"While you are making your plans, your children are growing up around you and begin to plan and dream their own futures". - Roland M The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao Tzu This is what I wrote to myself in 1997. I … [Continue reading] about Thoughts and Dreams 1997
This jam contains only three ingredients: strawberries, cane sugar and lemon juice. Done. Safety Warning: Don't let the mixture boil over ! It creates one hell of a mess, not to mention on an open gas flame it may catch fire ... and sugar has an … [Continue reading] about Strawberry Jam: Making our own “products” one at a time.
So where on earth are we going to live? if we bail out the rat race. For most people if we have been slaving away in the rat race we are looking for more, for bigger, or larger, for more space, more everything. We are most definitely not thinking … [Continue reading] about So where on earth are we going to live? if we bail out the Rat Race.
What does bailing out the rat race actually mean? It means different things to different people: I think that there is a continuum, with the polar opposites at each end being the crazy "I-have-no-time-to-live-my-life" at one end, and far at the … [Continue reading] about What does bailing out the Rat Race actually mean?
Less time, no time - The "earn more" or "spend less" dilemma Any small business owner knows that keeping costs low is critical to success. The same applies to bailing out of the rat race. It can't be done unless costs are low, or income is high, … [Continue reading] about Less time, no time – The “earn more” or “spend less” dilemma
http://www.small-cabins.com/havilah-house/havilah-house-habitat/ I have been working towards making a music room in the garage, (below the four upstairs bedrooms). I have mostly used recycled material. The project has been quite time consuming … [Continue reading] about Havilah House Music Room
This was our attempt at building a bird box, it might be our only one, but I hope not :) "Freestyle" ... no dimension plans, in other words just making it up as we go along. The idea was to try to think of something useful, and then try to make … [Continue reading] about Adam and Chris: Making a Bird box
Escaping the Rat Race ... are you in or out ? How to decide where to begin. So if one bails out of the rat race, then one is no longer living the normal "city type" life style. Obvious really. But whilst you're in the rat race, it's not something … [Continue reading] about Escaping the Rat race …are you in or out ? How to decide where to begin.
Over the last two weekends, I built a Panel Table out of recycled timber. We have a fairly small kitchen, and I felt it would make sense to have the kitchen equipment we most often used more visible and readily available, because we don't have the … [Continue reading] about Making a Panel Table
So about four years ago we bailed out of the rat race. There were a couple of reasons. We both worked in the big smoke (in London,UK), both commuted across the city We didn't see much of our only child, he went to breakfast-club before school, … [Continue reading] about Bailing out of the Rat Race
Lots of flowers for just a few dollars. So we tell ourselves that growing flowers from seed must be awfully difficult, and only for serious gardeners with lots of practical experience, and definitely not grown by me. Well, no, actually, it's the … [Continue reading] about Grow your own flowers from seed