Picture this. The sun is rising, the birds are chirping, Edvard Grieg's 'Morning Mood' is the soundtrack. You sit down to your piping hot cuppa as the sun burns away the mist, revealing... your neighbour totally starkers tending to their backyard gardening chores! Suddenly the birds flee, the record skips and your brew has gone cold. This is not a regular Saturday morning sight, surely? Before you pinch yourself again (and again) to check if you're dreaming, trust us – you're not. The first Saturday in May marks World Naked Gardening Day.
Yep, that's right! It's the annual, international event designed for green thumbs to expose their love of gardening. While the event has a history linked to a movement that promotes acceptance of the human body in all its fabulous forms, the day is intended to be non-political, lighthearted and funny. So, strip off and join the neighbours – armed with your best puns – and reconnect with the natural environment.
That said, safety comes first, so slip on the work boots, gloves and hat, and lather up with plenty of sun cream before you hit the backyard in the buff. Oh, and maybe avoid using the power tools, too.