Sunday, 28 October 2018

A new life abroad

I have implemented a giant change in my life: I am aiming to settle abroad in the long-term.

I have sold my house and this week I am moving out.

I will have an address in Britain for a while as it's difficult to vanish all in one go and I need a base for return trips. That will be in the North of England, which means I should be able to spend more time with my many trans friends there, especially those near Manchester.

But chiefly I am moving to the Mediterranean. Next week I will head to Italy by train via Paris.

Yes, I have already made initial enquiries with trans groups in Italy, France, Spain (and even Austria). The final destination is not settled yet.

Why? Well, mainly health, politics and a number of difficulties here that have made life much harder. Subjects for a more detailed post another day.

I have lived in London virtually all my life and so it does feel odd leaving all that behind. But I feel the time has come and I am looking ahead now.

Sue x


  1. I hope the move goes well and you enjoy the North before you head to further shores. Wishing you lots of luck.

  2. Best of luck to you, hon! I know how big a step that must be for you. It will work out fine, and you'll have a good time in the process!


  3. Sue,
    You have beaten me to it ... my plans begin in the New Year. I'm sad we never got to meet in London, but hope that we do meet at some time in the future. You will never 'leave' London - I haven't lived there since 1977 but still consider myself a Londoner! And, as you know from my pics, I am known to visit the Med on occasion!
    I wish you all the very best in you various moves,

    1. Thank you, Nikki. I am sure we will meet somehow. somewhere. Sue x