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Stop calling groups of people, Guys

Will staff at attractions, hotels, and restaurants stop calling groups of customers, "Guys" I'm out with a group of female friends and the maitre d' at the restaurant we're visiting calls us all "Guys". We look at him and ask him if he needs to go to Specsavers. He then does it again! "Can I [...]

Transend, Macclesfield Trans and Trans Ally group

If you’re looking for a Trans friendly group, Transend, in Macclesfield then I can recommend you take a look at the Transend group on Facebook as they are a great bunch of people supporting the trans community in Macclesfield. Sure, Macclesfield has its own little LGBTQ+ community but as with many LGBTQ+ groups I have […]

Soon to be 51, photo gallery

I'm 51 in a few weeks time, time to celebrate but before I do a little photo gallery of you know who. After a conversation today, a few thoughts won't go away about how I look, and for my age, I look pretty good. All images taken in the past 3 months.

How to ruin my night out – Covid!

Sat next to some one at a family do and how to ruin my night out because you perceive you know best! A bit of background knowledge before we go on, over the past week I have spent quite a bit of time in very noisy places. Because of this I've been shouting to be [...]

Protests in Manchester 3rd October 2021

On October 3rd I was proud to take part in a protest in Manchester. The People Assembly March against Austerity was a march against Tory cuts to public services, welfare provisions, job cuts and wages. What a day, the volume of people there was amazing. I dont even want to hazard a guess but it [...]

Media protrayal of Transgender people

As the transgender community is in the media spotlight at the moment, Oct 2021, I wanted to discuss the media portrayal of Transgender people and I'm going to discuss the difference between transgender celebrities versus how it treats regular transgender people and how we are perceived in the media. First, let's look at the celebs, [...]

I just cant wait for the NHS

I cant wait for the NHS, I just can't! The timescales for Trans care are not just ridiculous, they're preposterous!! How can the service waiting list go from 18 months, pre Covid to 48 months post-Covid? This makes no sense! I'm already struggling like crazy dealing with my anxiety, then let's throw in all the [...]

I am a little different, a poem by Mikki, age 50 and 11 months

I'm a little different, it's clear for all to see. I'm a little different, I just want to be me. I'm a little different, but I'm happy deep inside. I'm a little different, not sorry, I won't hide. I'm a little different, most folk, care not one jot. I'm a little different, my friends, they [...]

Street art of New Brighton, Wirral

I was in New Brighton today and instead of walking down the promenade or the beach, I decided to cut through the town centre and was massively surprised first of all by the street art of New Brighton on the buildings but also the quality of works. The building in the town centre are all [...]

I let someone in and they broke my heart

Over the past few months I've really been struggling with my emotions, I let someone in and they broke my heart and it really put me in a tailspin. So much so that not only did I crash and burn but I struggled to get out of the wreckage alive. About 2 months ago, I [...]

The People of Manchester Pride on Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

I was asked at Manchester Pride by Fluxxt to give my opinions on some questions on mental health and mental health support in the LGBTQ+ community. Heres a short film with the replies from myself and others.

6 months on Hormones

Today, the 5th of September is my 6 months on hormones anniversary. Where does the time go as it doesn't seem like 5 minutes since I wrote about starting hormones! So, whats happened in the past 6 months? Well, let's start with the mental changes first. Mental Changes I now cry at the drop of [...]

Your just a man in a dress

Actually, you have no idea what I've gone through as a trans person to get to this point in my life, so take your "Your just a man in a dress" comment, and stick it up your fucking arse! I absolutely hate being called this, and to get to this point in my life you [...]

My doctors defense network!

My doctors have decided they now have another line of defence against their patients in the "Doctors Defense Network". "Ring, Ring" Firstly, a prerecorded message is about Coronabollocks and takes 40 seconds. Queue the second pre-recorded message which is over 1 minute 10 long and tells you the procedure but not why. Next, is the [...]

New Haircut done by Hair by Felix

It's new haircut time so yes, I admit it I haven't been to the hairdressers for rather a long time and I've also abused my hair over the past 2 years. The last time I tried to goto the hairdressers they phoned me on the morning of my appointment to tell me I needed a [...]

NHS Covid Pass

Yet again it’s dealing with the NHS time and yet again I’ve ended up with the sourest of tastes in my mouth as dealing with the NHS bureaucracy always leaves me feeling like I’ve done or am about to do something wrong! I’ve been trying to set up the NHS Covid pass so I can […]

Its Manchester Pride Baby! Yeah. 26th August to 31st August

Hell, yeah! It's Manchester Pride weekend this August Bank Holiday weekend. Starting tonight, the 26th of August, Manchester Pride is go! I can't wait as I really missed Manchester Pride in 2020  because of Coronabollocks so this weekend I'm gonna party, hair down, inhibitions left at home, and dancing shoes on. Plus because I missed [...]

Inconsiderate Fucks

I am all for everyone doing their own thing in life, but I also can’t stand those inconsiderate fucks who do what they want just to piss everyone else off or even to the point where those around them actually want to put a pair of scissors through their head. Yes, folks, I’m talking about [...]

How did you start your transition?

One of the things people ask me time and time again is, "how did you start your transition?" So, here's my story on admitting to yourself, this is who I am and why it was really important to me. Personally, I have known pretty much all my life that I am mentally a woman but [...]

Your ill? Oh, its not Covid! How disappointing!

Ring ring. Hello Doctors Surgery! Hi, I’m ill can you help me? Had you had a valid Covid test in the past 5 days? Er, No! Well before we can help you, you need to have a valid Covid test to prove you don’t have Covid! So let me understand this? Let’s say I’ve metaphorically […]

Obnoxious about my transition

I met a friends ex-wife today and at first she didn't recognise me at all but then she worked out, after 30 minutes, who I used to be and was quite obnoxious about my transition and started to ask some very personal questions. She then wondered why I got quite defensive in my replies until [...]

The Night after the Night before

One of the downsides for me of having such a vibrant, active social life is when I have a night out and then don't go out the night after. I get this night after the night before feeling. Let me explain. Fortunately, I have a very active social life and when I go out I [...]

Emotional Wreck

What's been going on this past couple of weeks in my head, I do not know but I've been an emotional wreck. For about a week and a half, my propensity to cry at the drop of a hat has gone through the roof with today being the worst. Yes, I actually broke down and [...]

That’s not me anymore

I’ve been having a talk today with Kevin who who is a great leveller and sage despite his younger years and I was talking about amalgamating an old website with this one and wondering whether or not I should do that because the old website is my past and this is my future. The old […]

My Transition Story

I just wanted to write something about my transition story, over the past two years of my life. Some might look at this as weird or strange and some may say, even bizarre. I wanted to express what the last two years have felt like to me as a trans person as I transition from [...]

Humber Bridge, Humber Estuary, Hull

The Humber Bridge Hands up, I admit it. I love bridges and who wouldn't love the longest suspension bridge in the UK. The Humber Bridge. Once the longest bridge in the world the Humber Bridge is 2,220 m, that's 7,280 ft; 1.38 mi in old money. Opened on 21st June 1981  it was the longest [...]

Oil Rig Disassembly, Near Hartlepool

Oil Rig Disassembly Okay I was blown away when I saw this Oil Rig Disassembly while driving the coast from from Middlesborough to Hartlepool. These things are massive and as I was driving down the A178 towards Hartlepool I had a WTF moment and although I probably shouldnt have, stopped to have a look. Felt [...]

Angel of the North, 13th July 2021

Angel of the North, Near Gateshead "When in the North East of England then you must visit the Angel of the North" I'm told, time and time again by friends and colleagues. So here we are at the Angel of the North. This statue has been here since 1998 and its 20m in height and [...]

Middlesborough Transporter Bridge, 13th July 2021

Middlesborough Transporter Bridge from the North Shore I was in Middlesborough on the 13th July and afterward, I went to look at somewhere I've wanted to see for a while, the Middlesborough Transporter Bridge at Port Clarence near Middlesborough. It's an Auf Wiedersehen, Pet thing! Sadly, the bridge is currently closed because apparently, it needs [...]

Centre Stage on Bloom Street

Centre Stage One of my absolute favourite places in the village as I've always been made to feel at home here. Centre Stage is one of the most trans friendly places in the village and most evenings you will find trans people in this venue. They have drag acts most weekends and the staff here [...]

Walkies round Ancoats and New Islington, Manchester

Walkies round Ancoats and New Islington, 19/06/21 After Friday night drink fest with Gavin I needed to have a walk and clear my head get some excercise. I first went to Eastern Bloc for breakfast and was severly disappointed with the service and the food was cold. Been going there for ages and this was [...]

Running away from yourself

I’ve spent most of my life running away from myself. If that sounds familiar then sooner or later you have to sit yourself down and have a good conversation with yourself. The alternative is you slowly hate yourself more and more every day and that hate will eventually kill you a little bit more inside […]

Really, Really Drunk

Let's be clear here I don't normally get really drunk. I don't know why but I seem to have some kind of inbuilt filter, most of the time. Which when I get to a certain point I just stop drinking almost like an off switch. My problem when I get drunk is that I'm a [...]

Muggy head and Sore nipples

For the past few days I’ve had what I can only call a muggy head this is coupled with really sore and sensitive nipples! It’s just over 3 months on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and since Thursday last week I’ve been struggle to concentrate on anything but also struggling to sleep. Some might say it’s […]

Tamar railway bridge at Saltash, Cornwall

On the way back from Cornwall on the 26th May I took a little detour to see Mr  Isambard Kingdom Brunel's monumental erection that is the Tamar railway bridge at Saltash, Cornwall.

Penwith, Cornwall, May 2021

I've just spent a great week away in deepest Penwith, Cornwall. I needed a break after lockdown 3.0 or whatever number it is now! I needed to go chill out, relax, and breathe. Away from work, away from my house, and away from my family. I also needed to go and see some of my [...]

Covid rules Vs common sense

I’m in a cafe and go to sit down but the table I would like, which has 4 chairs as I’m waiting for friends, but am told I can’t because this table hasn’t been cleaned. So, I’m not allowed to sit down until they’ve cleaned the table, but I can sit down at an adjoining […]

Be yourself

What does it mean to be yourself? A question I’ve asked myself many times over the past few years. Some people have lots and friends and family around who are supportive while they seek to find themselves or be themselves, while some of us choose solitary lives while we seek to find ourselves or to […]

Two months of taking Estrogen

This is just a quick update from me about what it’s like at two months of taking Estrogen, and testosterone blockers. I wanted to put my thoughts, feelings, and findings down on paper for posterity. The first thing I’ve noticed over the past few weeks is how much more calm my mind is. It’s almost […]

Walkies round New Brighton, 09/05/2021

Walkies round New Brighton, Wirral Went to New Brighton on the 9/05/21 with friends Helen and Jude and our 4 dogs and had a fantastic walk down the beach from up at the Coastguard station all the way down to Fort Perch and Back. The promenade was busy but the beach itself was nearly deserted [...]

The Doodle on Ducie Street, Manchester

The Doodle on Ducie Street, Manchester near Piccadilly Train Station A brilliant piece of artwork, called the Doodle on Ducie street. Located between Piccadilly and Dale street, just behind 111 Piccadilly. This is a fab piece of artwork and must be 35 feet in length and 7 ft high. The artwork was creted by 30 [...]

A night on the town with abusive behaviour, 17/04/21

Tonight I’ve had the misfortune to experience a tirade of homophobic, transphobic and drunken abusive behaviour from somebody on a night out in Manchester’s, Gay Village. This was directed firstly at me, then my friends and also the gay community at large in the village in Manchester. What happened? Let me start by saying what […]

Night out in Manchester on 1st weekend after lockdown 

I went for a night out in Manchester on the first weekend after lockdown, on the 16th and 17th April. This is my recollection of the night out and what Manchester was like. I wasn’t actually planning to go out on 16th of April but the events of the week transpired that I ended up […]

To pee or not to pee, that is the question?

To pee or not to pee that is the question? What do you do as a trans person when you need the toilet? As a transwoman, I will always take the option of the female toilets over the male as outwardly I am female. For nearly 2 years I have lived my life as a […]

Disappointed at my Doctors

After my conversation with doctors on the 11/03/21, I've come to the conclusion that either my Doctor has forgot about me, I am not worthy of their time or their hands are tied somewhere along the lines and can't help me. Over a month ago I had a conversation with them about using private services, [...]

D day, starting hormones

Today is a milestone. Today is my D day. Today is the day that I start taking feminising hormones. Today is the day I start on hrt (hormone replacement therapy). I received my prescription from Gender GP last week but because I’ve been running round like a blue arsed fly over the past week, sorting […]

Amazon Wish List

Hey, my lovely followers. Below is my Amazon Wish list. A list of things i’ve found while surfing the world of Amazon. If you’d like to purchase any of these items i’d be grateful and if clothing or shoes, pictures will be forthcoming. In private at first and then on my website. View my Amazon […]

Captain Sir Tom Moore mural by Akse-p19

Captain Sir Tom Moore mural by Akse-p19 I must say I personally think the Captain Sir Tom MooreCaptain Sir Tom Moore mural is one of the best things I've seen sprayed on a wall in Manchester and there are some pretty amazing images around the city and the Northern Quarter. Painted by Akse-p19 on the [...]

Gender Journey #1, Private Consultation with Gender GP

After dealing with the NHS and my Doctors, I’m done. So I’ve decided to go private and chose Gender GP as my private service of choice. This is my experience, or should that be experiences? as no doubt, there will be many more posts about Gender GP as my journey continues. On 1st March 2021, […]

I hate being hairy

I am hairy and I hate being hairy. I really do and always have done and it's one of my biggest body dysphoria issues. Hairy legs, arms, back and chest along with a hairy backside 🙁 It's bothered me all my adult life and I spend lots of time and effort in removing it. Shaving, [...]

You never know who you’ll meet on a dog walk

I was working in central Manchester today and took, my dog, Chante with me and, when finished working we went for a walk around the city center. As the city is very quiet I had Chante off the lead and as I walked down Portland Street a lady approached me and said "Hello, Merci" and [...]

Dealing with my doctors, 11/03/21

After the elation of the weekend and speaking to GenderGP today has been a massive depression after dealing with my doctors. It has left me crying my eyes out and more depressed than for many years. The conversation with my GP today has reaffirmed my opinion that the NHS does not want to or are […]

NHS waiting lists, expect them to get longer

I want to put my thoughts on NHS waiting lists out there for folks to comment on. What I'm seeing personally and with friends and family really worries me. It's March 2021 and we're still being told to "Stay at home, Save lives, Protect the NHS". That's all well and good as the NHS fights [...]

Religion, why I’m done with it and people who spout it

I hear many times, mainly from religious types, that what you are doing is wrong? Do you mean legally or morally in the eyes of some almighty god? Well, wrong in the eyes of your god obviously!   If you're going to ask me this question you better have a fucking good answer to back up [...]

I’m a serial apologiser, I’m sorry

I am a serial apologiser, I’m sorry I just can’t help myself saying sorry. Maybe it’s my upbringing or the fact that I was once married to another serial apologiser or maybe its because I’m a shit human being? It might just be that I think everything is my fault? I really can’t help myself […]

Mikki’s Favourite Rave Tunes Play List

I admit it. I'm a raver, was in the past and still am now. So here's Mikki's Favourite Rave Tunes Play List on that there YouTube thingie. Tunes in my play list in no particular order, some you might like, some you might not!   Mikki's Favourite Rave Tunes Play List Go straight to the [...]

Cobra Kai Mural, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Cobra Kai Mural, Northern Quarter, Manchester The NHS Nurse Mural has now been replaced with this Cobra Kai Mural which is an advertisement for a TV program on something called Netflix. No idea what the program is about but i'm betting its some kind of Karate Kid program. The mural is located on the corner [...]

On the sixth day god created Manchester Mosaic

On the sixth day god created Manchester Mosaic The "On the sixth day god created Manchester" mosaic is located on the back of Afflecks on Short Street next door to Crazy Pedro's Pizza. This is inspired by the legendary T-shirt designed by Leo B Stanley On the back of Afflecks Palace, I know its now [...]

Crazy Pedro’s NQ Mural on Short Street behind Afflecks

Crazy Pedro's NQ Mural on Short Street behind Afflecks Behind Afflecks is the Crazy Pedro's NQ Mural on Short Street. This mural like many in the city is a living mural and changes occassionally. The latest incarnation is of the Crazy Pedro's character wearing a Covid mask. As always this is painted on the roller [...]

Today has reaffirmed my decision

Today has reaffirmed my decision to transition in my life. It’s been an enlightening day, especially in the sea of negativity and depression we’re all tied into with Coronabollocks. I’ve had four appointments today and I’ve actually spoken to lots of people today in person and online. I’ve had proper conversations with them, which is […]

Manchester’s street art

Here's a gallery of some of the pictures I've taken over the past 12 months on walks around the city center of Manchesters street art.

Collectif Mainline Winona Pencil Dress

I like Collectif as they have some really nice clothing, some really nice designs and this Collectif Mainline Winona Pencil Dress caught my eye and I had to buy it. This looks amazing on and is defintely my new go to work meeting dress, love it! In general the stuff i've bought from Collectif has [...]

Anxiety again

Anxiety again, doing my head in. Cant be myself, Stepping backward again, Because, I can't be, the real me, A dose of anxiety as bad as can be. Working away, 2 weeks, 10 hours a day, Work environment says, no heels, no make-up, Can't even call myself by my name, resort to my dead name, [...]

Dating, I Really don’t want anyone

I've been thinking a lot recently about relationships and I've come to my own conclusion, I really don’t want anyone! No more relationships. Seriously, I must be a magnet for fucked up arseholes. Okay, I ain't no saint and I admit I have my own problems but some of the people I've been chatting to [...]

I’m in Facebook jail, Facebook hypocrisy

So new year, new first world problems. I’m in Facebook jail! My heinous crime against humanity was to take a screenshot of a very dubious Facebook advert. See below. So there you have it folks, because I reposted this dubious picture which in itself is a Facebook advert for tophatter. Btw I wasn’t looking for […]

Wishing you all a Happy New Year

Its New years eve and after the wet fart that was Christmas, with Covid lockdown 4.0 (or whatever number it is now), I’d like to have a good one. But alas we’ve been placed in tier 4 despite this area having a very low infection rate! So bollocks to Boris, I’m off out tonight. I […]

Purple nails by Simply Bliss in Macclesfield

Christmas time, new nails time, children singing.... oh forget it. Its Christmas time and I want to look good for the festive period, even though i'll be spending the majority of the christmas on my own. I've had my hair done, been for a waxing and got my nails done. Check out these purplely, sparkley [...]

Sparkly red high heels

These shiny sparkly red high heels are my ultimate confidence builders and I wore a pair of these to Pride 2019. I lost that pair so had to buy another pair and I have worn these on my occassions at events and nights out. Whereever i've worn these they have drawn attention and on a [...]

Nurse Angel mural on High Street, Northern Quarter

Nurse Angel mural on High Street, Northern Quarter Just up the road, High Street from the Thomas Street and High Street there is this beautiful Nurse Angel Mural by @akse_p19 Situated on the right hand side as you walk up High Street, next door to Sweet Mandarin. This is a beautiful piece of work and [...]

Disappointed with Doctors

It’s 6:30am and I’m wide awake because I am still so angry at what happened yesterday with my GP. Yesterday at 4pm I get a phone call.from my doctors and because I was on another call I phoned them back. Ring ring “Hello doctors surgery” Yes I’m returning your call. Someone from the surgery called […]

New Manchester City Mural

New Manchester City Mural on Thomas St/High Street junction, Manchester At the corner of Thomas Street and High Street there are two new murals. The first is the new Manchester City mural (Which is actually a Playstation game advert, Fifa 2021) and a new Burberry mural. The Manchester City mural replaces the NHS Nurse Mural. [...]

What’s it feel like to be transgender

Feels like your shoes are on the wrong feet. You’ve always been dressed that way, from birth. Every time you’ve complained about your feet hurting, everyone tells you that you’re fine, “don’t be silly”. You put some shoes on the right way, and it feels great, a huge relief, but you know that everyone thinks […]

Why cant you be yourself?

Why can't you be yourself? Be unique? Why does everybody think that we need to conform? To all be the same? To be drones? To all look the same? Dress the same? To even think the same way? Surely one of the main things about being human is that we are all individuals, then if, [...]

Roman Originals 20% discount code

Roman Originals 20% discount code. Shop with Mikki I love Roman clothes and I have more of their dresses than I care to admit and also more than any other brand. There is just something about their clothes which appeal to me and my dress sense. Below are a few of the dresses I own [...]

Dealing with banks

After today’s marathon phone fest calling numerous Banks I can really understand why the elderly get very frustrated with modern technology and dealing with the banks. Today I’ve been helping my mother sort out the last few issues with the banks and insurance companies after my father’s death in March. Yes, in March and I […]

Red Lion Street mural, Fantasy Mural

Red Lion Street Mural, off Church Street A massive mural which spans the entire side of the building and is 4 stories high. This mural on the side of Tattitude/Vape Lounge and depicts two futuristic semi naked women and several people smoking. Its semi obscured by the fire escape and hasnt been maintained for quite [...]

Hilton House, Port Street, Northern Quarter

Hilton House, Port Street in Manchesters Northern Quarter Like many of the mural locations in Manchester, Hilton House is one of the many location which has a changing mural. This is the third I think. Port Street is located behind Newton street and if you walk away from Piccadilly gardens down Newton street, Port street [...]

Mikki’s Wish List

Welcome to Mikki's wish list page. Here you will find a list of things from Shoes to Makeup to Dresses and even Automotive and lifestyle items than I would like in my life. Ebay Ladies Womens Court Shoes Mid Heel Rose Floral Couture Slip On Size Color: Natural Size: UK9 £34.99 Ladies Block Chunky Heel [...]

COLLUSION denim corset dress in ecru from Asos

COLLUSION denim corset dress in ecru from ASOS I love this Collusion denim corset dress, the contrast of the large buttons on the white denim and have already ordered this, so we'll see what its like when it arrives from ASOS. Love this outfit the model is wearing but alas I dont think those boots [...]

Portrait of Ste Wing by the artist Akse

Portrait of Ste Wing by the artist Akse, Little Lever Street, Northern Quarter Portrait of Ste Wing by the artist Akse, done to celebrate their Vietnamese roots and for the 50 Windows of Creativity project. I'm not going to go into great detail on this one as you can find out more information on the [...]

Blue Rabbit, 22 Lever Street

Blue Rabbit, 22 Lever Street A blue rabbit, on a roller shutter door, at 22 Lever Street in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Along side the rabbit is a little bee, top right corner. 22 Lever Street is located on the corner of Lever Street and Dale Street opposite the Real Camera shop and is [...]

Street art in the Northern Quarter and an anti lockdown protest

Sunday was a funny old day as I went into Manchester to have a walk round and photograph some street art/grraffiti in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and Beyond. It turned out to be a funny old day however. As most of you will know I live in a small village which has a beauty [...]

NHS Nurse Mural

NHS Nurse Mural, Northern Quarter, Manchester The NHS Nurse Mural has only appeared in the past few week and is of an NHS nurse in full PPE equipment and is a tribute to the NHS workers who have worked throughout the Cornavirus pandemic. Text on the mural read: Hold Still A portrait of our nation [...]

Manchester City Mural

Manchester City Mural, Work in progress - 8th November 2020 The Manchester United Mural is no more, the background has been painted grey and on the 8th November 2020 this was the new mural being painted as a work in progress. I dont know what this will be and i'll post a few photos of [...]

Faith47 mural at Ancoats, manchester

Faith 47 Mural, Ancoats, Manchester Faith47 is one of the biggest Murals in Manchester, its 6 stories high! For the Cities of Hopes festival in 2016, which was the first Street Art convention to bring together nine of the worlds best street artists in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Faith 47 was chosen to support [...]

Birds Mural on Faraday Street, Manchester

Birds Mural, Faraday Street, Manchester on the side of Stage & Radio Perhaps one of the most colourful murals in the Northern Quarter is the Birds mural by Brazilian artist Mateus Bailon. This is located on far end of Faraday Street on the side of Stage & Radio bar. Standing some 4 stories high and [...]

Serenity mural, the red lady mural

Serenity mural, the red Lady Mural, a tribute to women who stand against injustice, I love the red lady mural, which is located behind the Police Museum in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Its real name is Serenity and its a tribute to women who stand against injustice, which is very apt as its on [...]

On the sixth day god created Manchester mural

On the sixth day god created Manchester mural The "On the sixth day god created Manchester" mural is located on the side of the Waldorf Manchester Pub and Restaurant on Gore Street just off Piccadilly. Its not quite in the main Northern Quarter but its closeby. This mural depicts Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam", which illustrates [...]

Dale Grimshaw’s tribal portrait Manchester on Spear Street

Dale Grimshaw’s tribal portrait Manchester on Spear Street The prominent Northern artist Dale Grimshaw's tribal portrait Manchester, on Spear Street, is one of the better works of art in the Northern Quarter. This artwork isnt locally inspired as this mural depicts a Child from West Papua and is dedicated to those fighting for independance. The [...]

Manchester Bees Mural

Manchester Bees, Oldham Street The Manchester Bees mural is on the side of the Koffee Pot cafe and takeaway on Oldham Road in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. This beautiful mural is a tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena bombing. Murdered but never forgotten. Rest in Peace. Saffie-Rose Roussos, aged 8 from [...]

Mikkis Manchester street graffiti locations

This is a work in progress and will grow and grow over time. This page is a link, image, and location repository of all the places I’ve photographed around Manchester. Click the little cameras to view the image from this location. As I said, it’s a work in progress as it takes a little time […]

Ian Curtis Street Portrait, Port Street, Manchester

Ian Curtis Street Portrait, Port Street, Manchester In Manchester there is now a huge Ian Curtis Street Portrait on Port Street. I am a huge Joy Division and New Order fan and Love will Tear us Apart is one of my favourite songs. Not just because its a great song but the meaning has never [...]

What is Coronavirus doing to us?

What is coronavirus doing to us and I don’t mean the physical effects of the disease? I mean the mental and social side effects of the disease and the hysteria that’s been thrown up around it! This document is a work in progress as the coronabollocks debarkle continues… What is Coronavirus? If you don’t know […]

Birthday disappointment

Today is my 50th birthday and what a big birthday disappointment it’s been. I had a big birthday party planned and myself and a large group of us were going to go out for a few drinks and then go to a psytrance event and dance the night and possibly the next day away! Sadly, […]

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Being Single

For the first time since 1996 I find myself well and truly being single. Not in a relationship. You know what? I’m not really bothered about this. Thought I was but I’ve realised I’m really not. Almost immediately after the breakdown of my marriage I started another relationship.  Perhaps because of my own stupidity or […]

Going unnoticed

I’ve given this way to much thought over the past few months and I’ve come to the conclusion that going unnoticed is not only undesirable but its also bloody difficult for a number of reasons. First off, going unnoticed depends on what you’re wearing. You arent going to go unnoticed in 4 inch heels and […]

A lot to think about

I have a lot to think about as I transition and the further I get down the line the more questions I get, which ultimately require answers. My friends are fab and although they accept me for who I am they also ask me questions about what I am doing and the journey ahead. Sometimes […]

Eastern Bloc Records Cafe, best coffee I’ve had in Manchester

I'm in Manchester again for a meeting this morning and after the meeting I went for a walk round the Northern Quarter to do some street photography and have a spot of lunch with what could possibly be the best coffee i've had in Manchester city centre, probably! This was at Eastern Block Records Cafe [...]

Pink Hair

I went to Cornwall in the first week of October and before I went I dyed my hair pink. Dont like the dark pink but now its had a few washes I like the light pink colour. Its Schwar0zkopf Live shocking pink 093 What do you all think?

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