Boxing Day

Ella’s usual rule is that, after we get an issue of SLN out, we take a break. Sometimes it may not look like much, but some thought goes into the production of SL Naturist, and once a bunch of pages are out there, it’s nice to allow readers time to catch up. Maybe more so this time out, as a lot of readers may not have had time yesterday to check out SL or any SL related blogs.

However, if you’re like me, Boxing Day (in the UK and elsewhere), St. Stephen’s Day in Ireland and countries where the Eastern Orthodox church predominates) you may find that December 26th is, often, the more relaxed of the holidays.

No need to cook -there’s leftovers-, no need to entertain -it’s a time for immediate rather than extended family, and maybe time to take a walk on a crisp winter’s morning and work of some of the previous day’s excess. And if you haven’t spent enough…the sales often start in earnest. Personally, I can think of nothing worse than shopping today, but to each their own.

So I’ve asked some of my SL friends about their December 26th plans, and how they’ll spend the day.

boxing day lunch

Evie and Dirk aren’t SL partners…but they posed for us a few days ago in anticipation of how they’ll both spend today. ‘A time for chilling’, says Evie. ‘A late breakfast followed by a walk or bike ride, weather permitting, and then an afternoon snuggled with my partner on the sofa, watching the old, black & white DVDs we’ve probably bought each other for Christmas. I’ve bought him a boxed set of Jean Paul Belmondo films, as we both adore French cinema‘.

‘No need to let the grass grow under our feet’, adds Dirk. ‘I’ll be scouring the internet for cheap flights and accommodation and booking our summer, naturist breaks’. There speaks a wise man!

A couple of older, RL naturist friends of mine, who don’t play SL (to my knowledge!) are even luckier. Retired, they’ll be spending December and January in St. Martin, at the Club Orient resort, and lucky enough to have a full two months in the Caribbean sunshine, enjoying naturism and an almost all-year round naturist lifestyle.

vera and james_001bI am so envious! I have eight months to wait until my next first-hand naturist experiences!

One other terrific advantage of Boxing Day, SL wise, is that with not much to do and an entire day’s relaxing in store, I’m up with the lark and ready to indulge myself with a lot of time in world today! 🙂 I know that some of the other staff are in the same sort of position, so if you catch any of us on the grid, give us a wave and shout a cheery ‘hello’ at us.


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