Over the weekend, between the
16th and the 20th of May, 2007, the Youth Spring Meeting took
place in England this time. Young people like us were given
all kinds of help so that everyone could go regardless of
how much money we had. We only needed 50€ for the plane
fare and another 50 for bed, board, museums, presents and
such. Thanks to the INF and the volunteers for making these
On Tuesday, May
the 15th, the Spanish and Austrian parties went to a meeting
of the Broadlands Sun Association, a beautiful Naturist resort,
near Norwich, just a day before the official get-together.
That way, we got to know the centre and its activities before
the others. Some members of the English team and the centre
staff came to pick us up, even though we had arrived early.
the 16th at 7:00, the Dutch arrived in their bus after having
travelled all night,. Just awoken, we were surprised to see
squirrels and bunnies scurrying about; then, we all started
putting up the tents.
Italian, Portuguese, others, and obviously lots of English,
all kept dropping in throughout the day.
We had a traditional English breakfast every morning. Delicious!
We had breakfast at 8:30, lunch at 13:00 and dinner at 18:30,
(a little early for me), but excellent food, English style
Thursday was sports day proper.
We had a great time at ‘The Swimming Gala’, playing
multinational team games and competitions at the swimming
pool. There was a football competition followed by another
of volley ball in the afternoon.
Some journalists from the newspaper The Guardian covered the
event all day. They felt so good there that they stayed on
In the evening we did karaoke and disco. Evening parties
among Naturist young people are very similar to any others,
we dressed up, the girls put on make up, and so on. When we
are hot, instead of blowing under our our shirts, we take
them off regardless of whether we are a boy or a girl.
On Friday we went on a field
trip. The Dutch lent us their bus, which made things easier.
The driver consented to play Dutch music and they started
singing as they knew the lyrics by heart. They seemed to be
very funny songs, but when they translated them we thought
they were brutal: “I am going to make you cry, and blood
will burst out of your eyes…”
The English group had organised a guided tour of the old
monuments in Norwich. Later in the afternoon we went out shopping
in small groups.
When we returned, we had board games, ping-pong and billiard
at the campsite. Late in the evening a rock band played and
sang for us. We could not believe it was such a good band
just for us. Probably it was that each of us generously provide
our best skills to the Naturist community.
On Saturday, There were so many
events that we could not possibly attend all of them. Those
who like handicrafts were busy decorating the Festivity Hall
in a Hawaiian style and making costumes. There was also a
workshop for acting, another for DJ, belly-dancing, and even
games with inflatable pool toys in the swimming pool.
Did you miss it? Do not worry; there are a lot of Naturist
meetings for the young. Go and sign for the Naturist Youth
State Group: email@example.com
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Translated by Alberto González Iglesias