2009 in summary…

Goodbye 2009! So was it good or bad for you? Here’s a summary of what it brought for me…

  • I moved back to Brisbane.
  • I was dump by Melissa when the extra money ran out meaning she would have to work rather than sitting on her fat arse which was getting fatter for w**king all day and not working…
  • I found out the hard way that men are men and hormone replacement therapy for men who say they are women doesn’t make them anything but gay men with tits.
  • I found that pre-op transgender people are the most mentally unstable people I have ever met, and as a consequence I would never consider dating another one again. (I’d also recommend to the tranny chasers out there to stay well clear even if they look stable because they might be upping their dosages with or without their doctors knowledge and that is a time bomb waiting to happen.)
  • I started committing suicide (started because I chose a method that takes some time, however I was given a reason to stop before I went all the way, which is why I’m here now.)
  • I got fired for the first time in 20 years (is not completing your probationary period being fired? Some think it is, some think not.)
  • I became a ‘Psycho He-She Ex’.. which is funny because I seem to be the third [at least] “Psycho Ex” of Melissa… First was Melissa’s wife, Charmaine. Second was the indian girl that I forget her name, and now me… That’s not to forget all the psycho’s that Melissa dated [had coffee with].. One has to wonder whether Melissa attracts psycho’s or whether the ex’s are not actually psycho’s and there is something wrong with her, one refers to the previous point about mental stability of transsexual people…
  • I started playing music again, keyboard and sax. I also bought a base guitar and drum kit both of which I am learning.
  • I met a beautiful young girl called Katie, whom I love dearly.
  • I lost a couple of special friends to Melissa and was accused of splitting the trans-community in two. Another amusing comment as it was Melissa herself that persuaded me to stop taking part in TrannyRadio etc by saying they were all nothing but crossdressers with no understanding of real transsexuals.
  • I gained 100’s of friends.. that’s people who message me and say “how are you doing? We’re all missing you!” – you know real friends, not those that hang about because you might be able to do something for them.
  • I sold my hobby called “SORBS” for a lot of money (not what was reported, that was fiction from Jed Smith based on pure conjecture, but enough to pay my mortgage and credit card in full after all taxes paid.)
  • I moved to Malta and made 100’s more friends.
  • I started a new hobby-come-business in photography.
  • I got my UK passport with “Female” on it.
  • I had Christmas with my mum and son for the first time in 10 years.
  • I returned to Brisbane to say goodbye, and promptly had a plane quarantined…! What a way to go eh?

So there you have it 2009 in a nutshell! Roll on 2010!

The Flight “Home”..

To say the flight home was interesting was a little bit of an understatement. My seat was a front isle seat, and I felt rather exposed compared to the first flight where I was in the front window seat. The window near me I could just see out of but the guy who took the window seat kept closing my blind.. which was quite annoying.

The first leg was quite uneventful and I was able to sleep for a few hours. A quick refuelling stop in Singapore left me with an hour to kill, I decided to complete some of this blog.. only to find the previously open complimentary wireless system is no longer open and actually requires a valid Singapore number to create an account – what a waste of time.

Taking my duty free alcohol through the security to reboard the plane was uneventful as I was using tamper proof bags.

The flight from Singapore to Brisbane took off promptly and was smooth.

At around 6am I had breakfast, an omelette and a coffee, here things started going wrong. I enjoyed the omelette but the coffee was way too strong. I decided to have a nap and fell asleep again. About 2 hours later I woke still tasting the coffee and not feeling all that well, I also needed to go to the toilet… When in the toilet I suddenly started feeling really sick and with no warning emptied to contents of my stomach in the toilet..

Pearl (Business) Class on Etihad..

Oh what fun it is being in Business Class.. I drove back to Heathrow airport it was an uneventful and quick drive. On arrival at Heathrow, having travelled business class before, I knew to head straight for the business class lounge and relax. Unfortunately as always when relaxing you forget about the things you should do so I have a pile of VAT receipts that I need to claim back now..!

The Business class lounge in London Heathrow was as expected… Very friendly staff, very clean and clinical, though warm and inviting at the same time. The food is either buffet, or A La Carte, both are excellent, though I only had a la carte menu items, it was outstanding portion sizes for me were just right, unlike a lot of a la carte where you are left feeling as if the main course was no more than a starter.

Whilst waiting at the bar with a nice glass of wine, I was offered a complimentary treatment at the Six Senses Spa. I opted for a 15 minute deep tissue massage, and was pleasantly surprised at how the skilled hands worked out all the tension and knots of the last few months. I left very relaxed and without any of the tedious back pain I have nearly constantly.

Boarding was very straight forward, and I was called by one of the staff personally. Hand baggage was retrieved from the complimentary lockers and I went to the gate which was opposite the lounge entrance.

The flight to Abu Dhabi was uneventful, and was as expected based on the numerous reviews of the Etihad Pearl class flights. The seats were indeed lie-flat seats as can be seen in the photo..

Having a window seat was rather pleasant, though a little cramped, certainly not a good place for anyone who is claustrophobic.

Salmon Alla Shells

Preparation time less than 5 minutes. Cooking time 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients (serves 2-3):

  • Salmon steaks or slices for each person
  • 1 red chilli (not hot, remove seeds)
  • 1 medium onion (red or white)
  • 1 can of condensed chicken soup (powered soup can be substituted)
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • A small quantity of dill
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Finely chop the onions, and the chilli and place them in a warm fry pan, with a little olive oil. Allow them to fry gently. As the onions start to turn brown, add the Salmon (skin down if they are slices) and turn up the heat.

After 2-3 minutes add the chicken stock, and the condensed chicken soup. Cover and allow to simmer before reducing the heat.

Simmer for 10 minutes or until Salmon is no longer “pink”, add the chopped dill, and leave to stand (rest) with no heat for 5 minutes before serving.

I served with creamed potatoes, fresh carrots and peas.