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October 2012

I try and avoid branded and plastic toys and instead favour simple toys made from natural materials like timber or bits of nature. But I’m suspecting one of Little Eco’s recent toys was taking my preference for natural a little too far. What do you think? I also highlight the devastating impact barbed wire has on Australia's wildlife. Read more →


The above mint plant was planted in a bag of potting mix more than two years ago. It's still thriving despite neglect. Admittedly - it's probably near impossible to kill mint - but I'm pleased that the five minute instant raised vegetable garden has lasted so long. This garden reminds me that growing food doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. I'm planning the food garden at our little farm and am approaching growing our food one step at a time. We'll be living there full-time by the end of the year and I want to be harvesting at least... Read more →


Simple living isn't about deprivation, it is about making choices. It's about choosing what is truly important and grabbing it with both hands. It's about learning to live without all the other less important stuff that clutters your space and time. Not everyone's simple living will look the same. What's important to one person will be different to what is important to another. I struggle to accept what my simple living looks like. Coming to terms with my style of simple living is a recurring theme in this space: 2011: I'm not gardening, I'm barely cooking, and i'm not even... Read more →


I recently returned from three weeks away. While I unpack our bags and catch up on chores and work I'll leave you with an image I snapped last week of my favourite quote. “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead Margaret Mead also wrote my second-favourite quote: “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead What is your favourite quote? Read more →