Blog, Self Discovery

The importance of being honest

The importance of being honest  What attracted me first to this idea of simplicity, of living with what is necessary but nothing more? Why do I write this blog, or pare down my belongings? What was the honest, true reason for starting this journey? Back when I was working in management, I’d begun to become… Read More The importance of being honest

Blog, Minimalism

About wastefulness.

I want to talk about wastefulness. About how strange it is that a ‘replace’ rather than ‘re-use’ culture has grown in the past few decades. About how things are made to break, rather than made to last. I’ve spoken before about how I work part time in a charity warehouse. This has given me a… Read More About wastefulness.

Blog, Minimalism

A Christmas dilemma

A Christmas dilemma Each year, as Christmas rolls around, I get a mixed feeling. Excitement, comfort, nights spent snuggled in front of a crackling fire, tidings and joy and trees and carols. But I also feel a creeping pressure starting to build. The season of giving is approaching quick sharp and I feel like I… Read More A Christmas dilemma

Blog, Minimalism

Stop buying stuff

Stop buying stuff I want to talk for a bit about my other, other work. I’m involved with a charity, based at a warehouse. We get donations every minute of every day. We sort, sell and re-distribute the majority of items and are grateful for every single thing that comes through the door, from designer… Read More Stop buying stuff