Monday, June 30, 2014

From books to bondage

Another busy weekend!  Not that I am complaining - trust me!

On Friday evening we went off to a munch - not my favourite one.  Don't get me wrong the people are really nice and friendly - the food is ....... well ... it's ok food .... BUT it is an hour and a half drive to get to...... we spend two hours there and then another hour and a half drive home.  Do the math - 3 hours driving for 2 hours socializing.  Some months it just doesn't seem worth the effort - though I did say to W "at least I don't have to cook dinner"......... 

Saturday I had the last meeting of the year for the BSS group that I head up.  (BSS = bottoms, subs, slaves)  This time we were to discuss BDSM books (that was a major flop!!)  I am going to take the summer and figure out if I start it up again in the fall.  

Number of problems with the group.......
1)  a large part of them never RSVP and as I hold it here at the house I would like to know who's coming and who isn't.  
2)  Personalities!  There is one girl who bursts into tears at every meeting and wants to talk about all her problems........ Another girl dropped out because - get this one - I wouldn't friend her on facebook - le sigh - topics are getting harder to find and it has always been difficult to keep the group on topic.....and a female Dom got her knickers in a twist because she felt she should be able to attend because sometimes (rarely and never in public) she switches (personally I felt she wanted to come to keep on eye on her subbies)........ 
3)  I just don't think there is a burning need/desire for a group of this sort (though they all tell me they LOVE the group and want it to keep going)

Sunday we had 2 events to attend.  Kingston had their ArtFest.  It is a HUGE event that takes up a full city park and runs for four days - from Saturday through to Tuesday (Canada Day). And some Kinky Kingstoners  were participating in International Bondage in the Park Day.  Some bright spark planned the bondage day in the same park as the ArtFest 'cause they didn't know ArtFest was happening or was that big.  (and might I add, they have lived in Kingston a whole lot longer than I have - didn't take my suggestion that they might want to check if the park was available that weekend and didn't react to my email message telling him how big it was - after we had driven past on Thursday!! ok I am sounding peevish - moving on)   

W and I went down to ArtFest around 1pm.  We were gonna have another picnic lunch from the food trucks and have a look see at the ArtFest before moving on to the Bondage group.  When I say the weather was sunny and HOT - I do mean HOT!!!  Poor W was melting before we even got our lunch - by 3 p.m. I felt like a grease spot and kept thinking how good it was gonna feel to get home to the air conditioning!  It felt like we walked for miles around the park - up and down the aisles of tents/kiosks admiring some of the beautiful work the artisans were displaying - everything from stained glass to leather work - to paintings and pottery and sculpture.

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Just a little idea of how it was set up............ you can almost feel the heat ..

 some of the stalls.........

 wooden trays 





paintings



witch balls 




leather purses 


I was drawn towards some tapestry work I saw  



and hiding behind them was the theater group that I keep bringing up .......... they were getting ready for the Canada Day Parade - learning how to walk on stilts.  My god they made it look almost easy!!  One of the folks asked if I would like to give it a try ......... crazy theater people!!! 



Pretty much after that we packed it in and headed back to the car.  We had walked round and round the park and though I had kept an eye open for the Bondage in the Park group we hadn't 'stumbled' upon them.  W agreed to drive around the park one last time before we came home.............. and lo and behold we found them!  It was a much smaller group than what was expected ....... we stopped by to say "hi".  But by then I didn't even want to drag my camera out of the car......... 

We came home hot and exhausted after a fun/full weekend! 
  

   

  

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