I forgot this bit which I have to say was rather weird, being in Bulgaria with my girlfriend and feeling like we couldn’t show affection. Now, before and if for some absurd reason any Bulgarians are reading this – I’m not saying we were exposed to homophobia at all. However I did a little research before going and it clearly stated that being gay was ok as long as it was behind closed doors. This may or may not have been true. However when you are in a new country and when you arrive at that new country and one of the first things you see in large letters of blue and red graffiti is ‘fuck off you gays’, you can forgive us perhaps for being a little cautious. And the country is literally full of blokes. Blokes driving taxis, blokes driving buses, blokes running bars, blokes giving lessons, blokes blokes blokes. We sat outside a bar and because we had no ‘bloke’ – we got shouted at. Where are the boys, he said. What boys, I said. Oh you’re single, he said. No I’m a lesbian, I said.
In my head.
And I think that is what has made me a little cross with myself!