Having read Kaelah's Marks Quiz, you already know that we went on a holiday trip recently and met some spanko friends. We had a great time, you will hear more about it soon. For today, though, I will keep things short and to the point. As soon as we came back to Germany, I came down with a cold. Nothing serious, no need to fall over yourselves with proclamations of sympathy. I've just been feeling a bit under the weather and not too productive with a lot of sneezing and a slight, but annoyingly persistent headache, that is all.
So, I shall be content to just give you the bare essentials of our trip while solving Kaelah's marks quiz in the process (actually, she has solved most of it already with her responses to your comments). I don't want to keep you busy for too long today, anyway, because Kaelah has her monthly "corner" column coming up on the 31st and it is a subject sure to provoke a lively debate, so you better be ready.
The question was, what produced the lovely marks on Kaelah's back (picture 1), on her hand (picture 2) and on her bottom (picture 3)? Three separate events, three mysteries! Here are the answers:
1) You all guessed that the marks on the back were caused by a flogging, and this is of course correct. Our occasion for going on a trip was that The Spanking Writers, Abel and Haron aka Adele Haze, had invited us to a party they were giving to celebrate their fifth blogiversary. They are dear friends and it was delightful to see them again, plus all the other guests. The only thing that surprised me a bit (having attended one of their previous parties already) was that for a relatively long time in the beginning, there wasn't any CP play going on. Now, Kaelah and I aren't big party players, anyway. We are perfectly happy to hang out, chat with people and have some interesting conversations. But it felt a little unusual to have so many of the UK's leading perverts gathered around and not hear a hand smacking or cane whooshing sound from anywhere.
That changed after a couple of hours, though, and once everyone got going, they really got going. Smack, whoosh, ouch, all the time! So Kaelah got restless and decided that she wanted to play, too. Because we had to save her bottom for another, upcoming event (more about that in the answer to picture number 3), she suggested that she wanted "a nice back whipping". Abel and Haron graciously supplied us with a whole bunch of floggers from their magnificent collection, and Kaelah and I took them to a play room, where I was happy to administer them all. It was a casual, cheerful scene, maybe fifteen or twenty minutes long, and I applied some pretty hard strokes at the end with the floggers which Kaelah had liked best. We photographed the marks immediately afterwards. A few remnants were still visible the next day, but they, too, disappeared after a few days. The nice thing about (light) floggers is that you can make quite an impression with them in terms of sensation, but they don't do damage that lasts long.
2) The hand photograph is the one where your initial guesses were really off. The marks on Kaelah's palm and fingers were not caused by a hand tawsing, as one might suspect (note on the side: when dishing out a hand tawsing, the top should avoid hitting the fingers). Actually, Kaelah was not bottoming in that scene at all, she was topping - giving a hand spanking to a woman who has a "killer bottom" in two senses of the word. The photograph doesn't really do justice to the colours. With the naked eye, the marks on Kaelah's hand looked a much darker violet than they do on camera. Well, nobody said that topping is painless.
The bottom? Not mine, or Haron's, even though the latter was a good guess in light of the party we went to. The hand spanking did not happen at the party, it happened a few days later during a movie shoot with Pandora Blake for her upcoming video site - the second big occasion of our trip. We did three scenes that day, and one involved Kaelah putting Pandora over her knee. The first time Kaelah topped a woman, the first time she did an OTK spanking as a top, and a nice scene in terms of background, too.
3) The marks in the last picture were, as you can guess by now, the result of another scene we did at the video shoot. As you were able to tell from the stripes, it was a caning. Because of the very dark spots around the stripes, there was some speculation that other implements were involved, perhaps a paddle. But it is all the result of a rattan cane. A severe thrashing, one of the two most severe we ever did, the other being Kaelah's Klingons Do Not Faint! experiment 1 ¼ years ago (the film we made of that one is still to be published). We only play this hard when it is being immortalised on film. Like the first time, it was a scene Kaelah wanted to do and planned out in detail. She was very happy with the way it went, and so was I. Ten days later, the marks are still there, but they have healed a lot. Even severe cane marks like that can heal more quickly than one might imagine if you use ice packs immediately after the scene to prevent too much swelling.
We are both elated with how the shoot went, all three scenes, including the third one which I am going to keep secret for now. It was our second shoot with Pandora, who is quickly hitting her stride as a producer and will, mark my words, become one of the great ones. I can't wait to see her site go live. I think we did some really good stuff together.