Author Archives: Colin H

About Colin H

Ancient historian specialising in Greco-Roman siegecraft who also does 11th century reenactment. I am also a keen dancer and a nudist.

The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japan

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First, let’s talk about pearls in antiquity. This 1998  Nova series has a good sketch of ancient civilizations’ love of pearls: Long known as the “Queen of Gems,” pearls possess a history and allure far…

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Socks off: rambling and nude modelling on the solent

Having been away in China for two years, I have missed having any opportunities to enjoy naturism. Nudism is not legal in China and if anything the government have been getting even more restrictive in recent years. Coming back to … Continue reading

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How the minions spent national nude day

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The Accidental Nudist sails the Big Nude Boat

Originally posted on Formerly clothes free life visit our new home
Confession time: I’m an Accidental Nudist. I wrote that post tongue-in-cheek prior to being part of the Big Nude Boat that sailed February 9th-17th on the Carnival…

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Cardiff WNBR 2015

Cardiff was once again host this year to yet another naked bike ride. This was the 8th time there has been a WNBR in Cardiff, although I have only participated in three. The message of the ride was clear for … Continue reading

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Naked photography at China’s forbidden city is most definitely forbidden.

Earlier this month there were several articles, following on from a story in the South China Morning Post, about a scantily-clad or naked model photographed amid the tourists at the former imperial palace in the centre of China’s capital. The … Continue reading

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Naktiv: The Nook | The Naturist Page

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Tired of facebook with their censorship rules? Getting frustrated because you can not use an alias on Facebook because of the Real Name policy? Check out Naktiv: The Nook at It’s a social media…

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I promised several people I would write about Nudefest, the UK’s biggest clothes-optional (but largely clothes-free) festival. It is easy to find out some basic information about the week from the British Naturism…

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Just for a sense of humour.

Originally posted on The Shaven Circumcised Nudist Life:
A short nudist cartoon, with a very simple message. The Shaven Circumcised Nudist Life View original post

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When did we get so scared?

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? When did we get so scared? by guest columnist Phillipa Twenty odd years ago, as a teen, we holidayed at my aunt’s farm in rural Britain, a fairly wild, inaccessible and out of…

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