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THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND I THINK CONSENSUAL SPANKING IS BACK

It’s Not A La-Z-Boy, But He Is

It Looks Like Red Is Back

There are only a few posts so far, but it looks like Red has decided to give it a go at bringing Consensual Spanking back to life, on a WordPress format, with a new name. You can check it out through the following link

CONSENSUAL SPANKING SECOND EDITION

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SATURDAY’S SORE SEAT – AND BELGIUM FLOODS AND PLAGUE

But It Was Time That We Got A New Car Anyway

Floods Belgium

There seems to have been a lot on the news about the flooding in Germany, but the international news community only now seem to be catching on to the fact that these floods also hit Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

Luckily for me, these floods did not hit where I live. The worst flooding, in Belgium, seems to be along the river Maas (Meuse), with the city of Liege (Luik) being the worst effected. Although many other towns and areas were very badly flooded and damaged. As I write this (Friday 16th of July), the death toll stands at 20, for Belgium, but unfortunately this will increase. European Union cooperation has been initiated and to date, 150 rescue workers from France, Austria and Italy have arrived in the country to help in the rescue effort.

The area of the river Maas (Meuse) and the Ardennes are popular tourist destinations. Both have suffered heavily and are in a state of emergency. Anyone who was planning to take a holiday in these areas, over the next few weeks, would be well advised to choose another destination.

COVID-19 Belgium

I have been watching the bad numbers for Coronavirus plummet, in Belgium, for weeks now. I was planning to do a happy post about this as we had the first day, since the start of the pandemic, with zero deaths from the disease. This did occur on the 7th of July and again on the 10th. But at the same time, the Delta variant took hold on the country and infections started to rise rapidly. So that scuppered my happy news day. Hospitalization rates are rising, thankfully very slowly, and the death rate is staying low, with an average of two a day. The vaccination program in Belgium has speeded up and is proceeding at an impressive rate. At the moment, it seems to be a race between the Delta variant and the vaccination program. This race is very “Neck and neck” at this time. There was to be a meeting of the consultative committee on Friday, 16th of July, to decide on tightening or loosening restrictions. This has been postponed until Monday, 19th July because of the emergency situation with the floods. If you would like to see more details, please follow the link below

CORONAVIRUS STATUS OF BELGIUM AT THIS TIME

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BLOG CALENDAR – THE JULY PAGE – AND A MESSAGE FROM RED OF CONSENSUAL SPANKING

The Blog Calendar For July

For July, it is the turn of a male recipient to be shown on the Blog Calendar. And it is a lucky guy who has someone so happy to spank him. I can’t but help think that she has him the wrong way around on her lap, though. Still it is a good image to celebrate the month.

Some News About Consensual Spanking

A little while ago I said Goodbye to the blog Consensual Spanking in this post

CONSENSUAL SPANKING GOODBYEEEE

At the time, it looked like I was premature in wishing this blog farewell, but unfortunately it turns out that this blog is gone for good. Which I learned about from a comment left on this blog. I suspect that some of you might have heard via another social media outlet about this, but I only have enough time for blogs. So for those of you, like me, who get your updates via blogs, I thought that I would post what Red had to say about the situation here. The comment read……

Hi Prefectdt:

Thank you for such very kind and thoughtful words. Really nice to read, and thank you to Roz, Hermione, KDPierre, Morningstar, and naughty Nora.

Sadly, the blog is gone forever. I did ask, but they replied: “We have reviewed your request regarding your account red.often@yahoo.com and confirmed that you have violated our Terms of Service. Therefore, we will not reinstate your account.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information about our policies and the actions that we take in response to policy violations on our products.

I have thought of starting a blog on WordPress, and have posted once at

consensualspanking.wordpress.com

however, it is rather liberating to actually stop posting!

I have said all that I ever wanted to say on the topic of spanking, and related activities, and can now drop by other people’s blogs whenever the mood strikes. This is much more difficult, because either I bookmark the sites (not something I want to do), or I have to use a email with all the sites to click on to get to. A royal pain in the bottom

In addition, Google is blocking me from leaving a comment as red.often@yahoo.com, so I have to use anonymous.

So, Happy trails to everyone was how I was ending the blog, with Roy rogers and Dale Evans singing the song, until we meet again.

bottoms up
Red.

All the best to Red and Cindy and I hope we see you around the blogs, from time to time

Prefectdt

THE SUNDAY SWISHING – AND MINUS 500 OR BUST

Two For Tawse And Tawse For Two

Coronavirus Belgium

Just a quick update on the situation here in Belgium. I have to say that I am cautiously hopeful that we are on the road to recovery here but I am keeping a weather eye on the Indian strain that has yet to appear in large numbers, at this time in Belgium. All the bad numbers have been on a steady decline for some weeks now and we have reached the national government set target of less than 500 people in Intensive Care Unit beds, with COVID-19. This should allow some relaxation of regulations to go ahead in June. The last Rt rate, that I saw, stood at 0.82 and deaths are down to an average of 17 per day. The vaccination program has picked up pace and is steaming ahead nicely now. If you want to see all the latest figures, click the link below. Remember these numbers are for a country with a population of a little over eleven million people

COVID-19 FIGURES FOR BELGIUM FROM VRT NEWS ENGLISH

Three ways to legally get the vaccine in Belgium

There are three ways that people can get vaccinated in Belgium and I thought that I would list them for your information

1/ Wait for a letter from the national government, that contains a personal code for you. Then make an appointment, via the internet or telephone to visit your local vaccination centre. This is how most people (including myself) are getting their vaccination

2/ Put your name down on the reserve list for your local vaccination centre, via the internet. If there are missed appointments on any particular day then vaccination will be offered to those on the reserve list. This is a good option for anyone in a situation where they can just drop everything and go at short notice to get a jab

3/ Hang around your local vaccination centre at the end of their operational day. Rather than throw vaccine away, if there is supply left after those with an appointment and those on the reserve list have been seen, vaccination is being offered to any passers-by who have not been vaccinated already. I am presuming that there are reasons that the vaccine (mostly Pfizer in Belgium) cannot be re frozen and it would be a shame to waste it

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RED LIGHTS TO GET A GREEN LIGHT IN BELGIUM

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

NO MAN’S LAND: BELGIUM’S RED LIGHT DISTRICT

The Problem

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

SEX WORKERS PROTEST

What Is Happening Now?

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

TOTAL DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK IN BELGIUM

I hope that this post has left you more informed and hopefully not been too boring

Prefectdt

TUESDAY’S TANTALIZING TUSHY – AND FOUR WEEKS OF HELL

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COVID-19 Belgium, Four Weeks Of Hell

I truly thought that we were on the last lap of this pandemic but it turns out that the light at the end of the tunnel was just a train coming towards us. The bad numbers are climbing rapidly, the hospitals are starting to fill up again and it has been predicted that we are in for “Four weeks of hell” which means we get four weeks of purgatory, as new restrictions are introduced to counter the spread of the disease. These include schools being closed again, non-essential shops open by appointment only and……..Just follow the next two links if you want to know more

THE BAD NUMBERS FOR BELGIUM AS OF SUNDAY THE 27TH OF MARCH

NEW RESTRICTIONS INTRODUCED IN BELGIUM, INITIALLY FOR FOUR WEEKS STARTING SATURDAY THE 26TH OF MARCH

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