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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #705 on: October 31, 2018, 06:49:44 AM »
On this side of the pond we have had a few instances of problem police officers, but overall I think we are pretty well served - I do detect a difference in systems between here and the US which lies at the heart of both the perception and reality of our respective experiences.

I sometimes wonder if real-life policemen are influenced by their on-screen portrayal, where so often the hero breaks the law to uphold it for the greater good?
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #706 on: October 31, 2018, 11:54:41 AM »
Among Americans, there is the perception of the unarmed policeman in the U.K. But in London, one will see policemen walking around on a normal day with a submachine gun, something never seen here unless there's something like a mass shooting. But we have them all the time.

There are other differences between the U.S. and the U.K, although not much more than, say, the difference in the North and the South. For one thing, although we technically speak the same language, mostly hidden in print exchanges like this, it can be difficult to understand one another when we speak the way speak at home in the kitchen. Some other English speaking countries are even worse. But eventually you catch on to the dialect and you can understand one another. There are still a lot of words and phrases that are different but there are also generational differences like that. I used to have trouble understanding my mother-in-law sometimes even though we grew up just about a hundred miles (and 25 years) apart. But there can be surprising differences in one small town. The old expression in the United States is growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. I haven't heard that expression in a while.

I do agree, however, that law enforcement has changed in my lifetime (but so has everything else). In the 1950s, if you were, say, burning trash where or when you weren't supposed to, a policeman might drive by, in his black and white sedan, wearing a white shirt and armed with a six-inch revolver carried in a swivel holster, and ask you to put out the fire. And you probably knew the policeman by name. These days, a police man with pepper spray, a high-capacity automatic pistol, a radio on his shoulder, combat boots, and a belt pouch with rubber gloves, might be tempted to give you a ticket and maybe even arrest you if you looked at him the wrong way. He would also be built like a professional wrestler.

Our individual opinions are always based on our personal experiences. Some people's opinions, it seems, are merely what they are told to think and have no connection to reality.

I've had to call the police a couple of times for one reason or another but maybe someday I'll call a hippie instead.

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« Reply #707 on: October 31, 2018, 12:33:35 PM »
One problem I do note,and perhaps its due to pressure to get all the jobs done in a finite time added to the fact that society seems always to want someone to blame for any perceived wrong is the lack of the power of speech. When you had time and no weapons except a stick hidden away in your pocket that was your main tool.

I recall someone had been involved in some sort of domestic and was holding forth at the top of a flight of stairs so dangerous to approach. I talked him down and then we arrested him for breach of the peace which had no punishment except a bind over to be of good behaviour for a certain time. We had the fight on the lawn! (That was really quite mild, just a minor scuffle) It is too easy to reach for the pepper spray, taser or heavy handed laws in a day to day mild situation.

I think with the recent College of Policing advice concerning nudity things are improving. Strangely the last time I wrote to the paper was about two PCSOs (Police Community Support Officer) planting bulbs in the local shopping area as part of being involved in the community, which we should support. On the other hand I felt they should be catching the baddies, not gardening. Somewhere a balance has to be struck and usually its struck correctly, but sometimes it isn't and on these occasions we need to bring the Police to account, but it isn't out of balance for most of the time. (Except in New Zealand were I got a speeding ticket! - but he was very polite and actually in the right so I paid up after having an interesting conversation with the Officer and learnt my lesson)

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #708 on: October 31, 2018, 04:51:18 PM »
When people get a speeding ticket, they usually say that the police should be catching criminals instead. Sounds good, I guess and it makes people feel better.

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« Reply #709 on: November 03, 2018, 04:58:18 PM »
I've never had an issue with LEO's as there was always a working relationship between EMS and law enforcement. Most of the officers here are sons of the men I worked with and know them as they grew up. Also I guess it depends on the priority that the leaders determine is important which here is B&E's to support drug habits and DUI's. It seems even the local churches have given up on shutting down the "stripper" bars. I guess the falling population has led to declined membership and lesser involvement in local affairs.

But to get back on topic, my month has been much like the others this summer as a combination of health problems and the weather has limited any type of extended free range time. As of the end of the month we were an inch below our record for yearly rainfall, almost 20 inches over our normal. Just got done winterizing the RV and storing it for the winter. Ready to hunker down for the winter and catch up on things.
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« Reply #710 on: November 03, 2018, 10:00:02 PM »

Erm...in respect of my month for FRN ...and so back to topic, gentlemen.... :)
As I mentioned in another thread I did a prolonged spell of Naked Gardening yesterday despite the chill 45deg, but still, sunny, mild weather.  I've had a bit more time at home last week or so, and as such am being as naked as I can manage.  Not been an exciting month for naturism but a steady one!
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« Reply #711 on: November 05, 2018, 05:54:42 PM »
the month started pretty much as normal... gardening naked both at home and for clients as and when .  then on the 20th the wife and i flew to fuerteventura for a 14 day stay in esquinzo. the apartment complex we stay in is accross the road from the monte marina naturist apartments.  the beach is a five minute walk away.
a typical day is dress for breakfast at 8am , then round the shop for lunch provisions ,drop them back at the appartment and off to the beach. were normally naked on the beach by abut 9.15. 
got a novel to read and a book of crosswords.  the mrs goes for a dip then sits and reads whilst i go for a paddle.... 30 yards out its approaching chest deep which is about my comfort level...bend the knees and we get wet to neck level... then walk maybe a mile up the beach to dry off then have another dip and walk back to the mrs .  read a bit do a crossword then repeat , the dip and walk.
arround 1 pm well get dressed for he walk back to the apartment for lunch.
have to keep a wrap handy cos the cleaner tends to come round towards 2pm.... they knock and wait a bit before entering the apartment. its obvious were tying wraps when they walk in but they seem used to it.
afternoon is more varied , maybe arround the apartment and balcony in the shade, or wander back down the local beach, or occasionally get in the hire car to drive to another beach.
were back to the apartment to get dressed for dinner at 6pm.    most eves after dinner  were spent naked in the apartment reading or doing crosswords with the help of 2 euro bottles of vino tinto.

most days we were dressed for a max of 3 hours out of 24.

was 27 degrees at the airport when we left, about 14 here today.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #712 on: November 06, 2018, 02:04:06 AM »
How long could I do that? I ponder...quite awhile. A life well lived.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #713 on: November 14, 2018, 10:03:12 PM »

Ric,
That sounds fairly idyllic in some ways but personally I just can't spend that length of time inactive in the sense of not progressing something.  Some time static yes, but my mind begins to itch for something to occupy the mind and hands (no, not that!).
Years ago when we used to go to the Costa Del Sol (Spain) regularly I usually used to take a little project to occupy me as well as the books and crosswords etc.  Several years this was a cardboard construction kit! At the end of the holiday I would end up with a magnificent castle or a steamship or whatnot, plasters on the fingers from craft knife cuts and a feeling that time had been better spent than just laying on the beach or by the pool.  Seeing me doing this amused the kids although they usually never joined in - bit too young to appreciate the zen meditation brought on by cutting tiny bits of cardboard out of a pattern and delicately gluing them together - they were too busy racketing around the pool and whatnot.  Nowadays the tablet goes with me and occupies ridiculous amounts of wasted time playing computer games. 
What we didn't have in those extended family holidays was nudity.  And the place we used to go every year was about a mile or two up from a naturist resort!  And I never knew until years later when someone on TSNS wrote that they'd been there and I recognised the name and looked it up.  What a massive missed opportunity!
However, Ric, you do a heavy physical job all year - so I expect the stasis is a great relief.  We all have our preferences.
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« Reply #714 on: December 08, 2018, 10:59:56 PM »
Novemeber has been spent at work getting this house on the market. I've had daily workers here, even weekends. Not so much opportunity and no opportunity to get a hike going. More dressed time than I can remember for a decade at least, other than that month in India in 2011.

Have been out to Havarock a few times, did lay there in the sun. Only three sweats, two with friends and one just DF and me. Any time away from here was to clothed events. Only had a handful of days working nude. So, I've been an evening indoor nudist mostly. When this is done, I'm going for a hike, but then those will only be a day hiking. Looking at the Tortolitas to revisit the falls from the bottom and maybe the county line via the petrogylphs wash.

I'm living here while the house is for sale. Don't know yet how that might disrupt my lifestyle.

I'd like to hear a check in from everyone, even though the news may be sparse, do to the season.
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« Reply #715 on: December 09, 2018, 10:36:39 AM »
november in this part of the uk has been wet and windy.  time should be being spent furthering the retirement plan, but progress is slow,  weve moved into our 2 bed ground floor flat in the village.  our daughter is in the flat above whilst she finishes her masters degree, then when shes flown the coop we intend to use the upper flat as an air bnb , which willl allow our kids to use it when they visit. our youngest will be here over xmas , not sure yet whether hes staying with us or his sister,   meanwhile were slowly clearing and redecorating the 5 bed bungalow out in the sticks with a view to getting it on the market by easter.    our jan/feb holiday in the canaries may not happen.  either i wont have the time to spare or ill need the rest.. well see.
winter in the flat isnt nude friendly , so far wearing jumpers means weve not had any heating on.  come warmer weather the back garden is overlooked by daughter in the upstairs flat, the upstairs flat next door , who is at work all day, and next door downstairs who is a ninety something lady , possibly not a total wash out , but well be spending most of our time on the acre plus bit of garden and orchard that were not selling with the bungalow.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #716 on: December 09, 2018, 08:35:53 PM »
My priorty in town will be good sized yard with tall privacy wall and building height restrictions...then, I'll consider the house.
I'll make a barefoot path with varied surfaces, a short run, etc. The sweat community may invest there, a sauna and maybe a water feature. I need sustainable nude community, sun and exercise.
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« Reply #717 on: December 09, 2018, 09:19:27 PM »
My month was too F'ing cold to be outside much at all.  The older I get the less I enjoy winter. 
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« Reply #718 on: December 10, 2018, 08:32:12 PM »

Similarly to Bob, the winter is now with us and naturism outside virtually suspended although I do do small garden tasks nude in the chill of a crisp day or evening.  Hibernating till winter  I have been taking Vit D supplements on doctor's advice and I really think it has made a difference to how I'm feeling - Much less seasonally glum and a good measure more productive.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #719 on: December 10, 2018, 10:54:06 PM »
I did a little counting of my naked outings in 2018. What made it: 28 mountain hikes in the Alps and the Pyrenees and 6 snowshoe outings, plus a kayak trip and three beach runs. And also some snorkeling dives during a cruise in the West Indies.
I like hiking, running, kayaking, biking, sailing, geocaching...naked of course!