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

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sorry no girl time yet still a fun weekend

Auckland had a long weekend and the weather was perfect to take the family to Bland Bay.
One of the bonuses of being gender fluid, I can have fun in either mode.
This weekend was a very manly weekend where I had decent facial hair growth, drank to much beer, got to much sun tan/burn and taught my kids how to paddle board. We even got to hang around with dolphins for about 40 minutes.

Posing for the wife, hoping she doesn't drop the camera in the water

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What can you do in 90 minutes?

Well you can get dressed pretty
Go to Jaycar for some much needed electronics for your latest project

Follow that up with a nice coffee at a local shopping mall

And then a quick shop at the supermarket - Bread, milk, pasta & broccoli to go with pork chops for dinner (don't tell anyone, but I'm going to grill a layer of Mainland 18 Month matured Tasty cheese on my pork chop to give it a real kick)

An interesting story about how I got my top.
You know how you visit old folks "community" and they have a common room with lots of books, and occasionally when someone gets fed up with their clothes, no longer fits them or they die and the clothes are placed in the common room.
Well I'm hoping they weren't dead but if they were, I'm guessing they will be happy their clothes are still being used.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Trying less

Wife would like me to not dress as much.....
I'm unsure how that would work without getting more grumpy.
I've dressed more manly this week for her and was probably a good change for me.

Unfortunately my inner girl nagged me in the wee hours this morning for an outing.
Being dark outside at 5.30 am I decided to dress and darken my eyes with eyeliner top and bottom and put on my brightest red lipstick, trying to look like a party girl.
It was the longest make up session I've had, about 20 minutes and I realized the dark sultry look is not really who I am (think I'll stick to light day make up in future), but here is my best attempt so far using the selfie camera and bad lighting.

My top is about 15 years old, seen plenty of wear but I just love how tight it is and how in bright light it shimmers.

So I'm sneaking out 4 hours before my wife would normally wake up and pretty much walked straight in to my 19 year old daughters boyfriend, who until now probably didn't now about this aspect of me.

This weekend we have had a bit of a weather bomb, torrential rain and high winds bringing down trees which has taken out a few overhead power lines.

Drove to a 24hr McDonalds for one of their great coffees, read the paper, relaxed a bit before driving to the petrol station for more fuel.

I did take a change of clothes, longer skirt and a normal cotton top, but as there is very little to do at that time of the morning and I was feeling tired, I decided to head for home.
Once I got home, I cuddled up to my wife at 7.30 and fell asleep for another 2 hours.

It was enough of an outing to relax and chill my emotions, but I still reflect back as to how natural I feel when presenting as a girl -- that's another life that my real life keeps interrupting.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Wife got a replacement car

So January 1st, Miss 17 wrote off the family Mazda Demio (our city runner).
Thursday we managed to find a replacement, a 2007 Nissan Tiida.

It's new to this country and I'm doing quite well at decoding the Japanese Radio/tv/2 camera/DVD & 30 Gb hard drive audio system. I manager to put a FM Band Expander on, although with 3 coax cables my first attempt I spliced into one of the car cameras, but second attempt got the aerial and all is good.

If anyone can help with changing the time on this Sanyo NVA-HD7707, I would appreciate an email, also cool if you had any ideas on how to add & delete music and movies from the hard drive.
Today I had to remove the front grill and swap the wires on the horn, as someone had the 12 connected to the ground and fuse was blown - but all good now.

So I took the wife's car for a wee drive.
First I went to the Auckland Maritime Museum, only to find the local parking was $12 minimum (only had to leave before 6am the next morning, but I was only planning on being an hour, 2 max), so I ended up just relaxing at a local coffee shop with free parking.
Besides, while it's overcast, being inside an air conditioned mall is much nicer than sweating into ones wig. With the wife's city car, I did notice that getting changed in it was more difficult than in my 8 seater wagon, but since it only used 1/2 the petrol I will learn to live with it :)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Family trip to Wellington

Well as you guessed, it's a family trip so I couldn't take my girl clothes, wig or make up, but I did sneak in a green top.
Wasn't to bad as wife brought her clothes and lent me one of her bras and skirts for my morning coffee

It was a great trip of 1,900 Kms there and back.

Youngest daughter got to see Weta Studios and some of her favorite movie props (Narnia & LOTR), did the cable car thing that all visitors do and shopping for clothes.

Eventually we ended up in Masterton and enjoyed sampling a few vineyards, luckily I was on the 4 person bike next to me in the old racing car in the video - in the non-driving seat after too many wines.

It was far to long and "manly" trip for me so went a bit OCD with with slutty girl time for this mornings wake up coffee after only 5 hours sleep. I'll probably change back in to normal girls day wear and hit the local shops once they open.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Post Christmas

With the effort of making my body hairless and having my eyebrows waxed in to a more womanly shape, I'm trying to make the most of it before I revert back in to a Wookiee.

29th December was just a quick morning coffee and read the newspaper before heading home to make wife breakfast in bed.
As it was a quick morning outing, I again just could not be bothered with make up, especially as my Thin Lizzy concealer costs $41 for a small tube

30 December, I woke at 3.30 am and I had the great idea of putting on some slutty clothes that I would have warn night clubbing if they had night clubs for the sexy over 45s. Instead I cuddled my wife and fell asleep until 6 am at which time I went to the pools to do more exercise.

Now you might think it's weird a person with a mans body would slip on a tight one piece swim suit and breast forms and swim 500 meters, but what was really wrong, was the MAN who was having a shave in the public steam room - like that's just yuk.

After wards (7 am) - and no I don't take make up to the pools, red faced from my work out, I went for a morning coffee. This coffee shop is approximately 10 minutes walk from home, so it's the closest cross dressing I've done, please don't tell my wife. I wanted to wear something that was different and matched the fact that today, for once - we have sun shine, like it should be in summer.
Only once I got home, I realized, the only change from yesterday was a tight white tee shirt.

31 December, this time I wore a blue top and grey skirt to my morning coffee at about 7.30 am and found a police cordon around the building. So with all the tape and broken glass inside the shop and the fact other coffee shops in the area don't open for another 90 minutes - I went back to bed for more cuddles.

1 January 2017 - super epic fail.
Thanks to my daughters loan of her dark metallic eye shadow, I've nearly perfected my night time party look. I woke up at 2 am, put on my party face and sluttiest outfit I own (lace top and slinky mini skirt). Again heading to the 24 hour coffee shop, found it crowded with mums & dads driving their drunk teens home. I lost confidence as even the party girls showing half their bums were less slutty looking than me. So back home and in bed by 3 am but....

Never being one to quit, I re-did my make up at 5 am, got dressed again and then........

the taxis arrived and unloaded 6 drunks across the road. I figured, okay they will soon be asleep but after I waited an hour while they chatted & shouted from their front deck, I decided to remove my make up and go back to bed. After I finished in the bathroom, the street was quiet - the buggers had finally gone to bed and I had removed all my make up.

Told my wife - she thought it was funny and said "well maybe Rachel isn't meant to go out after midnight"  :)

I'm heading to Wellington with the family and without girl clothes tomorrow, in my wife's silver Mazda Demio but today Miss 17 has mums car approximately 2 hours down the line. The car has made it in to our first official photo for 2017.

I think I'll take my car thanks love, no hurry to bring mums car back now.