Category Archives: Blogroll

thanks for the support

Can I just say a big thankyou to everybody who visits my blog and especially those who visit regular. 3000 views in little over a month and some days I’ve had over 200 in a day.

When I started it I just wanted a way to record the year and a place to gather information that I’ve aquired. I also gets so many people ask me how to do things or why I have chose to live a certain way, so I thought I’d write it down. There is also the fact that even though a green lifestyle is becoming more popular, it is still the minority who practice it and in my situation I have few or little contact with like minded people. The online community has given me the support and education I needed over the last few years, and I’ve managed to make some friends too.

Here are my favourite blogs and because they have supported me and taught me alot. Sorry I’ve come over all emotional must be the cold I’ve got. Sorry it’s not a link but I don’t know how to do it.

Please keep looking and please leave comments, it realy helps keep the online community alive.

best blog of the day award

Blog Of The Day Awards Winner

thankyou whoever nominated me best blog of the day. best blog of the day and in the local paper in the same week, watch this space.

voluntary hard-work

Voluntary simplicity, downshifting, low impact what ever you want to call it, sometimes feels like alot more hard-work than the name implies. Much of the way in which I choose to live requires me to break with the norm, to leave behind accepted behaviour. I often feel resentful at having to explain my reasons for not wanting to do something or why I choose to do without. Even psyically the attempt to be an ethical shopper requires me to travel further, rather than aquiring everything from one place. Sometimes I have to keep reminding myself that it’s worth it, there is no prize for being an ethical shopper or reducing your eco footprint.

However there is also part of me who enjoys the challenge, finding the lowest price the most local produce. Our lives in the western world are no longer a struggle, but why should food etc be so easily obtained. So often you here” I would buy organic but it’s too expensive” or ”they don’t sell it here”, my argument is, that it’s not an organic chicken thats expensive, it’s the factory reared chicken thats too cheep (sorry bad joke). I get such a good feeling walking with my son, visiting the differnt shops talking to people who actually know where there produce comes from. Perhaps people would have a greater respect for there food and their environment if they were forced to be more envolved in it.