My news

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.

If it’s easier for some of you to follow me on Twitter, I’ve made it simple: just click on the Twitter icon to the right, and go straight to my profile to follow me on Twitter.

But since you’re here, why not take a look at my news below.

Mistress Geo Pinch, professional Bristol dominatrix

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Important reminder

Sun. 18 Nov. 2018

This is a reminder – to “put up front”, as they say – that my final date for appointments in 2018 is this Tuesday, 20 November.

My first sessioning date for next year is as yet undetermined, but I anticipate it to be in the first half of February. For further information, please see my News item of 20 October: Announcing my final sessioning date for this year.

Naughty Sydney, 1988: a reminder of pre-’net advertising

Mon. 12 Nov. 2018

Naughty Sydney, 1988: a reminder of pre-’net advertising

Whilst flicking through Twitter recently I came across a posting that highlighted a page from Naughty Sydney, 15 July 1988. I still can't help but marvel – and smile – at how “the scene” was back then and how much it has changed with the internet, Fifty Shades, and the explosion of the fetish club and fashion scene from, say, the mid 1990s (and that now seems to be in decline).

When I look at this image from the pages of Naughty Sydney, I see how Mistress Amanda and her colleagues accept credit cards; an ad for Aunt Agatha, who offers “good old fashioned discipline like aunty used to give”; and...Read more

‘What could possibly go wrong?’ And for what?

Tues. 30 Oct. 2018

The word around town is that age verification (AV) for certain categories of “adult” websites will finally be introduced during the first half of next year. At this stage it appears only the biggest/most popular/most “commercial” sites will be forced to implement AV – or face having their service providers banning them and/or be forcibly blocked at the UK ISP level.

There are so many issues and problems surrounding this unprecedented move – at least, in a Western so-called “democracy” – that it’s hard to know where to begin to comment. So I’ll keep this to two main points...Read more

Announcing my final sessioning date for this year

Sat. 20 Oct. 2018

On 25 September I announced here on my News page that my annual travel will commence earlier than usual and will extend longer than usual (see I’m travelling earlier than usual this year, and will be away longer). I am now in a position to announce my last sessioning day for this year: Tuesday 20 November.

Unfortunately, I am not in a position to similarly announce my first sessioning day in the new year; circumstances dictate that I must leave the exact date open...Read more

Balloonfest, Pinch style

Sun. 14 Oct. 2018

Balloonfest, Pinch style

Bristol is known for its international hot-air balloon festival, or “fiesta” as it’s officially named. It is, according to online publicity, “Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe”. I can testify to the spectacular nature of the event since, every year, dozens of these large balloons sail the breeze around – and sometimes directly over – Pinch HQ Bristol as they head in the direction of Bath.

What can also be spectacular is “balloonfest”, Pinch style, right here on the ground. I’m sure those who are aware of my favourite activity...Read more

What promises to be a fine French wine

Tues. 09 Oct. 2018

What promises to be a fine French wine

In examining my gift list on my main website, sometimes a faithful will look at the varieties of wine I have listed and read between the lines to reach a deeper interpretation of the style of wine I prefer, and acquire something for me that’s a bit of a surprise. I like surprises, especially when they promise so much.

A case in point is this Cabalié, a French wine I am not familiar with; they are medium-to-full-bodied Grenache-based blends and are from the Roussillon region of south-eastern France. The wider region is the Languedoc-Roussillon, which at its southern tip borders on north-eastern Spain...Read more

My fond memories of an Oxford pub

Sat. 29 Sept. 2018

My fond memories of an Oxford pub

Back in May I spent two days in Oxford and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m not familiar with that quaint old city, famous for its mediaeval colleges which, collectively, make up the University of Oxford. Of course, those original old colleges have been augmented through the centuries to now include some that were founded only in the latter half of the 20th century. But I digress.

Whilst doing a final tidying-up of my Oxford photographs, I came across some I took in a pub where I had lunch on my first day in that town. I won’t mention the pub by name to avoid any embarrassment, but I’m sure...Read more

I’m travelling earlier than usual this year, and will be away longer

Tues. 25 Sept. 2018

As all my faithfuls and regular visitors to my News page should know, December is generally the month I embark on travel that extends into the new year. This year is no exception, except in one respect: I’m heading off a month earlier than I usually do, but not returning to Bristol until only a little earlier than usual. If you calculate that this means my absence will be longer this time round, you will be correct.

So, I’m getting in early with my customary “travel alert”...Read more

Overhauling the Obscene Publications Act: which way will it go?

Mon. 17 Sept. 2018

Here we go again – another so-called “public consultation”. This time it’s about the Obscene Publications Act 1959 (OPA), and is conducted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Apparently the CPS wants the public’s opinion on “a proposed revision of its current legal guidance on obscene publications”. How considerate of them to seek our opinion – surely we must feel flattered, mustn’t we? Unfortunately, experience tells me such consultations are no more than tick-box exercises so the relevant authority is seen to be engaging the public before going ahead and doing what it always planned to do in the first place.

Okay, what’s it all about, anyway? It seems the CPS has...Read more

Turning the classic bolero to new uses (front view)

Mon. 10 Sept. 2018

Turning the classic bolero to new uses (front view)

Whilst the bolero-inspired leather bondage harness is the focus of this and my last News item, this second item shares the limelight with NT: how could it not when the peg-attached chain-and-pendulum balls are so prominently affixed to the appropriate mini-appendages of the male torso? (And are clearly visible in these three photos...Read more