Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Extended long weekend

What is the point of a public holiday if you can't add a few extra days and have a whole week off.
So in my weeks travels, I find myself in South Auckland. In this area, men are men and have tattoos to prove it.
I did notice my swim bag was in my car, so without any disguise I walked in to the pools at 1 pm as a normal middle aged, seriously balding man with chin stubble, and politely asked if transgendered people are allowed to swim there.
They answered "YES" and after swimming 700 meters until my shoulder popped, I had the lovely staff take a photo just for you. Yes I know I'm crazy, but just relaxing as a girl is so fantastic.
One of the four life guards thought I looked funny and had trouble suppressing a laugh, but I would have laughed also if I saw such a sight

Hair added in the editing suit, to scary otherwise

I also found myself on Waiheke Island - Lonely Planet 5th best destinations in the world. A great day to be myself, checking out the island. As this is quite an "Alternative Lifestyle" area, I decided to go as ME, and again, had to post edit some hair on my head so as not to scare you to much (photos scared me, I thought it was an early Halloween)

Actually I like this edited hair, I must look at finding a similar wig.

Lovely staff at one of the many cafe's took this and again just amazing how much calmer I am for having these "girl times".

It also pays to pace your drinking when visiting the many wineries on the island, hence the need for visiting the cafe's afterwards for some strong coffee.

Life at Home Today:
So wife has me watching her favourite TV program "Sister Wives", where Kody is designing jewellery for his wives, so mine asks me what I would make for her.
I told her 2 cats (yes she is a cat lover), walking in sync next to each other, maybe with tails entwined to represent her and myself in sync and always touching.
She then tells me she would do an eagle for me (the only tattoo I've ever thought of, and only didn't because of my dual personalities). She tells me I'm always soaring and never coming down, not just in terms of "being" Rachel, but also with my parachuting, gliding, scuba diving, home renovations and all my other interests, I just don't have the time or energy or all the other crap you need to be "down" on life.
I think I have the worlds best wife/lover/soulmate/friend

Friday, October 23, 2015

This is the part, where I should hide my face

So I went for a swim again at my local pools.
And at this point I should point out, I don't know a cross dresser who doesn't dream of being a swim suit girl (although I might get a few emails from other girls after this to say otherwise). I think because skin tight lycra is just one of those great fantasies (yes that probably goes for male cyclists as well).
At the age of 7, I probably wore my sister one piece swim suit more than she ever did, but now I'm older and wiser - well maybe not, as I never let anyone see me at the age of 7 wearing it, it was just something one didn't do in those days.

But now.... (you do know there is worse forms of "crazy" than just playing dress up yes?)


I suppose one of the things that annoys me about swimming, and that is I can't wear my wig while doing lengths, or soaking in the spa pool, or relaxing in the sauna.

So that leaves me in a ladies swim suit, with breast forms, no make up and no wig to hide behind.
Which leaves all the other swimmers and gym users seeing the Genetic Male that I reside in.

It's actually quite a good male body, swimming and martial arts helps it stay that way (the male me, would prefer 6 ft 3" and 120 kg muscle machine, but I prefer a slim girls body, so we compromised with this body)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sorry, forgot to take a photo for you

Thursday I spent 30 minutes having my legs waxed, after shaving them all winter, it turned in to a 45 minute wax that left quite a bit of bruising. It turned in to a good workout for the girl doing the waxing and at least she liked the colour of my toe nails.

Sunday, armed with new eyeliner, eye shadow and lipstick (A present from a friend that arrived yesterday), I headed off to a large retail shop (The Warehouse) to by a pretty new summer dress that will show off my legs. Unfortunately the dress colour was significantly different than in the advertised mailer.
Since I had smooth legs, I was wearing a bandage sized micro mini skirt that just covered my butt cheeks and a low V cut blue lace top

This photo was taken a while ago, today skirt was shorter than this black skirt and today I had a V neck top of a similar colour

I had to visit Mitre 10 hardware again (still doing building work on the home), bought a new door lock, chatted to a few staff about "Approved" vapour barriers for concrete floors.

Then it was Brunch time with my girlfriend Josie, which was real fun
a) because it's always fun with Josie, and
b) I was perched on a bar stool in my micro-mini, bare upper thighs sticking to the wooden stool and happy I had chosen pretty under wear this morning, but like any lady I always had my knees together.

At 11.30 am, wife had me stop off at the large supermarket for supplies, got lovely compliments from a group of staff members around the supervisors till.

At the moment, our weather is being bipolar, it's meant to be warm enough for summer clothes, but it's undecided from hour to hour as to if it should be summer or winter. Today was not the day for bare legs. I can't wait until I can wear my summer dresses again, like this one from last summer....

Where ever you are, whatever your doing, I hope it's fun

Sunday, October 11, 2015

An hour to kill

Plans are afoot this morning, to paint the roof, take daughter to spend her birthday money, do more home alterations etc etc etc.........
But before everyone (including the stranger sleeping on my couch) wake up, there is an hour or 2 for me to just be me.

Hope my see through top isn't to slutty, well maybe a bit slutty would be nice, I mean really, what's the point of having pretty bras if no one gets to see them   :)

The coffee is nice and creamy and I got some time to relax and read my book, so it's a good start to a busy day

Saturday, October 10, 2015

No girl time.....in to much pain

No really...
I'm to old to be removing tin roofs, fitting new roof underlay and then re-fitting the roof without help.
I've located new groups of muscles I didn't even know existed....but I'm okay so long as I don't sleep on my side, back or front or sitting. Wish I was on the international space station, I could sleep standing up.
It's 9 am, and I really need some sleep (as well as paint the roof, stain the deck and 100 other chores on this beautiful spring morning).
I hope your weekend will be more relaxing

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Life is, what we make it

And I like mine with lots of fun
And what better way to start the weekend with getting dressed pretty and going out with a girl friend (Wife has Rugby on the TV, so she is happy, kids have to go to work).

Wife drove me to Josie's house so she could have the car for running the kids to and from work, while I jumped in Josie's car, it was great going in to the city and NOT having to drive

We parked at Sky City and walked across the main street of the city to the Art Gallery for lunch

We then walked across Albert Park, me in my new skinny shiny pants, my favorite boots, and oldest daughters top


I took the umbrella for the rain, that didn't happen while we were outside walking through the busy city. Meet some cool friends of Josie during out walk and chatted for a few minutes.
At 2 pm we were seated at a Lecture by Chris Lintott - a famous TV presenter, on finding "Earth like planets from your sofa"

In the auditorium, Josie decided to do a selfie, sorry about the lighting,

but we were in a hurry and just being a bit crazy.

Afterwards we had to walk back through the busy city.
Saw a really cool fun busker and I hoped to have a bit of fun with him and the crowd, but the "cross now" buzzer sounded and we were pretty much dragged across the road as everyone crossed.

At home now, in male mode, prepping for tonight's dinner, blogging ofcourse while the oven warms up, and think about you and hoping you have a great weekend.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Got to the pools again

With school camp and daylight savings, it's been a couple of weeks since my last swim.
Decided to wear my blue KMart one piece.
The attendant was writing up her sign for the day "be original because a copy isn't worth...." she was still writing as I entered, but made me smile.
Really, I mean how many other genetically male swimmers do you think there were in a womens one piece with breast forms and hairy legs. Hope I can get in for a leg wax today.