Due to time availability issues, I am writing this post on Sunday 28th of November, so be aware that some of the following information might be slightly out of date, as you get to see it
Worryingly, the Omicron variant of the virus has made it to Belgium already. Only one confirmed case so far, but it was found in someone who had travelled from Egypt and not Southern Africa. This makes it more worrying. European Authorities have issued information about this and drug companies are already looking into this variant, as can be seen in the following two links
Infection rates are at the highest that they have ever been at, over 15000 per day on average, but thankfully death rates are not in the hundreds, as they were during previous waves of infection and are about 37 per day, as I write this. You can see more about the figures in the following link
As of Friday, October the first, facemasks are no longer required in many places, such as shops and restaurants in Flanders. They are still required in some circumstances, including, on public transport or when visiting a close contact professional, like a hairdresser. This rule change does not apply for the whole of Belgium. Wallonia and Brussels region are keeping the face mask rules as they are, for the moment. You can read more about this in the link below
The decision to close all the vaccination centres in Flanders, on October 15th, has been reversed. Many vaccination centres will remain open until the end of 2021. This is because it has been decided to give the over 65s a third booster shot and the vaccination centres will be used for this, For more information follow the link below
Sex Work Is Set To Get A Better Legal Status In Belgium
Why do I care about this? I do not pay for, what I consider, sexual services but I do on occasions employ the skills of professional Dommes and Disciplinarians and they come under the classification of sex workers. Some of them do offer sexual services, I do not seek that part of their services, they are offered but are not compulsory. Many only offer BDSM services. Apart from the dress code being somewhat different, I do not see that there is much difference between a non sex service offering Domme and a professional Masseur but society here tends not to agree with me.
What is the situation at the moment?
At this time it is technically legal to participate in paid for sexual services in Belgium, both for the provider and the client. However, this law is overly simple and has a clause to stop a third party from profiting from this transaction. This was designed to penalize pimps and people traffickers and I agree with their activities being restricted or hopefully stopped. BUT, and it is a big but, this law was badly written and can be interpreted that anyone taking money earned from sex work can be prosecuted. For example, if a sex worker uses his or her hard-earned cash to buy a loaf of bread, then the bakery that sells that bread can be prosecuted for profiting from the earnings of sex work. This area of the law is at the discretion of municipalities (Towns and City councils) to apply or not apply as they see fit. As a result some local authorities have effectively totally banned sex work whilst others allow sex work on the professional’s own property or in a brothel or even in Red Light window areas, in some towns. There is a news article that explains this better than I can, it is linked below
This has left Belgian sex workers in a grey area of being neither officially employed nor unemployed or self-employed, although they are still expected to pay taxes on their earnings and I believe that most of them do. This has been a greater problem recently as due to a certain global pandemic many of them have not been able to work for long periods of time and due to their uncertain employment state, have not been entitled to any of the benefits afforded to others that have been effected by the crisis. There have understandably been some protests about this, such as the one in a news article that is linked below
The Justice Minister for Belgium, Vincent Van Quickenborne (Flemish liberal), will hopefully be getting the law changed to take away the vagaries about both the status of Sex Workers and where and when they can spend their taxed earnings. And about time too, in my opinion. You can read a short news article about this in the link below
I decided to participate in March questions month and here are the answers that I have given. The questions are ranked in chronological order from the first asked to the last
I know you go to pro dommes (I’m right aren’t I?) Do you find spankings arouse you? and if they do……. is it difficult considering the spanking isn’t with a primary partner?
You are right morningstar I do employ the skills of pro Dommes and Disciplinarians, including those of the lady in the photograph above. Fantasizing about spankings arouses me but actually being spanked has the opposite effect and I find that I would much rather enjoy the spanking and the high that it gives me, than participate in “Adult happy Time”. I have participated in sexual activities in play situations in the past but this was to satisfy the desires of the other party involved and not for my gratification. I also play with fellow amateur enthusiasts but I will not be likely to write about those encounters on this blog
Naughty Nora Asked
Hmmmm….well, as you have probably gathered, my particular kink is spanking as discipline. Could you share with your readers about a memorable time you were spanked for being naughty? Or, if that doesn’t apply….perhaps you could share about your most memorable spanking?
Nora I play for fun and the high that I get from playing. BUT I have always aspired to be a stoic spankee and I do not always achieve that, being a bit of a dancer and flincher when taking some. When I cannot control myself whilst playing, I feel better if I am punished for that at the time rather than beating myself up mentally about it for weeks afterwards. Once some time ago I was being caned and repeatedly blocked with my left hand. I requested that I be dealt with for this offence but the person I was playing with was reluctant to be more harsh as we were already playing very hard. She told me to sit on the table, that I had been bending over and then gave me six hard cane strokes on the front of my thighs. I did not like this, neither psychologically nor the type of pain it caused. The threat of it happening again proved to be an effective deterrent and I kept my ordered positions for the rest of the play session.
Would you name 3 implements that are employed regularly (or have been in the past) besides the hand, on your behind (or your spankee’s behind) and rank them in order of preference pls
Number 3 – Belt
Number 2 – Flogger
Number 1 – Cane
morningstar Asked Again
I am curious how you came to live where you do? I know your parents are in Britain…
My parents are now both deceased but did live in the UK. I found work with an organization that operates internationally. First they sent me to The Netherlands and then they sent me to Belgium. Then they wanted to send me back to the UK and I did not want to go back there and so left that organization and found work here in Belgium and decided to settle here permanently
In what capacity do you use your botanical skills? Vegetable yields? Garden design? Something else? As a gardener with small ponds, I’m curious.
Also……….what is your opinion of Affligem Tripel?
I am afraid that I have not tried that beer yet. There are so many to get through in Belgium but I will give it a go next time that I see it
By qualification, I am an Amenity Horticulturist specializing in the use of plants and other ornamental green stuff in areas to be used by people. I have designed and created maintenance plans, am a trained and experienced adult instructor and my personal specialities are in topiary and herbaceous perennials although I am skilled in many other aspects of ornamental and utilitarian horticulture. Having said that I currently and for some years now, only working as a professional gardener, due to having less than perfect written Dutch and my own desires to keep my hands in the earth and avoid a desk job
As I understand it (please correct me if I am wrong), you have experienced being both spanker and spankee. Which is your preference?
Where in the world would you like visit (when that becomes an option again)?
The next place to tick off is a trip to the Rhine Gorge but I think that I would throw that over right now, for a chance to have a tour of the UK to see some of my family, none of whom I have seen since Christmas 2019
I am by nature a spankee but have and am still prepared to switch if the occasion arises. Although I never seek to Top, I am happy to help someone else get to their happy place and I believe that experience on the receiving end helps develop the skills to achieve that
How about just letting your readers know just a little more about you. I know you are British, but that’s it.
I am afraid that I am not going to answer that one MJ, for the same reason that I do not have an email address on my blog. Some time ago, when this blog got a lot more traffic than it does now, I attracted the attentions of some far right groups in Belgium, who were not happy about my internet activities here. All of the blogs and other internet media that I knew about are gone now, due to anti terrorism laws but with more private platforms available, for example WhatsApp, I cannot be sure that they are not still having bad thoughts towards me and so am not going to hand them, on a plate, my identity. Honestly I think that 999 out of a thousand of these people are just piss and wind but it only takes that one in a thousand nut job to do you harm
I hope that you all enjoyed that. I think that if I do this again next year I will split the answers into two or more posts but it was an interesting project to take part in
I was going to post about this last week but it seemed better to wait and see if a trend was occurring rather than a downward blip. It seems that the rate of infections in Belgium has started to reduce and hopefully we have seen the worst of the second wave. The only daily number still rising is the number of deaths but that is most likely due to the lag effect of previously infected people succumbing to the disease. Last that I saw the Rt rate was at 0.84 and looking like falling further. I don’t like to dwell on the “Butchers Bill” so if you would like more detail about the recent figures please click on the link below.
Luckily the average rate of daily new infections never reached the 20000 figure that the powers that be seemed to be scared of but instead peaked at around 15000, this is in a country of somewhere above eleven million inhabitants. Even so, the news reports seem to suggest that the health system in Belgium had just about reached it’s maximum capacity. Patients where being transferred around Belgium to ease the pressure on hospitals in the worse effected areas and even then, that became not enough to alleviate the situation. At the height of the crises patients where evacuated to Germany, by road and helicopter and Belgian military medical personnel were deployed to some hospitals to set up extra wards. I am no expert on the matter but it seems to me that the medical facilities, here in Belgium, were on the precipice of a breaking point and it is lucky that new measures came into effect just in time to change the trend in the infection rate of the virus.
I’m not sure when this practice was stopped but The Isle Of man was, I believe, the last authority in Europe to use corporal punishment as a judicial punishment, in the form of birching. This is an actual news report where a police officer explains how the punishment was conducted.
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