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Aside from glasses, you will need some kind of hard object for squashing fruits in the glass (this is called a muddler). You will also need a cocktail shaker (a large lidded jar will do if you can not get a cocktail shaker), a tall glass, a stirrer, and a strainer. This is what they look like:

Some things to note about cocktails: a true cocktail will never include milk or cream. Additionally, none of the cocktails below use vodka as the aim of a cocktail is to enjoy the flavored spirit and vodka is a raw spirit - if you must have vodka, stick to a a vodka and orange - don’t waste expensive cocktail ingredients by mixing them with this bland spirit. One final word of advice: the images in this list are almost all over-garnished - please use the instructions in the list, not the images as a guide for the finished result. We are trying to make fine drinks, not fruit bowls. Oh - and I challenge each of you to try at least one of these cocktails this weekend! 10. Tom Collins

1 tablespoon sugar syrup Juice of 1 medium lemon 3-4 ounces of gin (2 measures) Stir all of the above together in the Tom Collins glass (see image above) and add 4 ice-cubes. Fill with soda water, stir again, and serve immediately. If you use Old Tom Gin (see below), use half the quantity of sugar syrup. Originally a Tom Collins was made with Old Tom Gin which is a sweetened type of gin. Unfortunately it is not seen often these days so we have to substitute regular gin and sugar syrup1. A collins is served in the tallest glass used for cocktails which is, appropriately, named a Tom Collins glass. It will normally hold 12-16 ounces.

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9. Mint Julep In a tall bar glass (this is not used for serving - just mixing) put 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup, a dozen young mint leaves, and 2 or 3 dashes of angostura bitters. Bruise the mint gently with a muddler and blend the whole mix by stirring and pressing slightly (do NOT use a blender). Do not crush the mint leaves or it will release bitter juices. Pour 2 ounces of Bourbon over the top. Remove julep glasses from the refrigerator and fill with crushed ice (being careful not to touch the glasses with your bare hands. Pour the julep over the top and stir for a few minutes. Add some more ice and top with enough Bourbon to fill the glass to 1/4 inch from the top. Insert two long straws and decorate with sugared mint leaves and serve. Everyone has their own take on the julep (particularly the mint julep) so it can be very controversial to present a recipe as the “best”. Nevertheless, I think after tasting you will agree with this one. 8. Gin Sling 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup 2 teaspoons of lemon juice 3 ounces of gin Combine the ingredients in a goblet or highball glass. Fill the glass with chilled soda water. If you wish, you can omit the lemon juice, but I recommend keeping it. This is now ready to serve. The generic term sling refers to a drink made of sweetened spirits and water. You can substitute virtually any spirit for gin in this recipe to produce a whiskey sling, a rum sling, a brandy sling, etc.

7. El Presidente 1 part French vermouth 3 parts rum 1 dash of grenadine Put all three ingredients in to an old fashioned glass (an old fashioned glass is the type of glass you normally serve a whiskey on the rocks - “old fashioned” here does not mean antique,) with large cubes of ice. Drop a twist of orange peel (and optionally a cherry) on to the top and serve. NOTE: many people mistakenly think that grenadine is a raspberry liqueur - that is not correct. Grenadine is made from pomegranates and you should not substitute raspberry in this recipe. This recipe is for the “Cuban” El Presidente. There is also an “American” El Presidente which includes lemon juice and curacao.

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6. Daiquiri

1 part sugar syrup 2 parts lime juice 8 parts white rum (Bacardi is best) Shake all of the above vigorously and strain in to chilled old fashioned or cocktail glasses. Interestingly, this drink was originally called a Bacardi, but the Bacardi company won a copyright suit so the name daiquiri has stuck.

5. Sazerac 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup 3 dashes of bitters 2 - 2.5 ounces whiskey Fill small old fashioned glasses with ice and set aside to chill. Stir the above ingredients with large ice cubes until thoroughly chilled. Empty the old fashioned glasses and swirl a dash of absinthe in each one - discarding any left over liquid. Strain the liquor into each chilled and swirled glass. Twist a peel of lemon over each glass and drop it on top as a garnish. Serve with a small glass of ice water on the side as a chaser. I have added the Sazerac mainly out of historical interest as it is one of the earliest (and in fact, may be the earliest cocktail known. Due to the combination of absinthe and whiskey, it is not to the liking of many people. 4. Margarita

1 part tequila 1 part Cointreau (or any orange liqueur 1 part lime juice Combine the above ingredients in a small old fashioned glass with crushed ice and stir to combine. Serve immediately. The origins of the Margarita are unknown. What is known is that it is not a drink that is meant to be blended in an electric blender and served like a slushy!

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3. Sidecar

1 part cointreau 2 parts lemon juice 8 parts brandy Shake the above ingredients over ice and strain in to a glass of your choice (see below). These are normally served in a sour or delmonico glass, but you can use a standard cocktail glass. This happens to be my favorite cocktails.

2. Manhattan 1 part Italian vermouth 5 parts whiskey 1 dash angostura Stir (never shake) the above in a bar glass with ice. Strain in to a cocktail glass and garnish with a single maraschino cherry - if it does not have a stem, place it on a toothpick. The Manhattan is normally made with rye whiskey, but you can substitute bourbon if you prefer.

1. Martini

1 part Lillet Vermouth (French) 7 parts best quality gin (I recommend Tanqueray No. 10) This is likely to be the most controversial cocktail on the list as the true martini has been greatly maligned in film and bars all around the world. First of all, let us just clarify a few points. A martini is made with gin. Always. If you use vodka, it is not a “Martini” it is a “Vodka Martini” only an ignorant person would ask for a martini and complain if it is not made from vodka. Using a twist of lemon instead of an olive in a Vodka Martini, gives you an entirely different drink which is called a Kangaroo.

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Alex Bio “A Woman is Born, Not Made, Regardless of Original Physical Gender” - Hi, I’m known on the TG scene as Alex T’Girl, and I won the Miss TG Scotland title in 2004. My new life embraces the clubbing scene at weekends where I can, with me having been to many of the top UK and Ibiza clubs of late. I love House/Trance/Electro tunes and mixes.

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OK, to get onto my bio details and past life: I’m now separated from my former Wife who was very much my soul mate, and have two fab young children from a lovely 17 year marriage who I still thankfully see on a regular basis. I’m a full time postop Transsexual woman from Scotland, UK, and had my gender reasignment and breast enlargement surgery on the 18th November 2008. I had minor facial surgery done recently on my brow ridge, but have retained my main features as naturaly born.
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I’m now into my 40’s, 5’10’ in height, weight about 155 pounds, and love everything about being the woman I should have been at birth. I’m now working as a Female Manager within the rather macho Construction Industry, which I used to work in as a male. I have known from as early as four years old that I was different from the average boy at School.
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I remember watching the girls playing dressing up games in the Wendy Houses, and very much wanting to join in, and be one of the girls. The pressure even at that age to conform and only do boyish things was so strong, that I went off on the male track of life which society in general expects. So I went through life trying to be as masculine as I could, and even managed to be picked half way through the line up of boys for football rather than being last. This had been a great achievement for someone who would rather have been a girl.

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. I never totally managed to achieve the full macho male persona, and had to put up with the odd gay boy chants, and even received a beating in the 80’s for looking too much like a girl during my New Romantic stage. I dressed in my Mothers clothes in secret when ever I had the chance all through my teenage years. I always fantasized about being a girl, and dressing up in pretty dresses. I even cryed, and wished before going to sleep at night that I would be magically transformed into a girl before I woke up the next day.
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The dressing urge did fall dormant for a few years when I became very interested in girls sexually. I never really managed to get off with girls in the same way as other guys, because I think I came across more as being one of the girls when in their company. I had also been told by a previous girlfriend that I was just too nice, and that we should just be friends! I never could work out when seeing a lovely looking girl whether I wanted to be with her, or be her?

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I married the woman I fell in love with, but kept the girly side a secret for a long time until one day she found my feminine stash by accident. All hell broke loose, and we almost split up at that time over the find. However, with gender consultant help, a lot of talking and understanding between both of us, we started to get through life together again. It had been very hard for us both, but she did allow me to explore my feminine side, although she took nothing to do with this side of my lifestyle. Sadly, my wife couldn’t take living with a partner transitioning into another woman, and we agreed to move off to live our own lives. I’m on a continual feminine journey of discovery, which means I’ve become more feminine in nature as time passes. I am a sensual girl who didn’t like to show what I still had of my maleness in the past or my new femaleness. As I said earlier I love dancing all night to House, Trance, and Electro dance tunes, and have been to the top clubs mostly in the north of the UK, and Ibiza on holiday with my best friend Steffi. I also love having sexy (but clean) pics taken of me, and I’m glad to share some of them with you here at Myspace. You can see more of my pics at the Flickr photos link below. Enjoy. Love, Alex. xxx

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OK, at last , the long awaited results..... You voted in your......10’s....... The premise was a simple one... We’ve had man against machine....... but NEVER in human History have we had........ ( A TOTALLY friendly, warm, cuddly and not at all threatening.........)

GG v TG Fashion Showdown!!!
The premise is simple, each issue ONE garment is chosen, from which each gurl has to ensemble an entire outfit, submit their selection to an independant writer, who then creates the article, no cheating!, no conspiring.... just pure, raw......fashion savvy! you came.... you voted...... you knew not which was the GG’s and which was the TG’s...... and so....by

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Congrats Lisa!

So, this months Style Council starter is this lovely lacey black shrug, versatile and very pretty.

Designer A has gone straight for the jugular and hit us with this cute pair of black slingbacks, with gorg rose detail,

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And how’s this for a dress, simple , clean-cut, and very ‘now’! The high waist accentuates the hips and the puffball hem gives a very feminine feel.

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A simple black clutch is every girls best friend...

...and this beautiful necklace and earring combo keep the whole feel to this look fresh and simple.

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Designer B hits us straight between the eyes with these funky heels bringing an instant splash of colour

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Now heres a dres for the summer! Sleek lines and oh so pretty, a pink and black creation that just shouts GIRL!

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The bag carries on the funky pink feel, opting for a shoulder bag this time....

......and the jewellery? pretty in pink, going this time with an ankle chain to jazz up your legs for the summer!

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So, there you go, two completely different styles, but which one floats your boat? Designers A’s sleek look or Designer B’s Cute Girly one? Only you can decide so get voting at:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ lilboutique/

or simply write to me at:mandytaylor6662000@yahoo.co.uk

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Think your good? Think you have Style? Fancy a lil.................. Wager? You know the deal, if you would like to pit your wits against our TG Style Guru then get in touch. This months challenge is to develop an outfit from this simple white T-shirt!

Write to me at mandytaylor6662000 titling your mail “Bring It On!!” and let battle commence!!!

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Women’s razors: Latest epilators and shaving systems

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As with most treatments, what works for you might not work so well for someone else. I like everyone else started out shaving, basically because it was the only affordable method back then. Since then I have tried nearly every hair removal product on the market or in salons. For me the best one that works is waxing, I still keep a razor handy for emergencies. Mandy has received quite a few letters recently asking advice about Epilators, so she ask, if I could find out the latest information about them. There are as you can imagine quite a few Epilators on the market and to be honest there isn’t much difference between them. So I have, on your behalf waded through copious amounts of articles, spoke to friends and unsuspecting shop assistants to find out which is the overall best Epilator on the market at this moment in time. There are more expensive Epilators then the two I have chosen to show you but they are not any better. So with this in mind I searched for the most effective that also had a cheaper price tag. At the end of the day it’s all about management, even with laser treatment hair can’t be completely eradicated. I doubt just one product is sufficient for keeping a hairless body 24/7 but with the right tools for the job and some input from ourselves we can, hopefully keep that nasty hair at bay. As always if any of you have any questions about this subject or any other beauty related topic then please send your questions to Mandy. I have also added some information about the humble razor, as it has on so many occasions saved many embarrassing situations and doesn’t need electric or batteries to work.

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As well as testing women’s razors in a recent study, women trialists were ask to test men’s razors from leading brands such as Gillette, Wilkinson Sword and Bic and own brands from Boots and Tesco. Of 24 women, 67% rated a men’s razor as their favourite or equal with a woman’s razor. The Gillette Fusion Power was popular; users liked the grip but were put off by the cost.

Women’s razors v men’s razors

Wilkinson Sword Quattro Bikini trimmer February 2009
A close shave with Wilkinson Sword’s bikini trimmer
Wilkinson Sword’s new women’s razor includes a bikini trimmer, meaning that no hairy bits need to be left untouched.

A 2-in-1 shaving system from Wilkinson Sword Wilkinson Sword’s new Quattro 2-in-1 women’s Bikini razor combines a traditional blade with an extra trimmer for tackling your bikini line. It’s larger than most handheld razors, partly as it houses a AAA battery (provided), for powering the bikini trimmer. Its turquoise and white plastic casing has a soft-touch texture, making it comfortable to hold. The bikini trimmer is billed as an alternative to painful wax and daunting epilators. For the beginner the design is pleasing to the eye and isn’t too bad to control. The trimmer comprises two rows of sharp metal teeth covered by a plastic cap which can be slid into three positions or removed entirely. The idea is that you use the trimmer for ‘styling’, using the power button to activate the jaws.
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The traditional razor head has four blades flanked by thick conditioning strips which are designed to reduce irritation. The razor glides smoothly over legs and gives a good, close shave. The shaving sensation feels less obvious than cheaper razors, the razor gliding over your legs without you feeling that it’s removing hair. The large shaving head is slightly bulky for underarm use but the final shave was acceptable and it’s easy to move the head. The package includes a glossy ‘bikini guide’ booklet and a plastic hanger for storing the device. The unit costs £8.99 and replacement heads are £4.88 for three. The Bikini version is part of the wider Quattro series, whose original razor was ranked third out of five women’s shaving systems we tested for our last full test. Close shave Success depends partly on your confidence and dexterity. The trimmer works but the buzzing noise is a bit off-putting and you need to keep pressing the button down while manoeuvring the head. This takes practice and concentration. Be careful if you remove the plastic covering it can lead to the skin being nicked by holding the trimmer at the wrong angle. Pros: Handy to have two options in one unit, replaceable heads are better for the environment Cons: Holding down the power button can feel awkward. Wilkinson Sword 2-in-1 Quattro for Women Bikini trimmer £8.99

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Epilator
Panasonic wet and dry ES2067 epilator October 2008

Panasonic wet/dry epilator
This innovative new epilator is meant to be less painful to use than rival models. Not only does the Panasonic ES2067 use three spinning discs to whisk out unwanted hair, but it is also suitable for using wet or dry. Each of the three small discs on the main epilating head spin and rotate in a different direction as well as move up and down independently to follow the contours of your skin. This multi-directional action is intended to catch hairs quickly and reduce the amount of time spent epilating. Although the ES2067 is quite good at minimising pain, it seemed too take longer to use than the other epilators. The area also needed to be gone over several times than is comfortable in order to remove all the hairs. Unfortunately this isn’t unique in the wet/dry range, I think it’s just a case of your skin getting used to it. The main epilating head worked better when used dry. When it has been tried in the shower, the conclusion was it was tricky to spot leg hairs through the soap suds and it took so long that the epilating discs needed re-soaping repeatedly. It was a similar story trying to use the epilator’s bikini line/underarm head on the underarm area. It was reported ok but slow when used dry; when used wet it took so long that it was easier swapping back to the main head. Pros: Versatile (you can use it in the bath where it may cause less pain), slightly less painful than some others. Cons: It’s expensive, excessive effort needed to remove all the hairs, confusing instructions and fiddly buttons for changing the heads
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Philips Satinelle Ice HP6513 Epilator January 2009

Philips Satinelle Ice Premium HP6513 Epilator £65
The Satinelle Ice Premium epilator has an icy cooler to numb your skin as it plucks hair and also massages as you epilate. The main epilating head with cooler on was used on the lower leg and was less painful after use than an epilator without a cooler. After one go, only a few hairs were left and these were easily removed at a second attempt. This model isn’t cordless so you need to use it near a plug socket. You have to hold the epilator in a certain way to keep the cooler in contact with your skin. A well illustrated quick-start guide shows how to do this, but it was found that it took a bit of getting used to. This would also be the same if you’re new to epilating or doing the back of your legs. Most hairs were removed when using light pressure and moderate speed (as instructed) but this will depend on your preference and how thick your hair is. There is one speed for bony areas or those with little hair (such as ankles) and another for larger, hairier areas. The epilator comes with a silver mesh bag, sensitive-area cap (for underarms/bikini areas), massaging mitt and cleaning brush. Pros: The ice cooler soothed skin after use Cons: It was tricky to hold at first

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QUESTIONS THAT HAUNT SOME PEOPLE:
Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting? Can you cry under water? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Why do you have to ‘put your two cents in’... but it’s only a ‘penny for your thoughts’? Where’s that extra penny going to? Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? What disease did cured ham actually have? How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? Why is it that people say they ‘slept like a baby’ when babies wake up like every two hours? If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing? Why are you IN a movie, but you’re ON TV? Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

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Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway. Why is ‘bra’ singular and ‘panties’ plural? Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat? If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him? Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane? If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat? Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs! If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn’t he just buy dinner? If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from? If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons? Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune? Why did you just try singing the two songs above? Why do they call it an asteroid when it’s outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it’s in your butt? Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

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OK Gang! They say that blondes have more fun, Nows your chance to prove it!!? One picture person only please. You can either send it to me direct at mandytaylor6662000@yahoo.co.uk or post it in the folder marked ‘Blondes Have Fun’ at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lilboutique/ Best Of Luck!
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10 Surprising Facts About the Fourth of July

Everyone loves Independence Day, the quintessential American holiday, full of parades, picnics, and ... surprising facts? You bet! Be the life of the party--share a few of these tasty nuggets of knowledge with your fellow picnickers this year.

1. Independence Day commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. However, it was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.

2. Fireworks were made in China as early as the 11th century. The Chinese used their pyrotechnic mixtures for war rockets and explosives.

3. Uncle Sam was first popularized during the War of 1812, when the term appeared on supply containers. Believe it or not, the U. S. Congress didn’t adopt him as a national symbol until 1961.

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4. There are many precise rules for taking care of the American flag. And speaking of flag traditions, we’re sorry to report that contrary to legend, historical research has failed to confirm that Betsy Ross sewed the first flag. 5. Not all members of the Continental Congress supported a formal Declaration of Independence, but those who did were passionate about it. One representative rode 80 miles by horseback to reach Philadelphia and break a tie in support of independence.

6. The first two versions of the Liberty Bell were defective and had to be melted down and recast. The third version rang every Fourth of July from 1778 to 1835, when, according to tradition, it cracked as it was being tolled for the death of Chief Justice John Marshall. 7. The American national anthem, the “Star-Spangled Banner,” is set to the tune of an English drinking song (”To Anacreon in Heaven”).

8. The iron framework of the Statue of Liberty was devised by French engineer Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, who also built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

9. The patriotic poem “America the Beautiful” was published on July 4, 1895 by Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates. 10. Father of the country and architect of independence George Washington held his first public office at the tender age of 17. He continued in public service until his death in 1799.

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Happy 4th July to all my readers xxx

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I do so hate the term ‘Agony Aunt’, to me it lends itself to a matronly figure tut-tutting at you and unleashing their ‘wisdom’ in a oneway torrent. So, this isn’t an Agony Aunt column, this is you, chewing the fat with a few friends, sounding out your buddies over a glass or three of Chardonney. I have had the great fortune over the years to have had such a diverse group of friends, that if I ever had a problem I knew there was SOMEONE out there I could ask....this has ranged from the mundane ( what lippy goes with that top? ) to the more complex like..... “ i’ve just taken a PVC dress out the packet and it looks like an inner-tube!!! how on earth do I get it shiny??!! “ ( I do not lie!!!!! ) So, now I felt that it might be an idea to get a few friends together and see if we might be able to help you iron out the creases in your lives. and I do mean ANY creases!! to this end I thought it might pay to have a small spectrum of views, so each issue you can ask advise from a TG, a TS AND a GG!!! so if they cant solve it NO-ONE can ( I even have a few suitable guys to hand if the need arises! ) so come one, come all..... so......need a top up?........

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Hi gang, My problem may seem a silly one, but one that is confusing the hell out of me! What am I? I am married with 2 children and have always had a fetish for women’s underwear, even to the point of wearing some under my work clothes, but now I want to do more and dress fully, with wig, make-up etc. The problem is, does that mean I am a TG? TV, CD or what? I do get turned on , but I don’t think that is the main reason I dress, neither do I like men in that way, can you please help? Tammy

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Dear Tammy, Does it really matter what label you want to put on it? You are you and no one else. You are your own person. I suggest that you be 100% honest with yourself in what it does for you and why it makes you feel the way you do. Once you have worked that out then you need to find self acceptance. That one is a lot more tricky and for many it can take years. Many have a deep set guilt complex about these feelings and needs. They end up with the cycles of buying stuff then guilt taking over and purging the whole lot swearing never to do it again. They come to realise that probably wont happen. Its part of who they are.

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As you are finding these desires develop and you want to try different things and dress more fully. Given time it may reach a stage where you want to go out in public. Its all perfectly natural. If you think about it, that is what life is about, learning. You may eventually feel the need to let your wife know. Some are accepting , some are not and worst case scenario’s the marriage ends. I’d say take it easy and learn about yourself. However please bear in mind any consequences if your wife/family find out and the potential repercussions. You have to be prepared for that eventuality.

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This month lynn is taking a much earned ( she told me to say that!) sabatical, She’ll be back next issue x

Well, first of all, whats in a name? you are what you are, and I think you are beginning to move on in your evolution. When I first began I was, what i would consider to be a ‘CD/TV’. Dressing was a turn on , something new and exciting, but as the years have gone I have moved on from there and dress because its ‘me’. Not for any sexual reason but because it is who I am, thats when I started naming myself a TG.

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It sounds to me that that is where you are beginning to get. You have experienced the excitement of discovery and now want to push the boundaries a bit more, nothing wrong with that, its part of your evolution. My only concern , if any, is the fact that you dont mention if your partner knows about your Trans-self. This is also a large factor in what you can comfortably do and what is taboo in your relationship. if she knows, and is obviously still with you , then she is at least a lil tolerant and you have to find a compromise. Ask how she feels, discuss your feelings but above all listen to hers too, you are a partnership after all. If she does not know, then you must really begin to face the fact that you really should tell her, if you dont then your ‘evolution’ will be harder to cover up and harder to deal with if you are ‘found out’. At the end of the day, being Trans can be confusing, but should never be frightening, its just you being the real you after all warts and all. Good luck , and , enjoy!

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Swim Safely • Learn to swim • Swim near a lifeguard. • Swim in an even line with the shore if you want to swim a long way. • Follow lifeguard directions. • If you are in trouble, call or wave for help. • Don’t swim if the beach is closed. Ÿ Be sun safe • Use sunscreen with minimum of SPF 15. • Wear a floppy hat, sunglasses, and a shirt • Avoid the strongest sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Drink plenty of water and avoid overheating. Watch for trash and other signs of pollution. Report any dangers you see to lifeguards or other beach workers. Teach others how to stay safe at the beach

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• Swim alone. • Swim after a heavy rain. • Dive into water you don’t know — remember “first time, feet first.” • Swim near trash. • Swim near pollution sources such as pipes, outfalls and runoff ditches. • Bring glass containers at the beach — broken glass and bare feet don’t mix. • Light beach fires except where signs say they are allowed. • Walk on the edge of coastal bluffs; they can collapse and hurt you. • Turn your back to the ocean — you never know when a large wave is coming. • Deliberately get a tan. • Go to a tanning parlour before heading to the beach.
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Now the boring crappy stuff’s outta the way, here’s the more important Do’s and Don’ts I hit the beach on Saturday and it was hot, searingly hot, and HUMID, like wear your scuba mask humid. But when you’re at the beach, that’s just how you like it. That’s how I like it anyway. I’m a Pro Beach Goer. And as a PBG, I’d like to share some do’s and don’ts with you. It’s my duty to make sure your trip is as awesomely excellent as possible. Not that any trip to the beach isn’t going to be great ... I mean, you’re at the BEACH! ... but these tips will just make it better for everyone.

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bring a spare ponytail holder, as not all of us can be a sexy beach tart with perfectly sun/salt tossled locks.

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linger after romping in the waves, or else that towel hogging punk friend of yours will push you off of your own beach mat and hijack your iPod.

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flirt with the locals. They know all of the do’s and don’ts of beach life. ....

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Aries Family:

Some serious set backs are possible early in the week with personal illness, fatigue, minor injury and conflict is possible, especially with Libra, Virgo, Sagittarius, Scorpio or Capricorn members, in-laws of any sign and a cross section of ‘elders.’ Spending is on the rise near the 2/3rd and a drive to ‘improve, clear up, stream line and upgrade is strong the 3rd to 5th, which may add to ‘spending,’ out of necessity. Fun gatherings, visitors and/or travel are indicated for the 5th to 7th.

Love:

Romance has strong emotional trends this week, especially the 3rd to 5th and more so where paired to Taurus, Gemini, Scorpio, Cancer or Libra. Leo, Sagittarius and other Ram matches may require patience and/or ‘a lot of energy to manage,’ this week for a variety of reasons. Single Rams hit hot hook ups near the day time hours of the 2nd and evenings of the 1st and 6th. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

A friend ‘over extending themselves’ for one reason or another may ‘pass duty’ onto you. It’s your call whether to engage or not based on the ‘strengths’ and ‘history’ of the friendship involved. A ‘fast trip’ or mad dash to serve or save another is likely near the 2nd and 5th.

Career:

You show good to excellent progress days the 2nd and 4th but a ‘risky move,’ taking a chance or pushing an envelope situation near the 5th can undo progress for your whole week or even back as far as March or last Fall. Dealing with authority figures appears stressful for a variety of reason near the 3rd to 5th and MAY relate to the ‘mistake’ or ‘misstep,’ indicated for the 5th.

Finances:

Fair only This week’s scenario is highlighted by changes in your love life. Your defenses are low and you may be in danger of falling into a web that a past lover has spun for you. Beware, this will only lead to heartache, so be strong and resist the pull. You may be asking yourself some deep and meaningful questions about the future. You are sure to seek out the most difficult as well as the most rewarding path to take. Somehow, you and money just don’t seem to get on at the moment, and you may be living on a shoestring budget. It’s time to find a way to increase your revenues by using your creative talents. Don’t waste time counting pennies this week. Look at the overall cost of things and try to balance your budget.

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Taurus

Family:

The drain on your budget this week can be almost ‘staggering’ for some Bulls, especially those with Libra, Gemini, Scorpio, Cancer or other Bull members; the more of these signs in your family, the more debt expands ‘exponentially.’ Upgrades to household needs may run heavy with electronics, appliances, vehicle related expense, travel, education and health care heading the list. A long talk near the 6th may be a ‘discipline issue’ that requires ‘creative’ discrimination for correction or punishment lessons.

Love:

This is NOT the time to set out challenging vibes but to appear very cooperative, invested and eager to please, especially near the 2nd and 5th when partners may be needy, restless or even appear ‘critical’ of your actions. Listen to complaints with an open mind and be willing to assign a degree of compassion and understanding, even for comments you know to be ‘born out of their circumstances’ and not necessarily a ‘real’ issue. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Demands on your time, talents and even money may ‘go on the rise,’ this week near the 2nd to 4th, especially for Scorpio, Aries, Cancer, Libra or Gemini pals. To have a friend, you must first BE a friend. Don’t try to ‘buy’ your way out of obligations this week but rather invest the ‘effort’ from your own creative self. Maybe learning to ‘manage,’ your time and relationships is one of your karmic lessons this week.

Career:

Hard work the 1st appears to pay off as quickly as the 2nd, especially in being ‘granted,’ your most cherished wishes and in finding good results from any form of ‘co venture,’ where the input of another dictates financial or power success. Getting the nod on financing is likely the 3/4th. Fatigue and minor injury are possible the 4/ 5th with common cold, sinus, digestive issues, including ‘salad bar flu,’ female problems for gal Bulls and paper cuts, stub toes and burns heading the list and causing ‘work delays.’

Finances:

Back and forth, up and down all week. This week’s scenario is highlighted by your need to work & play hard. You seem to be running late on everything you do this week, as a result you don’t have any time to spare. This could be because you are either too stressed or too distracted to make good use of your time, so slow down, and you’ll get more things done. Don’t let this romantically calm period get you down, in fact, this is a welcome break which will allow you to enjoy some free time alone to recover from emotional pressure. You sometimes find it hard to find companions who share your interests and ideas, but there are plenty of people who want to listen to you this week. Even if others disagree with your concepts, you will have the chance to shine in a social situation. 232

Gemini

Family:

A ‘long stretch’ of investing time, effort, money, patience and heart is likely the 1st to 3rd, followed by another ‘stint’ the 4th to 6th that requires heaps of spending and ‘added tolerance,’ especially revolving around the ‘behavior’ of others with in-laws, children, elders, Scorpio, Cancer, Taurus and Sagittarius heading the list. An unexpected expense near the 6/7th may be a big family event or some kind of ‘entertainment,’ especially hosting visitors.

Love:

Romance holds some powerful emotional potential this week with long talks, strong views, switch ups and ‘risk taking ventures,’ that could backfire near the 4th to 6th. Don’t SAY it if you don’t MEAN it. Having to ‘take it back,’ and scramble to fix it is highly likely this week. You know what happens when you allow issues to ‘accumulate’ and you ‘blow’ at the wrong person, at the wrong time or in the wrong way. Read the weekly partner horoscope... Friendship: A friend may BE the one to help keep you from sliding ‘over the edge’ this week in your behavior or actions. Listen for buzz phrases like “I only want to help,” or “I’ve noticed...” They may help to save your job, your love life or your reputation. Avoid any form of ‘kill the messenger’ energy as well. Appear very ‘approachable,’ for your own best good. Career: You appear to have to invest heavily and that can mean both time AND money this week, especially near the heavier hitting days of the 2nd and 4/5th. Dealing with power people is likely too as you scramble to make things ‘more easy’ for yourself in some way the 1st and 3rd. Try to sense when you are ‘stepping on toes,’ as your sense of ‘office politics,’ is NOT the best this week. Finances: Fair to good This week’s scenario is highlighted by a new creative idea or project can spring up from nowhere. Even if the thought sounds foolish at first, it’s time to follow through on your dreams. Let the thoughts come through, impractical as they may seem. Imagination will course you through now. Your greatest potential is to present information in a fascinating new package. Once you get though with it, you’ll be able to create a good reputation. One that is bound to gain positive attention from all concerned.

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Cancer

Family:

Demands on your time and patience seem to run very high throughout the week with the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th heading the list. Expending effort on cleaning or upgrading is likely near the 3rd and 7th and may involve big ticket items, especially for youth. Travel ‘as a group’ may add to expense or it may be repairs or vehicles I see, but the cost of ‘getting from one place to another’ is hiked for some reason

Love:

Here the Crab needs to use great caution! Appearing to be cooperative and serve the ‘best interests of a partner,’ are essential, especially over issues or discussions near the 2nd, 4th and 6th or from the events of them and TOTALLY where matched to Scorpio, Gemini, Taurus, Sagittarius or Virgo. Smile nice, appear both agreeable and approachable and find a way to the ‘middle ground,’ on ALL issues or risk an ‘or else,’ situation. This comes with my highest warning ***. Read the weekly partner horoscope..

Friendship:

Friends serve you best this week when they are supportive and honest and do NOT intrude into your personal, emotional or romantic life. IF you need insight or advice, seek a pro and keep the ‘coffee talk,’ with anyone who MAY have an agenda or be biased, ‘limited.’

Career:

Coworkers may be very helpful this week, especially in goal reaching and fostering projects for you. Keep your personal life OUT of the work scene every DAY. “Personal” means ONE, not many. Make power moves, requests or ask for favors the 2nd for best results and keep a low profile the 5th, especially if visiting dignitaries or brass are around. A disappointment or vulnerability is showing for the evening hours of the 5th.

Finances:

Fair at best This week’s scenario is highlighted by a change in mood & perhaps a change of attitude that you feel. It’s easy to be disillusioned about the progress you’ve made if you continue to look at things in a negative light. You tend to put more pressure on yourself than others do. You may assume a lot more than you should. This may tend to make you more defensive about projects that you have been procrastinating about. Realize that things that you’ve committed to, should take priority. You need to organize your time in order to achieve any of these goals. Time and financial budgets are meaningless without an energy budget. Invite others to help you to reach your goals. Allow their spark & energy to spur your own. There are certain challenges that you shouldn’t have to face alone. 234

Leo

Family:

Sharing joy, especially with or over youth is likely near the 1st to 3rd. Good news of some kind is likely and may relate to a ‘financial wind fall,’ for or because of a member, especially in educational issues, such as scholarships, grants, loans or in the termination of a long time debt or expense. Remodeling expense or expense from upgrades is likely near the 5th to 7th.

Love:

Romance does very well early in the week with hot love connections likely for single Lions that may involve Libra, Gemini, Aries, Scorpio, Cancer or other Lions, especially near the 2nd and again the 4th. Traditional ‘weekend hours,’ this time around are not cooperative and MAY even hold a ‘bad connection’ made between the 5th and 7th. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Spend time with pals this weekend if you are single and ‘looking.’ Find common interests, sports, hobbies or lend a hand with their projects. Your stars say the week day hours are great to mix and meet if you are looking to expand your circle of friends and/or love interests but NOT the weekend days.

Career:

Get as much done on your agreeable days as you can the 2nd and 4th and avoid structuring important meetings or requests on the POORLY cooperative days of the 3rd and 5th. An outright ‘loss’ is possible the 5th, especially in dealings with Capricorn, Virgo, Aries, Gemini, other Lions or any form of ‘gambling’ institution/s, especially ‘speculative investing.’ Be clear about any kind of ‘arrangements’ where the cooperation and/or participation of another dictates success outcomes.

Finances:

Good This week’s scenario is highlighted by travel, promotional & marketing plans. Communication with people in authority may not provide the desired results. You may be faced with a situation that could present major problems. You may feel angry, but patience is what will bring you results. Be patient, but at the same time insist on honesty from others. Once you commence to communicate effectively, you’ll see things from a different perspective. Creative ideas may come pouring forth. If you can catch some enthusiasm, you have a good chance to do something constructive with it. Get all the information you need before jumping into action. Listen to your intuitive feelings & realize that recent happenings were inevitable. This is particularly true in your professional life 235

Virgo

Family:

Duty may seem to just ‘tower over you’ this week as you chase down details, knock mundane tasks off like dominos and chase your tail all over town and back. The ‘load,’ can become more obvious by the 3/4th and the cooperation rate from members sags as they ‘pile on more,’ in some cases. By the 5th the routine may be ‘grinding on you,’ so bad, it’s time to ‘take them to task,’ with a family meeting. Remain calm and place the duty where it belongs. Virgos who miss this one will have a lucky week.

Love:

Romance may only SEEM to fail you slightly this week and it could be because you are failing to take action yourself by communicating the right message. If you have a need, ASK. If you have a problem, discuss and if you hit either of these, organize your thoughts, keep your vocal tones tender and use common sense when you open a dialogue. Taking a chance, issuing ultimatums or ‘rolling the dice of love,’ is strictly forbidden this week, especially near the 5th. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Do NOT allow friends to ‘goat’ you into taking foolish chances with your job or love life, especially well meaning pals like Capricorn, Aries, Gemini or Leo. Even if they don’t ‘say a word,’ is possible that their accomplishments can maneuver you into action, especially through envy or jealousy.

Career:

Being assigned a great deal this week IS likely but the good news is that if you manage to stagger to the finish line, even under the load, you may enhance your reputation or ‘status,’ so greatly that a pay off near as soon as the 3rd, 26th or as far out as later Aug into Sept may leave you ‘sitting pretty.’ Expansion of territory is likely for some Virgos this week, especially those in the food, service, travel, manufacturing, communications or publishing industries.

Finances:
Fair to good This week’s scenario is highlighted by strong feelings that may obscure your vision. Dwelling on your personal problems will only distract you from the task at hand. Your greatest inspiration comes from taking everything personally. You have a lot to gain by maintaining control of your emotions. An affair of the heart could move toward heartbreak. You still have time to save it, but do you really want to? You will have to be accountable for your actions. Choose your words wisely, as the consequences of what you say will be great. Approach others with love as they work through their own discomfort. If a break from routine would add to the healing, cancel your scheduled plans for late in the week & do something different. 236

Libra

Family:

Much may be asked and/or expected of you this week and the things laid at your doorstep include being the family nurse, taxi driver, councilor, advocate, referee and chief cook and bottle washer. House, pet or baby sitting duties may also be brought to you, especially near the 1st, 3rd, and 5th. Spending appears to go on the rise sharply the 5th to 7th as if some ‘big family event,’ was tapping the budget. This may be a ‘once in a lifetime,’ situation and you’ll be tempted to enhance all the ‘fringe/trimming’ extras.

Love:

Romance may require more negotiation and effort this week than is normal for you. Find that ‘middle ground,’ and CLING to it. Capricorn, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces and Sagittarius relationships may need a bit more ‘investing’ and tolerance than those of other signs. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Time to ‘call in favors,’ especially near the 2nd and 4th when time may become a premium. Rather than ‘spend,’ it may be wise to borrow, farm out or delegate out for favors in some cases. Having it ‘ideal,’ is one thing but doing it ‘all’ and ‘within,’ reason is ideal too!

Career:

Your mantra this week may have to be ‘pace, balance and moderation.’ What you are unable to accomplish the 1st may wash into the 2nd and be ‘cleared up nicely,’ only to find the 3rd has more excess and less cooperation than did the 1st AND 2nd. A ‘scramble’ of some kind may have to fill the 4th and wash over into the 5th. Be very, very tactful around power people the 5th. Some signs are prone to foolish mistakes, unreasonable actions and poor management. You are ‘in a sea of...,’ alone the 5th.

Finances:

Actually good but costly. This week’s scenario is highlighted by some decisive moments as well as surprises in store for you, particularly in relation to your personal plans. Personal change is definite. You have a tendency to be overly generous and forget that you have a budget to respect. Your desire to help others is admirable, but it could lead you into the red. Your ambitious nature may sometimes attract criticism, but there is no doubt about it. Your efforts have been worthwhile and you are about to reach a new level of success. You can arrange travel this week, as you seek out adventure and discovery. Your travels bring back happy memories and help you understand a past mistake

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Scorpio

Family:

Soft peddle an issue the 1st or risk it complicating up on you as soon as the 4/5th. Clear the clutter out of your life the 3/4th or risk a mistake or a ‘pile up,’ of some kind as soon as the 3/4th itself, the 6th or as far out as early July. Trim any ‘fluff,’ from your budget, cut back even on some of the necessary spending by limiting ‘amounts,’ and try to find ‘creative solutions’ to spending concerning the demands of the 5th to 7th, which may be some kind of trip or family event.

Love:

Romance may demand your full attention near the 3rd to 5th, especially where paired to Aries, Capricorn, other Scorpios, Taurus or Gemini. A long talk may be required to ‘set boundaries,’ or to ‘explain,’ a situation before ‘taking it out of context,’ become a problem as soon as the 5th or near the 7th and/or 12th, especially over recently ‘unresolved issues.’ Single Stingers may get lucky near the 3/4th during the evenings and all day the 5th but ‘look at the bottom line,’ investment before proceeding. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Friends may try to give you a ‘heads up,’ on something this week and it could be one of those ‘flies right over your head’ situations where you realize later WHAT they were trying to say and you wished they would have tried harder or gotten confirmation. Let your best pals ‘know,’ you may need something ‘made more clear.’

Career:

Diligence may pay off early in the week if you spend a lot of time in set up or ‘structuring,’ a project that may see the ‘tumblers’ click into place as soon as the 2nd or 4th or as far out as early July. A piece of useful info or a call from a ‘hot connection’ is either or both likely near the 2nd to 4th, especially on the 3rd. Streamline your office and work space and ‘clear cutter’ to avoid making mistakes.

Finances:

Good and improving. This week’s scenario is highlighted by family pressure and responsibilities. You must learn to practice patience this week, and avoid flying off the handle until you know exactly what is happening. You may have a tendency to blame others and this could work against you. Some family members could become unbearable and it may be time to ask them to back off. Once you learn to be firm with them, you’ll find that they respect your wishes. Be careful, as you are sufficiently distracted to run into trouble if you don’t pay attention to what you are doing. Domestic accidents can be avoided if you watch your step. Some career choices have to be made before an important opportunity passes you by. Enough hesitating - take a better look at the situation and things will become clearer than ever. 238

Sagittarius

Family:

A long or important talk may be required near the 1st to get members ‘on the same page,’ or to insure ‘cooperation’ both with AND ‘between,’ members, especially if Gemini, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces or Aquarius personalities ‘fill’ your family out. Keep your word to members near the 5th or risk a HUGE ‘or else,’ especially with in-laws, parents, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Aquarius or Virgo.

Love:

Romance does well this week, especially for Archers ‘single and looking,’ with promising candidates surfacing during the day time on the 2nd and 4th and the evenings of the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th. Paired Sags may find long or ‘philosophical’ talks are required for ‘maintenance,’ purposes. A small cross section of you may hit ‘termination’ threats this week near the 5th to 7th. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Breaking your word to a friend this week is possible, especially near the later hours of the 1st and/or 5th. This can tarnish your standing and may lead to the loss of a friend or the loss of ‘quality’ within the friendship for a time. “Honor”, appears to become an issue this week. Semper Fi

Career:

Your image, your word, your bond and your ‘history’ may all fall under scrutiny this week, especially near the 5th. Make sure you are ‘golden,’ on all accounts, with special emphases on both the ‘follow through,’ and the ‘integrity’ of your actions. Do not ‘put your hand’ to any dealings you would not want the world to see. Be mindful of your associations as well and separate yourself quickly from any ‘hint’ of impropriety in any form.

Finances:

Good This week’s scenario is highlighted by some interesting happenings in your domestic & personal life, that could include change of residence or marital status. Events this week, have made it impossible to allow things to remain as they are. The demands put on you may seem unfair, perhaps even a little manipulative. You may feel a little resentful. Allow changes to sink in, don’t assume the worst in others. Try your best to treat them fairly. Your swift action will only strengthen your case. What may have began as a real burden to you, may now become a real asset. Don’t undersell yourself, realize your worth & be proud of what you have achieved. Others will be more than willing to help you to prepare for the future. Realize that you don’t really need others to make things happen. Your strength will return once you gain your confidence back.

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Capricorn

Family:

Get as much done the 1st as you can since cooperation and reliability begin to fade quickly the 2/3rd, especially in matters of travel, timing and financial output. Cooperation is best the 4th, especially from spouse and in-laws. Finances improve and getting the ‘nod,’ on real estate or loans is likely. Losses from gambling or taking any kind of ‘chance’ can be steep near the 5th unless you are ‘practical’ and cautious.

Love:

Romance may BE the ‘loss’ that is indicated near the 5th, especially if you ‘take a chance,’ and try some kind of ‘emotional gamble,’ with a relationship status. This is especially likely if paired to Virgo, Gemini, Aries, other Caps or Leo. Give serious thought to your future the 7th and be willing to have frank and revealing discussions. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Friendship may require some high level ‘emotional risk taking,’ this week near the 1st and again near the 5th to maintain a relationship status you value. The outcome is promising near the 1st but may not be near the 5th if you are dealing with a Scorpio, Cancer, Virgo or other Capricorn pal. You may have to choose ‘doing the right thing,’ and ‘integrity’ over what you’d rather do to ‘keep,’ the friendship. If this is the case, perhaps it is not the friendship you thought it was.

Career:

You do show good results this week, especially where the ‘written word,’ is a lager part of deals and progress. While cooperation from coworkers is not impressive the 2nd to 4th, you can still do a lot of other types of tasks that are more ‘self driven.’ Power and money people are most cooperative the 4th, especially in meetings. Do NOT ‘take any chances’ the afternoon hours of the 5th.

Finances:

Improving nicely This week’s scenario is highlighted by an upsurge of your positive energy flow. Recently you have felt as if something was holding you back, this week, everything will click. Don’t let underlying discord ruin your mood any more than necessary. Consider calling a powerful friend with a good ear. A small luxury will make you feel enormously wealthy. Giving yourself a reason to smile doesn’t have to break the bank. You deserve whatever you want. If you don’t see it, ask for it. Once you get past the initial stumbling blocks, you’ll realize that you were assuming other’s expectations of you. Lift your head out of the details to see whether the big picture has changed since you last looked. Your good mood will be highly contagious, others will respond positively. It’s still possible to maintain harmony as long as you’re paying attention. 240

Aquarius

Family:

You may find cooperation is high early in the week, especially with Gemini, Libra, Aries, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces members. Helpful and supportive words of encouragement are likely, along with those who actually ‘volunteer’ may help and thereby ‘refresh’ your drive and psyche. Cherished moments appear to liter the week but may not be realized until they are viewed in retrospect. A mistake near the 5th could be costly in terms of money or effort and can be avoided by using a willingness to be ‘emotionally honest,’ especially with Scorpio, Capricorn, Cancer or any member over money.

Love:

Some of you Totters appear to hit some high level pay dirt this week as upgrades in current status along with ‘new candidates’ are both likely; paired or single. Aries, Libra, Taurus, Pisces, Virgo and Sagittarius are included in both upgrades and new connections. A small ‘set back,’ or delay is possible the 5th and may be ‘a misunderstanding’ that can be easily cleared up with patience and tact. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Friends appear useful and helpful this week, especially in career favors, networking and assisting with pet projects where you either need a hand or some kind of ‘money saving contribution.’ It can be far better to borrow than buy this week.

Career:

Expansion is likely this week along with both promotion and good cooperation, especially for Juggers in any kind of ‘multi-level’ employment or corporate situation. Those who function on commission or are self employed also appear to do well as the ‘first breath of improvement’ in the economy is highly likely to show up in your career field this week. Being ‘called back to work,’ is also likely along with finding new positions. It’ a ‘good news week,’ for a lot of Totters.

Finances:

About to improve but may ‘take money to make money.’ This week’s scenario is highlighted by co-operation & co-existence. You know you need to let go of the past. An old friend can turn you on to a new experience. It could seem a little strange at first, but with time you could get used to it. In the professional domain you could find a supporter, mentor or colleague who boosts your confidence and presents you with an interesting challenge. It’s one of those situations where less may be more. Listen to your intuition, don’t allow others to deter your progress.

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Family:

Fatigue, minor illness and outright ‘apathy’ may dull your accomplishments and drive the 1st but you need to ‘pull out fast,’ since you show a very busy and interesting 2/3rd. Demands on your time, effort and pocket book appear on the rise with very good results, especially in solving problems, filling need and enhancing the ‘quality’ of family life. In-laws, elders and health care may become an area that needs attention the 4/5th. A long talk near the 6th appears to be over money or spending decisions. Travel or visitors appear likely the 7th.

Love:

Romance has a strong emotional overtone this week from the 3rd all the way to the 7th. There may be separate issues that ‘domino’ into each other in what appears to be a ‘string’ of emotional processing. Indications are for ‘ideal improvement,’ and upgrading in status is highly likely along with outright proposals, especially if paired to Libra, Aries, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius. Read the weekly partner horoscope...

Friendship:

Friends swing from helpful to needy this week as we reach the 5th. Libra, Aries, Taurus and Cancer appear to be the helpful ones and Sagittarius, Virgo, Scorpio and Capricorn may become the ‘needy.’

Career:

Strong trends of improvement are likely the 1st to 3rd along with high rates of cooperation and accomplishment/ s, especially for Fish in government jobs, who have been laid off, are self employed or who work in the health care, food, communications or transportation industries. A mistake near the later hours of the 5th may be someone else’s but get ‘pinned’ on you nonetheless if you are not careful and ‘keep records.’

Finances:

Fair to good This week’s scenario is highlighted by your ability to see past recent delays & set-backs. Embrace the talents of someone with whom you have nothing else in common. It may be a very interesting treat. Allow someone else make the moves and see where they lead to. You can learn some amazing things and have fun while learning. Little mistakes are easier to correct before their consequences grow too big. You’re still at the stage where you can have fun with this. It would be in your best interest to keep as low to the ground as possible. Don’t be alarmed if someone calls you a stick in the mud. You know what you like, you have your routine and you shouldn’t let anyone push you off course. Realize that you are closer to your goals than you thought.

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Ok, Hope you liked them! Now then, bit different this time, select what HAIR you would like to see! Send your votes for either 1. Short Blonde 2. Medium Blonde 3. Long Blonde 4. Short Brunette 5. Medium Brunette 6. Long Brunette 7. Short Black 8. Medium Black 9. Long Black 10 Redhead to mandytaylor6662000@yahoo.co.uk marking your mail ‘As Voted...’ or you can vote online at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lilboutique/ or VOTE HERE!!! in the new voting section!

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Here at Narcisse we all know too well how bad life can get for you and can understand how lonely or scared you may get. So here, just for you, we have compiled a list of help lines and websites from around the world to help you out if you get in any form of strife. If you are having problems seeking help from any of the sites or you can’t find anything for your country please feel free to e-mail any of the following e-mail addresses and we will try our hardest to help any question or queries you may have: mandytaylor6662000@yahoo.co.uk

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(Outside the UK add +44) 08457 90 90 90 (24hrs) Confidential support for suicide, suicidal thoughts, feelings of despair or distress. The Samaritans http://www.samaritans.org.uk/ email: jo@samaritans.org Beaumont Society - The 24 Hour Info Line : 01582 412220 An established transgendered support group in the UK, with a support network for the Transgender (TG), Transvestite (TV), Transsexual (TS) and Cross Dressing (CD), community in the UK. The Beaumont Society 27 Old Gloucester Street London WC1N 3XX http:// www.beaumontsociety.org.uk Beaumont Trust - 07000 - 287878 (07000 BTRUST) Is run by a team of volunteers on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 1900 and 2300 hours (UK time). http://members.aol.com/bmonttrust/ Gender Trust - 07000 790347 http://www.gendertrust.org.uk/ Rubicon Society - 020 8252 2623 Transexual Support Group P.O. Box 637 Dagenham Essex RM10 7GG. Mermaids is for children and teenagers under 19 years of age, who have gender identity issues. Mermaids Helpline - 07020 935066 - 12 noon until 9pm only, UK Time http://www.mermaids.freeuk.com/ Gayline Wales Helpline for LGBT covering north wales operating from bangor. Monday nights from 7.00 - 10.00 Tel. 01248 363431 http://www.gayline.co.uk We also work with two other groups to provide a Saturday afternoon drop-in from 1.30 - 4.00 pm for 16 - 25 on the second saturday in the month and all ages on the last saturday in the month at the abbey road centre, abbey road, Bangor North Wales.

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WOBS (Women of the Beaumont Society) These numbers are SPECIFICALLY for wives, partners or family members of someone who Cross Dresses. The Wobs Website WOBSMatters@aol.com http://www.gender.org.uk/WOBSMatters There are four numbers which can be called: DIANA -- 01223 441246, Jenny -- 01684 578281 Depend A support group for the partners, and ex partners, the parents and the children, the family members and the friends ... the 'significant others' of transsexual people in the UK. http://www.depend.org.uk/support.html

THE T-ZONE CRISIS DIRECTORY Apnar Ghar - Asian Women's Domestic Violence project - 020 7474 1574 24 hour helpline offering advice, counselling and practical help for women suffering from domestic violence and other related issues. British Association of Counselling - 0870 443 5252 web site: www.counselling.co.uk Can give details of counsellors and organisations in your area. 1 Regent Place Rugby Warwickshire CV21 2PJ Broken Rainbow - 07812 644 914 A 24 hour referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people experiencing all forms of domestic violence. This includes counselling services and help with housing problems. Careline - 020 8514 1177 10am - 4pm and 7 - 10pm Monday - Friday Confidential telephone counselling for children, young people and adults for any problem. Childline - 0800 1111 web site: www.childline.org.uk Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111 web site: www.crimestoppers-uk.org Drug Rape Trust - 01702 31 76 95 (service currently suspended) web site: www.drugrapetrust.org (not currently operational) Provides help, advice and support if you think you may have been drugged and may have been attacked. East Kent Homophobic Incident Reporting Line Freephone - 0800 328 9162 Family Planning Association - 020 7837 4044 (Monday - Friday 9am-7pm) For advice and details of local sexual health clinics. Jewish Women's Aid - 0800 591 203 (Mon, Wed, Thurs 9.30am - 9.30pm) Outside these hours there is an answerphone system and an emergency pager number 07644 002 776

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Juniper Lodge - Sexual Assault Response Centre based in Leicester. Helpline - 0116 2733330 (Monday 6.30-9.30pm) Offers a free and confidential service for adults who have experienced rape or sexual assault. Provides face to face and telephone support, medical support and advice. Mankind - a registered charity that deal specifically with the issues for men that have been raped or are suffering from the continuing trauma of sexual abuse. It presently covers East and West Sussex and provides open ended person centred couselling for survivors. Helpline:: 01273 510447 (9.30am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri) Po Box 124 Newhaven BN9 9TQ MPower Helpline - 0808 8084321 (Thursdays 8-10pm) Helpline for male victims of rape and sexual abuse. National Association for People Abused in Childhood Helpline - 0800 085 3330 (Mon - Fri 12 noon - 8pm, Sat 9am - 12 noon ) A free telephone help/information line for adult survivors of child abuse (including sexual abuse). Newham Asian Women's Project Advice Line - 020 8552 5524 (Monday - Friday 9.30am-9.30pm) General enquiries - 020 8472 0528 (Monday - Friday 9.30am-9.30pm) Offers counselling, advice and assistance with accommodation for women suffering from domestic violence and othe related issues. Rape Crisis Rape Crisis UK & Ireland web site: www.rapecrisis.org.uk Provides details of your local Rape Crisis Centre and offers practical advice and counselling for victims of rape and sexual assault. Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre - 020 8683 3300 web site: www.rasasc.org.uk email: rasac@hotmail.com For women and girls, but will refer male victims on. PO Box 383 Croydon Surrey CR9 2AW weekdays: 12.00pm - 2.30pm & 7.00 - 5.00pm weekends: 2.30pm - 5.00pm Refuge - 0870 599 5443 - 24 Hour National Crisis Line email: info@refuge.org.uk Support and practical help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to women experiencing domestic violence. SARA Clinic - 020 7886 1940 - (Jeffers Wing, St. Mary's Hospital) STD clinic that provides long-term counselling etc. For youths and adults. Shelterline - 0808 800 4444 24 hour confidential helpline to assist with housing problems whatever the reason for becoming homeless.

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SHOC Project (Sexual Health On Call) A confidential free and non-judgemental outreach service for female sex workers in Enfield, Haringey and Barnet offering a number of services and advice on a variety of issues. For information, clinic times, appointments, and outreach timetable please call the following numbers - stating you are a SHOC client: St Ann's Sexual Health Clinic, St Ann's Hospital, Tottenham Clare Simpson Clinic, Barnet General Hospital, Barnet Michelle Jennifer 020 8442 6536 020 8216 4110 07976 566537 (mobile) 07976 707553 (mobile)

Southall Black Sisters - 0208 571 9595 10am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 4pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri Information and advice for black and Asian women on domestic violence and related issues. Specialist Sex Workers Projects Open Doors Working Womens Outreach 07050 328128 or 07976 566537 Services: (mobiles) Praed Street Project, Paddington: Tues, Weds, & Thurs 2-5pm (drop in) or telephone for clinic or 1-1 appointments Working Womens Project, Streatham: Every Tuesday 6-11pm 020 7886 1549 020 8 243 2200 or 07930 324111 (mobile)

Streetwise Youth (SW5) SW5 is the new operating name of Streetwise Youth, an agency working with male and transgender sex workers. We have a cafe service at our centre in earls Court open Monday 5-7pm, Weds and Fri 1-3pm. There is no need for an appointment at these times, otherwise staff will arrange to meet clients for advice, support and assistance with a wide range of issues including housing, safer sex and benefits. Address: 11 Eardley Crescent, London SW5 9JS. Nearest tube is Earls Court (Warwick Rd exit). Tel: 020 7370 0406 Fax: 020 7244 0037 E-Mail: mail@sw5.info Website: www.swy.info Survivors Swindon - Supporting Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Telephone Helpline:0845 430 9371 ADMIN No. 0870 950 3567 (Wednesday 7.00pm ~ 9.00pm) Website: www.survivorsswindon Survivors UK - 020 7317 6677 (Helpline open Tuesday between 7-10pm) web site: www.survivorsuk.org Supports and provides resources for men who have experienced any form of sexual violence Terence Higgins Trust Direct Helpline - 0845 1221200 (Mon - Fri 10am -10pm Sat & Sun 12 noon -6pm). For information on sexually transmitted diseases. web site: www.tht.org.uk email: info@tht.org.uk

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Women’s Aid - 08457 023468 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children experiencing physical, sexual or emotional abuse at home.

Women’s Counselling (formerly the Hounslow Rape and Crisis Support Group ) - 020 8572 0100 (Monday 6.30pm - 9.00pm) web site: Hounslow Rape and Crisis Support Group email: hrc.sg@virgin.net address: PO Box 315, Hounslow, TW3 1QF A confidential and non-judgemental support service specifically for women of all ages who are suffering/have suffered from any form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse/ violence. The service includes a telephone helpline, counselling, information, support and resources.

Befrineders An on-line based organisation that can put you in touch with local help organisations almost anywhere in the world. www.befrienders.org The American Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433 S.A.F.E (SELF ABUSE FINALLY ENDS) www.selfinjury.com An American based self harm hot line and website with numerous options for help for American residents. U.S.A SUICIDE AND RAPE HOT LINE 1-800-333-4444

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Quiz answers from April/May issue

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6.Radiohead “OK Computer” 7.The Housemartins “London 0 Hull 4” 8.David Bowie “Hunky Dory” 9.Dire Straits “Brothers In Arms” 10.R.E.M. “Automatic For The People”

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We all love to shop, but as we all know , from personal experience, some are… er…friendlier than others. Here’s a few of the better ones, as recommended by you.

This is my own personal recommendation. The girls the Notting Hill branch were superb. They couldn’t be friendlier, more welcoming, and professional too. They have a fantastic range of wigs of all lengths , colours and prices , and I can not recommend this branch of stores enough Open till 6, by appointment – latest 5 o’clock http://www.trendco.co.uk/default.aspx 1) The Casket store: http://www.casketfurniture.com/caskets_coffins.php A unique store offering casket shaped furniture for the gothic’s 2) The Baroness: Ok rubber and latex fetish store I have seen better and more but the craftsman-ship looks good and styles are their own http://www.baroness.com/RubberClothes.htm 3) JT’s Stockroom offers a wide range of fetish things from bondage beds to fetish toys, not a gigantic selection but enough to satisfy the novice and beginner. http://www.stockroom.com/search/search.aspx?i=20&search=furniture 4) Lydia’s offers a ok selection of transgender and cross-dressing items again not a wide selection but a ok one for the beginner and part time. http://lydiastv.com/osb/showitem.cfm/Category/12 5)Corset Connection: Offers a very wide selection for all types of corsets everything from waist training to under-bust and to men to woman training corsets, and for those who never have laced their own corsets they offer a online training film for corset lacing A+. http://www.corsetconnection.com/Images/Vintage%20Glam/v1117.jpg 6) Xtrax, I love this store humungus selection for the naughty little Goth Girls and boys a wide wide selection for everything A+. http://www.x-tra-x.de/english/bilder/heads-os/angebot-1.jpg 7) Extreme Restraint is a awesome store I cant wait to order from them they have everything and anything from sex machines to the simplest anal plug. http://www.extremerestraints.com/ Merchant2/graphics/00000001/ec715%20lg.jpg

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“ Hi Mandy, I have a review for you, Wigsrus ltd in Southport. Recently been there for a new style they are great. Hugs Julie Hi Ladies, After asking around for some advice on wigs I plucked up the courage to go and try a new style and I decided to have it fitted. I took the advise of an Angel and looked up www.wigsrusltd.com at Southport. This meant going out en femme for the first time and having a stranger see me as Julie. I made an appointment with Jennie and ventured out into the world as Julie. Jennie is a fantastic understanding lady; she puts you at ease straight away. All appointments are one to one and you can try as many styles on as you like. Jennie will give you advise on styles and colour. After you have chosen your new hair, Jennie will do the final styling and trim if required. The service was excellent and Jennie was wonderful, highly recommended. I felt so good and confident With my new style I had a walk around Southport, then decided to drive over to the Trafford centre and had a walk around the shops not bad for my first day out.” Hugs Julie “ www.frillys.co.uk is a friendly dressing service in Droylsden a town about 4miles from the centre and gay village in Manchester. The owner is called Julie and she now offers self catering accommodation above her shop. HOTELS- I use Travelodge and the special offers of £10 & £26 a night per room are great value. I have never had any problems at these hotels. The only problem I have had at an hotel was at a gay hotel in Torquay where I got a really frosty welcome to say the least. MAKEUP- I don’t use Dermablend because it is expensive and difficult to apply so I use a Boots No17 cover stick or a Rimmel cover stick both are on sale at about £2.50. “ Raquel Hi Mandy! I order make-up from http://www.blushedcosmetics.co.uk/ . They are very reliable and discreet with their deliveries even to Holland. And you know the all in price straight away, no need to email asking for price of postage. And they have a 50p and GBP1.00 corner! Kirsty

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“And Now, The end is near….." S
o, there you have it, THE biggest Narcisse in the history of...of.....erm... well, Narcisse, I suppose, Many thanks for everybodys support in bringing this issue to you, as always its only your hard work that makes it great. A few points to make, firstly I am well aware that you are unable to download Narcisse at present. The website bods have assured me that this is a temporary thing and with luck, soon solved. Also, as you know, the website is still in the production stage, but please have patience, it will be worth it in the end. So, whats next? well, I’m going to have a lil rest, dont know about you but I feel the need to catch some rays, don my flipflops and have a rest. Thats why some of the more eagle-eyed of you may have noticed that this edition will last you all the way till the end of August. Theres lots to read and also gives YOU all the more time to get writing!

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You all know the drill, you have 3 months to write, pose and tick the boxes in all the polls I’ll set, let me know whats important to you, and if you want to see it in the next issue ... ....then why not write it? I hope you all have a fantastic summer Be safe and look after eachother

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