I came across this, which is much more articulate than I am, but expresses my feelings completely on the subject of work, the Western Developed World and the uneasy relationship that I have with it.
I think part of our move to Spain is directly connected to this. I could not see how I could make fundamental changes while living here but moving to a place where the culture is much more family orientated and where people value having a good time and relaxation as essential to your health as much as eating and breathing are, would seem to be the only way forward.
Life is just too fast here. Is this a symptom of my age? Perhaps so. Wouldn't it be nice though, if everyone could just follow the advice in that article.
Work less, grow more food, contribute to your community, take care of your friends and relatives and buy less consumer goods that you don't really want anyway. Focus on what makes you feel happy, not what makes you look good.
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.