Saturday, February 24, 2018

Under the Weather

Under the Influence Dept.

As I wrote here one week ago, I have the flu and "I don't feel much like doing anything including blogging, so this blog will be absent for a few days until this blows over."

I've got to admit it's getting better, a little better all the time, but I am still suffering from the symptoms of the flu.

I sleep a lot and I mean A LOT! Yet, I still feel tired all my waking hours. So this is going to take longer than I expected to get over.

Anyway, thank you for all your comments and e-mails expressing your concerns about my health.

Under Cover Dept.

"Sébastien Lifshitz has spent years trawling through flea markets, eBay and junk shops in an effort to trace the history of Europe’s cross-dressing culture. Now, his incredible collection is going on display at London’s Photographers Gallery."

Read and see about it here.

Source: Bebe
Wearing Bebe (Source: Bebe)

Source: Sebastian Lifshitz
English POWs in German camp (Source: Sebastian Lifshitz)


  1. Dear Stana,

    Glad to hear that you’re improving, albeit still in the throes of the flu. I’m guessing you’re happy you’re retired. If you were still working, this devastating flu would really disrupt your life even more. With the deadlines that are placed on employees, there would have been a lot of stressful “catch up” work when you would have returned to your job.



  2. Hope you continue to feel better! :)

  3. Thanks for the link to the Lifshitz article. Very interesting.

    1. Here is another article on Lifshitz from the Guardian.

  4. The key to this flu seems to be getting plenty of rest even when you start to feel a little better. So take it easy Stana.

  5. Relieved you are slowly returning to the land of the living Stana. I have been somewhat concerned.

    It is useful that you gave a link to the Huck article on the Lifshitz exhibition. The linked page has a link to the Photographers' Gallery, London, UK, for those who are able to get there. I put it in my diary yesterday and have a trip planned which I am really looking forward to. A pictorial history of Femulation?



    PS Take your time with your recovery and flu aftermath.

  6. Julie M ShawFebruary 26, 2018

    Thankful you're getting better - don't jump back into the daily excitement too soon!
    And thank you for finding/sharing this article. I adore history and this is an area rarely covered.