Why do parents ring at all he most inauspicious times with the most onerous tasks ? Literally as I'm just starting to get ready mother (who has had her new house plastered) asks me to put the radiators back on. So I'm putting radiators on an hour and a half before the meet up starts
In the end it turned out ok and one of the benefits of having a fast car is that I was early, which was probably worse, remember that this was my first time in any sort of meeting, in fact my first time in public. I partially dressed before setting off, partially changed in a room they had available for the purpose, which was difficult as I forgot my mirror. I actually think it would probably be best to arrive dressed in future and if I can find ways to get past the prying eyes on our street then that's exactly what I'd do.
Onto the group: They aim to cater for everyone on the trans* spectrum, (which is just as well, because I don't know where I fit on it) and people from all parts were there. Meetings are fortnightly, and I got the feeling that it's got a "drop in when you need to" aspect to it and not everyone goes every time. There were about 12 ladies and one partner there on the night as a rough count. They are possibly the friendliest group of people I have ever met, tremendously positive and quick to put you at ease . I like them !
I'll definitely be going back.
I also found out there is a monthly night out, Nottingham Invasion, and about another 2 or 3 groups in the city . All this, and only 25 miles from home, I needn't feel alone.
I didn't get any photos, Summer, it was over far too quickly, but I wish I could bottle and keep the feelings of being natural, the feelings of normality the feeling of being valid it meant quite a lot
Anyway I got home just before midnight and had a cider, and another one, so I'm worse for wear today ...