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These are posts about me personally.

Think of it as a “dear diary” post.

Enforced absence

Sorry about the lack of posts and new pics lately.

Back in January I developed a cyst on my eyelid that progressively got worse. In the end it was felt that minor surgery was needed, which was done under local anaesthetic as an out patient at my local hospital.

It was an unpleasant procedure, and they had to cauterise it which was a horrid smell and rather distressing.

I had quite a lot of post-operative swelling, and it took quite a while to heal up. During this time I was unable to wear any eye makeup, so photos were rather out of the question.

I’m all healed up now, so hopefully I can get back to regularly posting pics on Flickr.

 

 

Posted by on 27th April 2019 in Diary

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20 million views

I never thought, when I joined Flickr in February 2009, that 10 years later I would be seeing peaks of hundreds of thousands of views per day, nor that I would see 20 million views.

20 million views

I wish it were possible to see the lifetimes stats, but Flickr doesn’t retain these. But I think the growth has been exponential. Even as recently as 2014, I was only celebrating 2 million views and daily peak views of a few thousand rather than a few hundred thousand. It’s been quite a growth.

It’s just nice that people like to look at my pics, and leave such nice comments about them. Thank you!

 

 

Posted by on 26th February 2019 in Diary

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Pin up art, and a new purchase

In this post, I buy a reproduction of a painting by Gil Elvgren, and trace some of the history behind it. I also have to modify the painting in order to be able to hang it.

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Ten Years

There is a “10 year challenge” doing the rounds on Social Media at the moment, which is fairly timely for me as it is now 10 years since I first came out in public.

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Posted by on 17th January 2019 in Diary, Photos

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Diary update – an eye infection, and new artwork.

No new self portraiture pics right now, I’m afraid. I have a cyst / lump on my eyelid at the moment which means I can’t really wear makeup. It’s affecting my vision too, which is a little worrying.

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Posted by on 13th January 2019 in Diary, Photos

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New Year, same me.

I’ve been a bit remiss about posting lately, so thought it was about time for an update.

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Posted by on 2nd January 2019 in Diary, Photos

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Girl Racer

Girl Racer

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed from my recent Flickr pics that I have a new car, and that I have also published a pic of me wearing a crash helmet in the car.

So, since I haven’t blogged for a while, and since several people have asked me for more information, I thought I should tell you a bit more.

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Posted by on 17th August 2018 in Diary, Out & About, Photos

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Out shopping

I popped out to a local Antiques & Collectables fair in Hartley Wintney today.

Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney

Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney

Despite having far too much jewellery, I couldn’t resist this cute pair of silver earrings for £9.

Heart earrings

Heart earrings

I liked how the inner and outer hearts moved independently of each other.

I also bought yet another ring, despite having far too many already. I just thought it was unusual. In case it’s not totally obvious from the photo, the ring is formed from the word “Love”.

Love

Love

I then had a little wander round the shops, and snapped a nice little selfie in a full length mirror in a shop.

Shopping selfie

Shopping selfie

I’m wearing a dress by Atmosphere that I bought ages ago for £5, a jacket by Jane Norman (which you will have seen many times before), and a glass heart necklace that I bought on Friday for £2 in a charity shop (you can see it better in the pic at the top of the post). The bag is by Radley, and the shoes are by Rocket Dog.

 

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Continuing journey

I received an absolutely lovely comment on one of my Flickr pics recently:

What a pleasure to see the subtle but striking changes from your first photographs to this one, you have changed into such a pretty woman 👍

Looking back on my photos over the past 10 years (have I really been on Flickr that long?), I have to agree – I have come such a long way since those initial faltering steps on my journey towards being the person that I really am.

I can’t help wondering, though, whether I am reaching my peak. I’m not getting any younger and old age is going to start to catch up with me soon. 🙁

But then I look at the wonderful pics that Janet Rainer posts and it gives me hope that an older woman can still look wonderful. So who knows what the future holds?

 

 

Posted by on 31st May 2018 in Diary, Transgender

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A visit to the hairdresser – wig revitalisation

a.k.a. “Getting wiggy with it

Like any girl like me, I’ve got a number of wigs. Many are cheapies that I bought for photo shoots and general fun, but my four main ones are expensive ones costing several hundred pounds each. I bought them on two separate visits to Beesley Wigs in Sandhurst using their “Buy One Get One Half Price” deals as mentioned in a previous post.

My favourite one is starting to get rather tired and “wiggy”, so I decided it was time to do something about it.

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Posted by on 20th January 2018 in Diary, Hair and wigs, Out & About, Photos

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