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December 2018 with the Barny’s

Hello & welcome to our December blog we would both like to say a big Thank you for likes & comments, for our November blog , Well it’s being to look a lot like Christmas well in the Barny household anyway it’s December 2nd & the Christmas 🎄 Decorations are going up today it’s been a busy time at work but we have this weekend off A few days later if by magic presents 🎁 Appeared under the tree and it’s back to work for both of us as this is now busy time for us , it’s back to work for both of us there is no time to too be clothes free.

On Christmas Eve Debbie had to work to go into work for 3 hours I took her to work returned home to do the last finishing bits before the big day , Then went back pick Debbie up 3 hours later when she finished work then we went off to lunch

Where we had a fabulous meal , once home we went straight into the kitchen to sort dinner out for the big day . once this was done we settled down on the settee to watch our favourite Christmas Movie 🎥 Elf starring Will Ferrell

Christmas Day is here & David is like a little child asking the question “Has he Been Yet ?.”🎅🏻 this is at 0600 I might add , we get up like most family’s on

Christmas morning opening up our presents 🎁 . We have both our parents round for dinner. We have a wonderful day but the evening is cut short as David has go to work to do a 12 hour night shift

its now the 26th here in the Uk 🇬🇧 it’s Boxing’s Day not too sure why it’s called this I have looked on the internet as to why & the best answer seems to be it was a day off for the servants & the day when they received a special Christmas box from their masters. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give Christmas boxes to their families.

why David is asleep in bed I popped round to relatives before returning home with more presents 🎁 just as David wakes up there’s a big Football ⚽️ program today & our Tottenham Hotspur are at home if you can call Wembley home while we are still waiting to move into our stunning new stadium, Tottenham have a easy 5 nil win , once again David is off to work

it’s now Thursday 27th once David is up we go into Basildon to go shopping spending our Christmas money that we got. I buy perfume David with his money buys Record player , We will be digging all them old classic Reggae & Beatles vinyls out . It’s now Friday & it’s back to work for the both of us

31st New Year Eve is here we are both off have some clothes free time in the morning before heading to David’s parents for dinner & to see in the New Year

We would like to wish you all a very Happy New Nude Year

see you all in 2019

Remember Be Happy Be Naked

David & Debbie Barny

Yule 🎄 Winter Solstice

Yule/Winter Solstice December 21st

At Samhain we honour, celebrate and welcome the descent into, and return of, the dark – the beginning of the New Year, acknowledging that all beginnings emerge from darkness. At the Winter Solstice we reach the depth of that darkness with the longest night of the year. Darkness has reached its peak.

“Now we start to wonder: will this continue? Will the Earth grow darker and colder as the Sun disappears into the south until only darkness is left? But at Yule a wonderful thing happens. The Sun stops its decline and for a few days it rises in about the same place. This is the crucial time, the cusp between events. The Sun stands still, and everyone waits for the turning.

In our heads we know the light will return. But in the darkness of Winter, can we be sure? do our hearts believe what our heads tell us? Will the light keep its promises? We all have moments of darkness, when we don’t know how much deeper we will go before the light starts to return (or even if it will). The world has moments too; it understands us, and lives as we do.

The Sun does start north again and the light comes back. In the world, in our lives, the light comes back. This is indeed something worth celebrating, and it has been celebrated throughout the Northern Hemisphere in remarkably similar ways.” (quote from The Pagan Family by Ceisiwr Serith) 

The Festival of Rebirth and The Return of the Sun

With the end of the longest night the dark is defeated with the Return of the Sun, the return of light, hope and promise. The Goddess gives birth to the Sun/Sun God. The Sun begins to wax and the days grow longer. All that is hidden will begin to emerge. This is the Sun’s birthday! And it really is time to celebrate!

The Oak King and The Holly King

The Holly King rules over the dark part of the year from Midsummer to Yule, he is God of the Waning Year. At Yule he surrenders his life to the young light Oak King, God of the Waxing Year and his twin, who rules over the light part of the year from Yule to Midsummer. Both rule for half of the year, both fight for the favour and love of the Goddess and both surrender their life force for the well-being of the land. In truth, they are one
Traditions of Yule

Yule, or Winter Solstice traditions are many and generous, and are shared not only with Christianity with the birthday of the Christ Child, but with many pre-Christian Pagan traditions and indeed more recent ones. It is difficult sometimes to identify their sources, but they are all very familiar in our Western culture even if we don’t recognise the symbology behind them.

The Evergreen

Evergreens represent everlasting life and were traditionally hung around doorways and windows. Each has a symbolism of its own.

Mistletoe

Greatly revered by the Druids, this is the healer and protector. It is carefully cut to ensure it never touches the earth. It’s magical properties are believed to be connected to the fact that it lives between the worlds, between sky/heaven and earth. The white berries of mistletoe represent the fertile white semen of the life-giving male. Which is where kissing under the mistletoe comes from!

Holly

Another evergreen of protection, holly’s spiky bristles are believed to repel unwanted spirits. Newborn babies used to be sprinkled with ‘holly water’, water in which holly had been soaked, especially potent if left under a full moon overnight. Holly is sacred to Holle, the Germanic underworld goddess, and symbolizes everlasting life, goodwill and potent life energy. Its red berries represent feminine blood. Together, mistletoe and holly represent the Sacred Marriage at this time of year with the re-birth of the Sun/Son

Ivy

Evergreen symbol of immortality and resurrection, growing in a spiral reminding us of reincarnation and rebirth. Sacred to Osiris, where His death and resurrection was a central theme in Egyptian religion. Sacred also to Dionysys, god of vegetation, blossoming and the Return of Spring.

Yew

Tree of regeneration and rebirth as no other – it sends up new trees from its roots and grows to a very great age. It is deeply connected with the spirit realms and the ancestors. Often used as the central ‘world tree’ in ritual spaces and was often planted in graveyards. Very poisonous.

Pine

Its branches bring healing and joy to the home, burning it will purify.


The Kissing Bough

At Yuletide it has often been customary to make a decoration using two hoops, one thrust through the other, and bound with evergreens, holly and ivy, and rosy cheeked apples specially reserved for the occasion. Inside, dolls are hung, male and female, with other brightly coloured baubles. At the bottom of the decoration a bunch of mistletoe is carefully tied, and the whole tableau is suspended in the middle of the room, the centre of attention. Every berry on the mistletoe bears the promise of a kiss, and for every kiss given or taken a berry is removed. When all the berries are gone, the kissing has to stop! (Hedingham Fair) 

The Wreath

It was traditional to make wreaths from evergreen – the Wheel of Life as evergreen. These were hung on doors or laid horizontally and decorated with candles – later becoming the Christian Advent Wreath 

The Yule Tree

Introduced into modern times apparently by the German Prince Albert in Victorian times and we love it. In ancient Rome, pine trees were an essential part of Goddess groves. On the eve of the Midwinter Solstice, Roman priests would cut down a pine tree, decorate it and carry it ceremonially to the temple celebrations. People decked their homes with boughs of evergreen trees and bushes in pots. Pines and firs were cherished as a symbol of rebirth and life in the depth of winter. It was the festival of Saturnalia. Pagan families would bring a live tree into the home so the wood spirits would have a place to keep warm in the cold winter months – food and treats were hung on the branches for the spirits to eat.

Candles 🕯


Candles

This is the festival of light out of darkness and the tradition of lighting candles is ever popular. Red, green and the gold of the Returning Sun are the colours of Yule. Deck your home and altar with evergreens and candles.

Gift Giving 
This is THE Birthday of the Sun/Son! From ancient times the giving and exchanging of gifts has been a vibrant tradition of this festival.

Thanks to Counter Enchantress

🎄 Have Cool Yule 🎄

Remember Be Happy Be Naked

David & Debbie Barny

November 2018 with the Barny’s

Hello once again , Thanks for the likes & comments from our 2 recent blog, October with the Barny’s & our Samhain/ Halloween 🎃 blog it’s now November where has this year gone. Been busy at work for the both of us , the only clothes free time we get is when we are home . It’s 3rd now & its @socksoff1 @Cloverspa weekend it’s such a shame it fell on this weekend as we were both working we were so looking forward to going & catching up meeting some of our Twitter followers. By all accounts it was a fabulous weekend & we hope @Emma_James Organises another event in the New Year .

It’s November 5th & here in the UK is bonfire 🔥 night where we remember the Gunpowder plot in 1605, The gunpowder plot was failed attempt to blow up England,s King James 1 & the Parliament On November 5th Guy Fawkes being the most infamous of the conspirators lucky for Parliament & the King he was caught before he blew up Parliament. It’s the night when we have fireworks 🎇

It’s The 6th now & it’s Champions League night with our Tottenham Hotspur in deep trouble in the Group stage of the competition it a must win game against PSV Eindhoven of Holland 🇳🇱 the game starts well for Tottenham but against the run of Play , with their first attempt on the goal PSV go 0-1 up Tottenham battle away but are unable to get the ball into the PSV net , then with only 10 minutes to go Tottenham get a lifeline with a goal from our star striker Harry Kane , then minutes later That man Kane dose it again & Tottenham get a much need win & take the 3 points with a 2-1 win.

it’s 8th & it’s David’s Birthday 🎂 we both have the rest of the week off we have planned a weekend of things to do , I would just like to say a big thank you for all My Birthday wishes love all My presents & cards.We go out for lunch with David’s Parents & have a lovely meal at the 5 Bells 🔔Basildon Essex

On Friday we head to Billericay Train station 🚉 & head to London, its only two stops till we are at Stratford where we get off & head towards the Olympic Park where there is a exhibition going on by British artist Rob Heard who has been working with barely a day off in five years has been hand-sewing cailico shrouds & binding them over the small figures . It’s taken him 13000 hours & around 1.6 million stitches he has made a total of 72396 figures each representing the British & Commonwealth servicemen that were killed at the Battle of the Somme

it’s a very moving Morial & just goes to show the pointlessness of war & total waste of human life . After spending time their & going inside where the names off the dead are listed we head for a much needed coffee ☕️

Then went into Westfield shopping centre with the hope of spending some of My Birthday money we went round all shops & I did manage to spend my money I brought a pair of Boots & jeans, Debbie brought a jacket then we went for lunch in the Cow Restaurant where we both had amazing Burger After lunch we had one more quick walk round Westfield before heading back to the Train Station it was a good time to go as the Train home was packed with commuters travelling home from their working day in London.

On Saturday Tottenham played Crystal Palace away & come away with a 0-1 win in the evening we went to Southend to the Borough Hotel on the seafront for a Reggae & Ska show with a live band playing, unfortunately the band were unable to play that night as a couple of members of the band for whatever reason had decided to leave the band so it ended up with just a Ska/Reggae disco.

Sunday 11th was Remembrance Sunday commemorating hundred years since the end of World War One we spent the day chilling clothes free of course then it was back to work on Monday for the the rest of week for the both of us. No Premier League football this weekend as it is now the International break England have a friendly with the USA and then Sunday England play Croatia 🇭🇷 & will qualify for the nations league semi-final England beat the USA quite easily with second string side , Game on Sunday against Croatia 🇭🇷 is a bit more trickier as Croatia 🇭🇷 take a early 0-1 lead, England force an equaliser and with minutes to play a our Harry Kane pops up with the winning goal

not much time for Naked time this week as we are both very busy with work & planning for Christmas 🎄 On Saturday 24th Tottenham beat their London rifles Chelsea 3-1 to go 3rd in the league then on Wednesday they had 1-0 win over Inter Milan 🇮🇹 to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

On Thursday 29th done some gardening mainly picking up the leaves 🍁 from our two oak trees we have in our garden too cold to do it Naked.

Remember Be Happy Be Naked

David & Debbie Barny

Samhain.🎃

Samhain/Halloween October 31st.

All Souls Night, Feast of the Dead, Festival of Remembrance, Feast of Apples, New Year…

Samhain is one of the major festivals of the Wheel of the Year, for many Pagans the most important festival of all. It is the third and final harvest festival of nuts and berries and a fire festival. All the harvest is in, all is complete, it is the end of the cycle of birth and growth, it is the point of death. The seeds of the harvest have fallen deep into the dark earth, they are unseen, dormant, and thus apparently lifeless.

The God, as Sun King is sacrificed back to the land with the seed until the Winter Solstice, and the Goddess, now as Crone, mourns Him until His rebirth at Yule. He travels the Underworld learning its wisdom. This is the time of the descent into darkness, of pre-conception, out of which new life, new ideas, will eventually emerge.

Traditionally the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest now. Boundaries dissolve and all is laid bare. It is time to honour and offer hospitality to, our ancestors.

At Samhain the dark half of the year commences. It is a truly magical time. Death is always followed by rebirth and while this is the end of the old year, it is the beginning of the new year. For the Celts the day did not begin at dawn, it began at sunset, it began with darkness. Light is always born out of darkness, they are inseparable, interdependent, and necessary. Darkness is fertile with ‘all potential’. With the beginning of this dark phase comes the opportunity to rest and reflect on the past and to dream of new beginnings. The seed now hidden in the earth will germinate in its season. Look for the seeds in yourself

darkness. Allow the darkness to enfold you.

Ask for the presence of your ancestors to come to you. When you are ready, light the central candle saying

“We welcome our departed loved ones into this home and honour your presence amongst us”.

Allow each person in the circle to spontaneously remember someone who has passed to the Summerlands and remember something about them and light a candle for each person from the central candle: ‘I remember Great Aunt Sheila and her generosity of heart….’.

Honouring The Ancestors

Honouring your ancestors is a very special thing to do at this time and can be done in many simple ways.

Think about all those departed souls from your life, both family and friends, children may wish to remember pets even – place photographs of them on your altar. Offer them your hospitality, welcome their presence into your home.

At your Samhain feast, consider laying an extra place for them to join you at the table – cook and eat their favourite dishes, talk about them – re-member them, bring them closer.

You and your children can make an offering for departed pets by leaving some dog food outside on Halloween night, many night creatures appreciate this offering. Be careful what you put outside – we used to put out bread and milk but are dismayed to find that this is fatal to hedgehogs – and we love hedgehogs!

Seed Scattering Charm for the Ancestors

This simple charm is designed to honour the Spirit of those who have passed onto the Summerland. The seeds you scatter will grow in memory, a gift of remembrance to the Earth.

You will need:

A packet of seeds of your choice

A small dish

A small white candle in a suitable holder

A pouch or bag for your seeds

The night before your Seed Scattering Charm, pop the seeds into the dish and light the candle. Think about the person or people you wish to honour and remember, and as you do so say ‘gone from sight but not from the heart. Merry Meet Merry Part.’ Or you can use your own words. Leave the seeds in the dish overnight and let the candle burn down completely – always taking safety precautions. When you are ready place the seeds in your pouch and hold the pouch in your right hand on the way to a place of your choosing. On arrival take the seeds and scatter them, saying ‘You are remembered and held in my heart’. Repeat three times.

Where to do this? You can go to a favourite special place of your choice, a place that holds fond memories of the people you are honouring, or even your own garden – the idea of watching the seeds germinating and growing in honour of people you love is very special. The charm works just as well if you plant the seeds in a small pot.

This charm works very well as an offering of thanks to Spirit of Place. The instructions are exactly the same, except that when you prepare the seeds the night before the words are ‘ I give thanks for your beauty, it warms my heart. Merry Meet Merry Part.’

Charm donated with generous heart by the Counter Enchantress.

Symbols of Samhain

The Pumpkin

Pumpkins are very much an American tradition which has been successfully marketed in the UK and Europe. Everyone loves them, especially of course, children. If you consider that the Celts regarded the human head as the Seat of the Soul, the concept of the carved pumpkin with a candle inside it as the Light shining from the Soul, it becomes just about acceptable…….. Apart from this the pumpkin has nothing to do with Samhain.

The Cauldron

The Cauldron or Holy Grail is closely associated with Samhain. It is feminine, and is the cosmic container for all life and death, of transformation and rebirth.

The Besom Broom

The besom is used as this time both practically and symbolically. It sweeps away the last of the Autumn leaves, but is also used ritually to sweep out the old, to clean and clear away old energy, creating space for the new. Traditionally besoms are made from birch twigs – the birch is associated with purification and renewal.

You can make a besom at this time of year by gathering a large bundle of birch twigs tied together. Drive a broom handle into the middle of the bundle – ideally hazel or ash.

Acorns

The Acorn is the seed of the great Oak, representing wisdom, longevity, rebirth – a promise of strength to come. An acorn in your pocket is an amulet of good fortune to come. All nuts from our indigenous trees – walnuts, hazelnuts, conkers and so on – are pure potential and carry the attributes of the mother tree.

Colours of Samhain

Black for death and endings, orange for the vitality of life within death, purple for wisdom, insight and inspiration.

The Samhain Altar

A cauldron. Apples, nuts and berries. Black candles to honour the passage to the Summerland and the Ancestors. Photographs of deceased family and friends.

Thanks to Enchanted Goddess & The Goddess & Green man

David & Debbie Barny .

Blessed Be

October 2018 with the Barny’s

Hello once again & thanks for taking time to read our new blog & thanks for the comments on our last blogs September 2018 with the Barny’s & Mabon\ autumn equinox there will be a new blog out on October 31st about Samhain if your not sure what that is ,it’s a Celtic name for Halloween 🧙‍♀️🎃 . It’s one of the Most sacred days in the Wiccan calendar it is also the the start of the Wiccan wheel of the year in other words it’s the Wiccan New Year. Also this month of October is Cancer awareness month on the Saturday the 13th is no bra day.

Start of the Month it’s been back to work for the both of us, We have some exciting news to tell you that we have been talking for a while now about buying a camper van or van which we can convert into a camper & have decided that this is the most likely option it’s just about now getting enough money together and then source the right vehicle be a camper or a van that we can then convert into a campervan. It would then be able for us to have the flexibility of more naked adventures in the UK and across continental Europe , We will let you know how we getting on with this process and update you with blogs in the future.

It’s Friday 5th & we are off to the Towngate Theatre in Basildon Essex ,we were their last Month to see a Beatles tribute show this time we are seeing A tribute show called The Bob Marley experience & if you follow our blogs you will know that we love reggae music.

This was a fabulous show playing the great music of Bob Marley & The Wailers 💚💛❤️ .

It’s back to work for the both us , but we do have next weekend off together, The weekend is here the weather has been very warm for this time of year & temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s Fahrenheit. Kind of wished I didn’t put all the garden furniture away ready for the winter it’s Saturday the 13th and it’s No Bra Day and Debbie has made full use of this if she needed a excuse to go nude

National No Bra Day is an observance day which is celebrated on the 13th of October. On this day, millions of women leave their bras at home to promote the cause of breast cancer awareness and remind women everywhere that they should get screened for breast cancer on a regular basis. No bra day is part of cancer awareness month of October regular followers of our blog will know that cancer has affected us in the Barny family this year
Once again it’s back to work for the both of us, I finally got a couple of days off finishing a long run of night shifts & watch cricket 🏏 fortunately I didn’t enjoy the game as England suffered their worst ever one day international defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
it’s back to work for me no more days off now till November there has been a change in the weather we are still getting sunny days but the temperatures have dropped & it’s starting to get cold at night
the clocks ⏰ go back one hour so we get an extra hour in bed woohoo glad I’m working days & not nights
Our clothes free time is now limited to being indoors hope you enjoy our blogs happy Samhain 🎃🧙‍♀️
Remember Be Happy Be Naked
David & Debbie Barny

September 2018 with the Barny’s

It’s the 9th Month of the year already hope you liked our August blog  & our special one about Lammas ? . We do like your thoughts, & comments. Once again we are both very busy at work ,Debbie to manage to get to sit out in the garden & sunbathe bit it for only a short time as the weather has a autumnal feel about it ,.

Monday I had a day off & done some much needed gardening, it was a bit too chilly to be out their naked still need to do more tidying up but that will have to wait for another day. On Wednesday I was at Hospital if you follow our blog then you will know that I have not been well this year, but looks like good news the Consultant said he is happy with me & that everything looks fine now, which is good news just got to take loads of tablets daily.

well after a very challenging week at work it’s finally some much needed time off on Monday 17th we had set the alarm to get the both of us up at 03:00 Debbie went downstairs made a cup of tea & pack our travel fridge I packed our car & we get to try out our new sat nav . It’s a Garman Our last sat nav was a TomTom it died while we was in holidaying in 🇪🇸 we set the sat nav for Whitby North Yorkshire & set off at 03:45 the good thing about travelling this time in the morning there is not much traffic on the roads & we make good progress. After 3 hours of travelling we stop at the service station for something to eat & drink then we hit the road again.

We arrive In Whitby about 09:30 Park the car 🚘 by the Harbour & make our way along the narrow streets , making our way over the Swing Bridge into Bridge Street then up the hill we go to Hammonds the jewellers where I buy Debbie a early Anniversary present a sliver necklace with Whitby jet stone set on the necklace. Whitby Jet is actually fossilised wood similar to our present day Monkey puzzle or Araucaria Tree , The colour of Whitby Jet is unique , its blackness is so intense that expression as black as jet has been in common use for hundreds of years then head up 199 steps to St Mary’s Church & the ruins of the old Abbey which dates back to the 7th Century it was a Christian Monastery then later became a Benedictine abbey. The Abbey & Whitby  is said to be a inspiration for the novel Dracula that gave Bram Stoker  the first creative sparks that led to his most famous novel Dracula

After walking round the abbey we made our way down the 199 steps & head to the the Captain Cook Memorial Museum on Grape Lane. The Museum is in Walkers House which belonged to Captain Walker to whom the great explorer  Captain Cook was apprenticed in 1771-72. Once we had finished in the Museum we took some photos the just little way down the Street we stopped for Fish & Chips at Hadleys Fish Restaurant we both had Cod & Chips which did not disappoint.

We went back over the swing Bridge & headed to the Dracula experience , next we went in & look round Whitby’s RNLI Life Boat Museum which was full of history , with all the different boats used over the years they do a great job not just here in Whitby but all around the UK , & RNLI  do it without any  help from Government  &  they risk their lives for no wage.

Then we walked to the end of the jetty where the light house is & took in the sea views

We then headed up to westcliff where there is a Captain Cook Statue and a Whalebone Arch a original Whale jaw bone arch was erected around 1853 . A replica was presented to the Town of Whitby by Norway in 1963

As time is getting on we make our way back to the Harbour car park where we have a coffee before heading onto our Hotel  in Bishop Thornton ,which is still over 1 hour drive away , it takes us nearly 1 hour 20 to reach our hotel once there we check in at Reception & went to our room , the hotel has a restaurant but there is nothing that we fancy on the menu & the car is low on petrol so it give us a opportunity to fill the car up & look for restaurant , We drive to Harrogate about 6 miles away where find a petrol station and restaurant after our meal we head back to the Hotel & have a couple of drinks at the Bar & some bad games of pool before going to bed for night.

Tuesday 18th we wake up early & go down to the restaurant for fully cook English breakfast , the weather is not looking good dark clouds are in the skies with heavy down pours of rain which has put a end to planned naked hike today . We load the car up set off for the day first we went to Almscliff Crag  the rain was beating down with a very strong wind so would have been no fun fun to do this naked as planned which was a shame as the views from the top of the surrounding countryside were  amazing . Once we had made our down back to car we was cold & wet, we then headed off to Coldstones Cut we arrived but the weather had not improved so we deiced not to walk up instead we carried on to Grassington the rain had eased off by now so it was nice to look around the lovely village of Grassington popping in the shops selling local products to Yorkshire we did enjoy the refreshments at the tea room where we enjoyed a cream tea. We then headed Linton Falls & took in the stunning beauty of the Yorkshire countryside

The Rain started to come down again so we headed back to the car , the plan was to go to Fountains Abbey , but we the change with the weather we choose not to go headed back to our hotel , on the way we stopped for a cheeky beer then headed back to our hotel , where we stayed for a couple hours before heading to Ripon for a nice meal in one of the many pubs & restaurants the surround the Market Square , then at 21:00 every night in the Market Square a Hornblower comes out into the square to set the watch which dates back to King Alfred , he then goes on to tell the history of the watch & history of the Market town of Ripon.

Wednesday 19th its time to pack our bags & enjoy Breakfast before we make our journey south for home but we have special stop to make before we get home , We drive to London & go to the World Famous Ace Cafe which dates back to the 1930s during its hey day in the 1950s with newly opened A1(M) it was enjoyed by bikers who become known as the ton up boys & was a main meeting point for bike gangs of the 50s then the Mods Scooters Boys of the 1960’s

On Friday 21st its the Mabon we did a blog on this & it is also a special day for us as its our wedding anniversary , we went to the Boatyard in Leigh-on-Sea Essex  for a dinner & show the show was the Rat pack with Music from Frank Sinatra , Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr sound alikes  also performing on the night was Anita Harris star of Music , film & stage of the 60’s & 70’s. we was also celebrating Debbie’s Mum & Dad’s 50th wedding Anniversary.

On Saturday 22nd to finish off a fantastic week, we  went out for a meal then saw a Beatles tribute show at the Towngate in Basildon Essex.

Well it’s back to work for the both of us after a fabulous week , at weekend it was BN night at waterworld unfortunately we were unable to make it as it’s was Debbie’s weekend to work hope everyone who attended had a fantastic time.

Remember Be Happy Be Naked

David & Debbie Barny

Mabon

Mabon/Autumn Equinox September 21st-22nd

This is also a very special day for us because 6 years ago today we got married on the Beautiful Hawaiian Island 🌴 of Oahu

This festival is now named after the the God of Welsh mythology, Mabon. He is the Child of Light and the son of the Earth Mother Goddess, Modron. In truth, there is little evidence that Mabon was celebrated in Celtic countries and the term Mabon was applied as recently as the 1970’s. All part of our reconstructed Paganism…

Here is another point of perfect balance on the journey through the Wheel of the Year, its counterpart being Ostara or the Spring Equinox. Night and day are again of equal length and in perfect equilibrium – dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer, in balance. But we are again on the cusp of transition and from now the year now begins to wane and from this moment darkness begins to defeat the light. The cycle of the natural world is moving towards completion, the Sun’s power is waning and from now on the nights grow longer and the days are are shorter and cooler. The sap of trees returns back to their roots deep in the earth, changing the green of summer to the fire of autumn, to the flaming reds, oranges and golds. We are returning to the dark from whence we came.

But before we do that, we’re gonna party (again)! This is the Second Harvest, the Fruit Harvest and the Great Feast of Thanksgiving. The Goddess is radiant as Harvest Queen and the God finally dies with His gift of pure love with the cutting of the last grain. He will return. As the grain harvest is safely gathered in from Lammas and reaches completion, we enjoy the abundance of fruit and vegetables at this time. It is time to thank the waning Sun for the wealth of harvest bestowed upon us. It sometimes seems that each Festival requires the making of celebration and the giving of thanks, but this really is so, each turn of the Wheel brings both inner and outer gifts and insights.

So Mabon is a celebration and also a time of rest after the labour of harvest. In terms of life path it is the moment of reaping what you have sown, time to look at the hopes and aspirations of Imbolc and Ostara and reflect on how they have manifested. It is time to complete projects, to clear out and let go that which is no longer wanted or needed as we prepare for descent, so that the winter can offer a time for reflection and peace. And it is time to plant seeds of new ideas and hopes which will lie dormant but nourished in the dark, until the return of Spring.

Symbols of Mabon

The Cornucopia

The Cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty, is a traditional symbol for Mabon. It is a wonderful symbol for the wealth of harvest and is beautifuly balanced symbol which is both male (phallic) and female (hollow and receptive)

The apple is the symbol of the Fruit Harvest. The apple figures significantly in many sacred traditions. It is a symbol for life and immortality, for healing, renewal, regeneration and wholeness. It is associated with beauty, long life and restored youth. The Ogham name for apple is Quert and Quert is the epitome of health and vitality. The apple is at the heart of the Ogham grove and is the source of life. For Pagans, the apple contains a ‘secret’. Cut an apple width ways and it reveals a pentagram containing seeds. It is a much loved symbol of Paganism. The five points represent the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water with Spirit at the top, and thus also the directions of East, South, West, North and Within.

A circle around the pentagram represents the eternal circle/cycle of life and nature, and of wholeness. In ritual and ceremony the pentacle corresponds to the element of Earth. It is believed to be a protection against evil for both the person and the home, worn as an amulet or used to guard entrances to the home through windows and doors.

The apple is the symbol of the Fruit Harvest. The apple figures significantly in many sacred traditions. It is a symbol for life and immortality, for healing, renewal, regeneration and wholeness. It is associated with beauty, long life and restored youth. The Ogham name for apple is Quert and Quert is the epitome of health and vitality. The apple is at the heart of the Ogham grove and is the source of life. For Pagans, the apple contains a ‘secret’. Cut an apple width ways and it reveals a pentagram containing seeds. It is a much loved symbol of Paganism. The five points represent the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water with Spirit at the top, and thus also the directions of East, South, West, North and Within.

Colours of Mabon

From green to red, orange, yellow, brown and gold.

The Mabon Altar

Your altar should be dressed in the very best produce you can find from field, forest and market, from garden and the wild. Apples, pears, damsons, sloes, rose hips, elderberries, blackberries, hawthorn berries, the possibilities are large. If you collect from the wild, be not greedy – always leave plenty of fruit and berries for the birds and wee creatures.

Make an outdoor shrine for the nature spirits in thanks for the bounty they help to provide. Leave one of each flower, fruit and vegetable that you have, as a gift.

Things To Do

Great Feast of Thanksgiving.

Celebrate with a feast for friends and family using as much fruit & veg, locally grown, as you can.

Go Walking.

Go for a walk and collect as much of nature’s wild abundance as you can, while respecting the need to leave enough for everyone else including the nature spirits. You will find wild damsons, sloes, rosehips, elderberries, blackberries, hawthorn berries and more. Remember the fruit is the carrier of the precious seed.

Clear Out and Complete.

We think of Spring as the time to clear out but now is the perfect time to complete unfinished projects and clear your home of unwanted stuff. Prepare to hibernate!

Plant Bulbs.

This is an excellent time to plant tree seeds and shrubs. They have all of winter in the darkness to establish and germinate. Plant bulbs which will hide in the earth until early Spring beckons. Make each one a hope, idea or aspiration for Spring and wait until their little green noses show above ground – to remind you!

Buttermilk Bread Charm for Mabon.

You will need:

3 mugs of strong white flour

500 ml of Buttermilk (available from the supermarket)

I teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda

Mabon ribbon in your choice of colour – red, orange, yellow, gold, brown

A handful of dried fruit of your choice – dates, raisins, sultanas, currants

Place the flour and dried fruit in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Sieve in the blended salt and soda and pour in the buttermilk. Mix well with a wooden spoon until the dough feels springy. If it feels too sloppy just add a little more flour. Turn it onto a board and cover with a fine dusting of flour. Pat it with your hands until you have a round shape. Take a sharp knife and score lightly into eight sections, one for each festival. Our picture shows the bread cut into five sections, making a pentacle.

Place onto a greased baking tray and pop your buttermilk bread into a moderate oven for about 20-25 minutes. Keep and eye on it. When the bread is ready it will change colour and it will sound hollow when you tap the bottom. Cool completely on a wire rack. When it is cool, tie it with Mabon ribbon.

Take time to concentrate on the bread you have created and turn the loaf three times saying“From the fields and through the stones, into fire, Mabon Bread, as the Wheel turns may all be fed. Goddess Bless.”

Now take your bread and share it with your family and friends and pass on the generous blessings of this bright and bountiful festival. Eat it fresh, as soon as it is made if you can.

Recipe donated by the Counter Enchantress. Adapted by the Boss Lady with permission.

The Counter Enchantress is discovering that you can add almost anything appropriate to this simple bread recipe and it STILL WORKS beautifully. You can decide for yourself what the appropriate additions are for a particular festival, in this case dried fruit for Mabon, and just do it. There is much kitchen magic in working with one recipe through the Wheel of the Year just changing it a little as the wheel turns…..

Goddess & Green man

Remember Be Happy Be Naked

David & Debbie Barny

August 2018 with the Barny’s

Welcome to our August blog thank you for taking time to read , & for your comments & likes about our previous blogs.

On the 1st of August it was Lammas , if you are unsure what that is about we did a blog on Lammas which is out on our WordPress site.

finally get a day off from work making the most of it with the fabulous weather we are having this summer temperatures are again in the high 80sF , coming off a night shift when the weather is this good is fantastic get up & go straight out in the garden sunbathing naked even if it is for just one Day , back to work on day shifts over the weekend,

well it’s My turn to sunbathe, David is working this weekend temperatures again in the 30sC. But this is the UK 🇬🇧 & we know this glorious weather will not last , only a few months ago We was moaning about winter dragging on waiting for the warmer weather to arrive. Well that’s the weekend done for the both of us back to work going to a busy one this for the both of us. I did say enjoy the weather while it’s here because temperatures have dropped to normal for this time of year & the rain ☔️ has come oh well at least it’s cooler at work just hope the warmer weather with the sunshine returns when we stay @Natfound on the weekend of the 18th

Busy as always at work for the both of us just finished a week of night shifts & it’s straight onto days For me Debbie again been busy with her job but she did managed to get some Naked time in the garden .

On Thursday 16th we got the sad news that Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin had passed she made R -E -S-P-E-C-T written by Otis Reading, a call to arms for all women , she won 18 Grammys & had 17 top ten Us chart hits over a music career spanning seven decades.

Finally the weekend is here & we are of to Naturist Foundation for the weekend we are staying in one of the onsite caravans , we arrive mid morning on Saturday make our way to reception & book in our caravan is not ready so we have a cup of coffee ☕️ in the Tea Pot cafe , the weather is warm but no sun , the clouds ☁️ are very dark in the skies above hope the rain 🌧 stays away, we get given our key for the caravan & head to the car park on our way we meet Holly @_free_to_be_me_ who is also staying the night in a tent ⛺️ we chat with Holly for a while then move our car 🚗 to the caravan we unpacked our gear , once again on a Naturist weekend just how much stuff we take with us . Once unpacked & sorted the weather has not improved so we head off to the lovely indoor swimming pool where we do some lengths of the pool . By this time we were both feeling a bit hungry, so we head of again to the Tea Pot cafe for some lunch then popped into the bar for a couple of drinks

we head back to our caravan & chill out or that was the plan but we have a issue with the water supply into the caravan thankfully this was a quick fix with the help of the husband of the lady working at reception. In the evening it was 🇪🇸Spanish night 🇪🇸

we popped down & had some more drinks in the bar before heading back to our caravan to chill out & watch a film 🎥 on the iPad . We had planned to stay most of the Sunday but the weather had not improved which was a real shame we had a very hearty full English breakfast handed the key back & made our way home. We would recommend the visit to @natfound if you have not already been fabulous place very helpful staff & friendly people.

we are both back at work now after our wonderful weekend away both of us are doing our normal working hours & doing extra shifts covering staff that are on holiday , it’s all money 💴 plus We are away again next Month, more of that in our September blog . Look out for a blog on the 21st September about (Mabon) 🍂 Autumn equinox thanks for taking time to read this blog

Remember Be Happy Be Naked

David & Debbie Barny

July 2018 with the Barny’s

Wow it’s July already as we write this we are still in Bulgaria 🇧🇬 hope you liked our Naked Bulgarian adventure blog it’s Saturday time to back our bags put everything away clean our apartment get the dust sheets on the furniture & say goodbye for another year to our apartment we head down to reception waiting for our taxi to take us to the airport for our flight back to the UK 🇬🇧 Saturday is also the day of England’s World Cup 1/4 Match against Sweden 🇸🇪 we will miss the game as we will be in the air9242AFF9-B48A-4EBA-908D-FCA177EC2FC7We land at London Gatwick at 15:40 soon as planes ✈️ lands everyone reaches for their phones to find out how England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 are doing & it’s good news as going into halftime England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 are 1-0 up. Once we get though passport control we head for baggage reclaim again phones are out checking the score & its goods new as Dele another one of our Tottenham players has just made it 2-0 to England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 we finally get our bags 💼 & head towards our bus 🚌 pick up point it seems a age we are on the bus checking our phones 📱 then final whistle goes England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 beat Sweden 🇸🇪 2-0 & now in the World Cup Semifinals against The host nation Russia 🇷🇺 or  Croatia 🇭🇷.

Its back to work & our busy work  schedules, it’s now the of the World Cup semifinal England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 play Croatia 🇭🇷 in Moscow & I’m have to work a night shift but I do managed to watch the game England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 take a early lead with brilliant free kick from  Kieron Trippier  Another one of our Tottenham players , England play some fabulous football in the first half but fail to press home there advantage  getting that all important 2nd goal. Croatia 🇭🇷 show there class in the 2nd half & control the game getting a  equaliser  Sending the game into extra time , Croatia still the  dominant team & score again & hold out to full time, Croatia now go onto Sundays World Cup Final against France 🇫🇷.

Finished nights now have half day off and I spend the afternoon sunbathing in the garden.

it’s back to work for me for the next 7 day shifts in a row , the weekend is here & we have been home a week now , David is at work the weather this weekend is marvellous is it’s time to catch some rays well it’s been a week without sunbathing need to top up My tan

It’s the 3rd 4th place off match at the World Cup England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 lose 2-0 to Belgium 🇧🇪 the Final is tomorrow afternoon , David is at work I’m far to busy to watch , got to top up My tan lol.

It’s Sunday Wimbledon mens Final is On so is the World Cup Final, the weather this weekend has been in the 30C too nice to be indoors watching sport , David is at work again so misses out on this lovely weather, so it’s more Naked sunbathing for me before I return back to work on Monday.

its been a busy week at work for the both of us thankfully the weekend is here & we are off to The Naturist Foundation on Saturday 21st  , Have to say what a wonderful place @natfound is we love our day visit so much that we have booked up to stay their in August the staff are very helpful & friendly after booking in at reception we went & found a place to sunbathe then we both went from a swim in the lovely pool the water was nice & warm after doing some lengths of the pool 🏊‍♂️ we went & had some lunch in the Tea pot cafe & a beer from the bar .5C2812A7-0682-4BEF-B736-B6623AD1B83BThen we headed back for more sunbathing listening to music 🎵 on our iPods. Time was getting on so we decided to have another quick swim then a drink from the bar I had a gin & tonic David had alcohol free beer as he was driving, being a day visitor you have to leave at 5pm which is a real shame as we both were not ready to leave , so roll on August when we will be staying over night.

It’s now Sunday & it’s back to work for the both of us I’m working in the morning David back on nights but before David has to go to work we spent the afternoon sunbathing naked in our garden

The heatwave here in the Uk 🇬🇧 continues as temperatures hit the mid 30sC . It’s been unbearable at working in this heat with no A/C in the building David been on nights & finding it hard to sleep 💤 but has been getting up early & enjoying the sunshine ☀️ temperatures hit over 100F in our garden

Its all work for us at the moment we are looking forward to our stay at the Naturist Foundation in August be nice to spend some quality time together. Also in August it’s Lammas on the 1st there is a blog about this hope you enjoyed this blog thanks for taking time to read

Remember Be Happy Be Naked

David & Debbie Barny

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