As I write, for some of you it will already be Christmas. For some of you, you’re still in the middle part of Christmas Eve!
I’ve just finished wrapping the last of the presents, a bottle of wine is uncorked, the children are in bed, and all that’s left to do is wait for Father Christmas to arrive! Even thought it’s not enormously chilly, Jim and I have thrown a couple of logs onto a crackling fire, and all is well with the world.
I hope you get all you want for Christmas. I hope we all get the things we all yearn for, peace, global harmony, a more fair and equitable society, in 2018!
Merry Christmas to you all for tonight, from Jim and myself. I’ll be back at some time on Christmas Day. Jim is cooking…so he probably won’t! 😉
I’ve become convinced that, like a summer holiday, Christmas is a time when people can ‘let their guard down’ a bit.
Many women who would never contemplate going topless (or nude) at home will happily shed their bikini top, or more, when taken out of their usual habitat and routine. It’s a time to do things that are a bit ‘silly’.
The same goes for Christmas. Another, different, holiday period when people’s inhibitions are lowered.
A time when a bit of dressing up can fit easily with a bit of dressing down.
I’ve previously spoken of naturists loving a bit of dressing up with toga parties and suchlike. Beyond (but including) the naturist community it seems that people are willing to shed a few clothes, add a Santa hat, and pose willingly for cameras when they might not otherwise wish to do so.
And further aided and abetted by ‘lingerie’ sometimes being a ‘go to’ gift by a significant other. Often inappropriate (for the person it’s intended for), uncomfortable and in the wrong size…but I suppose it’s the thought that counts.
Another thing that lends itself to a bit of ‘racy’ (in some people’s eyes, merely ‘naturist’ or ‘nude’ in others, is that gifts for men often include ‘mens’ toys’ by which I mean electronic devices, sometimes including cameras and video recorders. Men seem to love these sort of gifts at any time. Put the holiday together with lowered inhibitions, perhaps a little bit of alcohol or Buck’s Fizz on Christmas morning and the scene is set! While many of the photos above don’t feature naturists, they feature people in a nude setting, and believe me, every naturist viewing will recognise scenes from their own lives, or photos submitted to genuine naturist sites (I belong to one which features our members -and ourselves!- in very similar settings. The purpose is to normalise nudity and naturism at all times of the year).
A Scottish celebration almost held in higher regard than Christmas. Hi, it’s New Year’s Eve and Jim and I will be out that night while Granny looks after the children. I’m posting this a full week early, though, as the dresses I’m wearing are part of an advent calendar, and I wouldn’t want you to miss out if the calendars disappear before New Year!
We’ll be celebrating Hogmanay, that uniquely Scottish celebration, on 31st December. Traditionally, the remainder of the UK got one day, tomorrow, January 1st, as a holiday, but such is the Scots’ capacity for celebration (and subsequent recovery) that two days off are required!
I covered Hogmanay before, last year. I’m delighted to see that there have been a couple of suitable outfits set out for free this year that certainly work with a Scottish theme.
They’re both available as gifts at Purple Moon (join fee L$50) and the top one is probably the sort of thing I will wear tonight, although I prefer the bottom one, Advent calendar gift for December 21st, a nice tartan/plaid, although not very suitable for the sort of evening we’ll be attending which is much more formal. If you’re Scottish, or descended from Scots, or merely, like me, a Sassenach (A Scots-Gallic word meaning someone from England) living in Scotland, then you’ll certainly want to grab these items to look the part for the celebrations. I will be reporting back, this time next week, on our SL Hogmanay. In the meantime, look the part with these delightful dresses.