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A Geo-Thermal #wickedwednesday

“It’s not the steam that bothers me, it’s more that sulphury smell” I said to Hubby as we stopped at the entrance to the Thermal Park. “That’s because it’s geothermal and the hot steam rises up from underground to supply power”,
he replied. “You’ll get used to it in a few minutes”.

“Oh goodness, it’s all fenced off . . . I don’t remember there being fences the last time we were here!!!” I exclaimed as we reached the first stop.
“Well that was 35 years ago” he said. “And anyway, I seem to recall that it opens-up more further on up the valley”.

“I certainly hope so because it look’s like some sort of space-station now”.

“Do you mean we have to walk in between all those hot pipes and things?”
I asked worringly, as we continued on round the next corner.

“Oh, ok, I do remember this part” I said to Hubby as we reached the next rest stop. “Well come on then, you lead the way!”
Then. . . just as we were about to set-off . . . two large tourist buses pulled into the car-park behind us. Did that curtail our explorations?
Well, just watch this space!!!

But, to give you an idea of the view as it was in 1982, I thought I would include the photo below from my #polaroidspast archives.

Modesty Ablaze – Geo-Thermal Park 1982

Jade’s Scavenger Hunt didn’t exist back then of course, but I’m hoping that my return visit last week, will qualify for inclusion as a Geo-Thermal Site location.

But, in the meantime I’m sure you will discover lots more Space Station stories at this week’s Wicked Wednesday from pushing the button below!

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I also have lots of other Scavenger Hunt explorations at
my Scavenger Listings page . . . and now over 100 different locations on
my Scavenger Slideshow page as well!!!   

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Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past
Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and Be Proud of Who
You Have Become!

Join me at my #polaroidspast slideshow.

Xxx – K

 

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The Bridal Balcony #wickedwednesday

Weddings are wonderful occasions aren’t they! And I’ve just returned from a lovely week abroad, celebrating a very lavish one indeed!

Of course there is always lots of preparation involved . . . even when one isn’t the bride-to-be!

But I found the best way to start the morning was to step out onto our lovely hotel balcony, and catch some morning sun before leaving for the church.

And yes . . . of course I wore a fascinator . . . though not the same one that I wore for my own wedding photos all those #polaroidspast years ago!!!

You can discover lots more Weddings, present and past, from tapping the
Wicked Wednesday button below!

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Xxx – K

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A Modest Cove #polaroidspast

Modesty Ablaze – Rangiputa Cove – 1981

I’ve always enjoyed being at one with nature, even in 1981 . . . although I was obviously a little more “modest” way back then!!!

Quiet strolls along a beach, feeling the sand between my toes, the rippling of waves at the water’s edge and, of course, a cooling breeze on my . . . skin!!!

So when I learnt that “Nature” was this week’s theme at Marie’s
Wicked Wednesday, I just couldn’t resist dipping back into my
#polaroidspast nature-trails collection.

And I’m sure you will find many more nature-trails and tales from tapping
the button below!

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Modesty Ablaze in Polaroids Past
Be Proud of Who You Were . . . and Be Proud of Who
You Have Become!

Join me at my #polaroidspast slideshow.

Xxx – K

 

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A Modest Profile #wickedwednesday

This week’s theme at Wicked Wednesday, is to compose one’s own Dating Profile. You know . . . for one of those on-line dating applications! So I thought I would add mine to Marie’s list, but it actually wasn’t as easy as I thought it might be! In fact it has taken me most of the day, and . . . being new to all of this, of course . . . I’m still not sure if I’ve done it correctly!

Shy, retiring, mature . . . and modest . . . wall-flower, seeks patient gentlemen for meaningful, long-term, relationships.
Must enjoy quiet, peaceful strolls in the countryside . . . or local parks . . . but equally be happy to accompany me on my travels around the city on public transport (buses and tube).
Must have own camera . . . and a keen and genuine interest in movies is essential!
Must be open-minded and willing to share!
A high tolerance to pain and discomfort would be advantageous!
The ability to maintain a well-stocked wine cellar is an absolute necessity!!!
The successful applicants will be required to undergo a rigorous interview process and, if successful in the first instance, will be subject to regular review and re-appraisal!!!

So . . . I’m sure I’ve missed something obvious and important . . . but do you think I might have many applicants?

Anyway, I’m sure I will be able to find more tips on successful Dating Profiles from clicking the button below!

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Xxx – K

Oh and P.S. – Huge thanks to the lovely, lovely John Tisbury for taking my dating profile photo above!!!

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Modest thoughts #eroticon 2017

I attended my first Eroticon in 2013 and had enjoyed it so much that I was positive I’d be there a year later. But that following year, and in fact every year since, fate had intervened and I’d always been abroad. So imagine my despair when the Eroticon 2017 dates were first announced, and I discovered it was on the same weekend as a very important, pre-planned family event.

But excuses were made, plans were changed, “disappointments” and awkward questions were dodged and diverted . . . as I was so determined to journey to Camden Town for at least one day!

And so I did . . . and I had such a lovely time!!!

I’m not a writer . . . and I don’t even consider modestyablaze to be a “blog” as such . . . but I just hope that my occasional posts will make anyone who comes across them smile, or perhaps even laugh a little . . .  because I always try to approach everything I do with a sense of fun and adventure.

And, with fun and adventure uppermost in my mind, the most important thing I got once again from Eroticon this year, is that sense of “community” . . . that feeling that there ARE actually so many other people out there who share similar sex-positive, body-positive values and one’s individual rights to choose (about everything!!!)

And so to my one day, the Saturday, at Eroticon . . .

Highlights? Well the whole day was a highlight, from Sarah Brynn Holliday’s session on “Blogging as Feminism and Social Justice” right through to the “Steel and Stilettos Fitness Masterclass” with the gorgeous JetSet Jasmine and King Noire (which I felt I just had to attend after the amazing array of luncheon options sponsored by Chaturbate).

And in-between . . . having previously giggled and laughed-in-agreement all the way through both of Girl On The Net’s two books, I giggled and laughed-in-agreement all the way through her wonderfully inspirational “Pitching 101: learn to sell your ideas”. (Whispered quote from Hubby halfway through GOTN’s presentation “she’s the only other woman, apart from you, I’ve ever heard that can say so many words without pausing for breath!”).

Oh . . . and I simply must mention the lovely Pixie and Andrew in their KinkCraft Workshop for their unwavering patience in instructing me how to make a collar, knot by knot. (Was I the last to finish???)

Oh . . . and browsing the wonderful sponsor stalls at break time. Meeting the entirely lovely William from Doxy (STILL the best . . . and more on that soon!!!), swooning over my new blue Dildo from Ceramic Pleasures, feeling the pulsing, tingling #QueenBee from HotOctopuss, and marvelling at all those sparkly coloured creations from Godemiche . . . and, of course, the very different and intriguing Ruby Glow.

And, as I said, experiencing that wonderful sense of “community” from the Friday evening “Meet and Greet”, and “Saturday Night Social” . . . and all the wonderfully friendly and inspirational people there.

If you were there, you will know what I mean . . . if you weren’t then book now for Eroticon 2018 !!!

This week’s theme at Marie’s Wicked Wednesday, is “Meetings” and I’m sure there will be many more “meetings” to attend from tapping the button below!

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Xxx – K

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Marking Milestones #wickedwednesday

Life is full of milestones . . . and I think we probably worry far too much about many of them. Especially reaching that mystical No. 50 !!!

But actually my recent Highlights  Wicked Wednesday post . . . and the fact that Eroticon 2017 is just two weeks away . . . reminded me of when I reached that particular milestone!

Because it was at Eroticon 2013, after attending his wonderful “Erotic Photography Session”, that I nervously approached John Tisbury and asked him if I could commission a private session with him. It was to be Hubby’s birthday gift to me (or one of them!!!) . . .  and it marked what turned into a simply wonderful year.

A year which far from marking an “all downhill from here” sort of feeling, turned into the start of wonderful new adventures and experiences which have developed and continued and in fact spiralled onwards and upwards ever since.

A year in which incredible friendships blossomed and bloomed into what I’m sure will be life-long relationships and liaisons.

And a year in which my modesty really seemed to be set fully ablaze.

So “Frightening 50?” became “Fabulous and Fun 50!” . . . and it just get’s better and better as every year passes.

And as “50” is this week’s theme at, lovely birthday girl, Marie’s Wicked Wednesday, there’s bound to be lots more Fabulous and Fun 50’s to discover by tapping the button below!

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Xxx – K

Oh and P.S. – Huge thanks to the lovely, lovely John Tisbury for one of those 50th Birthday photos above!!!

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From the Bottom of my Heart #wickedwednesday

I always enjoy wishing people fun and laughter . . . and lots of  love . . .
every day of the year of course!!!

But as the theme at this weeks Wicked Wednesday is “Valentines”
I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to wish you all, from the bottom of my heart, an especially happy and loving Valentines 2017.

And if you kiss the lovely Marie’s button below, I’m sure there will be lots of other fun and loving Valentines Wishes to enjoy this Wicked Wednesday!

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Xxx – K

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Modesty Highlights @EroticonUK #wickedwednesday

At Eroticon March 2013.

January marked the fifth year of my blog pages here at modestyablaze.com
. . . so it seems only fitting to celebrate my 5th anniversary as part of this week’s Wicked Wednesday theme of “Highlights”.

Especially as early next month (March 4th and 5th) the Eroticon UK conference takes place here in London.

Because attending my first Eroticon back in 2013 was not only a highlight of the past five years, but one of the contributing factors in encouraging me to develop and continue my on-line adventures as Modesty Ablaze.

Up until that point I’d been a shy (modest) wallflower, occasionally posting excerpts from my “lifestyle” diary archives, curious . . . and cautious . . . and wanting to learn more!

Attending that conference not only changed Modesty Ablaze . . . but was empowering and motivational personally on so many different levels as well. Meeting like-minded people, with so many different experiences and adventures, and with such a sharing sense of “community” was simply wonderful.

It was at Eroticon that I learnt about the wondrously fun Scavenger Hunt, discovered Yes, (the world’s greatest lubricant), saw the brilliantly creative photography of John Tisbury, and viewed and listened in awe to an inspirational video-link-address by Cindy Gallop and her amazing #realworldsex vision of MakeLoveNotPorn.

And of course . . . meeting so many wonderfully open and welcoming . . . fellow attendees, (as I mentioned in my post-Eroticon 13 post from March 2013).

So it truly was a highlight of my years as Modesty Ablaze !!!

Now, I’ve . . . rather inconveniently . . . been abroad on vacation on every occasion Eroticon has been held since that first visit. So I am SO looking forward to attending once again this year.

Oh, and – I’m still rather shy of course . . . so if you should see me there . . . please come-up and say hello, because I’d love to hear all about your experiences and highlights too !!!

And if you tap on the lovely Marie’s Wicked Wednesday button below, you’re sure to discover Highlights from other people . . . some of whom I look forward to meeting at EroticonUK 2017!

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Xxx – K

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Modest Xmas Kisses #wickedwednesday

This year has simply flashed by – no pun intended! Just a blur of Fun Fridays, Saucy Saturdays, Sinful Sundays and, of course, Wicked Wednesdays
. . . and much much more!

And as this will probably be my last post before Christmas, I just wanted to send you all my Best Wishes . . . and biggest Christmas Kisses (where-ever you’d like them!) . .  . for the coming weekend.

I hope you all have a wonderful, loving, peaceful and joyful Christmas.

Raise a glass with me (your own special glass if you have one – you know, the one with your name on!!!) . . . and share some love and fun and joyful giggles with all of your nearest and dearests.

Now . . . I simply must dash-off to continue hanging my decorations and making my preparations for the 25th.

But if you tap on the lovely Marie’s Wicked Wednesday button below, you’re sure to find many more Festive Preparations for the weekend!

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P.S. The above photo is for everyone who asked to see the “whole picture” after my Boobday Friday post last week.

Xxx – K

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A Winter Warmer #wickedwednesday

Goodness it’s been unseasonably warm these past few days for this time of year.

So much so that I built-up quite a sweat on my run this morning . . . and just had to stop for a few, modest, moments to cool down.

And though most of the leaves in the park have now fallen, I found this lovely splash of red to cheer me up, before setting off again for the office.

Of course I put my clothes back on silly . . . but I think if you tap on the lovely Marie’s Wicked Wednesday button below, you’ll find lots more
Winter Warmth this Wednesday!

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Xxx – K

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