Cosy spaces.

Having a cosy space is exhilarating. It’s the fulfilment of every childhood cubby house dream, a daily adventure worthy of the Swiss Family Robinson. Having¬†somewhere that is all yours? A secret hidey hole to run to across the frosty grass while the ocean roars up the valley? It’s a dollop of self-sufficiency that not much […]

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Why I love birthdays.

You get that feeling of anticipation. You’re well into double digits but the few days surrounding your birthday are exciting, tremulous and full of unexplored possibilities. Whether it’s a homebody’s delight of a day with family, a dinner with friends, or some frolicking in the garden, it’s a moment where we stop. We clasp the […]

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From little things, big things grow

Life is the sum of many little things.¬†We can’t cram wealth into our wallets in the form of plastic cards or colourful paper notes. Instead, we can surround ourselves with true, lasting wealth by appreciating the myriad of everyday, little things in our lives. These moments are precious commodities, and the more we are able […]

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Pets mean peace

The Smith farm is home to eight people. The garage has been converted into three extra rooms, and I’m living the caravan life. The cars out front make it look like party central. It’s busy. It’s chaotic. It’s always fun. You’d think we were at capacity. But no. There’s plenty of room for the cats, […]

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Autumn days

It’s autumn. The days got shorter all by themselves after we cashed in our daylight savings. The first lunar eclipse of the lunar tetrad (Blood Moon) bloomed in the sky. The mornings and evenings are crisp and clear. The sunsets are captivating. The light itself seems different. There’s already whispers of chimney smoke; errant invisible, […]

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