It’s highly unlikely that our neighbours know they are living next door to Alice. This got me thinking again (I think far too much) that we have always believed our neighbours either side and in the general area to be very conservative and straight. It’s that kind of neighbourhood. Then Alice pointed out that the gentleman next door is the one who does all the work in the home and garden, such as we can see that is.
I’d say that we have NEVER seen his perfectly fit and healthy wife do anything except sit outside in the summer and be served drinks and snacks. We haven’t seen a curtsy yet though so we’re not that sure. So are female led relationships more common than we know? Do we conform to one set of social rules for external viewing and another in the privacy of the home?
With that thought in mind I have realised that Alice is being increasingly exposed to a wider audience away from the immediate local vicinity. Another exposure as a female awaits making her increasingly nervous. We met our new friends last week for a vanilla meal. Vanilla for us but once again we were impressed that our friends arrived at the restaurant as attractive females. We have agreed to meet at each others’ homes which means Alice will have to be Alice rather than her male guise.
I think this type of interaction is important for both Alice and me. For Alice so that she becomes increasingly used to being accepted as female away from just me and important for me as I get new ideas from others.
So whilst there are those who may not realise they are living next door to Alice, an increasing number of others now know all about Alice.
PS An update thanks to CorsetJane who reminded me of the comedy re-make of the song ‘Living Next Door to Alice’. I was thinking of the original.