Hearts and flowers

That is just what Valentines is about isn’t it?

I have to admit that events have overtaken me this weekend and I haven’t had the chance to post any February Photofest photos. I know I should have been more organised and planned ahead, but I didn’t. 
Master had arranged a number of cultural events (music and film) for us for yesterday and decided that we should spend the weekend in London so that we didn’t have to get up so early yesterday. So, we spent Friday and Saturday nights in a lovely hotel in central London, one that we are now familiar with having stayed a number of times over the last couple of years. 
This morning we laid in bed a little later and then had some hot sex. Master took some photos which I now have in my possession and all of which will give me some great posts in the coming days. 
So back to the hearts and flowers; happy valentines day:
Socks with hearts, and something else in the background!
Red roses in the hotel reception
The view from the 12th floor of the hotel

Feet

Feet can be sexy. But even in their sexiness they can be painful.

We had the most amazing time in Spain last Easter, but too much walking can result in some very swollen and painful feet.

The good thing about this though is that when both of you have spent too long on your feet, you might realise that you need some down time and that time might involve a prolonged period of time in bed and then just ‘pottering around’.

There is no evidence of the pottering, but there is some evidence of the feet!

On the stairs

Last spring, during our tour of Andalusia over the Easter holidays we stayed in a lovely apartment in Seville. Actually we enjoyed staying in that area so much that we returned, though to a different apartment at Christmas. This photo was taken on the stairs, within the internal courtyard of our apartment.

This one shows the beauty of that internal courtyard, from the upstairs landing. 

TMI Tuesday – Love is in the air!



1. List 3 benefits of living with your significant other.
When you live together you have the advantage of being able to be spontaneous, when you don’t live together, you tend to have to plan more. There is also more time to just be together, rather than fitting down time in around activities. It is probably cheaper to live together, since you are spending money on two houses with all of the associated costs, what is more, eating alone is less fun than cooking and eating together.
2. Have you ever reunited with a past lover and begun a relationship? Was the latest relationship as friends or lovers?
Yes, with S. It was, in hindsight not the best thing to do even though we had some fun as friends with benefits, second time around. 
3. Do you think someone is more sexy if they regularly read books or work out regularly at a gym?
I find knowledge and being worldly wise more attractive than being muscle bound. Fitness is good, but fitness of the mind is even better!
4. How likely do you think it is that your marriage will end in divorce?
It’s a dead certainty, though I haven’t started the process yet. Master is not my husband of course. 
5. Who has more power in your love or romantic relationship–you or your partner?
The power lies with him. That is why he is my Master. 
Bonus: Describe the best Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had.
I went into labour on valentines day, it wasn’t the best day, but it resulted in the best present ever – my son. 
I am not really one for celebrating valentines, everything is over priced and you can’t get a table in a restaurant without far too much forward planning. The best thing is to be home together having sex. 
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My submission

Dominance and submission has been a key part of our relationship from the start, and it remains so. The relationship, which started with the intention that is mainly be around play has become something far deeper. This is a long term relationship that may well turn out to be something that defines us in our middle age. But it remains one where He is the dominant and I am the submissive. That is the undercurrent to each day of our lives, it is just the way things are. We go about our business, together or apart, but during that time we both know who we are and are mindful of our roles and what that means to the other. To Him, I am girl. I am there to be loved and cherished, but I am also there to serve him at all times. For me, He is Master and at all times not only do I want to serve, but I want Him to be proud. This is our life.

I can’t imagine that either of us wouldn’t want the D/s (or indeed M/s) that is so important to us. However, we are not one dimensional and there is far more to our life and the things we enjoy together. I don’t see our relationship failing because of that and anyway I love Him for who He is in so many ways.

The percentage of time when our interactions are rooted in D/s probably depends on where we are and whether we are together. But, since I wear His collar and cuff, and since I try as part of my contract to think about my place as His slave I would say that for most of each day I know where our relationship stems from. As a woman in her fifties, as a woman who has discovered her sexuality later in life than many, I have to say that I embrace my place as His slave. For me, there are constant reminders which mean that at least 90% of my time is in truth embedded in my relationship with Him. Embedded in the fact that I am this girl; His slave.

The photo below was taken last summer. As usual I wore no underwear and when He demanded to see His property I did so. Mind you, at the same time it appears, I was filing my nails!

Exposed in a public place

It’s winter and generally at this time of year I like to wrap up to keep warm. Master has no problem with this when we are out and about. But looking back at some photos from our holiday in Spain last Easter time, I must admit I am looking forward to wearing fewer clothes. Looking forward too, to following Master’s preference that his slave wears no underwear under her clothes. Looking forward to those opportunities when, I can expose my bare bottom to him in a public place!

Cooling off

It is not unusual these (menopause) days to feel the need to push the duvet off of me so that I can cool off. In this photo too, I love that you can see 3 of the signs of my status as slave to Master – collar, cuff and nipple piercing.

A favourite old photo

In Molly’s post today for February Photofest she uses a photo from a previous blog post. Sometimes a photo can bring back some wonderful memories and is worthy of showing again. Molly has given this a title of Throwback Thursday, a title previously coined by Penny.

This seems a great idea for lots of reasons. Of course, you could call me lazy and of course I am, but also this is one of my favourite blog photos.

The original post, for last year’s Photofest on my blog was called Masturbation, which is exactly what I was doing, over a mirror.
The photo came about because I had found a photo of a girl doing exactly that, for the masturbation month of May.  I posted it on my blog (which at the time was elsewhere, but has been copied across to here).
Master was at the time in the USA, enduring what later transpired to be a difficult time with his then slave. At that time, I didn’t truly know what I was involved in, I am not sure he did either.
He challenged / instructed me to take my own photo in that pose. Personally I think that my attempt was better than the original. What I do know is that he loved it and that it was one of the things that helped him through that troubling time. I will always be grateful that I was willing and able to follow his instructions and that we came through that time together and are still Master and slave.
Postscript October 2018

When I moved house in July, I hired a skip to get rid of anything I didn’t want or need. I am sorry to say, that one of the things I got rid of was the mirror from this photo. Sad, but to be honest we don’t have the space. Happy memories though!