1) Tell me a little bit about you
Well, (draws deep breath) I’m a transsexual submissive who was born in Wales and is living in England who has worked for an American company in the Netherlands and I have Greek and German ancestry. How’s that?
My career is in IT but I’ve done all sorts to earn a living which includes driving trucks, photography, egg packing, I baked the daily bread for a while and I’ve even done a very, very, very little Dominatrix work as well.
I’m one of those people that defies classification. I like to make people laugh and smile, but I’m a human so I have my down moments. Generally, when those times happen, the people that know me well come to my side and I get a little back of what I’ve given, so I know that I bumble along.
2)What do you love about Christmas?
I love how everything slows down a few notches and gives people time to catch their breath. There’s that crispness in the chill air when I go out for a walk and people just seem to smile that little bit more.
3) What do you hate about Christmas?
The waste. I mean, we buy so much damn food and never eat it all. This last few years we’ve learned our lesson and don’t do the traditional turkey and trimmings thing. A turkey crown roll and we up the notch on the food quality to luxury versions, but that’s about it these days. I just hate how we spent money on stuff that was really no good to man nor beast, and when we’re all out of ideas we buy each other toiletries. I mean, come on, do you really not know me that well, or are you trying to tell me something here?
4) What is your favourite Christmas book?
Terry Pratchett. Early Pratchett. It stems from one Christmas when I was all on my own for a few weeks ’cause everyone else in the house at college had gone home and I was staying there. It was just me, a pile of chocolate, and a stack of mostly-Pratchett. I mean, that guy was laugh out loud funny; I could never take him on a train because I could never control the odd guffaw, and everyone in the carriage would look at me and scowl … hell, yeh, definitely dangerous to eat or drink while reading him. He did do a Chrimbo book, “Hogfather.” Well, Christmas-like in Pratchett world at least.
5) What is your favourite Christmas song?
“The Sound Of Silence.” Technically, not a Christmas song, but I get fed up to the back teeth of all this choir based fa-la-la-la-la stuff it makes me want to put on a Black Sabbath disk and blow the roof off the house. And that’s something for me because I’m a James Last kinda person. I’m writing this while listening to “Crazy Dog” by John Barry.
6) What was your best Christmas?
I don’t really feel like I’ve had my best Christmas. As a child there was all the present giving thingy; as a student and in my twenties there was all the away-from-home thing going on. Thirties was in a failing relationship and starting my life again. Forties I’m with Mum in our own place and that’s kinda nice, but I feel like the best one is yet to come.
I think my best, “Christmas which was a little before the actual Christmas,” was when I was working Germany. The company took the whole team out and it was all the real traditional stuff. One of the guys in the team was Jewish and had a wicked sense of humour, so you can guess the kind of stuff that went down at THAT party, especially with whole legs of animals brought to the long benches, including pig! Oh, the smells, the smiles, the atmosphere… heck, I’m having a real wavy line moment here. Can you pass me that tissue? Thanks.
7) What was your best Christmas present?
This year I’ve told my friends not to buy me anything. It gets crazy, especially when people are distant from each other. I’m saying, “Just buy a bottle of nice wine and raise a glass to me.” At the end of the day, there’s no better present that knowing that you’re in the hearts of your friends.
8) What was your worst Christmas present?
Toiletries. I mean, yeh. See 3 above. I swear that my nose will never be the same after some of that stuff.
9) Describe your ideal Christmas
I think my ideal Christmas would be snowing heavy, so that if work call I can say, “No can do, dude! I can dial in, but that’s your lot.” Warm home, subdued lighting, good company, supply of nice wines, axe buried in the TV…
10) What do you want for Christmas this year?
Feedback. And honesty. A little less hypocrisy would go down nice as well. I mean, the number of people that reject Companion ’cause it isn’t their audience range but they’re fans of Shades and have reviewed that OK; and they haven’t even read me! I mean … I just don’t get those people. (Music changes to “Fred & Cyd” … ah, I love that mellow sax.)
11) Where can we find you?
http://realbondage.co.uk/ (adult warning)