“He can be the colors of a paintbox set in a black and white world”


It’s been an odd sort of week this week. I’ve had a lot of time off – not due to sickness (thankfully) – but just to get stuff done. The Ever Lovely Mrs Jones is flat out at work, so dutiful husband that I am (with a few days leave under ones belt), I’ve had a couple of days off. Some to look after the kids, some to sort the house out (we’re having some decorating done) and also… a bit of time out and about. Sorting the house out took ages – honestly, I’ll be glad to go back to work for a rest. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think I’d fancy being a house husband, although the idea of shopping time sounds rather good ๐Ÿ˜›

In other news, it was time for a night out with the ‘girls’ and boy, did it chuck it down on the way. The heavens truly opened and the streets of Nottingham were awash. I felt rather sorry for some of the poor souls who got stuck out in it. A lucky few had umbrellas, but not everyone did. Still, you can only get so wet. It’s a time like these I don’t miss my motorbike. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chams was a good laugh. We had a visit from the police – not because we’d done anything wrong, but more to have a talk about our needs and what they could do to help. Good stuff really. We had a bit of a chat about the Boots visit (which will hopefully come off as planned). I got to wear my new outfit (new boots w/ new skirt!) and for a bit of a change, I tried some (rather bright) pink tights.
I’ve been struggling to find something that went with the top for a while, and I thought the skirt did it. Black, sure, but with cute flower detail on it. But oh dear, ‘skirt fail’ as the zip died on me and I had a spot of bother getting out of said skirt. I suppose I could have replaced the zip, but instead, I took it back for a refund. I like to think you can get more than an evening’s wear out of a skirt. ๐Ÿ™‚
Talking of visits, we’ve had a bit of a run on folk contacting the group. Evans are trying their hand, although I pretty much had to put a halt on that one. The invitation we had – while much appreciated – was just too early and as the shop is in the middle of town, a number of our members are too nervous to go. Fair enough I guess, so I had a lovely chat with the manageress and I think we’ll get something sorted out for the new year. Something to look forward to!
There was also a talk about the personal shopper service on offer. Seems Evans have had – well, still do I guess, have a number of gents who shop in their store. From what the manageress was telling me, they’ve fully embraced this and if a chap rings up – wanting clothes for themselves – an appointment can be made. The meeting is held off the shop floor and yes, you do get the try stuff on. Sure, you could be cynical about these things (Ed: surely not, Lynn) and say they want your cash, but you could look at in a positive light and say that mainstream shops are accepting us more and more.
The Christmas Party is in hand (thanks to Sandi and co) and this year we’re having a proper DJ… rather that the CDs I supply. That takes the pressure off yours truly and it’ll be cool to hear a professional set. Must remember to pack my dancing shoes. Oh, the date is 10th December if you’re thinking of coming along.
Take care,
[ Today’s lyric: Adonis Blue by Voice of the Beehive ]


  1. Thats a really lovely picture of you Lynn. Nice colours. :o)
    Shame about the weather, I was all set to try and get to say hi, but with it being dark as well as the torrential downpour, chickened out. :o(
    Oh well, try try again….

  2. Has it been raining this week? I hadn't noticed – the windows gave always been too wet ๐Ÿ™‚

    Another great outfit Lynn, and yes I do think that you should expect more than one evenings wear out of clothes, maybe even two or three ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I think it's great the amount of external people you attract to Chams.

  3. Good for Evans. Smart business. Retailers walk a fine line when they seek or cater to the CD/TG shopper. If too many of us show up, too loudly shall we say, it can scare the natives into shopping elsewhere. Which hurts the business that opened their arms to us.

    I think the idea of private shopping is a terrific solution to this little issue. And a nice throwback to a kinder gentler time when you could still get good service in the shops.

    Cute outfit, and nice to see a little impish grin on your mug. So serious always…

    Happy weekend…

  4. Sophie: Thanks, chuck. Sometimes I think it's nice to have a bit of variety.

    The weather wasn't ideal, but it's a very short dash between the car park and the side door. Hope you can make it soon… there's that make-over evening next time.

    Stace: Very droll ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, said item has gone back. Shame as I really liked that skirt, but so be it. Guess I'll have to mix something up for next time.

    We do get a fair few visitors, and I think this – coupled with new folk who come along – help keep the whole fresh.

    Petra: Indeed. I think they (Evans) have got it right. Trans customers get the treatment they want and your trad(itional) folk don't get weirded out.

    Thanks for the kind words. "Why sooo serious?" ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. Evans should be congratulated for reaching out, I know a Evans-type chain in the US has been discretly reaching out for a few years and anything which encourages some that there's alternatives to seedy stores aimed at t-girls should be applauded. Great outfit, good look btw.

  6. Lucy: They should indeed. Okay, you could argue, it's all to do with money, but equally, they don't have to put themselves out like they have done. I think it's a good thing.

    BTW, has anyone been to a tranny specific shop? Is there any need with the high street nowadays.

    ps: Thanks for the kind words.

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