**WARNING: CONTAINS NUDITY
A suburban couple discovered the perfect recipe for domestic bliss 25 years after they met, when they stumbled across a nudist beach on vacation and soon embraced everything from gardening to baking in the buff.
Now, Donna and John Price's illustrated tweets are giving The Naked Chef a run for his money, as they knead dough in the nude – earning a 4,000 strong army of followers on Twitter.
And retired signal tester John, 69, and former office clerk Donna, 55, who recently moved from Kent, England to a more nudist-friendly home in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, swear nudity “makes everything feel better."
Donna claims there is “nothing like" skinny dipping (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
Explaining how they were first exposed to naturism in 2010, during a four-week vacation to New Zealand, when they stumbled across a nudist beach on the island of Waiheke, off Auckland, on the North Island, John said: “We just went for a walk one morning, came around a corner and there was a nudist sign indicating no clothes were allowed.
“We decided to give it a shot and haven't looked back.
“Stripping off and going for a dip, feeling the water swirl around places it wouldn't normally, I knew it was for me."
It was not until 25 years into their relationship that the couple discovered naturism (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
Equally smitten, Donna said her first dip in the Pacific Ocean naked made her wonder “why swimming costumes had been invented."
She said: “Swimming naked really is amazing. There's nothing else quite like it, it makes you question why we wear swimming costumes or trunks at all.
“They don't keep you dry or warm, what purpose do they serve?"
“And generally, relaxing with no clothes on, you realize how much more comfortable you feel," she continued.
“That first time was so memorable – liberating is definitely the word."
Yet, the couple, who met at work in 1986 and married in a small register office ceremony in 1992, had up until then enjoyed a happy, but conventional life together – only going naked in the shower, or to share intimate moments “between the sheets."
Donna relaxing in a meadow (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
But it took another six years after their New Zealand trip for them to fully embrace nudity at home.
Donna explained: “If it was a particularly warm summer we would occasionally go into the garden to sunbathe naked, but our old house in Ramsgate, Kent, was quite overlooked. We didn't want to offend the neighbors, so it was a rare occurrence.
“But after a scorching summer in 2016, we decided we couldn't bear to be in clothes any longer and after doing some research online I found a nudist beach, called Shellness, and that was when we really jumped into naturism here in the UK."
Donna in the garden (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
Soon tiring of the hour-and-a-half it took to reach the nudist hotspot, though, the couple began searching for somewhere closer to home to disrobe and joined the Invicta Sun Club, a Kent society for naturists.
“The sun club was a great introduction to the rest of the naturism community and that summer was the first extended period of time we really embraced it," Donna said.
“The more time we spent with other naturists, the less we wore clothes at home."
Soon the couple began socializing with more like-minded people and, after joining British Naturism (BN), the UK's national representative body for the movement, in 2016, they began jetting off to Spain with fellow members for naturist vacations.
“We've been to a naturist resort, Vera Playa a couple of times since joining BN," said Donna. “There are whole sections for naturists and there's nowhere else quite like it.
“Halfway down a road it goes from being fully clothed, to seeing people walking down the street with no clothes on whatsoever – it's brilliant."
Donna and John go on annual vacations with fellow naturists (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
“You can do everything you'd expect in a small resort town – but naked," she continued.
“Bars, restaurants – you name it. It's very surreal."
The couple also find the naturist community particularly welcoming.
Donna at the seaside (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
“It's well known that naturists are very friendly and honest people, and very relaxing to be around," Donna said.
“It's surprising how comfortable you feel naked after the first five or 10 minutes.
“There are no designer suits to hide behind. You could be talking to a road sweeper or a financial broker. Nudity really is a great leveler and so relaxing."
As well as improving her social life, Donna has taken a shine to carrying out her domestic chores while naked since they moved to the Lincolnshire countryside in January 2018, where they have a secluded private garden.
Having “embraced her inner housewife," she said: “After moving house I was looking at taking up a new hobby and somehow it ended up being bread-making.
“It's something that I really love doing and, one day, after finishing a loaf, I decided to put the photo up on Twitter and people showed an interest and even asked for a recipe."
Donna gardening (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
“I even did step-by-step instructions, along with photos, and it ended up being picked up by internet users all over the globe!" she continued.
“As well as baking and gardening, we also do the majority of our decorating naked.
“The last thing you want to do when you're making a fresh loaf or pruning the garden in the summertime is to bother with awful clothes getting you hot and sticky!"
Donna and John moved last year to enjoy a more secluded and private garden (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
“Painting walls is perfect without wearing clothes – no chance of making them messy and all the paint showers off!" she continued.
“It really goes to show that everything you can do dressed you can do naked."
But Donna does issue a safety warning to people performing some domestic duties in the altogether.
“We both have to be careful with cooking," she said. “Wearing aprons when using the oven or hot fat is a must.
“Obviously, there are some gardening tasks that really do require full protective clothing and face/eye protection, but mowing and trimming has not yet caused us a problem. Even so we always wear gloves and footwear."
Now hoping to encourage others to embrace naturism, Donna has set up a naturist Twitter account, documenting her day to day activities and including recipes for her buff bakes.
John's homemade onion bhajis (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
“We really wanted to get more people to try naturism out," she said.
“We're born naked and children are natural naturists, so why do we insist on wearing clothes?
“Women in particular seem hesitant to try it out, and we're still not sure why, but if speaking out encourages just one more person to give naturism a whirl – I'll be a happy lady."
Donna showcasing her baked goods (PA Real Life/J&DPrice)
“But one myth I am keen to dispel is that naturists are all swingers. We've certainly never come across any swingers in our community," she concluded.
“I'm sure some swingers are naturists, but not all naturists are swingers, for sure!"