to think "my pool, my rules"

(140 Posts)
Vingtdeux22 Fri 18-Jul-14 20:09:28

We have a swimming pool in the garden. The garden has high fences and is not overlooked. When I have guests I will wear both halves of a bikini, when I am alone, I am happy to leave the top off and sometimes not to bother at all. My attitude is "my pool, my rules" and as long as I am not subjecting anyone else to my attire or lack of it to think that this is my business. Besides, I hate the feel of a wet swimming costume if I can avoid it.

Step Tue 22-Jul-14 15:19:39

As long as you don't swim wide armed breast stroke..... :-)

BerylStreep Tue 22-Jul-14 14:22:51

But Snooky do you bring your jet-ski with you?

SnookyPooky Sat 19-Jul-14 19:33:02

My NDN have a pool, I get jealous of their splashing.
When it gets too much I jump in my 4X4 and drive 5 minutes to the beach.
<Stealth boast>

Voodoobooboo Sat 19-Jul-14 19:09:11

am impressed that OP can swim with her tits out. I can practically tuck mine in my belt these days and the only time I tried skinny dipping they went EVERYWHERE. I wasn't entirely sure they were still attached at one point.
Not the romantic, joyously wanton experience I was expecting!

windchime Sat 19-Jul-14 16:39:55

Great, your garden has a facility which you can use for 7 days of the year but have to pay for the upkeep for the other 358. Well done.

PrimalLass Sat 19-Jul-14 14:16:06

Vingtdeux22 - it went the way it did because you didn't actually post an AIBU. It was a bit odd, tbh.

slithytove Sat 19-Jul-14 12:38:06

I go topless in my (overlooked) garden in my paddling pool

vicmackie Sat 19-Jul-14 12:36:15

Birds you sound like mumsnet makes you really angry confused You do know it's voluntary, right?

Kimaroo Sat 19-Jul-14 12:09:52

Thank goodness you only posted twice blu, my family wondered why I was laughing so much (Not normal on a Saturday morning around here).

To get back to the op. There isn't enough information for me to decide. e.g. which county we're talking about, size and condition of norks etc. But on a whim I'll you are being... oh fuck it, who cares...

NewtRipley Sat 19-Jul-14 12:08:38


i think sometimes a different set of posters post on different threads though. There are rather a lot of us.

And yet on a recent thread were the OP caught sight of her naked male (probably relavent) neighbour, most posters screamed "phone 101".

I thought they were ridiculous, but they defended their view, even though it became apparent that the OP had practically been spying on him.

OP avoid talking about anything on here that may bring you enjoyment, that's one big difference you will notice coming from the US to the UK, jealously, accusations of bragging, being entitled.

Surround yourself with people that you don't really like, dont want to attend their functions, give presents to, enjoy their successes and you'll fit in well.

If you really want to cause a storm discuss hair removal as a prerequisite to being naked in your garden.

OwlCapone Sat 19-Jul-14 12:01:41

Who has said that what you do in your pool isn't OK? confused

NewtRipley Sat 19-Jul-14 11:58:34

I think a pool in the UK must be a bit of a pain in the arse, and not just if you do a dive bomb without your grundies on

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Sat 19-Jul-14 11:58:22

I go completely naked in the bath and shower; my bathroom, my rules. I expect family members and guests to do the same.

hhhhhhh Sat 19-Jul-14 11:56:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LilRedWG Sat 19-Jul-14 11:53:30

Too ill to add anything witty (stealth pity party) but am loving this thread. grin grin

sanfairyanne Sat 19-Jul-14 11:50:48

dont burn

I'm not seeing the issue. Okay, so there is a lack of private pools on my council estate, but I have seen plenty of people sunbathing topless in their gardens. My mums neighbour is in her 70s and still does it.

And re the amercian/britain comment, i thought it was americans who were v prudish when it came to visible nipples. We have them in the newspaper and everything.

GreeboOgg Sat 19-Jul-14 11:39:45

Koothrapanties 'scuse me but I think you'll find it's her pool, her rules, and if she wants to go swimming with clingers still attached then she can.

HecatePropylaea Sat 19-Jul-14 11:07:14

I've got one. We generally get very good use out of it from about mid april/early may all the way through to october. If the water's warm and it's not ridiculously chilly out then you can use it even if it's raining. You're already as wet as it's possible to get. grin

Koothrapanties Sat 19-Jul-14 11:07:11

Nancy if it's heated then I can see why! Using a heated pool on a chilly day is utter bliss.

noddyholder Sat 19-Jul-14 11:02:47

I can never understand why anyone having anything which is nice/ costs a few quid causes such a furore on MN like its a boast My parents have a pool and are new money tastic

Nancy66 Sat 19-Jul-14 10:52:42

Always baffled why anybody would have an outdoor swimming pool in the UK. Hardly worth the hassle and expense for the 20 days a year you'll be able to use it.

Koothrapanties Sat 19-Jul-14 10:51:45

Still laughing at clinger.

I really hope if the op has a clinger she won't be using her pool. Wipe first op.

KurriKurri Sat 19-Jul-14 10:51:07

No one cares if you choose to flap around in your pool tits akimbo - I certainly don't, - I would be very very disappointed if you didn't have one of those giant inflatable crocodiles though.

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