Yesterdays visitor to the feeding post prior to filling it up with nuts.
I have been asking myself what is the simple life? I listened to Radio 2 on the long journey back up the M4 this evening, one report involved an author who had written about how to save money and talked about a general move in the population towards simpler living and gross consumer consumption. We too talk about our own desire for a simpler life.
There does seem to be a general move from us all to be a bit greener and lose the shackles of gross consumer spending. It feels as if we are all children who want it and want it now! Guess what – with all the credit that’s been flying about for some years we have had it! There’s just the small problem of paying for them be it houses, cars, clothes and toys.
So I want to try and describe what simpler living means to me and try to make it more of my everyday life:
- Buying less of the things we don’t really need, of course that doesn’t include 9 pairs of socks as they are an investment (although they would have been 20% cheaper tomorrow!).
- Getting things repaired and not replacing them – Our tumble dryer is about 10 years old so fingers crossed.
- Appreciate the things we already have – I think I’m quoting from a song.
- Enjoying time doing the simpler things – why go away on that big expensive holiday when there’s so much in the UK to see and do.
- Grow more food.