How’s things with you? All good I hope. Dirty stop out that I am, I was out once again! That’s once a week for the last 3 weeks: I’m feeling rather spoilt. With all the fun and games of late, and to be honest, I was in two minds about going through the whole rigmarole of getting changed. With Little Miss dropped off at Granny’s house, I wasn’t far away from Chameleons, so off I went and got dressed up. The evening outfit was boots, sparkly cardy and the mini-skirt I got last month. Not my usual length, but I thought I’d give it a spin. 🙂
I’m glad I made the effort as the evening was one of the pleasant surprises. Firstly, we had quite a few folks turning up. The familiar faces (mais oui! 😀 ) and it’s nice to catch up with folk. I also had a chat with Sophie and Alison over Pink Punters – that was fun.
Later on two ladies from Hot Hair turned up and they’d brought a number of wigs with them. A few people tried them on and really, a good wig is well worth it. Nothing makes an outfit like fancy hair. I’d say ‘syrup’ but that may be a bit to gor blimey Mary Poppins 😀 (Ed: Syrup of Fig = wig for our overseas readers. See also ‘Irish jig’.)
Sarah tried a blonde one on and that was such a change in looks – she looked great and yes, she did buy it after some serious thought. Tracey had brought some of her home collection along with her and was given a trim. That did put some life back into the cut. We had some new visitors too. One lady was Maddy and she was understandably rather nervous (we had a little chat upstairs). But, bless her, she toughed it out and ended up leaving with a new wig and had her make-up done too. Not bad for a first time out eh? 🙂
We do get quite a few new people coming through the doors. I think the New Year and dark nights may have something to do with it. Maybe it’s a Resolution thing, but people seem to push themselves to get out around this time… I know I did 🙂 Looking back, I’ve only been going for 5 years or so and I guess I don’t really remember how nervous I was when I stepped out of the changing room back at Pond Hills (the old meeting place for the group). Maybe that’s why I keep a blog, to look back and enjoy some of the past events.
No matter how many new faces I see, either with that person in male mode or otherwise, it never ceases to impress me that they’ve managed to overcome The Fear ™ and make it through the door. I think it’s one thing to dress up at home or even post piccies online, but, it’s quite another to transform yourself and then go and talk with your peers. Sometimes fear is there for a reason, but if in this case, it’s only there to hold you back – something to overcome and enjoy. 🙂
Come to the end of the night, Val had brought along a few items – a sort of mini-bring and buy if you will. There was a pair of red patent 6″ heels – good grief! Talk about crossdresser bait 😀 Steph grasped the nettle and proved she could walk in them. After much laughter of how dangerous they looked, I gave them a spin too. Geez, they were high! I’d don’t wear shoes that steep and I felt like I was always falling forward. I quick stroll around the room didn’t help dispel that and the height meant I had to take very small steps. Very odd 🙂
As Maddy had her make-up done, I asked and then borrowed a blonde bob. None of my family are blonde. Well, truth be told we often start off blonde – almost platinum – but then go darker as we get older. The colour change was a surprise and while it was fun to see what I’d look like blonde, I wasn’t 100% over it. As Sophie said, the style wasn’t really me either.
Time ticked by and it wasn’t long before it was time to get changed. Glamour off, guy stuff back on 🙂 All in all, a very good night out!
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