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An Explanation is due, Sarah!

Okay, I know, it’s been a hell of a long time to go without at least posting some kind of explanation and for that I sincerely apologise.

You should know, though, that it wasn’t my intention to leave things this long – it’s just the unfortunate way that things happened, I’m afraid.

So, what’s the story you ask?

Well, it was basically down to two things.  Firstly, my mother being taken ill.  Early last year she had to go into hospital but, at the time, it didn’t appear to be “too” serious.   Obviously, this didn’t turn out to be the case in the longer term as after several, and increasingly more frequent, visits from paramedics and late-night trips to hospital, she sadly died in April this year.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, in the middle of all this I was called in to see the doctor and given the news that I was diabetic!  Deep joy!  At least it’s only Type 2,  so no insulin required but still …

Since then I’ve been trudging on with my life, as one does.  I hadn’t even thought about dressing in the past year or so; and, shamefully, I probably thought about this blog even less.  Some would say rightfully so, but having thought about it a lot in the past couple of weeks, I think not.

I think I may have missed out on a great deal of support.  Don’t get me wrong, family and friend have all been fantastic and I feel lucky to have them.  It’s just that I think that other dimension of support outside of that environment – as well as writing about it – might have got me to this point a lot quicker.

Maybe.    Who knows?

All I know is that I’m about ready to jump back into the maelstrom that is my feminine self and continue this journey into the great unknown that is ‘the future’!

Oh, and just so you know … it wasn’t all doom and gloom.

Due to the diabetes, I sorted out my diet and I actually am feeling a lot better.  I also lost some weight, which is always good.  Also, I was offered a new job that, so far, is going far better than I hoped.

So there it is, people.  The explanation.

In future I’ll endeavour to put up a post if something’s going on that could potentially mean another period of absence.

I will be tidying up around here in the next couple of days – some of the links and stuff may need updating / removing.  I’ve had some comments that had been waiting a while to be approved and I apologise to you if yours was one of them.  They are all now approved and will reply personally in due course.

So now I’m off to do some research on the latest going’s on in the transgender scene and will post something worthy of your attention!

Until then, people, be good to one another … and if you can’t be good, be careful!


Another real-world shopping experience

Just thought I’d put this out there to assure some of the doubters out there that shopping as a male for female clothes can be more enjoyable than you might think.

This is all true and happened on the afternoon of October 17.

I finished work at my usual time and headed for the train station. I managed to get there a little early which meant I had time for some window shopping, so I headed to the shops nearby. I ended up being enticed by the lovely display inside the Ann Summers store and went in. The assistant came up after a suitable period, asking if I needed help.

I’ve done a fair amount of shopping in the past and I find that honesty ‘normally’ helps – I mean if you go in with the “it’s for my wife / girlfriend”, sure the assistant will be helpful but how useful is that help really? If you tell them straight out that it’s for you they can (and mostly do) offer some opinions based on your height, shape etc. Of course, you’re under no obligation to take that advice but I find it their honesty refreshing. Continue reading Another real-world shopping experience

Why are things different this time?

I start this post with a question: “Why am I having feelings of desire for dressing beyond the usual?

You might well be asking “what is usual?”, and obviously the answer will be different for everyone.

Speaking for myself, the dressing desire has previously begun to deteriorate after a couple of weeks of getting back into it.  From memory it’s been a month at the very most.

This time, though, things seem to be different and for the life of me, I can’t work out why!

My “normal” scenario goes something like this:

Things start off with me beginning to notice women – more precisely, I begin to notice what they’re wearing. At first this is more a sub-conscious thing, but at some point I realise what I’m doing and I know that it’s a sign that Sarah is on her way back.

After a few days of this the old feelings that are best described as ‘butterflies in my stomach’ begins to surface and I find myself in a women’s clothes section in a daze taking in all the wonders before me.  Within a week I’m dressing again.

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It’s been too long

I seem to have been here before, spending prolonged periods away from dressing, not to mention this blog and you readers.  I can only apologise but I’m not exactly sure what I can do about either for the moment . Work and home life are both conspiring against me making regular posts … at least posting something worthwhile!  I’ve had so many ideas for subjects of posts but just haven’t had the time or the energy to write them.  They will no doubt appear at some point, hopefully sooner rather than later, eh?

Although I have managed to get in some dressing time I haven’t had a chance to post the pics.  I may rectify that at the weekend.

This, though, is not one of those occasions, though, because I have finally managed to get some decent dressing time in and this is the result (click on the pic for large version):


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