By Deborah Arthurs for MailOnline. Tim Higgs, 56, and his team from the Clover Spa in Birmingham joined Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on the breakfast show's sofa to reveal their plans for a very naked festive season. To much guffawing from the seemingly tickled This Morning hosts, the naturists explained their decision - and told the nation it is 'liberating' to go without clothes at Christmas.
A pre-Christmas "family-friendly" nudist event at an Auckland beach was "safe, social and accepting", according to a participant - the only party pooper being a Department of Conservation park ranger, who was less impressed with the naturist party. The 'Barely Three Days Before Christmas' event on Sunday urged Aucklanders to embrace what their mother gave them for a "day of naturist beach fun". Although there are no official nude beaches in New Zealand, the bay is typically described as a popular spot for naked beachgoers. She was polite, although lacking a little common sense. The walking track only goes to Pohutukawa Bay or the full Okura bushwalk, and it's quite common to see naturists from the track. Klaver claimed the nudist gathering, which was marketed as a family-friendly outing, was "safe and enjoyable" for children and a number of families attended earlier in the day. Co-organiser Auckland Young Naturist told Newshub roughly 40 to 50 "like-minded people" made use of the opportunity "to be free and not judged by society". Public nudity is legal in New Zealand - kind of. Whether or not exposure is a crime comes down to the intent behind it. Generally speaking, enjoying a day at the beach does not have offensive intent.
Some people in the city will choose a more eyebrow-raising way to enjoy Christmas and New Year. It is that time of year when we put on our best glad rags and enjoy the festive season but some will be wearing less than others. But swingers, naturists and strip club regulars will all be enjoying the festivities in their own unique way. Sunday, December 23 — a more relaxed event to recover after the Christmas party with Chilled Out Sunday, 5pm — midnight. Boxing Day — usual night, 9pm - 3am. Friday, December 28 - Frisky Friday, 9pm - 3am. Saturday, December 29 - Sexy Saturday, 9pm - 3am.
Inside Luke Mabbott's jaw-dropping home that could rival Justin Bieber's. The man who coined the phrase Blue Monday says he didn't mean it to be a sad day. The hotel is just for naturists — most of the staff are naturists and their parties have a strict dress code: no clothes allowed. Then they sit down to a traditional festive lunch — meat and two veg with all the trimmings — with just napkins to cover their modesty. Mary Halliday, 49, is partying at the hotel for the second year running. Last year, it was snowing and there was a group of us in the outside hot tub — it was magical. Then we rolled around in the snow naked — making snow angels. I only wear clothes when I have to and my friends and family accept it. Everyone has lumps and bumps — clothes are a disguise.