World Naked Gardening Day

It’s today.

It’s also here, even though I have no garden to speak of. 1 surviving, real plant, 1 deceased one I still have to return to nature, and an artificial one make up my wealth of indoor garden.

WritingStill I celebrate Naked Gardening Day. By writing in the nude.

All through the year I cultivate the words and sentences that make the ingredients of my garden. I treasure the soil of my mind in which these words and sentences will take root.

On Naked Gardening Day I am paying extra attention to them. I look at them and see what will grow from them. These are the stems, the flowers, that will turn into paragraphs, chapters, stories, and finally into books.

That is my garden.

 

And now for something different. Walking.

Sometimes you need to do something different

no-christmas-cardsI have this habit of not sending Christmas cards to people.

Instead I pick a charity and donate money to it. Each year I select a different charity. This year it was the Dutch foundation for rheumatism research. I know people with that disease and it’s bad. Painful. I admire people who keep up their good spirits despite being in pain (almost) every day.

This is why I signed up for a 21 km / 13 mile walk along the coast, combined with a fund raiser. This is going to happen on January 27th 2018. No matter the weather.

For that I have also decided that for each of my books that people buy between January 1st and January 27th, I will donate €1 of the royalties to that cause.

No, this will not be a nude walk

winter-walk-beachI can imagine that people might think this but in January over here it’s not nice and warm. It’s also not legal to walk along the beach in the nude. Two good reasons to wear clothes, trust me.

Not everything a naturist does can or will be done in a naturist fashion but believe me that it’s done with a naturist heart. And one that cares for other people. People with illnesses and disabilities. That’s why I will do this long walk.

I understand that not everyone is able to donate money for something like that (even more silly: the website only accepts donations through Dutch banks, which is a bit odd). However, if you like to read, please buy one or more of my books in the period of January 1 – 27 and you will be supporting my cause.

If you are in the Netherlands and you want to sponsor me, please visit the action page I set up for this.

And if you want to donate via Paypal…



Thank you!!