Thursday, 31 March 2005

Lifestyle Badges

I received an email today offering enamel lifestyle badges for use at the munch and presumably in any environment where you feel the need to state your orientation to those in the know.

The email says:
As a sub I have found that there is no way of recognising a fellow D/s person when out in a vanilla situation, sick of wondering is he or isnt he a dominant when i saw a bloke i fancied, i came up with my lifestyle badges. Beautifully enamelled they can be worn with pride, Discreet to the vanilla eye, yet they will speak volumes to those in the know. Imagine being in the pub and someone else came in wearing one! no prizes for guessing the chat up line!

[I can't show you pictures, but] :- Black background denotes Master/Mistress and sub who are in a collared relationship, Red background denotes Dom/me and sub who play or are available, currently under design is a badge for those who switch. Demand has been intense and we are reserving badges for when they are ready, and we are also looking for agents to introduce them at meets and munchies.

actual size is 20mm from top to bottom

If anyone is interested in this idea, let me know.

The badges will be £5 each, and the badge-maker hopes to be able to bring some to the next Reading Munch.

Friday, 25 March 2005

Useful Hints

  1. The next munch will be at 2pm on Saturday 16th April. I have decided, in the absence of any input whatsoever from other munchgoers, that we will risk The Outlook without booking it. Once we have sufficient numbers, we can intimidate the other punters from our precious non-smoking corner of the pub. If we end up getting thrown out, we still have all the other pubs in Reading to choose from...

  2. If you wish to be added to my mailing list, you have two options:

    • Email me, reformatting the following address by replacing the capitalised words with appropriate symbols: edesmacska AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk.

    • Write a comment at the end of this post, changing the identity from anonymous to other in order to leave your email address.

Friday, 18 March 2005

Techy Bit

On Wednesday I was asked about a feed for this site.

Lo and behold, it was lurking at all along. I had an inkling.

Dom:sub ratio

I estimate the ratio of Doms to subs on Wednesday as about 12:5. So that's what top-heavy means.

March Munch Report

The Second Reading Munch occurred on Wednesday, and we had 17 people - a good cross-section, from lots of different circles, and everyone seemed to get on really well.

Luckily we managed to intimidate the group of students out of the seats we wanted before too many people arrived, and were able to take over the non-smoking area, with a sort of munch-annex in the smoking area.

The next time that it falls on a weeknight, I will definitely book; but I've been told by the pub that we can't reserve any tables on a Saturday afternoon, so I'm wondering whether to try and find an alternative venue, or to take the risk. They did tell me they were usually pretty quiet on a Saturday afternoon, unless the football is on. Any thoughts from anyone?

The next munch will be at 2pm on Saturday 16th April, venue to be confirmed.

Friday, 11 March 2005

Meet and Greet

Brilliant turn out Kitty... good to meet the new faces... def.comming to next one!

Thursday, 10 March 2005

March Munch Announcement

We will be celebrating our second ever munch at The Outlook in Reading next Wednesday, 16th March, from 7.30pm.

Directions and Parking
The link includes a map showing that the pub is on the Kings Road, on the town centre side of the bridge. On the other side of the bridge you will find the Queens Road car park, accessible from the A329. You can also park right outside the pub if you get there early enough.

I don't actually drive in Reading if I can ever help it, so if these directions are nonsense, please feel free to correct me. No hard feelings will result.

Dress Code and Behaviour
The pub is not currently aware of our meeting or our inclinations, so please dress in street clothes and be discreet. No pink latex hotpants please. And absolutely no whips.

Locating us
We plan to sit at the front of the pub, round the corner to your right as you come in through the door. It is a slightly separate area which we can fill up nicely if we get enough people.

The book on the table will be Hotel New Hampshire, which is a big blue paperback with a dog on the front.

At this early stage, I don't think it will be necessary to meet & greet shy first-time munchgoers; I would simply recommend turning up early. If you think you can't handle that, please let me know via email and I will talk you through it.

I would appreciate it if you could drop me a line to let me know you're planning to join us - either leave a comment here (change it from anonymous to other to leave your email address); or email me using the address at the top of this page.


Sunday, 6 March 2005

Munches are bad for you

Yesterday, I consumed one cup of tea, a bowl of nachos with nasty squeezy cheese, two red bulls, one glass of very rough red wine, a coffee, half a frozen pizza (reheated), two more cups of tea, three pieces of sweet & sour chicken, and at least two mini packets of skittles.

He had about ten pints of beer, and I have the worse hangover, from about four times my normal caffeine/sugar/general junk intake. Perhaps next time he will take pity on me, and drive.

Tuesday, 1 March 2005

A local munch this weekend

The Southern UK BDSM group munch will be going on this Saturday afternoon in a pub near Sandhurst. Email or comment (leaving contact address) if you require details.

This group munch only happens once every three months or so, and it's very well-attended by people who use that particular Yahoo group. Normally it's held in Wokingham, but it seems we're venturing into the wilds of Surrey this weekend. To the best of my knowledge, we two will be going.