I was listening to Radio 4 this morning, and on Prayer for the Day, just before Farming Today, I heard Alison Murdoch, Director of the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom, say "Simplicity is the New Black." This phrase, made me think, it says so much about the way we live today, and our desire to re-introduce "simple" things back into our lives.
Throughout the country people are growing their own (I only manage herbs, but it's better then nothing!). There is a new value put on homemade and hand crafted things. It is more and more acceptable, indeed preferable to give friends gifts that you have toiled over, rather then rushed to the shops to buy. Frugal living is embraced by many as a mantra to live by.
But there are other simple pleasures, walking in woods, mountains or on the beach. Laughing with children and friends. Reading books, visiting art galleries. Listening, Looking, Thinking and Consideration are all important in living a simpler life.
I hope in this blog, to be able to (occasionally) post about non-food things. I'm really enjoying writing about my pleasure in preparing (and of course, eating) food, but I believe there is joy in all sorts of 'simple" things around us.
|My (rather straggly) herb garden in Brittany|
|Let sleeping dogs lie|
Sorry a couple of the photos are a bit out of focus, I just selected a few for a flavour of what I hope to do on this blog:-)
And of course (re new black) I want to be at the fore-front of Fashion (hee-hee)