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On not writing

Annie Dillard rightly says in her book ‘The Writing Life’ How we spend our days is of course, how we spend our lives Obvious isn’t it? If someone were to analyse my life what would it look like my priorities were? I do a lot of different things, I love learning and trying new things. […]

Living well Simplicity

Small kindesses

One of the things which has turned me away from the minimalist movement (and thinking more about simplicity instead) is how cold I found it to be – for me at any rate. I got rid of so many things, many I now regret, and I think it made my life a little less enjoyable. […]

Simplicity Spirituality

Creating space with no room

Spiritual books often recommend you have a dedicated space in your home for prayer/meditation. Most of these books are American, where land and space is much more plentiful than here in little England. I live in a two bedroomed mid terrace house with my husband and a scruffy, messy dog who steals anything at his […]

Simplicity

The barefaced cheek of minimalism

Yesterday’s blog post has left me feeling rather raw and tender, I have had to battle with myself not to go and take it down. I really am deeply uncomfortable admitting my Christianity. I feel that it might limit the readership of this blog (which currently is a handful of people, but no-one who comments […]