Tuesday was a TV dinner at Billie and Kathie’s.
But sadly it’ll be the last regular one though there may be occasional ones in the future.
Over the years both Billie and Kathie, the TV dinners and the people that go along to them have played a very special part in my life.
I first visited them on July 10 2007 as described here.
It was the first time that I met people outside of home when I was wearing wearing makeup that I’d put on myself.
At that time Billie and Kathie organised the Surrey Swans group and it was when I first went there on the last Sunday of July 2007 that I first ventured outside my own front door dressed as a girl.
Billie and Kathie invited Sally around for a meal so that she’d have a chance to meet another t-girl and the partner of one. There’s an account of that here. That has made a big difference to us both.
My first venture into Windsor as a girl was with Katie, who I met at Billie and Kathie’s. It’s described here. It’s sweet that last Tuesday I mentioned to Katie that we’re planning a School Uniform theme for Surrey Swans in July and she asked me if I still has the Spank Me knickers.
My first shopping trip as Andrea was with Billie on March 1st 2008 as described here.
My first trip to Sparkle was with Billie in June 2008 and it’s all documented here.
And also, Billie and Kathie’s place is where I met such lovely friends as Laura and Tina and Nikki bringing to mind thoughts of Pink Punters (I still have the sparkly Stargazer eye shadow) and Candy Girls. And Susan and Julia, who accompanied me to the Bridal Wear shop in Bracknell mentioned here.
In writing all of this because I just want to say a very big thank you to Billie and Kathie – for being who they are and for the difference that they have made to me. And also, I know, to many other people.
In a way it’s the end of an era. But, ends do lead to beginnings.