About

Crikey, an about me page. How egotistical is that? ;-) Mind you, I guess you need a certain amount of me-me-me to inflict your views upon the world. Actually, that's not true, that's me but unduly cynical (Ed: as way of a change). That's not why I started this blog. I started it to give me a place to go through thoughts, share things with people and - if I was lucky - to connect with people like me.

So what's to say? There's a short bio on my profile and it's just about accurate. I'm just about 40 something trans-something-or-other. I'm happily married to the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones and we've two nippers: Wee Man and Little Miss. Clearly, that's not their real names, it would be a bit obvious when calling the school register wouldn't it.

So what is being trans* all about? Well, I can only give you my idea on what it's like for me. Ask another person and it's likely to be completely different. If you're lucky, it might even make sense. It's a bit like being between genders: you're not 100% bloke, nor 100% female. If I was the latter, I guess I'd be off transitioning, but that's not really me either.

Being trans.... and we'll ignore the physical appearance for now.... it's not just about clothes and make-up (although they do hold my attention), it goes deeper than that. It goes through your core and rather than map reading, beer and team sports, my brain got fashion, make-up skills and shopping switched on instead.

The dressing up? It's a almost a requirement. If I don't have some time to express my more female side, then I do go a bit cranky.  Luckily, there's a social group, Nottingham Chameleons, not to far away and they're a great bunch. If you're in the area, I strongly recommend you take the time to visit them. I might even make you a drink if you ask nicely. ;-)

Thanks for reading,
Lynn
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