Movies

I love a good movie. There are many themes I enjoy ranging from romance to sci-fi. There was once a time I would only watch a certain type of movie but these days I am finding enjoyment in all sorts of films. I wrote about stubborness a few weeks ago and talked about people who refuse point blank to try different things in their lives such as trying food they have previously declared ‘off limits’ to them. I think in our lives we tend to get in a rut sometimes. As long as the movie does actually move along it will usually keep my attention. I think it is good to have some sort of escapism in our lives periodically, if only to relieve the boredom and monotony! What say you?

Shirley Anne x

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Grand National Day

Today is Grand National Day here in the UK and specifically Aintree, Liverpool were I was born and raised (Liverpool). The race is supposed to be the oldest steeplechase horse race in the world. A great event in which much of the ‘civilised’ world takes an avid interest. I am not one to gamble, except maybe the National Lotto each week and I certainly do not gamble on horse racing but I do partake of any ‘raffles’ that may be on offer. Tonight, that is last night (LOL) I subscribed to a raffle. I ‘bought’ two horses in the Grand National. Maybe they’ll win, well one of them but I ain’t bothered, it’s all in fun. Don’t ask me for the names, I haven’t a clue! Too much Lager, JD, Meade and Cherry Brandy! LOL….If I win I will let you know.
If you have placed a bet I wish you luck! Love

Shirley Anne x

Do you remember?

Remember when you were a child? Do you remember who you were inside, your feelings? Has anything changed? The person that was then is still the same, just grown up. I saw something on TV about recruitment in social care and a worker was comforting an elderly lady. I thought to myself, She is the little girl that was living before that social worker was born and I wonder if other people see that. Although the lady was old, the little girl was still there. When I look at people and meet people I see them as spirit. I see them as children (that is older people) who have grown up inside a body that is now becoming frail. We don’t change inside when our bodies grow old, we just collect memories.

Shirley Anne x

Wish you were here….la..lalala.la…la.la.la.la

Remember Pink Floyd? I really do wish you were here. I had a great time this evening, now tomorrow morning…LOL…at my pub. Drinks flowed like lemonade, Lager, JD and coke, Meade (you’ve got to try Meade, a 10,000 year old drink recipe, oldest known alcoholic drink made from honey. A bit sweet but as strong as wine!), Cherry Brandy…..hic…. enough said! I have a great time at my pub and wish you were here. Love to you all……….

Shirley Anne x

Worrying times

Do you find yourself worrying about things, either in your life or outside of it? I cannot say that I have really worried about anything since I left school. I may have been concerned about things but they have never taken control of my feelings. Worrying gets you knowhere I feel and only serves to depress. Life isn’t easy sometimes but nobody said it was going to be and we have to get on with it. If you are worried about something that you feel is too much of a burden it is wise to seek help. When did worrying solve anything? One of the hardest lessons we learn is to realise that. The next thing is to overcome our worries.
When I was young I was bullied a lot and I grew up timid and worried about how it was all going to end. It did end although as an adult I have experienced more subtle bullying, especially since my transition. I didn’t worry about it though, I had grown out of that stage in my life. I realise here that not everybody can find that strength within themselves but for me my worrying days were over. There is a saying, ‘Things have a habit of working themselves out’, which on the face of it is true but it takes courage and determination to put an end to your worries and not let bad things take control of you.

Shirley Anne x

Too much Cider!

Today found me without work so at lunchtime I went into town, correction, walked into town to buy some toiletries and stuff. Afterwards I decided to drop into my pub for some refreshment. It has been a rather warm day today and I was in need of a drink. Arriving at the pub I ordered a cider shandy and it was very refreshing. I got talking to Sue, a regular customer there, just like me (LOL) and before I knew it I was on my second drink. Now these drinks were pints so visiting the toilet a few times was on the cards! After a while Sue left and I had yet another drink. By now other people I know came in and we chatted and had more drinks…hic. One guy I know came over and gave me a big hug and said, ‘Shirley Anne, I don’t know what to do, I haven’t had sex in ages’ (Mmm..so what?). Then he went on to say, ‘My wife is pregnant’, to which I replied, ‘Oh that’s nice for you both, are you happy’? ‘Yes’, came the reply and the next thing I knew his face was down my cleavage! LOL…..He moaned and said something but I couldn’t make it out. Guess with your face in that position it would be difficult to talk. I wasn’t offended as he is a friend and I quite frankly wasn’t bothered. That’s what happens when you have too much cider! Tehe…….
Later at about 5 O’clock another friend came in with his grandaughter who had just finished school for the day. She is eleven years old and is very intelligent and wise for her age. Her name is Erica. We got talking and it was like talking to somebody much older, say 30. What a delightful girl she is. She talked about her favourite lessons, history and biology. She told me her grandad, Peter, was a war baby. I asked her what she meant and she said he was 60 (I knew that) then realised that he was born after the war. Asking me when I was born she wouldn’t believe me when I said I was 63. ‘You don’t look anything like 63 she said. More like 42’. Well what could I say? She is right after all…LOL…………..

Shirley Anne x

Warm Again

At long last it’s warm again! I was wondering how much longer it will be before I need to stop wearing my stockings and go bare legged. Much as I love my stockings they can be quite uncomfortably warm as the weather improves, that is during my working day. I have an active occupation and during the warmer days of the year I need to keep as cool as I can when at work. Even out walking in the heat of the day becomes uncomfortable if I am wearing stockings. Now evenings, well that is a different story but only if I have a reason to wear them! I have noticed that there is a lot of interest in ‘Stockings HQ’, a link in my pages, so I know I am not alone in the enjoyment of wearing stockings or being with somebody who does! LOL. Now I wonder if I’ll get any offers? Tehe…..Well I can dream can’t I?
So now I am looking forward to the warm Spring and Summer’s days, with and without my stockings…….

Shirley Anne x

Books

Do you like books? Do you like to sit by the fireside and get engrossed in your favourite reading material? Do you like the feel of a good book on your lap and let your mind drift into it’s pages. Do you think computers will ever have the same effect on you? I have the Holy Bible in electronic form. The whole book is inside a small hand-held device which looks like a calculator at first glance but it holds all the pages of that book even so. I have the printed version too of course and I much prefer it. Somehow the electronic version is just not the same. Oh yes it is ideal for cross-referencing or finding a certian word or phrase in an instant but it needs to go a long way before it becomes as pleasant to hold as the printed version.

Shirley Anne x