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keyband and keyfob choices for Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park
When we first installed the Salto system for gates and doors, we were restricted to purchasing the RFID cards, fobs, and bands from them. They were expensive and the choice was limited. The white silicone bands were very durable but they were not adjustable and some found them too tight. So a couple of years ago we purchased a license which allowed us to program our own access credentials. That meant that we could now order directly from the manufacturer in China. The first ones arrived in 2021 and the last of our order arrived this summer. So you now ...
Naturist man with his lava lamp
This is an authentic Astro lava lamp from Mathmos Ltd. It is the 1963 prototype design that started the trend and was then made by Crestworth Ltd in the United Kingdom. You can't buy the original in Canada because the rights for North America were sold to a company that now makes them in China. But the original is still manufactured and sold in the UK – the company was renamed Mathmos in 1992. (big thanks to Edwin who lugged it to Slovenia so I could have one) Why is this worthy of a blog post? Edward Craven Walker, the ...
Family enjoying the comfort of naturism
The UK's Guardian newspaper started out the year with an article titled "Social media triggers children to dislike their own bodies, says study". They pointed out that that: 3 in 4 children as young as 12 dislike their bodies and are embarrassed by the way they look1 in 5 experience body image issues50% aged 12 to 21 said they have become withdrawn, started exercising excessively, stopped socialising completely, or self-harmed because they are regularly bullied or trolled online about their physical appearance70% say that social media makes them feel stressed, anxious and depresseda plethora of other research shows that the ...
Woman and dog looking at the lake at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park
One might think it's an odd time of year in which to encourage people to consider how to incorporate naturism into their lifestyles, yet it is ideal in many ways. While we all reflect on the past year and step into 2023, there’s no better time for people to examine their thoughts and feelings around their bodies. It doesn’t mean they should be berating themselves about all the wine and chocolate they consumed around the clock during the holidays — just the opposite. It’s a great time to embrace their natural self and consider any negative feelings they may have ...
Naturist looking at ChatGPT website
You may have heard some buzz lately about ChatGPT. It is artificial intelligence software created by OpenAI. In their own words, it is a system that "interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests." So we decided to find out how much it knows about naturism. The answers were surprisingly good: What is naturism? ChatGPT: Naturism, also known as nudism, is a social and cultural movement that advocates for the acceptance of nudity in certain settings. Naturists believe in the naturalness ...