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This page is designed to keep you informed of my latest news, events concerning myself, and to present items of interest to those who would like to keep in touch with what I get up to here in Bristol and elsewhere. Consider it as an occasional mini-blog, or an extended in-house version of Twitter.

There’s also a practical side to this page: it is here where I will announce, for example, when I am not available to take sessions, perhaps because I am travelling or simply taking a break, as well as information about my equipment and implements and new items that I may acquire from time to time.

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Mistress Geo Pinch, professional Bristol dominatrix

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The toil of ‘the 16 men of Tain’

Tues. 16 July 2018

The toil of ‘the 16 men of Tain’

One of my faithfuls recently gifted me this half-bottle of Glenmorangie Original single-malt Scotch whisky, so I thought I’d look into its provenance since I’ve never bothered to do so in the past, even though I’m familiar with this whisky and especially like their other bottlings of extra-matured wood finishes (particularly the port-barrel finish, now called the “Quinta Ruban”). Those who appreciate single malts will probably find this of interest.

Here we go: Glenmorangie is a Highland single-malt whisky from the Glenmorangie distillery in the town of Tain, and its stills are reputedly...Read more

The nips are getting bigger (not the song)

Mon. 09 July 2018

The nips are getting bigger (not the song)

There’s nothing like a spot of nipple torment on a warm summer’s day. Many of my faithfuls would agree, especially if they’re in my Studio (which I still manage to keep cool), where I have a large array of devices, implements and tools for the administration of this particular art. These serve a variety of applications providing different sensations...Read more

A wine befitting a Mistress

Tues. 03 July 2018

A wine befitting a Mistress

There are some UK wine importers and distributors who deserve a good spanking. “Why is that?”, I hear you ask. Well, it isn’t for no reason, so I’ll explain. Shiraz has traditionally been one of my favourite varieties of red, along with Cabernet Sauvignon – at least, back in my days in the Antipodes. Unfortunately for my UK Shiraz-drinking experience, though...Read more

China, Sweden, and what does all the hoo-ha, effort and taxpayers’ money amount to, anyway?

Mon. 25 June 2018

Whilst investigating virtual private network (VPN) services to protect my privacy and the security of my personal data, I explored the website of Private Internet Access (PIA), one service that has several times come to my attention as recommended.

PIA hosts a blog, Privacy News Online, which I’ve found very interesting; they seem genuinely committed to the concept of personal privacy and run all sorts of articles concerning privacy and data security. Two of these articles caught my eye, one about China, where the government is enforcing the installment of a spyware app on mobile devices, and the other is about a Swedish-government data leak of immense proportions...Read more

Continuing Under Cover, with A Secret History Of Cross-Dress[ing]

Mon. 18 June 2018

Continuing <i>Under Cover</i>, with <i>A Secret History Of Cross-Dress</i>[ing]

Cross dressing remains the theme of this News item as I follow up my previous article on the exhibition Under Cover: A Secret History Of Cross-Dressers, which concluded its more than three-month run at The Photographers’ Gallery in London on Sunday 3 June.

I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibition; it was both fascinating and educational, and the curators were well aware of the historical and contemporary importance of the photographic collection on exhibit and its role in...Read more

Under Cover: A Secret History Of Cross-Dressers, an exhibition

Tues. 12 June 2018

<i>Under Cover: A Secret History Of Cross-Dressers</i>, an exhibition

I attended an exhibition recently that will resonate not only with many of my visitors, but with a great many more people both in “the Scene” and in other ways just living their lives with one foot (at least) outside traditional social acceptance. The exhibition was Under Cover: A Secret History Of Cross-Dressers; it was mounted by The Photographers’ Gallery in Soho, London. The exhibition opened on 23 February and closed Sunday 3 June, and I made a special effort to get to London to catch it just before it closed, and I’m very glad I did.

The exhibited photographs were collected over many years by...Read more

Satan in the Ashmolean Museum

Wed. 06 June 2018

<i>Satan</i> in the Ashmolean Museum

Satan. That’s quite an evocative word, isn’t it. And the sculpture of the Evil One himself, featured here, is in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. As announced in my previous News item, this is the second of two items from my recent visit to the Ashmolean.

Satan is a bronze sculpture from the late 1830s, by the French sculptor Jean-Jacques Feuchère (1807–1852), and it is a very prominent piece in the Ashmolean’s galleries of Western art. In fact, I’d say it’s unmissable, from the moment one walks into that particular gallery. Eerily, it possesses a strange drawing power...Read more

In praise of an Athenian kylix at the Ashmolean Museum

Thurs. 31 May 2018

In praise of an Athenian kylix at the Ashmolean Museum

I visited Oxford recently and in my wanderings around that mediaeval city I popped into the Ashmolean Museum for as much of a look-around as a couple of hours would allow. I was particularly interested in the galleries for antiquities and for modern western art, so they were the ones I focussed on; I was not disappointed, and this is the first of two News items I will post here featuring what I found to be among the most interesting and topical results.

Without further ado I present an ancient Athenian kylix dating approximately from 550 BC to 501 BC. A kylix is a...Read more

Enjoying corset-lace marks

Fri. 25 May 2018

Enjoying corset-lace marks

My special maid likes to wear a corset from time to time – what self-respecting maid wouldn’t?

As we all know, a corset should only be worn with tight lacing; and of course part of the process and a source of pride in wearing a tight-laced corset is the aftermath: that delicious moment when...Read more

A cheeky couple of beers from Scotland

Sat. 19 May 2018

A cheeky couple of beers from Scotland

Regular visitors to my News section will be well aware by now that I appreciate good wine and fine examples of such elixirs as cognac and single-malt Scotch whisky.

In mentioning the latter, it is not unknown for the Scots to enjoy the odd beer as well; actually, perhaps more than the “odd” one. Thus I was pleased to be presented with two examples of an exotic, small-batch beer from north of the border, because, like the Scots, I also enjoy the odd ale, especially light hoppy ones, which these two cheeky beers were.

Why were they cheeky? The labels speak for themselves...Read more