Remember the self-sufficiency movement of the '80s? That was my teenage dream, one that sadly never materialised, so the chance to meet a modern-day guru of sustainability got me super-excited. You may have heard or even watched River Cottage UK, with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, but did you know there was a highly successful Australian version of… Continue reading Meeting a TV Hero and Simple Sustainability in the Garden
If you were challenged to produce only one wheelie bin full of non-recyclable plastic refuse per month, when a busy beachside café in my region, operating seven days a week can, and does, could you do it? It requires planning, but The Boneyard Espresso proved it's not that difficult. If they can do it, you… Continue reading Changing the Material World
My 7th Great Grandfathers house Sønder Felding Hometown - Home - Hjem What does it mean? There is that trite saying - "Home is where the heart is," but that saying means little to me. My current hometown is a relatively new one, at the Home by the Sea. Origins Whilst my blogger colleague, Sandy… Continue reading Hometown Conversations
I’m ‘pulling up stumps,’ I declared. I was announcing to friends that I was to leave my inner-city lifestyle and was moving to a Home by the Sea. A Seachange is the correct word, I believe. "What. Why?" was the plaintive responses from colleagues and friends. "Why move further out? That's a long commute." Especially… Continue reading Retiring to a Seachange
An Unwelcome Intrusion A day or so ago, an email arrived in my inbox which shook me up. Not initially of course, but as you will soon discover, people can be unpredictable as can our reactions. The email was from the property agent advising me that an unnamed person and their property representative wanted to,… Continue reading Tenants Rights or Wrongs?
Dear Marie, My husband, (aka MOTH), is not happy. Because of you, our house will never be the same. Because of you, my house is tidier. But the MOTH - The 'Man About the House' - is frustrated! If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo, it may be that you don't have a TV set… Continue reading Marie Kondo – Because of you