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These are posts about me personally.

Think of it as a “dear diary” post.

Thruxton again

A year ago I posted about popping over to Thruxton Race Circuit for a track day. Gold Track were back there again this year, so I popped over to see the guys and girls.

I wasn’t planning on driving on the track this time, not least because I’m still running the same tyres which are now starting to look rather worn, and also because I didn’t fancy getting up super-early.

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Posted by on 11th July 2019 in Diary, Out & About, Photos

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And then I went out…

Well, having stated in my post yesterday that I seldom go out, I decided to go out today. 🙂

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Not going out (much)

I’m not entirely sure how many people actually read my blog, or follow me. When I moved to self-hosting, very few people have re-followed me and I’m not sure if my followers from wordpress.com still get notifications for posts made here or not.

But, regardless of whether or not anyone reads this blog, I thought it was about time I posted an update

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Posted by on 8th June 2019 in Diary, Out & About, Social

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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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Posted by on 10th February 2019 in Arts and Crafts, Diary, Home furnishing, Shopping

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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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