Sunday, 22 July 2012

RHS Tatton Park 2012

With a sunny weekend approaching (and we all know how rare those have been this year!) I was very pleased to accept the offer of a trip to the Royal Horticultural Society event at Tatton Park from one of my lovely gentleman 'friends'.  It would be my first trip to the show, although it's been on my list of 'things to do' for a few years now.  I donned my vintage 1960's Dior gown and arrived at the park before opening.  I am pleased to say that the sun certainly attended, too, and felt my head slowly burning whilst waiting in the queue.  Once the event opened I took advantage of finding a fantastic stall by Peak and Brim hats, and decided on a gorgeous and bright summer hat to keep the sun's heat from my head!  It complimented the outfit nicely, too.

Dexi - RHS Tatton Park 2012

It was a tremendous day, especially for a lady who loves flowers.  The competing gardens were fantastic, my favourites were the 'Interplantatary Travel - A Flight Of Fancy' by Tatton Park Gardens, 'Sister Suffragette' by Janet Leigh (not the one from the film Psycho - see previous post!) and 'The Science Of Strings' by Brendan Vaughan & Leon Davis. 

Alongside the gardens, there were beautiful displays of flowers from growers and nurseries from all over the country.  The lilies (a particular favourite - a big hint there, boys!) were breathtaking, and another favourite, Aliums, had me reaching for my purse.

Dexi - Lilies (oooh!), Aliums (ooooh!) and beautiful gardens at RHS Tatton Park 2012

It was a brilliant day out - lovely people, well organised and so much effort put in by the designers and gardeners themselves.  It was 4.00pm before my feet decided they had taken enough punishment (yes, I stayed in my high-heels even for this!), although I was aware there was more to buy.  I will just have to wait until next year, and go on the Sunday when they have the big 'sell-off' of the displays...

Dexi - More lovely colours at RHS Tatton Park 2012

Monday, 16 July 2012

Hotels.. and the business of Pleasure

You could certainly be forgiven for thinking that I'd forgotten all about my blog, as it's a month since my last post.  I have no reason other than it's simply been an incredibly busy time, and it's certainly been nagging at the back of my mind that my blog has been somewhat neglected.  But, now that things have settled again, I will be back to my original aim of posting at least a couple of times a month.  So, what's been on my mind recently?   Hotels.

Mention 'hotels' to anyone, and they will have plenty of strange/wonderful/awful stories to tell (I obviously have a few of my own!), or maybe it's just my strange friends that have those stories.  Think of hotels in films, and you have images of  the Bellagio in LasVegas, scene of 'Ocean's 11'.  Think of The Beverly Wilshire (Pretty Woman), Caesar's Palace (The Hangover), Fountainebleu Miami Beach (Goldfinger), etc, and hotels can be sexily decadent, anonymous and indulgent.  However, for every Ambassador Hotel (The Graduate) there's an opposite - Timberline Lodge (The Shining), the unnamed hotels in '1408' and 'Identity' and, er the Fountainebleu Miami Beach... again (The Bodyguard).   Yes, without doubt there are films that have left me with a more negative perspective, especially The Bodyguard (although for reasons nothing to do with the hotel!).  Not to mention Psycho.

I've had some truly fantastic times in hotels around the area - some of the unplanned room upgrades have been tremendous, but other times you find yourself in an entirely inappropriate room for the business of pleasure, which means another trip to the reception to explain that the room isn't 'right', and some explanation as to why not.  This, sadly, was becoming more frequent, and it was with this mind, rather than the latter list of hotel films, that prompted me to seek out new premises.  And, after some searching, I am now very pleased to have the use of a lovely, upmarket, safe and secure and relaxing apartment in the sunny south (of Manchester, anyway) in Altrincham.  Location, of course, was always important,  - it had to be within reach of my home and also suitable for my visitors - and indeed the apartment is in easy reach from Manchester, Manchester Airport, the M56 and M6. 
Dexi - now offering incall services in Altrincham

I will still be offering my outcall services, of course, but it's certainly going to be a more pleasureable environment to work from on a daily basis - more importantly I will have all my 'tools of the trade' (those that have enjoyed my BDSM services will attest that there are some heavy implements that I usually have to carry around with me!), including my whole sexy wardrobe.

I've already had my first visitors, (so sadly if you wanted to be the first to enjoy the new boudoir, you can't!), and I'm relieved to hear that everyone so far has given it a positive report.

So, (in a suitable return to the subject of the silver screen), as the fabulous Mae West purred, "Why don't you come on up and see me sometime?"

Dexi - come up and see me sometime!