project […]
  • Weekend Away (Part 4) – the journey of eight legs 8-May-2017 - This is the final part of my series of posts on my trip away for the Bank Holiday weekend, which […]
  • Weekend Away (Part 3) – Iconic 7-May-2017 - This is Part 3 of my trip away for the Bank Holiday weekend, which included front row VIP tickets to […]
  • Weekend Away (Part 2) – Caro Emerald 5-May-2017 - This is Part 2 of my trip away for the Bank Holiday weekend, which included front row VIP tickets to […]
  • Weekend Away (Part 1) – The Journey there. 4-May-2017 - I’m a big fan of Caro Emerald, and almost a year ago I bought two tickets for her 2017 UK […]
  • Baoer 801 27-Apr-2017 - After a wait of almost a month, some new pens have just arrived from China. I’ve mainly bought Jinhao and […]
  • Diary update – Lady driver 23-Apr-2017 - Recently I popped over to Thruxton Race Circuit for a track day organised by Gold Track. It’s a circuit I […]
  • Art Nouveau style cabinet – part 4 22-Apr-2017 - This is Part 4 of my restoration of an Art Nouveau cabinet which I had bought and whose base was […]
  • Parker 51 and 61 19-Apr-2017 - I was at the Monthly Maltings Market at Farnham a few weeks ago, and was tempted by some fountain pens […]
  • More fountain pens 14-Apr-2017 - I visited my parents recently, and had a bit of a pen-fest. First off, my dad gave me his old […]
  • Art Nouveau style cabinet – part 3 2-Apr-2017 - This is Part 3 of my restoration of an Art Nouveau cabinet which I had bought and whose base was […]
  • Sheaffer 440 fountain pen 31-Mar-2017 - Following on from my previous post about fountain pens, I was at an Antiques and Collectors fair at Ripley in […]
  • Fountain pens 31-Mar-2017 - I’ve been getting back into fountain pens in a big way lately. Well, that’s not entirely true – I have […]
  • Art Nouveau style cabinet – part 2 22-Mar-2017 - In a previous post, I mentioned an Art Nouveau cabinet which I had bought and whose base was riddled with […]
  • Art Nouveau Bed 3-Mar-2017 - Oh my goodness, I think I have just found the most beautiful bed ever created! I was looking for something […]
  • Art Nouveau style cabinet 28-Feb-2017 - Today I went to the huge twice-monthly Antiques and Collectables fair at Kempton Park Racecourse at Sunbury-on-Thames. Unfortunately, despite walking […]
  • Picture frame rejuvenation 26-Feb-2017 - Recently I bought a picture frame containing three advertising postcards for OXO, Bovril, and Bisto, mainly because my best friend […]
  • Diary update 23-Feb-2017 - I’ve been very remiss of late in keeping you up to date with how things are going with the job. […]
  • Sunbury Antiques Market (31-Jan-2017) 31-Jan-2017 - Today I got up at a frankly ridiculous 5:30am, and left the house at just gone 6am heading for the […]
  • Royal Worcester – Moments For You 15-Jan-2017 - Today’s Antiques Fair purchase – this lovely Royal Worcester figurine of a lady The seller had £35 on it and […]
  • Review: Binky nail varnish 16-Oct-2016 - I was in my local Co-Op the other day and they had Binky nail varnish on special offer at £2 […]
  • Dear diary 17-Aug-2016 - Somewhat surprisingly, people actually read my blog (I know – it came as a surprise to me too) and people […]
  • A new chapter 29-Jun-2016 - As you may or may not know, I work on a freelance basis rather than being a permanent employee of […]
  • Transgender – Richard O’Brien and Germaine Greer 17-May-2016 -   Well… wow. What do you make of this? Richard O’Brien responding to Germaine Greer’s comments on transgenderism. I agree […]
  • Ted Cruz, Toilets and Transgenders 16-May-2016 - A month ago, I posted a reaction on my public Facebook page to Ted Cruz’s comments on North Carolina’s decision […]
  • Specifying your gender on Facebook 30-Apr-2016 - Just over two years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “Does a rose by 58 other names smell as […]
  • Project Reorganise: Jewellery Rack 18-Apr-2016 - Recently I found a jewellery rack for sale on Amazon. It’s the first one I have ever seen for purchase […]
  • Art Nouveau – Alphonse Mucha exhibition, UEA. 19-Mar-2016 -   I’m a big fan of the Art Nouveau movement, especially the works of Alfonse Mucha, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and […]
  • Marriage, and garden implements 12-Mar-2016 - I wrote this a few years ago to illustrate a point in a debate about marriage equality, before it was […]
  • Walking between two worlds 16-Feb-2016 - An observation of how differently you get treated when presenting as a guy to presenting as a woman.
  • Don’t forget Facebook! 7-Feb-2016 - Often I have little snippets of blogette to post and don’t feel like they really belong here on my ‘proper’ […]
  • Go East, young woman 8-Jan-2016 - Growing up in the digital age, it’s funny to see how relationships can form in ways that in previous generations […]
  • Ruby Shoo 21-Oct-2015 - Recently, one of my colleagues wore the most GORGEOUS pairs of shoes to work. They were a pair of either […]
  • Home photography 5-Oct-2015 - I’ve been interested in photography for a very long time. In fact, back in the days before we all used […]
  • Photo shoot: In the Storeroom 12-Sep-2015 - In my previous post, I mentioned that I had bought an office style / school style blouse for a photo […]
  • She’s the man – getting ‘read’ in public. 2-Sep-2015 - It’s been said[1] that trying to ‘pass’ as other than your birth gender is like playing a game where the […]
  • Project Reorganise: Shelves and chair 28-Aug-2015 - I have been on the lookout for some shelves to go above my dressing table, and finally found something suitable […]
  • Project Reorganise: Parental house rummage 9-Aug-2015 - As you’ll know from previous posts about Project Reorganise, I have been on the look-out (amongst other things) for a […]
  • Farnham Maltings (August) 2-Aug-2015 - Yesterday I returned to Farnham Maltings for their monthly market. You might recall from a previous post that I went […]
  • Eastleigh – Charity Shop Central 22-Jul-2015 - If you are into clothes shopping in charity shops, then I can thoroughly recommend a visit to Eastleigh. And if […]
  • Bargain Hunting 30-Jun-2015 - I had the day off on Monday, so went to the IACF Antiques and Collectors fair at Newbury Racecourse. Or, […]
  • Farnham Maltings 11-Jun-2015 - On Saturday I popped over to The Maltings in Farnham for their monthly Maltings Market. I’ve not been to one […]
  • Comic Con – the aftermath 31-May-2015 - As I mentioned in my previous post about Comic Con, the following day I decided to drive across London to […]
  • Comic Con 26-May-2015 - As you’ll know if you follow me on Facebook, Comic Con went really well. In fact, to quote GLaDOS from […]
  • Jewellery update 28-Apr-2015 - I was at one of the bi-monthly (as in, once every 2 months) Antiques and Collectables Fairs at Sandown Park […]
  • Project Reorganise: Dressing Table 26-Apr-2015 - Project Reorganise has slowed down a little of late, but I have managed to get to a milestone on the […]
  • What earrings and clothes say about you. 21-Apr-2015 - Do you know which ear a guy who wears an earring wears it in says about his sexuality? If he […]
  • Countdown to Comic Con 20-Apr-2015 - London Comic Con is being held at ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre on 22-24 May 2015, and I’m planning […]
  • Art Deco ceiling light 17-Apr-2015 - As I mentioned in a post about lighting for Project Reorganise, I have what has turned into a bit of […]
  • Jewellery making 16-Apr-2015 - I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while now a few ideas for some modifications I wanted […]
  • Project Reorganise: Necklace rack 4-Apr-2015 - I buy too many necklaces and am starting to have trouble storing them. I have a table-standing necklace rack but […]
  • Off to the Races 1-Apr-2015 - On Monday I took the day off in order to go to a big Antiques & Collectors Fair at Newbury […]
  • National Cleavage Day 28-Mar-2015 - “National Cleavage Day”. What, really? Guys need a special day where it’s ok to perve a girl’s cleavage and this […]
  • In search of Fanny 24-Mar-2015 - On Saturday I decided to drive up to Reading to visit Fanny’s Antiques, which is an antiques and architectural salvage […]
  • Project Reorganise: Initial progress 22-Mar-2015 - Just a quick update on how things are shaping up with Project Reorganise. Earlier in the week I finally moved […]
  • Project Reorganise: The delivery 19-Mar-2015 - As I mentioned previously, the bed and the furniture were due to arrive last weekend and I was going all […]
  • Project Reorganise: Lighting 11-Mar-2015 - As mentioned in my previous post, I am in the process of reorganising my main bedroom and my spare bedroom. […]
  • Project Reorganise 6-Mar-2015 - It’s been well over a month (6 weeks, in fact) since I last posted, and a few people have asked […]
  • I am a div 21-Jan-2015 - On Saturday I cracked a bleary eye open at 7.15am and rather grumpily cursed myself for agreeing to a 10.30am […]
  • Mini rant: Facebook 20-Jan-2015 - I really hate Facebook sometimes (no, bear with me). I saw a post from a friend I haven’t heard from […]
  • In the News: British Army’s first transgender officer 19-Jan-2015 - As I mentioned a few days ago, transgender issues do seem to be appearing in the mainstream news a lot […]
  • Review: BBC Radio 1 – The Surgery with Aled and Dr Radha (14-Jan-2015) 15-Jan-2015 - As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, last night the weekly Surgery with Aled and Dr. Radha on BBC Radio 1 […]
  • In the News 14-Jan-2015 - I don’t know if it’s just because I am more aware of it, but there does seem to be a […]
  • Cantbearseditis 12-Jan-2015 - I’ve been feeling rather blue lately. On Friday night I was a rather down from a poor week, and had […]
  • Transgender in the driving seat 12-Jan-2015 - You’re probably aware that Russia recently passed a law that effectively bans all transgender and transsexual people from driving, on […]
  • Facebook 1-Jan-2015 - Me: Sort by “Most Recent” please.FB: OK you’re the boss! …FB: Hey! I thought you may have changed your mind! […]
  • Take another Five 31-Dec-2014 - On Sunday I was back at the Woking Leisure Centre for another of Take Five‘s fairs, this time for a […]
  • Sequins no more 18-Dec-2014 - As I mentioned in a previous post, I had been planning a night out with a friend and had bought […]
  • Take Five 15-Dec-2014 - On Sunday I attended one of Take Five‘s flea, antiques & collectors markets. These are held roughly once a month […]
  • Butterfly 6-Dec-2014 - The butterfly and the dragonfly have both long been emblems that are special to me, representing as they do the […]
  • Black Friday 3-Dec-2014 - On Friday I had the day off and decided to go shopping to look for a party dress as I […]
  • Gifts for boys – a Tesco Tweetstorm 27-Nov-2014 - Tesco were recently in the news for having a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a “gift […]
  • It’s a man’s world 21-Nov-2014 - As many of you will know, I’m the kind of transgendered person who is equally happy (or unhappy) in either […]
  • 2 Million Views 10-Nov-2014 - Back in August of this year, I posted on Flickr that I had just passed 1.5 million views (or, as […]
  • Out and about 10-Nov-2014 - Yesterday (Sunday) I decided I was definitely going to return that Plunge Bra to M&S for a refund, and I […]
  • Bras for t-girls 7-Nov-2014 - Due to buying larger breastforms, I needed to buy some new bras to fit the bigger cup size that they […]
  • Transgenderism – in the news 5-Nov-2014 - My friend Jo T brought two articles to my attention today. The first was a Huffington Post Blog article by […]
  • Windfall 4-Nov-2014 - As regular readers will know, I bought two new (and rather expensive) wigs recently, which I have posted about on […]
  • Review: Homedics Mē Plus 19-Oct-2014 - Manufacturer: HoMedics Product: Mē Plus (also known as the HoMedics Me My Elos Plus) EAN: 4051123000848 RRP: £449 Price: Around […]
  • Heads up: Home IPL on special offer at Costco 16-Oct-2014 - Heads up Costco members who want to give IPL hair removal a go. Costco currently have the HoMedics Mē Plus […]
  • She’s not so dumb 13-Oct-2014 - I had been planning on going to the Flea and Collectables Fair at Woking on Sunday, but when I got […]
  • Brain off, computer on 8-Oct-2014 - When I was at school, we were taught when using a calculator you should also do a mental arithmetic “first […]
  • End of Stays 7-Oct-2014 - Yesterday was the last day of my Staycation and I was back to work today. That meant that last night […]
  • Staycation: Update 3 4-Oct-2014 - Following on from Staycation: Update 2… Thursday. The plan for this day was to get up at a reasonable time, […]
  • Staycation: Update 2 3-Oct-2014 - Continuing on from my previous post… On Wednesday, I headed down to Southsea via Lee-on-the-Solent. Or, rather, I set off, […]
  • Staycation: Update 1 2-Oct-2014 - As I mentioned in my last post, I took some time off for a Staycation. Well, that was this week […]
  • Staycation 26-Sep-2014 - I haven’t had a holiday in a while. Being freelance means you tend not to take a lot of time […]
  • Dear ‘Drunk Me’ 15-Sep-2014 - On Saturday afternoon a parcel from Amazon arrived at the Amazon Locker at my local supermarket, so I popped down […]
  • Hotel adventures 8-Sep-2014 - In my previous post I mentioned that I was considering staying in a hotel mid-week to break up my long-distance […]
  • Tyred out 31-Aug-2014 - I’ve had a bit of a roller coaster this weekend. On Friday I got home from work early, and I […]
  • Fashion update 24-Aug-2014 - As I mentioned in a recent post, I recently bought the ‘Baroque Print Skater Dress’ by Tenki but had not […]
  • Kellie (née Frank) Maloney 11-Aug-2014 - I must confess that I know almost nothing about boxing. However the news is buzzing with reports about former boxing […]
  • Tolerate this 1-Aug-2014 - As some readers may have guessed from my post on creating a Rainbow Dash handbag charm, I’m a fan of […]
  • Colour-correcting Concealer 13-Jul-2014 - A good t-girl friend of mine recently asked me for recommendations on concealer, particularly one able to hide shaving redness […]
  • Don’t look down on me 11-Jul-2014 - Ok, not the best title for this picture, but it was the best I could come up with. :o)   […]
  • Holy Crochet! 8-Jul-2014 - I mentioned in my last post that I had gone out shopping after I had done my makeup. I popped […]
  • Getting my eye back in 6-Jul-2014 - Yesterday I finally got myself motivated to put on my makeup and go out in girl mode. I gave liquid […]
  • ORLY? 29-Jun-2014 - YA RLY I got this sparkly red nail polish on the front cover of a magazine like Cosmopolitan. I forget […]
  • Infatuation 28-Jun-2014 - I still haven’t made a purchasing decision on a new wig yet. I’m still thinking long and hard about the […]
  • I’m on Twitter! 26-Jun-2014 - I’ve been getting increasingly annoyed with Facebook of late. In case you are not aware, ever since Facebook introduced “Promote”, […]
  • Use the Spork 12-Jun-2014 - Recently the wonderful Mr. George Takei posted the following pic (see left) to his “Oh Myyy” Facebook page. I had […]
  • New wig? 8-Jun-2014 - I’ve been looking for a new wig for a while. Of the two I currently have, one is by Ellen […]
  • Pew Pew Anew! 7-Jun-2014 - It’s been almost 5 months since I had my final session of laser, and in the intervening time I have […]
  • Eurovision 2014 (cont’d) 12-May-2014 - Now that people have had a few days to think about Eurovision a bit more, and the implications of Conchita […]
  • Eurovision 2014 11-May-2014 - Got to say that I’m absolutely sickened to read people referring to Conchita Wurst (the winner of Eurovision 2014) as […]
  • Sizing to flatter 9-May-2014 - Vanity sizing is nothing new. And no matter how hardened we are to it, there is a secret little thrill […]
  • Does a rose by 58 other names smell as sweet? 4-Apr-2014 - Facebook recently vastly expanded the gender option you can select for yourself on your profile, adding a bewildering 56 additional […]
  • (whispers) I’m Joanne 28-Mar-2014 - My work has taken me back down to Hedge End on a regular basis, and I was in Sainsbury’s Hedge […]
  • Oops, shopping 9-Mar-2014 - I was out for a little drive today, and I happened to drive past the Holme Grange Craft Village near […]
  • But I have wings 8-Mar-2014 - I recently saw this quote on Facebook and it struck a chord with me.   I think one reason it […]
  • Fashion update 2-Mar-2014 - As I mentioned on a recent post, I managed to pick up some more bargains on a recent shopping trip. […]
  • Making your own handbag charm 2-Mar-2014 - Charmed, I’m sure Today I made a handbag charm out of a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic blind bag […]
  • Wood you believe it 27-Feb-2014 - I’ve lived near to a common / Country Park with lots of bridleways and footpaths for over a decade now, […]
  • Lean times 26-Feb-2014 - As you can see, there hasn’t been a lot of activity on my blog for a little while. This is […]
  • The final “pew pew” (for now) 13-Jan-2014 - Today I had my sixth and final full body laser hair removal session. That’s not to say this is the […]
  • MAC Attack! 11-Jan-2014 - On Thursday I had a make-up lesson with MAC Cosmetics in Guildford. MAC do a number of offers like this, […]
  • I’ll get me coat 31-Dec-2013 - In my previous post I mentioned that I really wanted to get a ladies overcoat and I have now managed […]
  • Gilt-y pleasure 30-Dec-2013 - On Saturday evening I spent a rather nice few hours with the wonderful Miss Sarah Lovely who I know via […]
  • Let your mind go and your body will follow 17-Dec-2013 - Regular readers will know that I tried going to Salsa for a while but for one reason or another, mainly […]
  • Llamas in wellies 9-Dec-2013 - On Saturday I went up to London again for another Voice Coaching session, only this time it was a group […]
  • Zap, Crackle and Pop 2-Dec-2013 - On Saturday I had another session of laser hair removal, and since this was session 5 of 6, I wanted […]
  • Brides in the Aisles 2-Dec-2013 - The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity have now published their official pic for their “Brides in the Aisles” Guinness Book of […]
  • She’s a model 21-Nov-2013 - I had a fabulous opportunity to be a model yesterday. My good friend Del is a photographer, and he had […]
  • A little more real 3-Nov-2013 - I’ve had quite an epic long weekend! I’ve had friends over since Thursday evening, staying over till mid-morning Monday, and […]
  • Getting Friendly 21-Oct-2013 - I had an absolutely fabbo day on Saturday! I was going up to London anyway as I had another Voice […]
  • Pew! Pew! Swipe! Swipe! 14-Oct-2013 - A couple of days ago (ie. Saturday) I had another session of laser hair removal. Nothing much to report really […]
  • Friday on my mind 13-Oct-2013 - On one of my recent fashion updates I mentioned that I had bought a lovely Rockabilly-style dress from Friday On […]
  • Same Love 11-Oct-2013 - I heard Macklemore’s “Same Love” on the radio today for the first time. I confess I didn’t know of it […]
  • Humour: Pinocchio 11-Oct-2013 - This is just so wrong. So, so, so wrong. But I laughed my tits off. Then had to glue them […]
  • Follow you, follow me – Flickr changes 9-Oct-2013 - I see that today Flickr has renamed ‘Contacts’ to ‘Following’. I know a lot of people hate change, but this […]
  • Strictly plant inspecting 7-Oct-2013 - I had a great weekend just gone. It started off with a bit of drinksitting on Friday evening and staying […]
  • Fashion update 29-Sep-2013 - Recently a catalogue (a real, actual, dead tree one) popped through my letterbox from the French company La Redoute. I’m […]
  • Gender roles 15-Sep-2013 - A little while ago I discovered The Advocate, with some of the articles really making me think and some of […]
  • Give us the money! 12-Sep-2013 - Hmmm. I see that WordPress have started to put adverts on my blog posts, and say they will continue to […]
  • Fashion Roundup 12-Sep-2013 - Not much to report on my recent purchases, but there are a couple of things I wanted to share. First […]
  • Apparently sane 7-Sep-2013 - I had a very productive session with the Counsellor today.  Mostly it just confirmed what I already knew and had […]
  • Ma heeed 4-Sep-2013 - I’ve got an appointment with a Counsellor who specialises in Gender Identity issues this Saturday. Probably no prizes for guessing […]
  • Balance restored 1-Sep-2013 - I wrote previously that I had spent £50 on a pair of shoes I didn’t like, and completely undone all […]
  • Pew!Pew! Six 1-Sep-2013 - I had another session of laser yesterday. It hurt just as much as the last one but I just gritted […]
  • Madam… madam… sir 26-Aug-2013 - Had a rather odd day today. I needed to go up to London for a Voice Coaching session today, but […]
  • Bargains Galore 25-Aug-2013 - Regular readers will know that I love shopping, especially when I get a good bargain. Well, in the past week […]
  • Deeper Underground 18-Aug-2013 - Yesterday I went up to London for another Voice Therapy lesson. As usual, I drove to Hammersmith and parked up, […]
  • Japanese Rose Garden 16-Aug-2013 - Japanese Rose Garden, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. I did my nails tonight ready for my trip […]
  • Blue & White 13-Aug-2013 - I had some friends over on the weekend, which was nice, and I wore this outfit. I’ve not actually worn […]
  • Return of the MAC 5-Aug-2013 - Last Saturday I popped up to London again for another session of Voice Coaching, and also to meet a friend […]
  • Pew!Pew! Five – with added ‘ewwww’ 29-Jul-2013 - I had my third session of laser on Saturday. I decided to grit my teeth and go for the 15mm […]
  • Making a meal of it 18-Jul-2013 - Making a meal of it, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. My friend Jo took this pic of […]
  • Wistful envy 18-Jul-2013 - I walked down to the local shops today to buy lunch, since it was a nice day. It’s around 10 […]
  • A great day 13-Jul-2013 - I had such a brilliant day today. I had a nice lie-in, and a nice lazy bath before I got […]
  • Anklet 10-Jul-2013 - A good friend recently persuaded me to buy an anklet and always wear it, just to remind me who I […]
  • Selfie 7-Jul-2013 - Selfie, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. Just another silly self-portrait.
  • Voice Coaching 6-Jul-2013 - I’m so excited! This weekend I made an appointment with a Voice Coach in London who specialises in Transgender issues! […]
  • Effortlessly Elegant 4-Jul-2013 - Effortlessly Elegant, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. Well, that’s the name of the dress from Joe Browns […]
  • Lashes 2-Jul-2013 - Lashes, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. I played around with some subtle false lashes over the weekend. […]
  • Summer at last 30-Jun-2013 - Well, after yesterday’s little setback, I had an absolutely wonderful day today. It was sunny all day, and by mid […]
  • Quite clear 29-Jun-2013 - Had rather an odd experience today whilst I was out shopping. I was taking a break from my shopping (with […]
  • A little Burlesque 23-Jun-2013 - I finally overcame my inertia and got myself all made up and did a photo shoot yesterday. My plan was […]
  • Pew!Pew! Four 16-Jun-2013 - As I mentioned in my previous post, I had my second session of laser treatment yesterday. It was my third […]
  • Running out of steam 12-Jun-2013 - I really don’t want this blog to go the way of so many, where the author has an initial burst […]
  • Check out my rack! 16-May-2013 - I recently bought a jewellery rack from eBay to keep all my many necklaces on. You may recognise some of […]
  • Phoenix dactylifera 11-May-2013 - I spent an absolutely wonderful 8 hours today with a very lovely man (and I’m not just saying he’s very […]
  • Here comes the sun 6-May-2013 - I thought that, since it was such a lovely day today, I would allow some sun to fall on my […]
  • Pew!Pew! Three 4-May-2013 - Today I had the rest of my first Laser Hair Removal treatment. Last Saturday was the easy bits – legs, […]
  • Latest photos 3-May-2013 - So, moving on from my earlier post, I took these pics when I got home from Salsa. I’ve started doing […]
  • Bollocky 3-May-2013 - I had my first minor setback tonight. I went to Salsa classes, which on a Friday is in a different […]
  • Pew! Pew! Two 27-Apr-2013 - I had my first proper session of “Pew! Pew! Layzorz!” today. I had full leg, bum, bikini, underarms and back […]
  • Yours insincerely 24-Apr-2013 - I’ve long noticed that on Flickr, the comments all seem to be predominantly very polite and positive. People tend not […]
  • Salsa me up, baby! 22-Apr-2013 - I went to Salsa classes again tonight. And I was a little brave because the friend who goes with me […]
  • Pew! Pew! Lasers! 20-Apr-2013 - It’s said that even the longest journey begins with just a single step. Well, in my case, this one begins […]
  • Bargains Galore! 18-Apr-2013 -   I do love a good bargain! There’s a quiet satisfaction in getting something you like, and knowing you paid […]
  • London-bound 15-Apr-2013 - I went up to London yesterday with a friend to hear a mutual friend singing at a bar. What a […]
  • Salsa 8-Apr-2013 - I went to Salsa classes for the very first time tonight, with a good friend. Slightly brave of me, but […]
  • Counting the Costco of transgenderism 7-Apr-2013 - One of the annoyances of leading a double life is the problem of having ID and membership cards in the […]
  • Out & about 7-Apr-2013 - Out & about, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. Just a silly camera phone self-portrait I took whilst […]
  • A compact post 5-Apr-2013 - I bought this gorgeous Stratton loose powder compact at an Antiques Fair for £18. I don’t think it has ever […]
  • More than a woman 20-Mar-2013 - The BBC published a very good article on transgenderism on the News Magazine area of their website entitled Richard O’Brien: […]
  • In These Shoes? (2) 19-Mar-2013 - I completely failed to resist buying these when I was in Marks & Spencer last weekend. Now I just need […]
  • Lunch 17-Mar-2013 - Lunch, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. I went out for lunch with a friend yesterday, wearing this […]
  • Fed up with Winter 13-Mar-2013 - I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m fed up with Winter. I want it all over with, so I […]
  • Being social 10-Mar-2013 - One thing I am (slowly) starting to learn is that, as being Jo becomes more and more normal, so you […]
  • Is it Spring yet? 8-Mar-2013 - Is it Spring yet?, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. If I wish really hard, maybe it will […]
  • In these shoes? 7-Mar-2013 -     I bought a shoe rack today, and now all my shoes and boots are nicely organised. Although I […]
  • 我爱你很长一段时间 6-Mar-2013 - 我爱你很长一段时间, a photo by Jo.Boyd on Flickr. I’ve wanted to own a Cheongsam for a long time, but have held […]
  • Midnight at the Oasis 5-Mar-2013 - Midnight at the Oasis on Flickr. I bought this black leather dress by Oasis in a sale last Saturday, reduced […]
  • Art Deco 4-Mar-2013 - I love the Art Deco style, particularly the later Streamline Moderne variant. I’m also a big fan of Dieselpunk (and […]
  • LBD 4-Mar-2013 - LBD, a photo by Jo.Boyd on Flickr. A Little Black Dress I bought on eBay. It’s rather cute, I think.
  • Bargain bootment 2-Mar-2013 - Bought these today. What a bargain! And cute & comfy too!
  • Skater Gurl 2-Mar-2013 - Skater Gurl, a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. Via Flickr: A lovely skater dress by Oasis that I […]
  • We’re ess aitch oh pea pea eye en gee… 2-Mar-2013 - I went shopping today (quelle surprise) and found some absolute bargains. It seems everyone still has a sale on of […]
  • Hello and welcome! 1-Mar-2013 - I’m really looking forward to this weekend. I have at least 3 outfits that I want to take vain self-portraits […]
  • Of corset I like you. 1-Mar-2013 - Of corset I like you., a photo by Joanne (Hay Llamas!) on Flickr. 700 views!   Update: 3,378 views as of […]
  • Testing… one.. two… one… 28-Feb-2013 - Yay I started a blog at last!