So welcome to my weekly “what have I learned” segment. I reflect on the things that have happened throughout the week and see what goes.
1) Sorting out several years of stationary supplies is really fucking hard. I have three boxes so far and it is no way near a completed task
2) I forget things super easily and whilst I don’t intend to, it makes me really shit at keeping track of time or where I am meant to be
3) I work myself too hard at times
4) No matter how much I complain. I will STILL be locked in a museum
5) I look good in a beanie
6) Related – taking my PreP has become a habit now which I remember in the morning.
7) cucumber is not a vegetable – it is a fruit
8) I still make a great stew.
That’s it for this weeks “what I have learned”
Why did you have to close down our Gregg’s on George street? Why do I no longer have a Gregg’s? I can’t express how much I’m angry about a lack of Gregg’s in Hove, but it’s been added to my things that make me angry. So this is why it’s here!!
The other week (sorry about delay in posts) was Steph and I’s anniversary and we decided to go to London for the day. It was amazing. We went to the national portrait gallery and tried to go to the science museum but it was so busy and loud so instead we went to the butterfly house by the natural history museum.
We also went to wagamamas and because of some dickhead waitress giving us problems, we ended up getting our entire meal for free thanks to the manager who refused to take her shit.
Its wonderful being able to spend time with Steph, because at the moment we are both so busy with the run up to trans pride that we have no time to do anything.
Anyway, have some photos that I took of the day.
Have you ever had one food place you have fallen in love with? You know that one place that you walk into that feels like home. Well that is Wolfie’s.
They are the only chip shop that wins awards for being one of the best take outs around.
For starters, the staff are amazing. They are the most funniest fuckers I’ve ever come across in a food place. Secondly, as well as serving God tier fish, they have specials to die for. They also are experimental with their food. Tonight I had a cheese and spring onion fish cake with dorrito batter. I swear to God they are the best fucking things I have eaten in a long time. Seriously you need to check out their special menus they have. Also ASK FOR THE CHILLI VINEGAR.
Thirdly as well as them being committed to sustainable fishing, they will offer gluten free alternatives as well as locally sourced produce.
Finally, the portion size!!! I could by dinner for under £5 and be so full. If you have a chance, get your arse to Wolfies. They are one of the greatest places to eat. Whether you are needing a fast food fix, or you are hung. They will cure you of all your food needs.
Hello everyone, its been a couple of weeks since I have done this and posted to you peeps. So I will use this as a catch up post and work out what I’m thankful for as I go though.
I am now sea blue, technically I’m two different shades through my hair, which is pretty awesome. So thank you to Directions for providing such a great colour.
I had Valentines day with both my beautiful partners, which was amazing. So I am thankful for both of them being here for me as well as Day’s all you can eat buffet for giving us a table with zero hassle.
Whilst I am writing this I’m being shouted at for fuss by the smallest of my fur children. Teto is a needy little bastard (Bebo is cuddling Kai right now) and if I don’t stroke him, he will shout in my face. So I’m thankful that both my cats are needy little shits, and I love them for it.
During the Non Binary workshops this week that I run with Kai, I had a seizure. I felt rough as fuck but I’m feeling a shit ton better. I hate the brain fog I get before it all. So I’m thankful for people not making a fuss over it, as well as the staff running reception at the clare project.
FTMB staff have been utterly wonderful as usual, so I thank Kai, Ed and Charlie for being there.
The British museum, because its great to see cool things for free.
And finally. IM GETTING THE MAN TITS CHOPPED OFF!!!
So thank you to, charing cross gender clinic, Dr Lorimer, my family, my partners, the medical staff and teams. Thank you for everyone for being there and supporting me through this.
This may not have been exactly ten things. But they are huge key things that have happened.
Till next time ❤
So on the 12th it was officially two and a half years since I have been on hormone therapy. I think I can safely say that now I’m starting to see some considerable changes from when I first started.
Before i started hormones
For starters I’ve shifted about 20kg in those years, which I’m so fucking proud of. Secondly, I’ve improved mentally, developed more masculine features and the “girl” curves are on their way to leaving. I’m slowly getting the beard (though its not noticeable in the top picture). I’ve also become more confident in myself as the months have passed recently.
Downsides are that I’m STILL suffering from back acne, but its now turning up all over. I think the body wants me to be a hairy bear. I just wish I didn’t have to go through the acne hell before it turns up. Recently my throats been greeting scratchy, so I’m probably due another voice break soon, and sleep is still all over the place. Its also coming up to my first appointment with Charing Cross, so I’m a bit all over the place trying to work out how I feel. Hopefully though I get my first signature for top surgery, but I don’t have my hopes up.
In other news, Valentines day happened on Sunday. I got to spend time with both Steph and Kai at the same time, without it being group work related. Although I think I can say all three of us were feeling like shit that day, we managed to go to dinner at Day’s and spend a little bit of time at The Marlborough. We are planning to see Deadpool on Sunday (expect a review) and I’m going to do separate days with both of them.
I am so lucky to have two wonderful partners who are so supportive, but between partners, groups and sleeping, there are not enough hours in the day to do anything else.
I wouldn’t change it for the world though ❤
Last week it was Kai and I’s 3 year anniversary. We decided that we would go to London, because we discovered pretty quickly the night previously that nothing is ever on in Brighton on a Monday. We got the train, which was just so packed it was stupid, and headed to London dungeon.
It was really fucking cool. What I could take part in anyway. Because of photo sensitivity and body moving, I was unable to go on some of the rides. The plus side of this was that we were able to hang out back stage and see people getting ready, which was amazing.
The bits I was able to were so cool, everything was really interactive. The staff who worked on all the acts were great, and it was really worth the money (we did two for one on the train deal).
At the end they give you a coin that you can keep or trade in at the bar for a drink in their pub.
I got the drink.
Also we each got another free drink and a tankard because it was our anniversary.
We then decided to get tickets to see a west end show. As you know I fucking hate the theatre but I agreed since Kai let me choose London Dungeon. We found a place that did discounted tickets for the day, and we managed to get two tickets for Miss Siagon for £50. And they were good seats.
After we purchased the tickets we decided to go to wagamama, which is one of my favourite food places ever. And as per usual the food was amazing
We then did a little shopping, grabbed a coffee and waited for the theatre. Now I really want to say it was crap, that I didn’t enjoy it and go on about how we wasted money seeing an entire shit show, BUT I CAN’T LIE!! It was fucking awesome to be totally honest. I really enjoyed the show. I was a little confused at first but eventually I got the story and it was great. If you get a chance, please go and see it.
We eventually got home after midnight, totally exhausted but it was a fantastic day.