The concept of taking a Gap Year from study is popular with high school graduates. I have spent a lot of time around teenagers so I have heard a lot about Gap Years. When our daughters crawled over the finish line of high school they were totally set on taking a break – a ‘Gap… Continue reading An adult gap year could be just what you need. Part 1.
This is a peaceful paddock I drove past the other day. I felt compelled to stop and take a photo. But this article is not about moving to the country in order to slow down. The great news is you can slow down wherever you live. You can slow down to the point you may… Continue reading How to slow down your life.
Did you know that your dining table is your most important parenting tool? It is also the place of intersection of family and friends. The one place we actually sit still and have eye contact, chat and debrief. The place our kids get to tell us their stories of the day. It is also so… Continue reading Simple beauty on your dining table.
This mouse-wheel looks pretty cute but when you feel like you are on one it isn’t cute! Most families I know are exhausted right now at the end of the year. They have been running and rushing all year through a litany of events and pressures. From work, family life, school events, extra curricular activities,… Continue reading Slowing down in a fast world part 2.
In 2015 we were very privileged to spend half a year living on a small farm. It was a whole different pace of life to anything else. We lived in a little chalet and were surrounded by trees, breezes, sounds of horses galloping, smells of earth and leaves. Often when I walked from one house… Continue reading Life at farm-speed.
Hi there, It is a beautiful Saturday and I am having a slow day. I have been able to spend time with my husband and also enjoy baking some GF bread for my daughter. Now I am chilling out on the sofa. I am grateful for all the steps we have taken to simplify as… Continue reading Slowing down in a fast world! Part 1.
Some years back we lived in China for a couple of years. We loved being there and loved the people and going exploring was irresistible. One Saturday my husband and I went out on a bike ride for our weekly time out. We lived on the very edge of a city of 2 million in… Continue reading A tiny little house in an orchard.