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.
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
the path broadened out into a meadow by the banks of a pond where the wild ducks scattered at his approach and the dragonflies helicoptered above the still water. This was a magical place - once the site of an abbey and it's fishponds, not even a single stone remained of the abbey, but the water and the reeds and the fish were still there.
In the clearing the people had erected a tent and brought special food and drink for the ceremony.
They dressed in ceremonial robes, some of which were very old - as old as the wizened old man.
Then came the main part of the ceremony. The old man was proclaimed the most valued member of the clan. He donned the Jacket of Wisdom...
And everyone raised a glass of a potent brew in celebration of his age and wisdom and the many ways in which he has enriched the lives of the individuals in the tribe over the years.
... and then there was feasting and drinking
and music and dancing (well only a little dancing...).