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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.

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Sharing stages with Bristol’s Hippodrome and its historic film projector

Tues. 20 Mar. 2018

Sharing stages with Bristol’s Hippodrome and its historic film projector

I recently caught a performance at Bristol’s historic theatre, the Hippodrome, and during one of the show’s two intervals I took a look at the Cary Grant Bar, which is at basement level in the grand old theatre and is where I found a wonderful old film projector on display. It’s quite an exhibit, and it stands as a monument to the short period in the theatre’s history, 1932 to 1938, when it was a cinema.

Apparently the projector showed “the latest Laurel and Hardy films” and “news reels delivered by a man on the back of a bicycle”. After 1938 “it was still in occasional use” and is...Read more

Unrealistic expectations and the delay in implementing age verification

Wed. 14 Mar. 2018

This week has seen a significant development in the UK government’s plans to introduce age verification (AV) for certain categories of Web site. If “certain categories of website” sounds vague, it’s because it is vague: to put it simply if a little colloquially, no one knows what’s going on, including the government department responsible for implementing AV and their appointed Web-site regulator, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). That’s why enforcement of AV has been delayed until further notice, probably not before late this year.

The government department concerned with pushing through this aspect of the new Digital Economy Act is the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). And a sobering insight into what has, at least until this week, been their complacency and their...Read more

A fine malt and something to go with it

Sat. 10 Mar. 2018

A fine malt and something to go with it

These gifts have been just what the doctor ordered during the couple of days that Siberia visited Bristol last week; this time last week the city was almost at a standstill and there was not much to do except, well, sample some fine whisky and chocolate. (I’d like to find a doctor who would order such therapy on these occasions.)

A word about the whisky now. This is an unusual single malt because, although it’s a Highland whisky, it’s also peaty (no need to quibble over the Scottish Island distilleries being officially categorised as Highlanders). The Ardmore is not as peaty as a great many island malts, and...Read more

A horse in Essen

Tues. 06 Mar. 2018

A horse in Essen

My previous News item on the Singaporean dog masks – atop kimono-clad mannequins, of all things – and the related associations with puppy play reminded me of some photos I took in 2006 when I attended Fetish Evolution in Essen, Germany. In this case it was an impressive horse outfit, which I saw at one of the fetish fair days – I forget whether it was the Saturday or the Sunday, as I went on both days of the fair.

The “horse” was slowly parading the fair’s halls, which were many and extensive, and a striking figure he was...Read more

Anyone for puppy play, Singaporean style?

Wed. 28 Feb. 2018

Anyone for puppy play, Singaporean style?

Puppy play has a niche following in the United Kingdom, but I can imagine that might change if masks like the ones depicted here were available from high-street stores. In that case I think we might see mistresses and masters taking their faithful (human) puppies for walks all over the place. (I wonder if there’s a law against that; there seems to be a law against almost everything else from which pleasure can be derived.)

I encountered these dog masks in a shop in Singapore’s Chinatown, something like the Singaporean equivalent of...Read more

Surely an iconic image from 1954

Thurs. 22 Feb. 2018

Surely an iconic image from 1954

Regular visitors to the News section of my website will be well aware of my fondness for bric-a-brac and retro apparel in general (stockings in particular). Put them together – that is, “retro” and clothing – and you have an alluring combination in my opinion.

So you can imagine my delight when, on my recent travels, I chanced upon an original front page of The Australian Women’s Weekly dating from 1954 (6 January 1954 to be exact). It was mounted and hung in – of course – a retro clothing shop. Surely this is an iconic image from a classic front cover...Read more

Bamboos remind me of bondage

Sat. 17 Feb. 2018

Bamboos remind me of bondage

For some reason, bamboos remind me of bondage. I wonder how that could be. I know bamboos have been used to construct cages in many parts of the world, including for holding people (especially in the Far East). Well, it is rather utilitarian, isn’t it, useful for all sorts of applications in daily life. And of course it can also be very beautiful when carefully selected and polished, etc. I can vouch for it’s usefulness in appropriate furniture making in the tropics.

Now, while I am the proud owner of no less than two magnificent Fred Pinch cages...Read more

A wine for CP enthusiasts

Tues. 13 Feb. 2018

A wine for CP enthusiasts

During my recent travels I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of a wine of distinction; not only was it a distinguished drop, but it is surely a wine that will warm the heart of any CP enthusiast. The label says it all: Blackstrap. That is, CP enthusiasts on both ends of the strap, both wielders of the strap and recipients, would appreciate this wine.

I would of course hope that aficionados of the strap would appreciate this wine as much for its flavour as for its name. It was indeed superlative, and a very fine example from one of my favourite wine-producing regions...Read more

Do you know where I am?

Wed. 07 Feb. 2018

Do you know where I am?

Regular readers of my News page should know precisely where I am, despite the photo that is accompanying this item. That’s right, I’m back at Pinch HQ in Bristol and all has returned to normal after my annual travel.

My previous News item gave readers an insight into exactly where I travelled – such a sign would not be necessary here in the United Kingdom...Read more

Can you guess where I am?

Thurs. 25 Jan. 2018

Can you guess where I am?

I was walking along the street looking at a some shop windows when I saw this sign, yes, in a shop window. It’s not a particularly common sign, but I suspect it does provide some clue as to where I am. (Hint: I’m still away travelling.)

Long-time faithfuls would have known, or at least...Read more