Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Hello and sorry for being absent so long!
Back with some news of our annual Buy Nothing Month challenge which started on Sunday. Today is our fourth day of non-consumerism and all is sweet. We haven't had to resist any temptation yet, but the kids have found the rationing of food a little tough. I have spent hours over the last week with my nose buried in recipe books and it always comes as a surprise that we don't have the key ingredient and obviously can't actually buy it either. Oh well, perhaps most of these exotic culinary treats will have to wait til December.
Am being quite resourceful in the sense that I have made tzaiki with courgette and smoothies with nut mylk - both of which were rejected for being 'weird'!
Enjoying rereading some of my favourite books about Simplicity, like John Lane's beautiful poetic Timeless Simplicity, the brilliant guide to creating an authentic life by Dan Price, Radical Simplicity, the inspirational voice of the Nyerges in Extreme Simplicity and of course, Tom Hogkinson's How to be Free.
Spent Sunday searching for a book about the spiritual benefits of clearing your space but couldn't find it so decided to just get on with it and cleared out a cupboard that had been looming large for months. Yay!
As a friend said yesterday, it's amazing what space is created in our lives by letting something go. For me observing a month where we buy nothing brings so much space and clarity - it's almost addictive! Will share more soon.