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    Laura Lovett
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    Registered On: March 26, 2020
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    One of the things that I really like in a multi-part story is a good segue.

    Between chapters, between paragraphs, between asides from paragraphs – it doesn’t matter – a good segue provides continuity and momentum.

    And momentum was what I was feeling. A continued drive from one exciting femme adventure to the next.

    Content with the food, which more than made up for in quantity what it lacked in quality or taste, I walked daintily but quickly back to the hotel, showered, shaved and wiped off the makeup.

    Yes, I cursed myself a little for doing it that way around, and, once the makeup was off, shaved again with a fresh blade, searching for all those tiny, stubborn patches that resist every effort.

    A quick whizz around with a nose and ear-hair clipper (easily forgotten essential), and it was time to moisturise, and do the makeup properly, with plenty of light and a big mirror.

    Despite attending a wonderful live demonstration, having 2 makeovers and being a total Glow Up (makeup TV show) addict, I struggled with my eyes worse than I ever had!

    The liner insisted on going on smudgy, and attempts to clean the edges resulted in panda eyes. The mascara clumped, despite my efforts to shake it and wipe the excess off the brush – and my eyeshadow! Oh! It looked like the most colourful black eye imaginable, no matter what I did to style it.

    So I stripped it back to a boring but serviceable smoky eye, with a  bit of glitter for luck, fixed my eyebrows into that quizzical, slightly surprised look that is fashionable, contoured the male features as deeply as I dared, hoping the venue would be dark, and selected a pretty blue leaf necklace to set off the green eyeshadow.

    It’ll do – finally, those lips.

    Let’s see… nice, full lower lip, sharp and full widow’s peak, drawn carefully with lip pencil, filled in with lip paint, pop the dress on while it dries, pop the heels into my back pack, and gloss it all up.

    Let’s have a look…

    Well, yes the dress looks absolutely stunning – a kind of petrol blue, with, of course, sequins arranged in swirling patterns, front and bank.

    Just covering the thighs, sleeveless, and a lovely sheer arrangement around the neckline, giving the impression of cleavage – I felt totally right.

    The shine off the sequins catches the glitter around my eyes, and my face seems to have a glow, like a kind of halo.

    Well, no angel I – it’s time to take this show on the road, and woe beside anyone who has something bad to say about this look, because I Lovett!!!

    Suffice to say that no woe betode (betided?) anyone.

    I was a bit disappointed not to get any comments at all – after all the effort!!

    Walking past the pier, I felt a kind of catwalk strut enter my movements, as music pumped from many venues, and the sounds of surf and people enjoying themselves filled the air around me.

    As I went up the other hill, towards the venue, I saw a delectable vision – a perfectly presented lady, in a white dress which looked a bit out of date, but fitted so perfectly, and positively gleaned – I was transfixed again! I loved that dress – but now, no envy. No sadness that I couldn’t wear clothing like that – but another rush of euphoria.

    I was jolly well going to tell her how much I loved that dress as we passed, and I jolly well did… and noticed, as she turned her downturned, slightly too large face away from me, with a bit of a grimace, that she was a CD! A sister, who had no interest in communication with another. Well, there’s a puzzle, but I respected her wishes, and kept walking, until I reached the Hotel Celebrity.

    Point to note – I never look down, unless there’s something to look down for, such as a kerb or drain, when wearing heels. There’s far too much to look around at and observe. Most GGs I’ve observed are constantly looking around, fully absorbed in the moment – and rightly so.

    The Hotel Celebrity bears a plaque, stating something along the lines of “Tony Hancock once performed here”.

    Tony Hancock, for those who don’t know, was a comedian, whose main character traits were a somewhat pretentious, curmudgeonly outlook on life – and he was very popular in the 1950-1960s.

    The Hotel Celebrity looked like they hadn’t touched it since by way of renovations, presumably in Hancock’s honour. A fairly useless rock band were playing in a function room, and most of the audience, some, in fancy dress, were on the large patio, outside the room.

    I sashayed over, and asked the guy nearest to the car park if he knew where Rubyz was, as my Google Maps had clearly said that it’s here somewhere.

    He retorted that I must have the wrong place, but I thought it better to go inside and ask.

    I noticed that one of the girls was dressed as Ginger Spice, in that Union Jack dress, and so I said “Wow, it’s Ginger Spice – great outfit!”

    She seemed pleased with the attention and sent me some sexy dance moves, so I followed up with “I would’ve dressed up too, if I had known it was fancy dress!!”.

    This elicited a laugh from a number of them, and it seemed I was making myself the centre of attention, so I bade them all have a lovely evening, and went towards the main entrance to the hotel.

    3 lovely girls were standing there, one with beautiful blonde locks, a face that seemed lit up, with dreamy big eyes and the most amazing, low-cut, high-split red sequined dress I had ever seen!

    I asked if Rubyz was in the hotel, to which she replied “Yes”, and I couldn’t stop myself from saying “With a dress like that, I thought you were rubies!” and, turning to the other two beauties, almost repeated the line I had spun to great effect with the gig attendees.

    The ladies laughed at this, the blonde in red observing that I had almost as many sequins as her – and directed me to the function room known as Rubyz.

    As I went in, I heard her remark “Looks like it’s going to be a good night!”.

    Assuming that those girls were the welcoming committee, I went in, gave my name to the chap at the door, and he directed me to my solo table at the back, next to a table set for 6 people.

    In fact, all around the room were large tables, except to my left, which was set for 2.

    I looked around, as the venue filled – it wasn’t very big, and the tables were mostly socially distanced, and I guessed that the audience would be around 100 people. The odd thing was that most of the audience appeared to be women.

    Hold on – this is a drag queen show – I got the impression that many women were offended by such things – yet there were probably only 2 or 3 other men in the room.

    As I sat contemplating this, the ladies from the door came in, and promptly sat at the table next to mine.

    With a huge smile, my blonde friend greeted me like an old friend, and said “Why don’t you come and sit with us?”.

    I couldn’t think of a single reason not to sit with 6 beautiful ladies, all out for a good time and to party (No sex, please, we’re British!), so I simply said “I can’t imagine anything I’d like more – thank you so much!”.

    The blonde then turned to me and said “You’re ours now!”, and I couldn’t stop myself: “Oh, goody!!!”.

    We’ll there were introductions and lots and lots of idle happy chit-chat – I had been taken into the group, and was being treated not just as one of the girls, but as one of the close-up knit group. We even went to the toilet together – although I always draw the line at cubicle sharing. In this case, that wasn’t requested, which made things so much easier and more relaxed!

    I was one of the girls, and hadn’t been pulled into the group because one of them fancied a fling with a cross dresser (very, very flattering, but, for a married man, awkward and yes, that has happened to me a few times in Brighton), but because they just seemed to like me. I put my heels on, and instantly came the demand for me to stand up and give them a twirl, which I did, to a chorus of whoops from what seemed the entire venue!

    The show was surprisingly good, and the women screamed, banged the tables, got up and danced, on other tables, some took their tops off – it was a crazy night, although my table were comparatively well-behaved (all women in their late 30s-early 40s, married wirh kids, and out for the first time in years).

    During the break, we shared pictures of our children, the blonde showed me a picture of her on her horse, and we talked a little of ordinary life. I got up to go for a vape, and one of the girls asked if they could take me back with them! I laughed wantonly and replied that they could take me anywhere, but right now I needed a vape.

    The girl who had asked came with me, and started asking me about cross dressing – every question I’d heard before, but not in such a quick fire way.

    Of course, all my answers are ready, and condensed so I don’t feel like I am hogging the conversation, but she seemed absolutely fascinated, and said that I had smashed all of the preconceptions she had about it.

    Her first question was whether I was gay or not, and my answer visibly surprised her, and she hung onto every answer I gave like it was a revelation into a world she had no idea existed. We returned to the others, still chattering – then the dancing started, and I was swung around, I swung girls around, I accepted bump and grind from behind, but generally kept shy of taking the male role unless reversed into…

    One lovely girl in a fantastic pink jumpsuit kept smiling, wide-eyed at me across the dance floor (a lot of ladies did, but I noticed her mostly because of the jumpsuit – and when she broke my resolve not to play the male role!), After that, I became sport, and did I mind?

    Would you?

    It was a crazy blast, and we all danced until the music stopped, and I wasn’t sure I could actually continue dancing in 3″ heels for another second…

    I accompanied my lovely friends to the door, where they were to await their taxi, at which point, after a kiss all round, it was time for us to part company.

    I gave my Laura Lovett email address to my blonde friend, so she could share it round, but refused to take any of their details, saying that I would love to go out with them all again, or chat about anything, but, if I were them, I’d think long and hard about sharing my details with a strange man – and they don’t come much stranger when they’re wearing a dress!

    Bidding all my fair Spanish ladies adieu (No, they weren’t Spanish, it’s the song title!), I floated down the hill, and barely noticed the walk back to the pier, and to the bench on which I sat, at 00:40, looking at the reflections in the sea, reflecting on the events of my first day trip to Bournemouth en femme – but certainly not my last.

     

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      Laura Lovett
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      Really glad that you enjoyed my story, Angela!
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      Dana Dean
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      Registered On: January 29, 2019
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      Thank you so much for taking the time to eloquently share your trip and experiences. I have been hanging on every word. You have a beautiful gift please continue to share with us!!

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      • #525538
        Laura Lovett
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        Thank you so much for reading and leaving feedback – it means a lot to me, as my writing skills were very poor and often criticised by teachers and lecturers alike when I was younger.

        I really don’t know where the style has come from – I guess it’s because the substance means so much to me, and I recall so clearly and vividly every detail, every feeling (again, very strange for someone who suffers regular, significant memory issues due to childhood head injuries) – this is a confidence boost for me, to be able to remember so clearly, and a double whammy when I receive lovely comments like this.

        It’s almost like it comes from someone else’s memory – am I (male person with writing and memory issues) writing this, or is Laura another person in my soul, and writing it through me? (A question I ponder, rather than seek any answers to!).

        It just flows out, as-is, with practically no effort, and few corrections (curse you, autotype – may your creator burn in hello), and yet I am aware of the mechanics – the technical writing effects that I am using as I use them, albeit subconsciously – but how? I never learned them properly at all!!!

        I think it’s important for everyone to share their experiences, especially adventures en femme, as I believe it is helpful to others – as some of the other commentators have confirmed, and that excites me much, much more than bragging about what a good time I had.

        In fact, I feel humbled and truly blessed (not to mention extraordinarily lucky) to have had such an amazing time, because it means I can share it and encourage others who may be holding back.

        I really appreciate the feedback -from all my fair sisters.

        Thank you again.

        Love Laura

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      Stephanie Kennedy
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      Registered On: March 15, 2019
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      Hi Laura Again you had me mesmerized I did not want to be interrupted when I was reading your adventure. I have been there in the same situations but did not get to experience the acceptance of the fun loving woman GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN when out. I had a CD that was not unlike you. When ever we would go out she always had so much fun. The GGs just loved her and she had no problem with sharing her thoughts. You are right GGs have so many questions when they perceive you are not a threat. They want to know all the juicy details about what its like to be a crossdresser. You got it. There is nothing to change. You should consider a drag profession even if it is just part time. I love your attention to details. Details are what pulls me in to allow me to be there with you, to see what you see and feel what you feel. I have been there with you sister just in another time and place. Thank you for the wonderful memories and great feelings.

      Luv Stephanie

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        Laura Lovett
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        Hugs!!!

        If I was wearing mascara, it would be flowing down my neck right now!

        Thank you, Stephanie – I had a real blast writing it, reliving those marvellous moments, then proof-reading and reliving them again!

        I can only hope my little sketches find their audience so appreciative!

         

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      Super fun story indeed..! Reminds me of a time my wife & I were in Southampton and befriended by an ABBA cover band…one of the most fun times ever.! Keep up the great stories.! Holly.

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      • #525542
        Laura Lovett
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        Wow – that sounds like a lot of fun!

        I’d love to be in an ABBA cover band – sadly I can’t sing like either of the girls (few can!), but the costume…. mmmmmm!!!

        Love Laura

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      LisaT
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      Registered On: January 31, 2021
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      It just keeps getting better.

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      Leonara
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      Laura,
      What a wonderful experience… thanks so much for
      sharing… Regards, Leonara

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      • #525545
        Laura Lovett
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        Absolutely my pleasure, Leonara!

        Love Laura

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      Clara Cross
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      “I’m an artistic type who requires a creative project in life” said the lovely lady from Maidenhead. I believe you have found your muse Dear Laura. So fun to read, so engaging. I love your outlook on public presentation…laugh and the world laughs with you.

      Best, Clara

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        Laura Lovett
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        …or, indeed, at you – but that’s much better than directing hostility towards you, especially as it brings a laugh to their lives…

        I’ve cobbled together a couple of short skits, aimed at illustrating the difference between drag queens and cross dressers in a humorous way, which I am going to present to queens next time I attend a show.

        There would be a lot of humour, even if it’s read directly from the page – in fact, that would add to the humour, and I am crafting versions designed to be read directly, which are self referential – so, next time I get picked on during a performance, maybe I can make it a bit more fun and special – if the queens decide to play along, of course!

        I think that’s the next level for me – a cross dressed show by an authentic cross dresser!

        Thanks again for the lovely comments!

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          Clara Cross
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          Let us know when you are holding open auditions! All the world’s a stage….

          Star-crossed Clara Cross

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          • #525548
            Laura Lovett
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            What meanings are hidden behind that speech – the 6th age of man:

            “The lean and slipper’d pantaloon,

            With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;

            His youthful hose, well sav’d, a world too wide

            For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,

            Turning again toward childish treble, pipes ”

             

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      Trisha Smith
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      What a trip.  I am sure I speak for most. We want more Laura, out on the town, seaside and sexy. What a great trip. Thanks so much for sharing.

      💋

      Trisha

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        Laura Lovett
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        Thank you, Trisha

        As I said in the first instalment, I find it harder not to write about my femme experiences – they mean so much to me, and I love to share by way of encouraging others that it’s not so bad out there, if you’re prepared.

        Have a great day, keep smiling babe – you’re gorge ❤XXX

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      Angela Booth
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      How good was that!  New title – Bourne to be wild…..

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