I have been a bit shell-shocked in recent weeks after receiving an unpleasant email and a number of unkind and misinformed tweets following some perfectly reasonable comments that I made to a reporter from the Daily Telegraph. The penalty for sticking one's head above the parapet, I suppose. So it was a real tonic to receive this email:
Dear Beaumont Society
I am not TRANS, but I would like it known amongst all your members, and beyond that EMMA and ANN of Little Downham, nr. Ely in Cambridgeshire, came into my life, through an introduction by Mrs Carol Hebbard, at a particularly low point in my life AND SAVED IT!!!
I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FACT THAT THEY OPENED THEIR DOOR AND FRIENDSHIP TO ME.
THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE THAT I MISS!!