Sunday, 8 May 2011
Steady as she goes....
I haven’t posted an update for a while as nothing major seemed to have happened, until I took a step back and thought about it….
I had a bit of time off over the Easter / Royal Wedding/ May Bank Holiday period and, yes, I dressed as a girl most of the time, during which my good (girl) friend from Cardiff came to stay at my holiday home on the coast for a couple of days. The lovely weather we have had (and last winter’s laser treatment) has allowed me to start working on a ‘female’ sun tan. Cutting the grass in pink shorts and a white vest top was a particularly memorable hour or so. I have a WW2 Jeep that I use around town and I am well known because of it in our High Street and at the local refuse site where the grass cuttings go, so, I presume my change is now well known around town here in the English west country. I did drive the Jeep in vest top, new cleavage, pink shorts, long, long legs and sandals...
A minor landmark was that my wallet got just too worn out to use and I haven’t bothered to replace it for the just over 50 male days I have left, so my new purse / wallet is now in full time use. This is a hint inconvenient as it doesn’t fit easily into a suit pocket and unless I start carrying my handbag I have to fit it into whatever else I am carrying.
On reflection, the BIG change is that I am now spending so much time as a girl that it is the ‘boy’ time that feels very wrong, especially collar-and-tie. Sure, my features are a little masculine (hence the facial surgery shortly) but my hair is now a workable length (about 4 inches) and with a slick of eyeliner and some mascara I don’t seem to rate a second glance in the supermarket. My lovely neighbours have now met the alternative version of me and not turned a hair, so all goes well.
I took some photos for a new passport in the booth in my local Post Office yesterday and boy! (sorry, ‘girl!’) do I look different from the photo in my old passport from 2001. Frustratingly, my passport ran out in January and I need a new one for my trip to Belgium for surgery in July. That will alter my appearance, so I will need a new passport…..Ho hum, £77 for a passport that will only be useable for 6 weeks.
I am, however, now floating along on the cloud of delight generated by the idea that in only just over 50 days now I will be having my surgery and then gong full-time. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!