With the ‘Great British Skinny Dip’ showing on tv this week (Tuesday) Great British Skinny Dip and Rob Jenner the naked diy/ gardener being told by the courts that he’s done nothing illegal Naked Carpenter Cleared maybe things are looking up for us naturists. While people seem to go crazy at seeing a naked body,it is relaxing and nice to potter around the garden or sunbathe completely naked in the comfort and security of your own home.It’s especially nice if the sun’s out and you can feel the warm rays all over.
Over the last couple of weeks in all kinds of weather I’ve been out in the garden trying to tidy up cut back and mend with the hope of making our garden a little piece of heaven come the time the good weather comes and we can enjoy the peace and the wildlife to its fullest. In early February I took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. The RSPB ask you to count the wildlife that’s “counting on you”. They ask you to know what wildlife you saw during Big Garden Birdwatch and be part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey by submitting those results.
The survey helps build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK. You’re asked to set aside an hour and count as best you can the wildlife in your garden. During the hour I saw 6s Starlings, 4 House Sparrows, 2 Collared Doves,2 Blackbirds, 2 Wood Pigeons as well as 1 Robin,1 Magpie and a singular Coal Tit. I also set up my Canon EOS 1200D on a tripod and with the aid of a remote managed to take these photos. I had to laugh though because I had wait for a whole hour before anything touched my tasty snacks of just out of date hula hoops and crumpets. Recently we’ve managed to add another bird table and two more feeders so it’s more like a bird restaurant that a cafe.
On my only day off this week I managed to again get out in the garden and put up out second bird table,move a plastic barrel into place to use as a compost bin,put up a hanging basket bracket as well as earlier getting out with the camera in nearby Kelvedon.
Many of the things we use in our garden are things that other people have left or items people were going to throw away because they were a little damaged. There are many good reasons to reduce, reuse and recycle. Everything we use has to come from somewhere and must go somewhere once we’re finished with it. Reducing, reusing and recycling is Stupidly Simple so……
Make a difference !
Each household generates more than a tonne of waste every year, but much of it could be reduced, reused or recycled to help create a cleaner and greener world. We can also make a huge difference (and save up to £500 a year) by taking steps to reduce food waste. The environmental cost of an item isn’t just a reflection of what’s needed to make it. It also reflects the energy used in the item’s production and the impact it will have when we use it and throw it away. This cost is felt both in the UK and around the world. As waste breaks down in landfill it releases gases that play a part in climate change – and some waste, like certain kinds of plastic, never disappears. By making smart decisions about what we buy and how we get the most out of our purchases, we can work together to reduce the amount of waste we produce. Items that break or fall apart can often be fixed to prolong their life. We can also reuse items for the same or a different purpose, giving many of the things that would otherwise be thrown away a second life. And when it is finally time to throw something away, recycling makes sure that the materials used to make it are used again.
As you explore naturism and the lifestyle changes you might want to make and think about your own garden and what you want from it too. Whatever you decide, make this the year that you truly start to enjoy your garden to the full !