Saturday, 16 April 2005

April Munch Report

So, it turned out that the football wasn't being shown, and the pub was virtually empty. We had a total of 19 people, 7 of whom had been along before - so a lot of newcomers, which I put down to it being a Saturday rather than a midweek meet.

The Lifestyle Badges were available to look at and buy, and opinion seemed to be fairly evenly divided about whether it was a good idea to be able to identify someone's orientation and cut straight to the chase; or whether they were an unnecessary substitute for conversation. I've got contact details should anyone wish to order one; also I think they will be at the main fetish markets in the next few weeks.

We also talked about the recent furore about some north-western munches being outed in the local papers, but people seemed fairly relaxed and quite prepared to be open about what we do. So we won't stop advertising. In fact we have some nice flyers, if anyone wants to take a handful to any events they might be gong to - email me and I will send you the Word document.

May 16th is a Monday, so put that in your diaries now!

Friday, 15 April 2005

Football Warning

My worst fear has come true! There is an FA cup semi final on Saturday, so there is a strong chance that the pub will be full of Arsenal and Blackburn supporters. Hopefully they will all be downstairs, and they won't do something awful like put the biggest screen in our precious no-smoking section.

Nevertheless, the colourful kitty and Pete and I will be there from 2pm, attempting to stake out our space. We are going to need all the help we can get!

Saturday, 9 April 2005

Next munch: Saturday 16th April 2pm

The third Reading Munch will take place next Saturday, 16th April, from around 2pm, at The Outlook in Reading. We hope to be in the non-smoking area to the right of the door.

The mailing list has doubled in size since the last munch, so we are expecting a decent turn-out; why not add yourself to it?

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 are lucky.

Dress Code and Behaviour
Since they would not allow us to book, the pub is not currently aware of our meeting or our inclinations, so please dress in street clothes and be discreet.

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. This is the non-smoking section, however a satellite smoking group formed itself last month, and allowed for further mingling.

Look for the colourful kitty - that's us.

Please let me know if you are nervous and would like someone to meet you outside and introduce you around.

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.

Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Paddling is also good for you

And again, of course, we already knew that. Here is a useful map of good places to hit someone (and I don't mean, for example, Cornwall).