Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Trans Pride Brighton

    Last Saturday was Trans Pride Brighton, the UK's less out-there and more serious trans Pride event. The juxtaposition of Sparkle's Manchester Las Vegas with Brighton's provincial charm shows the two sides of UK LGBT culture.
    I was down there for my trade union, handing out stickers and workplace rights booklets. Somewhat medicated, I'm in the middle of an atypical facial pain episode. Met a bunch of old friends, Jane, Lucy, and Paula, had rather a good day in the sun. Appalling music but good paella, that's the way of prides, innit.
    On the way home with my two Swindon friends in the car, everything stopped working. In stationary traffic in Brighton, under the Banksy kissing policemen. It is as if the engine has seized, with a full complement of oil and no low oil pressure warning, and an intact cam belt. Something tells me this ain't going to be cheap.
    So we got to see a succession of flatbed recovery trucks on the way home. And Cobham Services on the M25 for a couple of hours, as the recovery company sent a vehicle with too few seats. All of human life passes through Cobham Services.
    My nice reliable modern just became an old car.

6 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that not only did you have facial pain, but a car breakdown on the way home.

    A pleasure to see you again, anyway, Jenny.

    Lucy

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  2. That pretty runabout less reliable than the old wreck! My most costly journey was when offered a lift from Scotland to the south, car dropped dead soon after my contribution to fuel had been poured in and I was down to small change at Gretna... Cars seem to know the perfect moment when to stop!

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  3. Glad you had a good paella - but the pain and car sucks!

    Hope the pain goes soon and the turbo roller-skate isn't too ill...

    Stace

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  4. Glad you had a good paella - but the pain and car sucks!

    Hope the pain goes soon and the turbo roller-skate isn't too ill...

    Stace

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  5. It was lovely to meet you in person at last.

    There seems to be very little about modern cars that is fixable or cheap ~ but at least I hope to be able to do something about the music for next year, what we really need is a Brass Band!

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  6. Good luck with the car!!!! I have an appointment with the garage tomorrow to investigate a mysterious clunk in my two decade old modern car. May the whatever bitch goddess that watches over cars smile kindly upon us.

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