Tuesday August 04 , 2015









Sad to see that Cilla died recently and that she got her wish not to live past the age of 75.   It seems that her hearing was going and she was afraid she was going blind as well as having bad arthritus and she had said to friends that her dead husband was waiting for her and some think she willed herself to die and that she did not want to linger around like her Mother had done and - actually - it sounds like a pretty good  reason and a pretty good time to go.  If you know it is starting to get difficult and unpleasant for you - and if you really are not afraid of death but more afraid of getting old and disabled and maybe senile,  then why not look to the end of your life to be while you still have some capacity to laugh, to love, to know and to be able to enjoy, rather than like so many - who linger in a bed with social sewrvices wiping your bottom for you and feeding you and then leaving you alobe for hours - alone - lonely - confused and often frightened.
NOT FOR ME - and although it came as a shock when we heard about Cilla,  it was her time and she did not suffer - did not loos control and went while she was still able.

She was well loved by the masses and well hated by many in show business as she could be worse than a thorough bitch to work with and her bad  behaviour is almost le
gendary - and having had a friend years ago who was her dresser on Blind Date and who said she was worse than dificult,  it is not surprising - as for any women in a mans world to rise to the top and stay there,  it must be hard - it must take it out of you and you must change and become someone you yourself probably do not always like - in order to stay at the top.  Show biz is a hard and tough place and it takes balls top stay a star for so long.

I remember her as a brand new singer along with The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Batchelors, The Beverley Sisters and a few more from the 60's and 70's who lasted - and I loved her - being all of 9 years of age when she released  'Anyone Who Had A Heart' and 'You're My World'  in 1964 after being  discovered in the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

She will be missed for all sorts of reasons and now, I suppose, we shall see all the old comics and so forth coming to the funeral and it will be a star studded event with everyone wanting to be seen and remembered - ( yes I am still alive even though not on telly any more ... kind of thing )  and my sympathy goes to her friends and family as this must have been quite a shock for them, as it was the nation.



Bournemouth Air Show -

Thursday August 20th - Sunday 23rd -
The largest Free Air Show in the UK,  and where over a million people flock to Bournemouth to see it - and we have vacancies for accommodation and we are just a 10 minute walk from the show and the ction and the millions of people while being in a very quiet location where you would never know a million people were in town. 

August Bank Holiday weekend - Friday August 28th - Monday 31st - and where we have a full cabaret and karaoki planned, has vacancies available and will be - as always - a great weekend, as for those who have been here before understand, it does not matter what the weather outside is doing as there is always something to do, to laugh - chat - share - be alone or with company and to re charge and chill out here at Hammy Hall - and naturally is the sun shines and it is hot, there is plenty to do outside Hammy Hall - the beaches, Jurassic Coast, New Forest and even a large gay scene if y
ou wish to visit saunas and bars etc...  so 'come on down.'

The Dorset Caning Club weekend - September 25th - 27th - is keenly booking up. 

Want to come... ?








I bought series 1 - 3 recently as I have never seen this as it was always on when I was busy cooking dinner, and I was mesmerised with it - absolutely brilliant. 
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson are both TOP CLASS and I found myself laughing and crying and completely wrapped up in the drama from beginning to end.  Photography and styling was stunning,  brilliant special effects and as for the writing,  I loved the way it twisted and turned and showed things that had actually never happened and the camp gay slant is a scream and so well treated.  FIRST CLASS.

One little thing I fpund fun were the constant hints that people - in the story - always assume the two to be a gay couple, and the camp value this has it worthy of a few giggles.  Sensibly and carefully written, it is a scream...

I have now ordered the new series and cannot wait to see it soon.




Beginning of the NAKED MONTH started this weekend and today is brilliant sunshine and clear blue skies and will be a wonderful naked day on the beach - or in the garden here at Hammy Hall, sharing the breakfast or dinner table with others and even chilling in the lounge naked,-   and we really could not have wanted for better weather. Glorious. 

I did ' Nude Fest' a couple of years ago with 300 mixed men and women in a very lovely camp ground in Cornwall - or was it Devon - I forget;-  and it rained and blew and galed and - well my balls were worn as two earings all week they shrank that much with the cold weather - and for June - this was very dissappointing.  I had a great time but when attending a naked event, you do want it to be warm enough to be naked and swinging...   ha ha ....  The camp ground was really 5 star and our tent was warm and cosy but there were evenings I really thought we would take off and be blown into another field - and naturally this didn't happen and we were perfectly safe, it just was not what was hoped for from a naturally naked week in mid summer.

I may run a naked hotel but there is somehting very different ' doing it for yourself'  as this is my home and I am often naked anyway - so no big deal, and when staying somewhere else,  like for my guests who come here - it is a very different kettle of fish...  and is always well received. 
Hamilton Hall is the only FULL TIME naked hotel for men in the whole of the UK,  and not just in the garden or in specific indoor areas like in some mens hotels,  but throughout the entire venue,  and not just a private house with a couple of spare rooms but a fully licensed hotel with Health & Safety / Food H
ygiene etc. and a fully intergated Fire Precaution system with fire doors etc. throughout and not cheap little battery things but a hard-wired system - and all the various licenses to legally play music etc. - business rates etc... Hamilton Hall takes your safety seriously and where some of these other venues charge as much if not more - while not paying out for your protection, and where they should be charging a lot less than us considering the tens of thousands it costs and where they have not spent the money or taken the precautions -  Hamilton Hall spends a fortune keeping all the equipment 'up to date' and current and is checked by the various authorised bodies - and all this costs money and we do this, so you can be safe.

So I am in the garden today trimming the bushes ( any old jokes you want to make here .... about trimming my bush )  and enjoying the sunshine.

So come on down to naked month and get your kit off and enjoy and be proud of what you have and to hell with those who like to bitch, as one day they will be older and not in such good shape and - actually - GOOD FOR YOU - be proud of your body no matter what - and be real and be honest about your self and not delusionsl - be truthful with yourself - and you will find contentment and joy in your own naked self... as well we all should.




' If a man lays with another man, he should be stoned.'

So there you have it. The Bible is encouraging men to smoke marijuana.

Now, I wonder what the Born Agains and Jahova Witness's have to say about this.



A LETTER FROM GOD - by Scoobius Pip


please - read and listen to the words, they are beautiful and puts the responsibility firmy in our own hands.


This video is amazing - watch it and realise THIS IS REAL -
no computer graphics but tons of real people actually really doing what you see... 


If you want a tear in your eye, watch this very sweet short youtube link






A 9 year old boy at St. George's Bickley CE School was seen playing knights and dragons in the playground and was using a ruler as a make believe sword, and the head teacher called the police and the boy and his mother were interviewed concerning this.  What absolutely beggars belief, is that on the schools web site - the shield and picture below are detailed and is a sword wielding man fighting a dragon -  and yet when a young boy of 9 plays at precisely this,  the police get called  and if we are to find fault - change the schools shield for a posey of flowers or a sunset - as it completely beggars belief.


I read this report on the Metro newspapers website, which I read daily,  and was absolutely stunned that a 9 year old boy - when seen playing with a ruler as a fake sword,  is seen as a threat and the police have to be called - as if the police have nothing else better to do. ( Mind you, if this was the United States, they would have shot him dead on the spot in front of other children and then blamed the boy and his family and got off scott free  - so thank goodness we do not live in that kind of evil empire yet ... )

This disgraceful behaviour by the school and most of all by the Head teacher - Geraldine Shackelton,  sends a very loud message about how our children are not allowed an imagination;-  not allowed to play freely;-  not allowed to copy what we see - and children will be children, and they will play at war games, dragons and demons, rough stuff and tough stuff as that is what they see on the TV:-   that is what is popular culturally and that is exactly what adults are doing all the time - war war and more war - bitching and fighting - lying and cheating during a general election - soap operas with slanging matches between people and there are very few role models left for children to look up and aspire to  as everyone is afraid - afraid they will be cast as an evil doer - a peadophile - a pervert - just because they are good people with no hidden agendas and just want to help - and other than footballers who often do not set a good example,  children have no good role models left any more.

Even Spongebob Squarepants - a hugely popular and awarded childrens programme loved by millions of children around the world - and despite its widespread popularity, the series has been involved in several public controversies, including one centered on speculation over SpongeBob's intended sexual orientation;-  ( I despair - it's a cartoon for God's sake )   and the Telly Tubbies where an adult complained  because one had a handbag and therefore must have been gay - and we look at these occurances and the adults who complain and we must see clearly here folks - we must start seeing clearly and truthfully, that it is the adults that have the problems and by using the police and causing such trouble for a young boy who should be encouraged for using his imagination in play - are creating and harvesting nothing but trouble for the next generation who will grow up afraid to play in case they make the wrong move and someone reads it all wrong - afraid to speak up in case they say the wrong thing - afraid to be creative in case they are labeled gay or even a perv.  - and afraid to do and say anything in case the state comes down on them.  

I was stunned that this happened in the UK as it is the kind of thing we see happening in America all the time -  but remember a friend who was a Deputy Head of a failing school back in the mid 1990's - in London - and who was put into the school to help sort it out,  and he was reported for touching one of the girl students - ( he is an out gay man and everyone knew he was gay ) and within 30 minutes it as realized it was untrue as he was in a staff meeting with 30 other teachers at the time the girl said he was with her - so everyone knew it was a lie by the girl to gain attention,  but he was still investigated and laid off work for 18 months with full pay ( and full stress ) and the council spent over £250,000 investigating what was known within minutes to be a lie - and the abuse was compounded by the very institution aimed at protecting those it abuses.

If we are to follow this onwards, and if we allow this sort of abuse to  continue - abuse that comes from the state and mad people allowed to hold powerful positions of authority, then the next generation will be fucked up and we stand little chance of a stable, sensible, educated and nurtured generation to come, and will have a generation of scared, intimidated and underdeveloped people bringing up our next generation - and that spells even more problems ahead.

Let children play,   and monitor their play,  but for goodness sake,  the adults need to lighten up - grow up - and relax. Not every childrens game is one of a future terrorist - ( and besides,  it is our government that causes and creates terrorists by its very actions of being the bully around the world in order to gain access to the oil and gas etc. )  and we need to allow our children to use their imagination in fun and laughter - and foster happy children.  Not scared ones.

John Bellamy



After a week of lovely weather we had rain this morning and 

I am sitting here in the office listening to birds singing outside - and it is a joyous sound.




I often see these awards and think - well - who voted that the best pub / club / gay venue - as no one asked me and who voted it the best ???   ... and consider it all a load of bollocks to get you to spend more money in their bar.  Trip Advisor;-  while I say they are tossers and a waste of time - this certificate of excellence is an award because of the amount of positive feedback we have received from those who have stayed here and THAT is wonderful and I am proud and thrilled about that.  Compared to many other venues, we could easily be a 3 or 4 star B&B but I do not buy into the tourist board schemes which - again - are just money spinners for the council - and I do not waste my money with something that has such little meaning. 

66% of visitors attend alone.
22% attend  with a partner / friend
6% come on business


New Year Joke:

When I found out I was Bi Polar, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.




Written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus

  I ordered this movie from Gays the Word Bookshop in London ( HERE ) after a customer suggested it and I have not cried as much while watching a movie as I did last night.  Filled with sweet tender moments that make you ' fill up'  and several times when the tears really flowed - as the story of a group of gay men and lesbians decide to collect money and support the coal miners during the Thatcher period of destroying the Miners Union back in the 1980's  and the ' coming together' of people from very different communities - 1) Coal Miners - 2) Gay Men and Lesbians - and the acceptance and rewards that these very different communities find through a battle with authorities for acceptance of a way of life and to keep their mines open.

With those from the gay community understanding persecution and bigotry only too well,  they appreciate and value what the miner
s are going through fighting the Thatcher government for the right to keep their livlihoods and their communities up and running.  Gay men have fought for decades for acceptance  in law  ( which we tend to take for granted now we have all we fought for ) but these were the days when GAY PRIDE MARCHES were political and had a powerful message about equality and not the Mardi Gras celebration of - er - what  exactly ???  - as it is these days up and down the country and the London  Gay Pride marches of the 1980's were London based - and tens of thousands would attend from all over the country.   We had a common goal we shared - about acceptance and a change in the law - and the way these gay men and lesbians took it upon themselves to raise funds and moral for the miners - is breath taking - and I did cry - several times.

I found this film to be very moving and as I am old enough to remember the onset of HIV and Aids and all that was ' going down'  in the mid '80's,  this film is well worth a visit and have a big box of Kleenex handy,  oh and you will laugh out loud as well - as there are many very funny scenes.
With some familiar faces - this well produced and executed story keeps its point and keeps you watching.  Not too ' over the top' and certainly not too preachy about gay rights - it hit the nail right on the head and combined the difficulties of being a member of the gay /. lesbian community and a member of a small mining community and a coming together of real opposites with a common goal,  and from this coming together,  acceptance and love prevaile. 
I shall certainly be watching this film a lot with customers here at Hammy Hall and shall certainly now be ordering at least another dozen copies from 
GAYS THE WORD BOOK SHOP - as they helped - back in the '80's - by offering the group of fund raisers to use their facilities in the shop and I would rather spend my money buying the DVD from them than Amazon.







Spirituality and Men (SAM)
is a self-development group run by men for men, aiming to explore the spirit of man through informative dialogue, honest interaction and the silence of meditation.

This group meets on the first Sunday of every month at Global Co-operation House.


For further information, please contact the SAM team: sam@uk.brahmakumaris.org



Thought you might like to see these e mails to and from Hammy Hall.  

It did make me laugh.


To Hamilton Hall :-    ' If I come to see any of your clients in the hotel do I have to pay anything?'

My Answer: :- 'I have no idea what you are talking about … . in plain English please.'

His answer :- 'In plain English: Can I come to your Hotel and have sex with your clients (I expect your clients to pay me) You can not expect me to pay for anything as I am short of money.'

My answer :-  'In plain English - FUCK OFF'



This is so sweet, a dog who discovers he doesn't have to swim




Tony Bray died just before Christmas  2014, and I shall miss him.  He was a good and dear friend who visited and loved Hamilton Hall and would sit in the Conservatory meeting and greeting people as they came and went and everyone loved his peaceful and charming manner.  He was 79 years of age and a real sweetheart.    He will be missed, dearly missed.








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