WITH temperatures rising, writer and sunbather Mel Fallowfield, 49, is happily stripping naked in her garden despite keeping a close eye on her neighbors.
“It is well known that there are two certainties in life – that we will pay taxes and we will die.
I’ll add one more, when the sun comes out so do my boobs!
I first experienced topless sunbathing when I traveled Europe on the Interrail 32 years ago.
Our first stop was Nice in the south of France and the beach was full of beautiful French women happily strolling around with their breasts, to me they were the pinnacle of sophistication and I wanted to be just like them.
Within an hour, me and my two girlfriends had removed our bikini tops and joined the topless crowd.
Nobody was staring at us and by the end of the day my breasts were turning a soft golden brown.
It has become a lifelong habit.
It’s liberating and they end up looking more beautiful than when you’re naked in a bikini!
So wherever I go (unless I get arrested) I sunbathe topless. And so does my garden, which is overlooked as I live on a terraced street in London.
The reactions varied.
My neighbor who lives upstairs never said anything to me, but I notice that he lowers the blinds in his kitchen when I’m topless outside. So I suspect he doesn’t agree – but I don’t feel remotely guilty.
I think that’s overkill, after all he doesn’t HAVE to be looking out the window, and while my boobs are 36D, they’re not so huge that you can’t take your eyes off and look somewhere else!
My neighbor on the right is the coolest woman in the world.
She is in her 60s and spent some time on Greenham Common in the 1980s, where women camped in anti-nuclear protests and were often topless. She’s seen pretty much everything in her time. She always laughs and jokes that it’s nice for her husband to be able to admire the view.
My neighbor to my left is more disapproving.
Her husband was building a shed in their garden during the first sweltering Covid summer and she told me he was finding it stressful because he was worried he couldn’t help but see my breasts when it was time to work on the roof.
I’m on my own property and not running down the street waving them around for everyone and everyone
I pretended not to realize that she was clearly implying that I should hide and laughed at that! Mainly because I just don’t see the big deal – it’s just a pair of boobs and most women have them in some shape or form.
I’m on my own property and not running down the street waving them around for everyone and everyone.
I accept that there is a time and a place for this, but I can’t understand why my private yard isn’t one of those places, just like the beach.
My sons grew up with it and were fine until they were teenagers and now they tell me I’m embarrassing – but they find everything I do embarrassing so I can live with it! And my husband Brian is fine with it.
So when I’m not working in this gloriously hot weather, you’ll find me in my garden, happily lying on a sun lounger, wearing only bikini bottoms.
I have yet to do one Heidi Klum, who recently posted a picture of herself naked in her garden on Instagram.
Although I think about it, I’d bet my butt would look better with a tan…”
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5782801/sunbathe-topless-neighbours-see-boobs/ I always sunbathe topless in my garden, my neighbors have a full view of my breasts, but it gives them something to admire