Monday, 31 December 2018

That was 2018

It’s been a very unusual year but I did get time to go out at various times, either just shopping for myself or walking locally, or eating out with girlfriends, such as Sarah, Steph, Gina and Jo, and Emma.

The highlight, though, was my trip to Berlin, which was my first time out abroad. I saw all the sights of the city centre and it was a delight to be free to wander around a place where nobody took any notice of the trans woman. That’s how life should be.

The one major change is that I am moving abroad. Although I’m in Italy at present I may not stay there in the long run. The gross and unpardonable mess that the toxic UK government is making of leaving the European Union makes all things uncertain for millions such as myself. The only thing I am certain of is that a racist, isolated, right-wing Britain is not safe for trans people. Consequently, this year I felt it very important to participate in Transgender Day of Visibility and London Pride. That, and my family’s passionate anti-LGBT bigotry. Spain seems to have a more developed trans culture and that may be my final destination. I’m moving chiefly because my health now needs somewhere warmer and sunnier than Britain.

London Pride
One thing I can count on is the humanity of lots of my friends in the trans community and when I damaged my leg during house removals, it was a trans friend who took me in and looked after me for two weeks.

I’ve no idea what 2019 will bring. The one thing I am certain of is that it will be very uncertain. I just hope that humanity prevails over the bigotry now seen in Brexit Britain, Trump’s America and other former civilized countries where unscrupulous populist narcissists are whipping up hate. Here in Italy the loons are in government too but their likelihood of failing is high and I think things will soon return to a more rational approach.

Good luck in 2019, everyone.

Here’s my avatar for 2019, taken whilst on my way to London last summer.

Sue x


  1. Ooo, I feel quiet written out after reading about your busy year!

    Note to self: double check I've not written "busty gear" :-)

    I hope 2019 is kind to you and yours.

    L x

    1. Gah! Worn out, not written out, FFS. Pass the sherry, there's a dear :-)

    2. LOL. I think I knew what you meant. Hope 2019 is good for you too. Sue x

  2. Looking good, hon. And all the best in your move and future endeavors!



  3. Sue, you're off to the Med, and in all likelihood I'm off to the Emerald Isle, thanks in part to good old Brexit, but therein are adventures! I hope that 2019 is a great year for you! Nikki xxx

    1. Thank you, dear Nikki. Very best of luck to you if you do move (which is a good idea in my view). Sue x