I also have a vanilla blog, but don't normally cross post. I just thought this would be appropriate
We've had a couple of days of criminality here in London, including parts of town where used to live and live now. I heard a woman who runs the Brixton Employment Cafe saying that these riots are a political reaction to you Black council workers losing their jobs in the current round of cutbacks.
I lived in Peckham for seven years, and there has been an open campaign to discourage people from talking to the police about anything. There was even a leaflet campaign encouraging silence over a recent murder.
Riots are nothing new. We've had them for the two thousand years the city has been in existence. Sometimes there is a genuine grievance, sometimes the slightest pretext is used for criminals to take charge for a while. The Blitz Spirit actually comprised of a lot of looting, appeasement riots and scores being settled. Even in Bromley, where normally the most heinous crime is that of being beastly to a Labrador, had police cordons this afternoon.
This is happening because for once the Met is actually being effective for once.. Trident and Trafalgar are making real breakthroughs in tackling gun and knife crime in the communities most terrorised by it.And the scum are running scared. If young hoodies on street corners are stopped and searched every day, so what?
This is not a racial thing. Certainly not to the extent that they will attempt to play up. Scum comes in all colours. Today we have seen the slags of all nations.
I am no champion of the police. I have seen police corruption and brutality first hand in my family. I was around for Miner's Strike. The original Brixton and Tottenham Riots were genuine responses to oppressive and racist police tactics. This riot seems to be a reaction against the oppression of JD Sports and Currys Digital.
But there are more of us than there are of them. And although they will score victories and catch us with our pants down occasionally, we outnumber them, we outthink them and, admittedly from my safe vantage point on a big hill in the leafy suburbs, do not fear them.
I hope all my friends are safe, unthreatened and homed. As we normally do at times like this, let's look out for each other.
Monday, 1 August 2011
If you've always been fascinated by spanking, and are nervous about dipping a toe in the water, a great way of discovering the world is a Munch.
A munch is a meeting of likeminded folks over a drink or a meal. It's a contraction of Meet for lUNCH. In the BDSM and Spanking communities they are usually held in a restaurant or pub and are what is termed "vanilla" - no spanking takes place. It's a chat, and a place to meet potential new partners, get advice and gossip. It's regarded as the best introduction to the world of spanking/BDSM for the nervous newbie. People wear street clothes to these events as we don't want to frighten the horses - or ponyboys.
I used to host a weekday much once a month in Central London. Then work intervened as I got a part in a series ... few weeks ago a friend mentioned he's found somewhere where we could combine our love of socialising with our love of spanking, and Workers' Playtime was born. Here is a quick review of what is turning out to be a semi regular event.
David Scott and Dominic Hyde invited friends from Facebook and other spanking sites we visit to a one off event at a Fetish friendly bar near King's Cross Station in London. About thirty people attended in all, including the lovely Domme Katie Didit, Peter Jones the London Spank Daddy, Raven and Nick Urzdown. Many other friends attended, but naturally we don't blab!
We had the whole place virtually to ourselves for the afternoon. The venue is used to people playing there, so there was no need to hide it. Upstairs there was a pleasant bar and an open roof terrace, which was a great place to spend an afternoon.
The cellar bar was a bit smelly! It did however, boast some basic equipment, such as St Andrew's Cross, a couple of spanking benches and a cage. There were even stocks in the store room! There were also alcoves where you could play in a degree of privacy. There was some lovely play happening. Between us we managed to help a nervous newbie take her first steps into playing safely and happily (thanks guys, you know who you are). I assisted the Spank Daddy in dealing with two naughty "schoolies", whilst Mistimes Katie dealt with any number of deserving bottoms. I, however, was hiding in the lovely terrace bar, enjoying a drink the Nick and Raven.
We drew stumps at six o clock as another party was about to come in. We had a great time and it was decided to host another one, for more Dungeons and Dragon Canes Play. My Hyde, webmaster, has set up this website to answer FAQ's and get information out quickly as the last munch took several hours of "customer care"
And how much did we charge for this? Nothing! Not a penny. If you've found this blog then you have proved yourself smart and kinky enough to come and join us. Play is optional, and kept separate from the chat area.
Just click on the link below for details