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Relaxing in Yorkshire

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We arrived at our destination just outside Ilkley to enjoy 7 days of chilling and walking with the most amazing views from our doorstep.

What makes it all the better is the hot tub overlooking the views below.

Chillin in the hot tub

We are staying in an old pump house that has been converted into the most luxurious of holiday accommodation. They have thought of everything here.

The Pump House

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Clover Spa

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What a great way to start our holiday enroute to Yorkshire.

Claire wanted to extend our break away and at the same time breaking up the journey and suggested we visit the Naturist Spa in Birmingham.

It’s been a place I’ve always wanted to visit, and was great that Claire suggested it.

We booked the Ultimate Spa package which gave you full use of the facilities from 10am to 10pm, and 90 minutes of treatments.

The venue has a steam room, sauna, plunge pool, hot beds and an outside hot tub. The hot tub is very big and you can probably fit in 10 people!

The day we went it was ladies and couples weekend only, which was great, no single males allowed. Outside the garden has plenty of sun loungers, it’s a pity it wasn’t overly sunny when we visited. The gardens are not overlooked and are very well kept and picturesque.

For my 90 minute treatment I opted for a full body scrub followed by a Swedish massage. I must say I did feel very relaxed and felt myself wanting to drift off.

It’s a pity the hotel accommodation was full as we could have come and gone from our room all day. We did however find a Travelodge up the road.

We will definitely be coming back here again, maybe the next time we travel en route to destinations in the north.

See for yourself what you think:

www.cloverspa.co.uk

First back garden sun of the year

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I may have missed out on the extraordinary weather earlier in the week, but I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to sunbathe naked in my garden on Good Friday.

The sun shone without a cloud in the sky, very much like it was in the lockdown 12 months ago. It may not have been as warm but out of the wind it was as hot as a summers day.

Let’s hope this continues

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Happy Nude Year

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Well 2020 was certainly a year to forget and fast forward through. So many plans and trips were cancelled because of Covid and even now at the end of 2020 it is still disrupting our lives.

We managed a few trips away in 2020, and a couple of firsts. We got to visit Studland beach for the first time in July, and thoroughly enjoyed that. We were also lucky to visit Acorns Naturist Retreat in North Devon and will definitely be back to visit again in 2021.

Here’s to a much better 2021 and more opportunities to fully embrace the naturist lifestyle. Looking forward to sharing our naturist life with you guys in 2021!! #normalizingnaturism

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The last days of summer

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Well you can’t say that 2020 hasn’t been memorable. With Covid19 and the country in lockdown from March, you couldn’t fault the weather. We had the best weather ever in early lockdown and roll forward 6 months to September 2020, looks like we’re gonna end on a high too.

So what’s the best way to enjoy this weather? ……. Naked of course. And this is what I did this weekend up at the club (Haslemere Sun Club)

To be naked or not to be naked? ….. that’s the question

Naked- being without clothing or covering

That is the definition on dictionary.com

For me being naked is a release from the every day stresses of life. Life all too often is fast paced and stressful at times. Being naked is taking a step back from your day to day activity and taking back some me time.

During this lockdown, I’ve found myself wanting to be naked for longer and because we have been confined to our homes this has enabled me to do this more, and with the glorious weather too it’s been another reason to enjoy it in the sun ??.

I’ve also found myself walking round the house more without a stitch on, because I find it more comfortable than wearing clothes. When you are slightly overweight the last thing you want to be reminded of is the fact some of your clothes are now a bit tight fitting on you. With out clothes you don’t get that same feeling as nothing is trying to hold you in. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like being fat/overweight and want to lose my oversized belly this summer, but I also feel comfortable in my own skin, and accept the way I am. That’s the first thing you need to feel comfortable to go naked- body acceptance.

We are all of differing shapes and sizes and that should not make a difference if you are naked. It’s what you’re like on the inside, that determines what people think of you. Both myself and Claire would rather we had better bodies but it’s what we’re like on the inside that determines if people like us or not.

Naked and free
Me and Claire

Being a member of a Sun Club also enables me to enjoy my free time with likeminded individuals in a safe and welcoming environment. I’ve been a member of Haslemere Sun Club since 1999, 21 years this year, and I can hand on heart say that I’ve met the most genuine and friendliest of people there who have turned out to be life long friends. I think being a naturist means you’ve nothing to hide, people take you as you are, wrinkles, flab and all.

With the lockdown too, I’ve felt more confident than ever to experience being naked in the general open, where you run the risk of being seen by complete strangers. It’s important to note, that it’s not illegal to be naked in public unless you are going out to deliberately offend someone. The fact you feel comfortable walking naked in the sunshine without another soul around does not make you a pervert or weirdo. The freedom of walking around with no clothes is liberating and refreshing, no sticky clothes clinging to you when you get too hot ?, and just the general feeling of being at one with nature. If you haven’t experienced it, I’d recommend it, you May just enjoy it and wonder why you’d never tried it before now!!

Be Naked…..Be Free

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Early morning swim

Our first naturist holiday

It’s been a long time coming, but we have finally succumbed and booked a full on naturist holiday. Not just a naturist beach, but a place where you can walk around as nature intended anywhere, and no one bats an eyelid at you.

This holiday location is Vera Playa, on the southern end of Spain, where we have hired a two bed apartment through Airbnb. The apartment has access to a shared swimming pool which is nice and refreshing and is just a short walk from the beach, and the very relaxing Pirates Bar directly on the beach.Pirates Bar

The Pirates Bar

Chilling with a beer

The feeling of total freedom is wonderful. You can wake up in the morning, walk downstairs to the pool for an early morning dip, and then relax drying off in the sun on the sun terrace.

And then walk down to the beach about 150 metres away without a stitch or care in the world , and then do a spot of people watching from the comfort of the Pirates Bar outside decking.

The streaker

The sea temperature is also very inviting , although when we first arrived the sea itself wasn’t inviting as it was quite rough due to the storms they had experienced 24 hours before we arrived.

Bit rough