Blog, Simplicity, Words


The wind rips through Birch branches outside, bringing twigs clattering onto the conservatory roof. Inside a fluffy fleece, I snuggle deeper into the chair, still in that hot-chocolate-glow that lingers after a long, piping hot bath. The old Bush stereo crackles Schubert in the background, as an unseen draught sends yellow flames flickering from beeswax.… Read More October

Blog, Outdoors

Garden Update 1 – compost and veg patch

Spring is in the breeze. The world is slowly reawakening, that endless cycle pushing green buds from bare branches, sending sunlight to illuminate dark corners and warm our hearts. Finally, we’re shaking off the cocoon of winter and feeling the pull to get out and about into the garden. We’ve been planning what to do… Read More Garden Update 1 – compost and veg patch

Blog, Simplicity

Should I use my husband’s stuff? Minimalism Quandary #1

My husband and I have been together for 14 years, married for 5 years this year. Over that time we’ve both changed a lot, me pursuing management then minimalism, him pursuing bioscience and photography. I’m fiery, scatterbrained, impatient, love big thinking and hate minute details. He is calm, positive, supportive, looks at every single option… Read More Should I use my husband’s stuff? Minimalism Quandary #1

Blog, Simplicity

Letting go of expensive things

So, recently I sold my favourite bag. A grey, suede beauty of a handbag, a consumerist goal, a representation of better times and traditional success. I kept my beautiful bag in its maroon dust bag, gold tree motif displayed proudly in the corner, and talked to it now and again. I looked after it, I… Read More Letting go of expensive things


The Twilight Zone

This year has been a weird one. A bit of a twilight zone, of almost a direction, sometimes just almost some things, sometimes just faint hints of others.  Attempting to buy nothing, becoming flat broke anyway, and dealing with some lingering remnants from previous stressful times left me drained but triumphant, coming out the other… Read More The Twilight Zone