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November


TG . . .

. . . are at it again: another Pearl Necklace. Actually a brace of Necklaces. Or was it a neck-brace? Well, there's three of them anyway, so it's a bit academic. This includes their Halloween event (the one in the middle) - here's mine.

October 30 - November 1st

But otherwise generally things haven't got noticably better: NGM have cancelled their school dates for this month, despite the Prime Minister's urgings.

The Firm are running the annual caning competition as an on-line video affair - and I think you can start now.

Miss Hastings, of The Punishment Club, has gone the on-line/telephone route.

(Even Toyah is broadcasting 'At Home' at 11am. on Saturday mornings. (And Sunday Lunches.) Last week she said “I'm not gay - I'm married”. Priceless.)

Kink Fest UK have postponed until 2021, as have the German Fetish-fair. (And Visit Berlin have also now corrected the date to May 2021.)



And even the Hungarian BDSM Conference, HunCon, have acquiesced and postponed to November 2021.



Gossip! - Open (Small) Hours



Op 'anley dook (i.e. in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Y'know - the midlands), in the encouragingly named Hope Street. Gossip! is now opening Thursday - Sunday, with a 10pm closing time.

Weekend opening times have gone from 1pm to 5pm (Boo), but they've made Saturday into a Film Night, with an extension for movie-goers (Yay!).

They're still operating 'as a pub'. Perhaps they should change their name to 'Go-Sip'? Or, if you're a Potter, 'Go-Sup'? (I'm leaving that there until someone laughs.)



(I should make that graphic smaller, but those saturated colours look so good spread across the screen.)



Industrial Dance

You could do worse than some Industrial Dancing: you can stay socially distanced and wearing a mask is practically compulsory. Here's Wendy with one that she did at home:



Not too Halloween related you say? Well, it is a practice! Try Cirwana Black's photoshoot instead. Or Abrahel, dancing to Evil Will Always Find You by Alien Vampires.



For a change of pace here's Roh Maribel dancing to Evil Girl by Suono:



Don't be fooled by my poor choice of images, there's more than just that one outfit in this one. It's the 'old' version; the new one and more Hallowe'en-y dances are here. And there's always the Circe page; which was made for this time of year.


Im Auge Des Tornados



Lady Nastasia of No Way Out is offering a new experience in the form of the Eye of the Tornado.

An all-night rubber bondage experience; I presume that one is held in latex restraint - in the calm at the centre of a storm. And I never thought of Zurich as 'the windy city'.



Virtual/Real Mistress Workshops

Miss Kim is holding group workshops on-line as required - daily, except for Saturday the 7th of November when she has also speculatively added an 'in-person group session'.


But why . . .

. . . have they done that weird Lloyds bank advert? Have ALL the recordings of The Carpenters been erased? You'd think there would be at least a couple of master tapes around, and that after Karen's death they'd have looked after them a bit better.

The Carpenters: Their Greatest Hits program was on t'telly the other night. According to the guide containing 'fun facts'. Bet 1983 got a short segment. Listen to the original and ask 'Did we need a new version?'. Surely they have to pay royalties anyway?

And what about that advert with the daft song? I mean, I know it's nonsense-verse, and the music is cheerful and up-beat and all that. But if I was cooking something and the expression 'dollopy-doo' came to mind I feel that, in the words of Richard Harris, I'd never have THAT recipe again.


Alphabetti Spankghetti?

Our Firm friend Peter Birch has announced the publication of Alphabetical Spanking. An handsome hardback tome, illustrated by Josh.



Soon to be available at a major online retailer for twenty quid, it is obtainable already for the special launch price of £10.

Or even as an e-book, for less than a fiver.


Goings & Comings

Some musings on the year that was and the year that hasn't come. That last one is on a bit of an hiatus. Might be an autumn rush. Maybe?


Toyah

'Toyah at Home' - broadcast on Saturday mornings at 11am.

Toyah briefly resumed touring in 2020.

Many dates, especially the Electric Ladies dates (which co-star Hazel O'Connor), are now re-scheduled until next year. Here's a snippet of her Rubber Revalations.



Maybe you saw her in Quatermass on Talking Pictures TV?