Here in this house we’re always looking at the weather forecast and hoping there’s good weather on the way. Once the clocks go forward, we look towards Easter and the chance to visit our club and start the lifestyle that is so in keeping with nature. Easter is one of those yearly occasions that always happens but is never in the same place so making plan around it can be illusive. It’s the first Sunday after the fourth full moon of the year,hence the reason Easter can move around by up to four weeks. Last year it was late Easter Sunday fell on April 20th this year it fell early being on the 5th.
So when Easter was suddenly upon us,just like last year I found myself with some jobs done and some with renovations still to do as the holiday period arrived. Spring is just the perfect time to head off for a long weekend, and a rural retreat makes a great option. A countryside naturist retreat offers the freedom to relax naked in peaceful surroundings,walking around through woodlands, wildlife-spotting, and discovering what tranquility the English countryside has to offer. The plan we had was to head over to the club on Good Friday and stay right through to Easter Monday afternoon and complete any outstanding work during the periods of glorious sunshine.
As last week approached we saw all our plans disappear right up the swany (up in smoke) as the dreaded rain arrived on Wednesday. Even so we were determined to relax finally out of the house, so we delayed our trip for 24 hours and headed off on Saturday morning. As with all first overnight visits we has to take all the bedding and such over, as well as the food so we ended up arriving at the club at around 10.30am. After saying hello to the only other people on site, we unpacked all the things we’d brought with us which also included a new blind for the window,three new indoor lights and also a new kettle.
It was touch and go whether the blind would fit as the box it came in was around 20cm longer than the blind,which when attached to the wall fitted with an inch to spare. Next were the lights which we had three,with wire so thin it became difficult to attach to the three different types of cable already installed.
Two worked perfectly, one didn’t probably because of faulty internal wiring but we put it up nevertheless. Once done we had a cuppa and lunch before heading on out for some beer and a new battery. By about 5pm it was all done so after making the bed, we stripped off and we headed to the sauna. The evening was spent in the company of Budweiser and Guinness and a game of trivial pursuit which I won 6-1.
Saturday night was cold ,ohhh so cold, but apart from the odd comfort break, passed uneventfully. Easter Sunday morning was spent doing the odd few jobs and after a meeting we relaxed in the afternoon sun, which had started to appear. It even got warm enough to strip off and watch the wildlife…two wood pigeons, two ducks and a noisy squirrels. Once we’d used up all the bread it was time for a game of pétanque…still naked of course,again I was the winner. The evening was glorious even though with clear skies it was cold, so it was back inside another sauna, dinner which was burgers and potato wedges,some more drinks and scrabble this time which I got trounced.
The night time was noisy with a far off banging, keeping us awake for most of the night. I did make sure that the banging was offsite in the bright early morning sunshine,which it was, but what it actually was I’ve no idea. Muffins again for breakfast, coffee for me, tea for her.
Last things to do before heading home,was moving a solar light and putting up a trickle feed solar panel, which will now have to wait till next weekend, as a extension lead is now required. I packed up the bedding, then found out that the bigger light fitting is now preventing the bed from closing”just typical”then we headed for home.