It seems weird that my new PJs are classified as womens. I mean, they are leggings and tight (not made for mans anatomy by any stretch of the imagination) and I did buy them from the womens section of Primark, but…

In an age where twitter is ablaze with queer-supporting, gender-bending, society-challenging folk who are claiming the right to do what they want, with who they want, dressed how they want, it seems the perfect time to buy some My Little Pony pyjamas.

I’m wearing them with my WRESTLING tshirt, which -by chance- is pink. I don’t know what my parents or grandparents would think, and I don’t care. I’m not trans-anything, I’m just a boy who wears My Little Pony long johns.

(P.S. You might not believe the last sentence if you put this blog post next to the last. I don’t care.)

For those that have read previous blogs/tweets of mine or are friends might know that my father passed away a couple of months ago. For the last couple months of his life he was looked after in the wonderful St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney. They are just brilliant.

Towards the end I noticed that the hospice had put posters up advertising their upcoming event to raise money for them and the Hackney Empire called Dame Dash. Seeing this I thought it was a great way to help raise money, wear a dress and do something funny for money (as I was never one for the physical exercise.)

Since the end of August I’ve been asking for money to try reach my target of £1000. I thought I’d raise around three, maybe four hundred and never thought I’d make it to my total so stupidly said that for every £150, I’d add an inch on to the height of the heels I’d be wearing until I reached the maximum of 7″.

Thank you to everyone who gave money towards my complete humiliation, and because I managed to raise over my target goal of £1000, I wore these massive 7” heels…


Thanks for the heels, CherryBerryKiss.co.uk.

and of course, OF COURSE, 50 yards down the road from the Hospice (I was still adjacent to it) I fell over!

After that little tumble the walk was easier, after learning not to be so cocky. The hardest part in the heels were the cobbles outside Hackney Town Hall where the finish line was located. Carnival drummers and a host of people were there to congratulate me and the other dames.

The Speaker of Hackney handed me this nifty medal! (N.B. Funny story, the Speaker of Hackney came to my father’s wake as they worked together and he was fond of my father. We spoke for a good 20 minutes. I had to tell him who I was as he didn’t recognise me en femme.)


Afterwards there was a photo call for all dames on the famous stage of the Hackney Empire. Once the official photos are released I’ll be uploading to my Facebook but until then, have a look!


I’ve heard there is a prize for best dressed and heard a rumour I might have won. If I did, it would have only been because of the ridiculously high shoes so thanks a bunch for that </sarcasm>.

But seriously, from the bottom of my heart… Thank you so much to everyone who gave to these great charities. I promise that I won’t hassle you for money for charity again (unless it’s equally silly and stupid).

The last few months has been really hard, and ever since my dad’s passed the Dame Dash has been something to work toward and I’m really happy to be able to give back to St Joseph’s Hospice who do amazing work and really supported me when I needed it as well as taking great care of my father in his last couple of months.

If you haven’t donated, you still can! Just because the event has taken place already shouldn’t stop you. if you’ve enjoyed seeing my complete public humiliation then please click here to give money. Please.

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So my first try at being a proper blogger HAS to be a #WIWT, or a ‘What I Wore Today’ post. So here is what I wore (and am wearing) today:

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from top to bottom:
HAT – Primark (£3)
SHIRT – Burton (£25)
TSHIRT – Primark Atmosphere (£6)
JEANS – Peacock (£15)
SNEAKS – Converse (£36)
WATCH: Amazon (£12)

One of the biggest victories of this outfit was the fact that I found the tshirt in the women’s section of Primark (I wasn’t just there, I was following @kleebelle about). It’s a size 20 and fits perfectly! If you’re a bit of a chubby guy and love coca-cola as much as I do then know that I normally wear an XXL tshirt and it fits perfectly – so start wearing women’s clothing now. Wait, what?

Another gem from this that you might not see very well is my watch. I’ve wanted a Mondaine watch for years and years. I feel in love with them after seeing one in a magazine as a child. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to spend £300 on a watch. The way my brain works, it tells me that it’s half of a return to New York. So I scoured the internet for a lookalike and after months, found one. It’s currently sold out on Amazon (the only place I can find it online) but I love it and for only £12? Yes please.

The last detail of this outfit is the hat. I don’t usually do woolly hats, more of a snapback kind of guy, but I do love this hat. It’s warm, and the little details on it are lovely.

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I can see me wearing variations of this outfit over the next few weeks until it becomes properly cold and a winter jacket has to be bought.

Hello there! It’s been a while. 10 months seems like ages.

Before that it was ages as well. I don’t know why but life has always gotten in the way and I’ve always been so busy writing blogs for other people, brands and companies that I’ve always neglected mine. No longer.

My father recently died and I’ve not got many pictures of him. I don’t know as much as I’d like about his life before I arrived and it’s a shame. I think if he had a blog, I’d read through it. I might do a blog post about the last couple of months in my life, I might not, but I think that having this kind of diary could be invaluable to someone in the future. Pretty niché audience I’m now writing for, but hey. FINE, I won’t just write for my future children/grand children. I’ll make it accessible and all that.

I’ve also been dating my wonderful partner Klee. She’s pretty darn cool and blogs which is another reason for me to start again. It seems like fun, doing outfit posts and blogging about life – so I’m going to get in on the act.

See you about,

Seb.

First of all, it’s been pretty much a year since I blogged last, and that’s DISGUSTING, but it’s been a hectic year and I apologise. MOVING ON…

New(ish) social website Gogobot are like Foursquare meets Yelp on acid. Users review places and can check in to places, create trip plans and guides. It’s a great website not only for people that like to travel but also the people who want to know more about where they live.

I’ve just completed a Top Ten list of places to hang out, eat and drink in Shoreditch – the place I grew up.

and Gogobot have liked it so much, they’ve pushed it out to their users!