If you are in Canberra and want to experience the snow without the extended travel and expense of heading to the main skifields, Corin Forest is a great alternative. Only a short drive from the edge of the city, Corin Forest provides a beginner ski slope, a toboggan slope and a snow play area as … More Corin Forest, Canberra: SNOW SNOW SNOW
I’ve tried and FAILED miserably to get a successful compost heap up and runnninng on a few occasions. When we moved to our new place, there was one of those static compost bins lurking in a corner of the yard so, glutton for punishment that I am, I tried again. On this occasion, the compost … More Worm farm basics
One of the very first things we planted when we moved to our teeny tiny townhouse was a lemon tree. What I have learned since dowsizing is that there is a tree for every space, sometimes you just have to search. While a classic lemon would have domited our whole yard, we found an … More When winter gives you lemons, make lemonade!
The documentary binge continued – an oldie but a goodie, we tuned in to Supersize Me. What an eye opener on the horrendous impact that a fast food diet can have on your body and your mind. How is this relevant to minimalism you may ask? I think man elements of this documentary … More One month of no spending – supersized!!
This little flashback is to my late summer month of no spending when the Royal Canberra Show was in town. Could there be anything which represents consumer culture and junk more than the modern ag-show? The show bags, ridiculous wigs, novelty toys, giant teddy bears, inflatable hammers, balloons, giant plastic cups, the list goes on. … More One month of buying nothing – day five and all the fun of the fair.
Hi, nice to meet you By way of (belated) introduction to this blog, I’m going to take you back to my Day Zero but before we get to Day Zero, a bit about me. As I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve become more focused on trying to tread lightly on this planet of ours. I … More An introduction and my day zero
The Canberra Reptile Zoo (located at Gold Creek) finally managed to find its way onto my Canberra to-do list and I’m really glad it did! Like a lot of things in Canberra, the scale of the reptile zoo (no pun intended!) isn’t huge but what lacks in size it makes up for in hands-on fun. I’m not … More Canberra Reptile Zoo, Gold Creek