15:31 - 2010-08-30
I always intended to maintain the diary, but life became busy and stressful and I slipped out of the habit. The sheer volume of work I accumulated while actively writing on this site astonished me. I didn�t want to lose it, it�s a life story when all is said and done, and hence I slipped into a different habit - archiving and then turning the diary entries into books to keep for posterity. It all started with a book I gave as a gift to Twinkles one Christmas. He adored being the subject of a diary; he adores even more being the subject of a book, or series of books. So far I have written up to May 2006, and will hopefully soon find time to produce the second half of that year�s Stardust Diaries. The books are not and will never be best sellers. I don�t care. If only a handful of people find themselves more kindly disposed towards people like Twinkles and Lulu, and all their transgender friends, as a result of reading the diaries then I will be proud of that. Anyone interested can find them at: http://stores.lulu.com/swansongs
Life is still busy, but we are still together, still happy, barring the days we get on each other�s nerves.
Twinkles, much to his disgust is working today, despite it being a Bank Holiday. The owner of the Jewellers he works for decided that the current economic climate is such that he can�t afford to lose a day�s business. It was hell getting him up out of bed this morning. I had to physically extract him from beneath the duvet. Hopefully he will be in a better mood when I pick him up to bring him home. He�ll be itching to make a start on getting ready to go out this evening. There�s a special Bank Holiday event on at the PP. It�s a competition where all the entrants have to reproduce a scene from the film �The adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.� Twinks, Lulu and Natalie have been working hard on a routine and costumes for the past few weeks, and of course having the usual quota of tantrums, tears and artistic differences in the process.
Well, I must be making tracks, I dare not be late picking him up tonight, or I�ll get his lemon lip look all the way home.
Take care everyone. Be well and happy.