As I walk around the house in which I currently live, I am reminded how many items I have mentally (and usually physically) let go of and it is freeing to realise that I can do without them. Fifteen years ago, I lived out of a backpack for a year and that experience has shaped the person I have become, more so than I previously realised. I never feel more content than when I … [Read more...] about Declutter and live free: Things I no longer need
We have made a conscious choice to be a one child family. There are many reasons for this, but before I had my son, I decided that having one child seemed a responsible thing to do for our planet. I would not judge others for having more. It's a very personal choice. Of course, I realised my views might change once I became a parent. I might feel an unbearable urge for … [Read more...] about Why we are a one child family
My house is not my home. It is a storage unit. An energy sink. A time usurper. An obstruction. It provides a debilitating level of comfort and security. It encourages the indulgent and unhealthy practices that are so engrained in our culture. It separates me from nature and from other people. It keeps me in one tiny, infinitesimal part of the planet and prevents … [Read more...] about Belonging: Finding home on the road
Living in a van just makes sense to me. Tom and I lived in a rented van for ten weeks, 15 years ago, when we were travelling around Australia. This is what I discovered. * Being in a van you are very much outside all the time. Our little van was a two berth, fully converted camper, with curtains on all the windows, but even with them all drawn you never felt fully … [Read more...] about Our previous vanlife. What are the pros and cons of living in a van?