Harry says goodbye

I’ve been shocked to arrive back in the UK & learn that Harry plans to leave us…with immediate effect.

Due to personal circumstances, Harry has decided to take leave of SLN and SL in its entirety, from next weekend, and will close his gallery at the Nude Haven sim on Friday, so if you want to check out his work, now’s the time to pop over there and see it.

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I would like to thank Harry for his work with me for almost the entire duration of SLN, and wish him well and hope he returns to SL at some point when his personal circumstances permit. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work alongside you.

Please note that we now have a vacancy for a photographer who can dedicate some of their time to running around naked and asking beautiful avatars if they may be photographed (good job, huh?). Anyone who wishes to perhaps take on the task would need to understand they would need to be willing to be naked most of the time 🙂 and to be willing for their avatar’s image to be published on a (semi) regular basis.

As a result of this news I’ve decided we now need to address the gender imbalance in the staff. A male avatar would be preferred for the photography role, and I’m also on the lookout for a male staff writer.


Kate Humble : A hero of naturism

Kate Humble is a British TV presenter, best known for her work on wildlife programmes. She knows her stuff, and in the UK probably has something of a reputation as ‘thinking man’s crumpet’.

This is Kate…

Kate Humble

…for the benefit of those of you from beyond the UK. Not only is she a terrific, knowledgeable presenter of wildlife programmes, but a well-known naturist, and her semi-regular comments on the lifestyle turned up again this week in the Daily Telegraph. Sometimes I think it may be a little bit of an albatross around her neck, a part of her life probed by (male?) journalists.

She made similar comments in the Daily Mirror as recently as May.

As she says, The Naturist Society love her for it. And why not? Her wholesome image is something that can only lead to naturism being seen in a wholesome light, and that’s good for naturists everywhere. Too often, where celebrities celebrate their fondness for naturism, the emphasis is on them being ‘kooky’ to greater or lesser degrees. And the list the link leads to adds in names like Janet Jackson and Amy Winehouse. Personally I don’t think going topless and being snapped by the paparazzi essentially qualifies as being ‘naturist’, but we’ll let that slide.

The only thing I would take issue with in the Daily Telegraph is that it’s described as her ‘eccentric’ way of communing with nature. Naturism is not eccentric. It’s a logical lifestyle choice, and certainly no more ‘eccentric’ than golfers going around in loud plaid trousers, pink sweaters and one glove.