A look back over the year

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Well 2021 was marginally better than 2020. Covid tried to mess things up again, but thankfully this year was slightly better. The weather was as to be expected, unpredictable and underwhelming.

That didn’t stop us from getting our kit off whenever the sun shone, and this year we got to visit more places than we have done before.

Me and my Jel, happy as can be

First opportunity to get naked outdoors was in May to see the bluebells in the woods. Luckily my mother in law owns a large amount of land and has a wood that is private so is fairly safe to strip off without offending anyone.

Nudefest

Other than trips up the club, or back garden naturism, the next time we properly got to strip off was at Nudefest in early July. The weather wasn’t particularly nice other than one day, apart from that it was particularly wet (especially when it came to dismantling the tent). You’d think July would be the best time to hold such an event.

Outside our tent at Nudefest with Chris.

Tything Barn

We moved on from Somerset where Nudefest was held to a much sunnier South Wales, in fact it turned out to be the hottest week of the year. We had fantastic weather. It was the first time that we got to visit Tything Barn a rustic naturist campsite not far from Tenby in a place called Kilgetty. Its located by the banks of a tidal river, however you never got to see much of the river as its mainly mud banks and has a lagoon that is fed from the river. I must say it felt very strange swimming in the lagoon, with the soft mud between your toes when you touched the bottom. I tried not to walk in the water as you didn’t know what you were going to tred on. They had some Kayaks for visitors to use, so I made use of this and went for a paddle round the lagoon. The only downside was the blasted horseflies that kept landing on you. They are complete buggers as you often don’t know what is sucking your blood until its too late and then you have a nasty bite on your bits!

Acorns

It wasn’t long before we got to go away again at the end of July to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We decided to visit Acorns Naturist retreat in North Devon. The weather, like last year, was not particularly great, and in fact couldn’t have been worse. We chose to camp when Storm Evert hit the UK. It was a good thing we took the inflatable tent with us, as I’m sure any other tent with poles would not have survived the night. The windbreaks certainly didn’t.

Despite the lousy weather this was our 2nd trip to this site and one that we will visit time and time again, we are just hoping that the weather improves in the future, 3rd time lucky in 2022?

Clover Spa

The next trip away was not to be until September on our way to Ilkley in Yorkshire. Clover Spa in Birmingham was about half way there, so Claire thought it would be a good opportunity to extend our break and visit this spa that I have always wanted to try out. As it was September, we weren’t expecting the weather to be overly warm, but it would have been nice if the sun came out. Unfortunately for us most of the day it remained overcast, but it didn’t rain, which was a plus.

So that just about sums up our naturist year. Next year is looking quite busy with lots of concerts to attend, which will mean less opportunity to get naked around the country, but who knows……

We wish you a very Happy Nude Year for 2022, and hope that we can all enjoy the sun as nature intended……NAKED!

Happy Nude Year Everyone

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

If you go down to the woods today….

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Bluebell wood
Behold a Forest of bluebells

May time is the best time to get out and about and view the woods in all its glory. The Forest floor comes alive in a sea of blue as the bluebells breakthrough and add a bit of colour to what would normally be a sea of broken twigs, branches and leaves.

We’re lucky that we have a private wood nearby where I can strip off and be at one with nature, without the threat of somebody coming along and taking offence.

It really is a sight to behold. Why don’t you do it too? Be at one with nature and embrace the beauty that is all around.

Watch you don’t tread on any bluebells

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Naked Workout

Well that was a first for me. During lockdown I haven’t been able to get out as much as I would like to, and with the gyms currently being closed, haven’t been able to get down there and burn off some of the excess weight I have put on over the past 12 months.

Now I’d seen that British Naturism were advertising a number of events on their website, and thought to myself, why not. I can’t get to the gym at the moment, I’m not paying my monthly fee, so for a fiver, I thought I’d give it a go.

I set my computer up so that it could mirror the screen on the big TV, so I could easily follow the instructor more. I didn’t realise the work out was going to be on Zoom until 10 minutes before the event, so wasn’t fully prepared.

When I synced it with the TV, the volume was ever so quite on the MacBook and was not coming through on the TV. I could barely hear the music, but could easily follow the instructor on the big screen. Maybe it was because I was sharing the screen that a setting had been triggered to reduce the volume (who know’s, but I’ll be more prepared next time).

Before I knew it the class had started. Think it was me and a handful of other blokes who had signed up to the class, didn’t see any other women there, which isn’t a surprise I suppose. One thing I was surprised at though was the amount of sweat pouring off me after completing the 45 minute exercise class.


The name of the class was GroovX Stix. It was an upbeat workout with the use of drumsticks or other similar utensils you could find round the house. I opted for the wooden spoons. I started off with my exercise mat on the floor, but soon realised this was going to be more of a hinderance than help, so pushed this out of the way. It was now just me, two wooden spoons and a rug protecting the floor.

Boy did the sweat pour off me, and probably for good reason. Working out naked and trying to film it really did highlight to me how much weight I’ve put on over the lockdown period. I am now 2 stone heavier from when I was at my lightest when we were members of Slimming World, and I didn’t like what I saw. The overhang on my belly is HUGE, and is not something I’m proud of.

Will I be doing the Naked WorkOut again? The jury is out on that one but I do know that exercise clothed or unclothed is now on the agenda, especially with the lighter nights on the horizon.

When it snows…..

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What do you do when it snows? You build a naked snowman of course, or build a snowman naked.

The Naked Snowman

And when you’ve done that you do a naked snow angel.

I must say even though it’s only just above freezing, it’s very invigorating getting out there and enjoying the weather au naturel. You don’t feel the cold, although you might show it, if you know what I mean.

What’s stopping you from doing it? It’s liberating!!

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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Tis the season to be Jolly

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Well what can we say about this year, it’s certainly been memorable for all the wrong reasons. Let’s hope that 2021 is a lot better than 2020, it can’t be any worse!!!

Both myself and Claire would like to wish you all a wonderful, safe, Covid free Christmas ?

North Devon Camping

It was a spur of the moment thing , we were celebrating 4 years of being married and with lockdown we hadn’t really planned anything to go away. We were due to see Michael Buble in Bath but that got postponed until 2021.

So after the wonderful weather forecast I thought let’s book a naturist camping trip. So here we are at Acorns Naturist Retreat, except the weather is not as warm as Friday and there is more cloud than sun.

We left straight after work at 4:00pm and set off for Devon, only took us just over 3 hours to get here and traffic wasn’t that bad.

From what I have seen of the place it’s really nice cosy and friendly, and it’s away from everyone else down a little country lane. Leave your troubles and your clothes at the entrance.

Due to covid19 the sauna was closed however the hot tub was still open, unfortunately the button to start the bubbles was not working so we just sat in it to get warm, it was heated to 38 degrees. We didn’t try the pool out as the sun just wasn’t out long enough to warrant getting in.

There are two fields available to walk around which have had pathways cut into, quite nice seeing the wild flowers and mighty oak trees that give this place its name.

The old dairy shed is the place to go and have a meal, so long as you order in advance. I loved the rustic feel of it and that the light fittings were made from milking suction udder things!!

Would definitely come back here again, hopefully when the weather plays ball and it is warmer than the 19 degrees that we got.

The Place to be When You Have Nothing On!

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

Morning has broken

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What a glorious morning, after the dampness of yesterday we have clear blue skies, so an opportunity for getting naked in nature….

The Naked Yorkshireman

Being out in the middle of nowhere gives you the opportunity to get naked without causing offence or upsetting the neighbours. You also have 360 views from here so can see and hear if anyone is approaching.

In fact it’s days like this that I just wish I could give up work and live free and naked from the stresses of everyday life. #livelifenaked

Live Life Naked

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Clover Spa

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Almost 12 months to the day, we are back at Clover Spa in Birmingham. However this time we are staying at the hotel.

This time the weather played ball. Despite it forecast to be chilly, it turned out very nice.

We had a relaxing massage in the afternoon, I opted for a full Swedish massage, and Jel went for the bamboo massage. Both were very nice and made us both feel very tired afterwards.

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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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