Things have been a bit hectic for the past few days because we are planning to head off on a one month long camping trip with the toddler in tow. We are going to a wedding in Noosa and decided to do one of the classic Australian road trips up the east coast to make … More Camping – a minimalist holiday?
I did a survey recently which calculated that my lifestyle would require 2.1 earths to sustain it. Ouch! In other words, Over a year of consumption, I would run out of resources on June 25. And that is AFTER I have started making changes including moving toward a more minimalist lifestyle, a vegetarian diet and … More My lifestyle needs 2.1 Earths!
Today I was sifting through my wardrobe looking to sort the keepers from the no-longer-wears. I tried on a blazer I bought a few years back but rarely wear. The cut and fabric are great but I realised what annoys me about it is the overly long sleeves. Rather than toss it in … More One month of no spending – day thirty: the finish…and the start!
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!!
We started the morning being super efficient collecting fat red tomatoes, zucchini, fat summer melons and the most beautifully perfumed basil from our garden plot. In the afternoon, we made a rookie error and went to Bunnings to get some seedlings to plant for autumn. I should NEVER go to Bunnings. (For anyone not from Australia, Bunnings is a hardware store … More One month of no spending – day seventeen: camel pots and cacti.
Today was day fourteen of my month of minimalism and it presented a whole new type of challenge. We had to buy some super-strength vinegar for weeding the crushed granite paths at our community garden plot. The committee pointed us in the direction of a new but dangerous find – a huge and amazing Korean supermarket … More One month of no spending – day fourteen: crazy strong Korean vinegar and organic gardening
I finally had to do the groceries today but stuck to a pretty solid list. I also tried to look for seasonal things, I figure its probably cheaper as well as less likely to have been flown across the planet for my eating pleasure. Other than that, I’m still doing really well. So what has … More One month of buying nothing – day eleven: reflecting on minimalism.