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.
The average western home could be emptied of 1/2 its contents, and then 1/2 its contents again, and there would still be more than enough. If only we just had enough. Having too much stuff has its costs. Not just the initial hard earned cash that you forked out but other costs. Costs like stress,… Continue reading Less actually is more.
When I travel I like to take photos of doors and doorways. They are the welcoming point of a building and they are a personality statement of the building and its owners (past or current). Last year my teen daughter and I went out traveling for 6 weeks in China and Sweden. Totally awesome trip.… Continue reading Fantastic doors and doorways. Sweden and China.
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.
Dear Mom, Mum, Mama. You are so precious to your family and no one in the whole world can replace you. Your Motherhood flows into every corner of your family home. Like a beautiful fragrance, or wonderful oil in the machinery of your family’s life. All those simple ordinary things you do impact the well… Continue reading Beautiful motherhood.
A couple of years ago I ate some homemade chocolate which my friends had made with raw organic Cacao. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, it was that delicious! And I had never even been a chocophile. Driven by the delicious memory I went out and bought the ingredients and then whipped up my first… Continue reading How to make raw cacao chocolate. gf.df.vegan.
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.
You don’t need a farm or even a vege garden to harvest a crop of fabulous home grown food and eat it the moment it’s done growing! You don’t even need a patch of garden! You can grow your own mega nutritious crop of sprouts with just a bowl and some water! Home grown sprouts… Continue reading Sprouting!
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.
Since the speed of life these days is going at full throttle, holidays are necessities rather than luxurious. We need to STOP and rest. However, when you are a family a holiday can cost a lot. You may consider camping or glamping but one doesn’t always have the energy for camping, and it could be… Continue reading House swap holidays. Having a holiday and eating your cake too!