What are we all about?
The focus of this blog is simple - and that's the goal too. A more simple way of life. A life in tune with the rhythms of nature and of human nature. Where everything has its time and place and purpose, including us.
We have left the rat race behind and taken on new challenges. We aim to tread as lightly as we can upon the planet, to reconnect with nature, to eat good food, drink excellent wine, enjoy the best of company.... even if that is sometimes just our own! Please feel free to eavesdrop from time to time on our lives and see how we are doing and if you are ever in Extremadura... drop us an email and we'll give you directions.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Thank you Inari
This year has been really expensive so far. Unplanned for expenses such as two trips to Scotland and to Spain have really pushed our finances beyond the normal limits. I hate it when we are in the red. This was the year that I had hoped to make an overdraft a thing of the past. Well when it's your family and an emergency you don't worry about things like that but the consequences need to be addressed.
While in Japan I prayed to Inari for wealth ... I felt myself blush because I am not used to asking for things for me when I pray (if I pray). But it was actually quite a liberating experience... to be so honest and say... I would like some money please. Well... we haven't won the lottery - which is what I had in mind at the time, but I have had a little windfall from a totally unexpected quarter, that has put us back in the black. It is such a relief I can tell you. Do I believe Inari listened to my prayer? I think it would be nice to live in a world where Gods listened to our prayers so I have asked BillyChristina to make an offering to Inari on my behalf.
My next post will be from Spain! Updates on how my daughter is doing as well as my soon-to-be-arriving grand daughter will be forthcoming. Now I just have to weigh my suitcase one more time before deciding what to take out of it!