Gosh, April was crazy; it started with Rubbout 26, and then in anticipation of the trip starting on April 14, I had collapsed work deadlines to make. On top of that Mr. P had an infected gall bladder which led him to be in emergency several times and finally admitted into the hospital for five days. There was a possibility he was going to still be in the hospital as I was heading to the United Kingdom, but as fate would have it, they released him and I got him home just hours before I was scheduled to fly. I have heavily depended on the kindness of our good friends to keep him comfortable and entertained in my absence.
He's doing okay; they aren't going to remove the bladder for six weeks while they wait for the swelling of the organ to go down and draining to complete. He's been intubated with a draining tube into his gall bladder for these six weeks at which point they will schedule a removal. He is occasionally in pain mostly due to blockages of the tube which he now knows how to control as much as possible. The sooner this ordeal is over, the better!
So on we go to the fun stuff that happened...
Rubbout 26....man, this feels months away now. It was a very successful event once again. Lots of local perverts plus our friends from Seattle, Portland and places more distant were in attendance. I was told ~140 weekend passes were sold this year along with close to 200 coming through the doors at the very piggy play party in the basement of Celebrities on Saturday night. Andy and crew must be given great kudos for all the work they did on the event. I made appearances at the Thursday night "Bill and Bill" double birthday party at Pumpjack and the Friday night party...though I wasn't feeling well Friday night so I went home early and seemingly missed a lot of fun since some of the guys I know stayed dancing at the event until 4am!
Saturday I had my own gear and gear of some friends I put into the gear swap as a favour. It took some effort to get all these items sorted and tagged, but I ended up making around $650 on sold gear and they ended up making $1140!
There was lots of high quality gear being sold and almost everything sold as a result. I bought a rubber fisting gimpsuit made by Regulation London being sold by a friend of mine from Denver who attended the event that I'm very satisfied with. The Puppybowl was well attended and successful as well though I didn't get a chance to check it out.
|Saturday Gear Swap|
|Saturday Puppy Bowl|
|Rob and I at Saturday play party|
|Saturday night play party vacuum demo area|
Eventually it got to the point where the guys who wanted to play with the equipment were good on their own (as I'd hoped), so that's when I headed to the backroom for some play. My Denver bud and his boyfriend were already back there, so I joined them and we switch fisted each other on a bench and a sling. They moved on and I spent the rest of the night just hanging out with friends in the backroom and watching the action. The play space was very, very busy even at shutdown time at 2am. At the end of the night a group of us went back to Pumpjack for a beer, then I went over to a buddies place for some nightcaps and we sat up until 5am chatting.
The brunch came early on Sunday; Mr. P wasn't feeling well Saturday night so he stayed home (most likely due to the precursor symptoms of his bladder infection!) but we attended the brunch together. It was wonderful that Mr. International Rubber 2017 Preston So was in attendance on the weekend and that he was able to say some inspirational words at the brunch ("RUBBERIZE THE WORLD!"), and of course the new poster for Rubbout 27 in 2018 was unveiled!
There was a wrapup play party at Steamworks on Sunday afternoon, but I was too tired and showed up too late for anyone I knew to still be there, so I opted for a nice soak in the hot tub and some time in steam room before heading home. I reminded myself there were still two weeks of work to go before my trip so I didn't need to do all the things.
I went out Sunday night for a few brews with KSG for his birthday, then got a call from Mr. P that he was in a bunch of pain so we rushed him to St. Paul's emergency where he was in for scans and observation until early in the morning as he was getting tests done. He eventually got home around 5am...thank you KSG for staying with him.
The week went by, and finally on the following Saturday night we hosted a fisting orgy with two of my old playbuds, Tr0uble and N33dfulthings. We had such a hot night; it was a great lead-up to my vacation. The boys enthusiastically stayed around until 6am or so; we eventually got Tr0uble to chariot ride us which is something I haven't done in a long time and was something new for those two sexy boys...a win-win-win for everyone. I look forward to our next encounter!
|Fucking hot to watch N33dfulthings taking it from both ends|
|Intentionally blurry chariot ride haha|
After I got home from the curling windup, I discovered Mr. P was in a lot of pain again, so I took him to emergency. He was admitted into the hospital that night for his pain due to the gall bladder infection (which the doctors had failed to tell us about the week prior?!?!). We were under the impression his gall bladder but no one had said there were stones seen in the ultrasound. I was pretty pissed about this. The fact no one followed up with Paul meant to us that there was no pressing problem!
The following week was a blur of work and hospital visits. Wardog stayed with me a couple nights. Just before I was supposed to head to YVR on Friday afternoon, we got the official release approval so I managed to get him home, settled, kiss goodbye and head to the airport.
I was finally off to London!!!
I landed at Heathrow at 2pm Saturday afternoon, nine hours later. My friend Kinkarch, who I was staying with in London, generously came and fetched me. Once I was settled at his and his roommates' place in the London neighborhood of Nine Elms, we headed north to Soho to do some shopping and have some drinks at some of the gay watering holes. We headed home and chilled mid-evening.
Sunday we went to Windsor Castle, Runnymede Air Force Memorial, drove through Royal Holloway University campus, and then partied at Horse Meat Disco at the London Eagle. On an impulse after the party, I went over to a hot hairy Spanish guy's place nearby to give him a proper fist and fuck. It wasn't optimal hosting, but it did the trick. He was sexy so I was topping haha. There are so many bottoms in London!!!
Monday we went to Crystal Palace Park, the Horniman Free Museum, and chilled in the evening.
Tuesday was the first big walking day in Central London. We walked Leicester Square, National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Canada House, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, London Bridge, and then arranged a meet up for dinner and drinks with the Americans coming for MRM8 in Soho in the evening.
Thursday we went through Kensington and Chelsea after shopping at Regulation London and Libidex in Islington (Libidex popup shop visit #1...this visit I bought a trans black catsuit, a nice red and black zip-up top with Nehru collar, and a ninja hood) and then checked out the National Science Museum. I wanted to get into the Victoria and Albert Museum and Harrod's but unfortunately we ran out of time.
|I'm on the Prime Meridian!|
It was already Friday....time to head to Manchester!
We left early with the intention of meeting M and getting into the hotel around noon; unfortunately check-in time was 4pm and M's flight was late, so we ended up having to fuck around on Canal Street in the pubs for most of the afternoon instead of doing the city Walking Tour, all the time longing for a nap.
Friday night was drinks and socializing in the pubs on Canal and then on to Darkcell. I had a great time everywhere (except for the bar lineups at Darkcell!), it was already a great time to meet some guys that I have chatted with forever online. At the end of the night, I was out having a cig, deciding whether to go back into the party or not, when I saw the sexy Aussie I had had my eyes on all night. I ended up taking him home and fisting with him until 6am or so. It was a great time. We made a huge mess of the hotel room...oops, sorry hotel staff.
Saturday we woke up around 10, fooled around again, then he went back to his hotel. Kinkarch, M and our friend Rob headed to the Richmond Tea Room for brunch and then on to the MRM Market.
I checked out what I wanted to buy at the Invincible and Latex101 booths and then went back to the hotel for a nap. I went back to the market and bought my stuff around 3pm, but decided to skip the Sister Bingo which I now regret as I heard it was pretty entertaining. It was already hot and crowded in Sub101, I didn't think I had the fortitude in my state to handle it so I tried to nap again.
I did manage to eke out a couple more hours of sleep. Saturday night the gang collected on Canal Street and we all collectively went to Alert. It was a great party and a great venue. I didn't make it to Deviant after that since Rubberscotsguy, the sexy Aussie and I had preplanned to go back to RSG's hotel room and fist each other until 6am again. It was another grand time, and it was fun for Aussie and I to teach RSG some fisting techniques, though I'm not sure how much of it was absorbed!
Those two crashed in RSG's room, but I decided to take all my messy play shit back to our hotel room and crash there.
I got up early for the Recovery brunch and met the Americans there. Afterwards I went back to the hotel for a few hours of solitude then put on my silver Latexskin suit and met them again on Canal Street for when we thought Geartunes would start. Unfortunately Oscar's didn't open until shortly before five, and in the meantime a leak sprung in the crotch of my catsuit so I went back to the hotel room and changed into my sleeveless red catsuit I had bought from Kinkarch's roommate J just before the weekend. I made it back in time to grab a seat at the Yankee table in Oscar's.
Geartunes was a hot sexy sweaty hilarious mess. There were so many rubbermen packed into a tight space! The aroma emanating from the room when coming down the stairs into Oscar's after being outside is something I will treasure forever: sweat moisture and heat, rubber and manscent all literally billowing out of that place. It was amazing.
|The infamous Oscar's bathroom mirror....|
|Some of my partners in crime for the weekend...|
As we we just heading outside, one of the guys was stopped by yet another woman asking more questions. She seemed transfixed on me and my red catsuit, and she said, "Red really suits you!", to which all the guys started howling. If she only knew!
We partied and danced at Slick for the remainder of the evening. It ended up being largely a wrap-up celebration as the guys in the organizing committee was largely done their duties and were finally able to relax. After the prize draws were done, RSG, Aussie and I walked back to our hotels together. They went to Aussie's and I went to bed solo.
Monday morning we checked out of our hotel. M was on his way to the train station and Kinkarch started his journey back to London. I went to the Farewell Fling at the Lodge (above the Manchester Eagle) where I ate breakfast with the organizers and hangers-on, chatted with everyone that showed up, said our goodbyes and congratulations. RSG and I headed to the Manchester Train Station to catch our train to Edinburgh.
On the journey, RSG and I did a lot of catching up as we hadn't until this weekend seen each other physically since MIR20 in November 2015. Once we arrived at Edinburgh-Waverley, we caught a train out to Dunfermline where he lives, and gladly relaxed for the remainder of the evening, ordering in Indian food, drinking wine, and catching up over the latest Rupaul's Drag Race episodes.
|See what I mean?!|
I caught a train back to Dunfermline, RSG and I decided to play that evening, and to add to the fray we decided to invite a young rubber play bud of his over. He got over around 10pm; we were about to start and RSG didn't feel well as he had said throughout the day, so he lay down for awhile, while Youngrubber and I started playing. We rubbered up together, then I tied him up in full rubber with blindout hood and edged him for a few hours as he wanted. I proceeded to sit on his big fat cock while he was still restrained. We took a break, then he ended up fucking and fisting me for the rest of the evening. It was a lot of fun!
It was upsetting that RSG wasn't feeling well; I really wanted to have one more opportunity to play with him again but alas it was not meant to be.
RSG and I got up Wednesday morning, had breakfast then headed to Lochleven to check out the castle ruins on the island in the middle of the loch. It was where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for almost two years.
Afterwards we drove to Queensferry South for dinner, where one gets a wonderful view of the Firth and the Three Bridges. We then headed into the city to B's place where I was staying the next two nights. B had gotten us tickets to the Skinny Lister show at Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh so we got to his place, parked the car and bused to city center. We had a few drinks in the cocktail bar then checked out the show in the adjoining ballroom. B and I quite enjoyed the show, the band reminded me of the Maritime Celtic/punk/drinking band sound. I'm not so sure about RSG - I don't think it was his type of music!
After the show we bused back to Bs and crashed, RSG and I in the spare room.
|Skinny Lister's view of the crowd. We're way up in the upper right corner|
In the meantime one of his bear friends was pretty smitten by me (could it be the pints talking?!) and proceeded to fuck me in the Regent pub toilet stall before we all parted ways. I'm a classy bitch! Toilet sex in bathroom stalls on two continents; can I possibly make it a third?! What a tramp! LOL
Anyways, it was all in fun. I went to CC Blooms for a couple pints before heading back to B's to crash. Friday morning was travel day back to London.
|Up to no good|
|Insatiable holes (he won)|
After prepping and packing, I took the tube from Stockwell up to Old Street to meet these guys. Two of them were a couple who played regularly with the host. One of the partners met me at the station and we walked to their buddy's flat. For a London flat, he had a decent amount of room in his main room so there was the sling, couch and floor areas to work with. The guys were already fisted when we got there, so we wasted no time getting busy. The four of us spent the rest of the night taking turns switching partners and fisting each other until dawn, taking lots of breaks to hydrate and chat. It was so fucking casual and hot. It was an amazing wrap-up to an amazing couple of weeks with a group of amazing fisters.
Saturday I chilled for the morning but then decided to go back up to Islington with J to check out Libidex again....they were having another popup shop that afternoon. I ended up buying yet another catsuit - black and silver, and bodysack sleepsack...regularly £250 on sale £99 plus 50% discount = £50. All the catsuits I got at £50 each too....the prices were just too amazing to pass up!
We went out for awhile with some of J's friends for beers, they had come into town for one of the guy's bday parties. Once we got back to Nine Elms, they proceeded to get ready to go out for the evening while I ran to Sainsbury's to get some beer and some stuff to take home. Kinkarch and I had debated going out to meet them, but eventually we decided just to order in food and spend the evening in his bed watching Another Period episodes and Black Dynamite.
Sunday was already here. We headed to the airport around 11, I ate at Heathrow and then it was time to head home. Nine hours later I was back home in Vancouver, so tired I crashed out for 13 hours last night. It was time to head back to work and reality this morning.
That's my month of April in a nutshell. Holy shit I covered a lot of ground! Here's hoping May is a little less hectic (and less expensive!).
Next up: Vancouver Rubbermen SPRING THING May meet and play on May 6, then Mr P and I have to start focusing on getting the RV setup for the season at Shadow Falls. Victoria May long weekend is coming up very quickly!