Friday, 18 May 2018

Simple living.

I started blogging around 11 years ago, with a different blog and a totally different life. 
When I was a child, I loved watching The Good Life and it inspired a love of self sufficiency in me even at a young age. My Grandad always grew his own vegetables and I loved to spend time watching him work in his greenhouse.
I grew up and my priorities changed, I had a horse that I had to work to pay for and then later a family to care for. Before having the children, it made the best sense for me to be a stay at home mum. I wasn't a high earner and I could save us the equivalent of my wage by being frugal and providing in other ways. I started my vegetable garden. It seems so strange to me now, but at that time the World Wide Web was just beginning to really take off. Do I sound like I'm ancient? I think I must be!
Suddenly so many resources were available to me and I joined self sufficiency forums and found blogging. I just couldn't learn enough about changing my lifestyle.  One of my biggest new found inspirations was Rhonda Jean at Down to Earth I didn't realise that she was fairly new to blogging too, but this post was what gave me a huge lightbulb moment. I've been re-reading her blog to connect with my old self, to find again a sense of my ideals and goals. It's funny, but I find that I haven't really changed all that much. I'm older, carry a few more scars and a few more pounds but at my heart, I'm still trying to make a difference and to lead a life that I can be proud of.


  1. Isn't it strange how time flies. I actually started blogging on a different site before I found blogger. Now I'm dumbfounded at how long I've been doing this. Personally, if the web was never started I would have never met my husband. I might still be working in a hospital lab with a bad back and knees as an o'l maid.

    1. It's amazing how it's changed our lives, Leeanna. I have some lovely friends because of blogging :D

  2. We have trodden a similar path Kim. I had books and tv and radio programmes which inspired me - from the 1970s onwards. Like you, I haven't changed much, just realized my limitations as I grow older. Off to read Rhonda Jean's post.

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