Looking back and forward

This is the time of the year when most of us reflect on the past year and look forward to the next twelve months. I started this blog in February so not quite a year yet but this is the most appropriate time to review progress so far. This is the first time I have written a blog so I hope you will forgive me for any mistakes that have crept in along the way. 

2019 has certainly been an exciting year and worked out in a way I could never have imagined at this point in 2018. I have been lucky enough to have several trips to Pink Punters, every visit has been a success and very enjoyable. I have met up and become great friends with a number of girls,  this I have to say has been a very satisfying experience. Just having like minded friends I can meet up with and chat to has given me the confidence to go further and do more. The girls introduced me to cocktails, not my thing in boy mode, but I have started to take more of an interest and my willingness to try some more has grown. They also managed to get me on the dance floor a couple of times, I wouldn't refer to my efforts as dancing, (dad dancing in heels is not a pretty sight!) but no doubt I shall make another effort to 'dance' in the New Year. 

Another major event, for me, was a visit to the huge shopping centre in Milton Keynes during the summer. The thing about this outing was that I felt completely comfortable, I was not concerned in any way and throughly enjoyed the experience. This was no doubt helped by the fact that Penny Ollie had 'held my hand' and was great company. We decided to have a coffee and found the waiter very pleasant as was the young waitress that brought us our drinks with a very happy "good morning ladies" as she placed the order on the table. In the end I didn't buy anything in MK, Penny did, but I just did not find anything that I particularly liked or needed.  

Without a doubt my life has changed over the last year or so, I have become more relaxed and confident as Andrea and the feminine side of me has grown. Well I say grown it is probably better to say blossomed, as it has always been within me but buried deep inside never to see daylight until fairly recently. It has given me a different outlook on life and helped me to feel much more comfortable with who I am. This, will grow in the coming years, I don't know where it will take me but I am hopeful it will be a pleasant place!

Of course there are always bad times and this year has seen a significant change in my personal life. My close friends will know of the incident in February, I will not go into details here, but suffice it to say it put a huge shadow on my relationship with my partner. With almost a year past since that incident things have not really improved, in fact the situation has become increasingly difficult. Only time will tell where this will end......

Now looking forward to the New Year, apart from another visit to Pink Punters in January there is nothing planned but I am hoping I can get out and about more, and of course meet more lovely people. I know it will be an exciting year and I'm looking forward to spending more time with my friends and perhaps meeting up with some of those I have met on-line but yet to encounter in 'real' life. 

I would like to thank all the people who have taken the time to read this blog and I hope you will follow my progress next year. To anyone reading this I sincerely hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year!


  1. Wishing you good luck for 2020 and I hope that the February Incident starts to clear for the better. Life isn't always easy, and hopefully through conversation and compromise, things will improve.

    Congratulations on your approaching blog anniversary (blogiversary? :-) ) and I hope the trips out help your confidence and acceptance.

    L x

    1. Thank you for your reply and support during the year. I hope both you and your family have a fabulous 2020!


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