As we pass through the decades of life we can be surprised at how many hard times there are. In hard times the best thing to do is surround ourselves with friends and press through. Hard times do force us to become stronger people and they refine our character. They have an important purpose as they make… Continue reading An Adult Gap Year could be just what you need. Part 2.
Sometimes life feels like one l o n g to-do list. We just get 3 tasks done and then there are 4 more at the top of our list. However if we are regularly taking steps to simplify we will gradually have less and less to do. Many small steps over a year can free… Continue reading Simplify life. Cut out double handling.
We humans are often attracted to opposites. Therefore there are many minimalists married to maximalists. I frequently hear conversations about this scenario and they are usually conversations full of frustration! Yet none of us can see this coming when we are young and in love. Mainly because when we are young and in love we… Continue reading Minimalist and Maximimalist got married.
When our children are young we put them in cute outfits with matching socks. We arrange playdates for them, and we bring out trays of healthy little snacks. The sun just shines. And we have no idea how cute this age actually is. Then one day your cute child has turned into a teenager. The… Continue reading Twelve strategies for parenting teens.
Living in a hills region is a special experience. Once you move up it’s difficult to drag yourself away. Only urgent medical appointments or the need to go to work have a strong enough pull. I grew up in the suburbs nearer to the beach. The beach is fantastic and many people are simply ocean… Continue reading Life in the Perth hills. Trees, views, fires and quendas.
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.
Travel can be hectic or it can be bliss. In the same day. If you add kids, the highs and lows get more extreme. You almost cry with joy showing your kids a village in north Asia. You almost cry when your kid spills coke over the businessman next to you, like our daughter did.… Continue reading Travelling made simpler.
As usual I woke up too early, around 5.30-6. The sound of all the birds singing outside my house and further away beckoned me outside. It is the 1st of September which means spring is here! At least it is for those of us in the Southern hemisphere.
Nice Cream is an international icecream craze for good reason. It is wildly good for you and incredibly delicious. It’s made from frozen fruit and fresh fruit, blended until it is a creamy consistency, just like icecream. Its main ingredient of frozen banana is the secret! It has no dairy, and no gluten and can… Continue reading Healthy eating series: Nicecream!
I want to tell you about two types of slow days that are great to incorporate into your week. Home day. Once a week I have a home-day. Currently Fridays. This day is my gentle day at home to catch up. I have it blocked out in my diary every week so it is guarded.… Continue reading Two types of s l o w days to have each week.