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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, 23 May 2012

It's a SLOW world after all!

You know how sometimes the world can seem very small?  It's possible to go anywhere by plane in a matter of days, if not hours in some cases.  And there isn't a corner of the world that hasn't been explored and wired up for internet.

Everything is fast fast fast.  And I'm not a fan of fast.  I like slow things, like food cooked from scratch, stirred lovingly and waited for.  I like relaxed social gatherings - chat time with friends over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.  I do not like the rush rush of modern times that makes the day go by so fast you hardly feel like you lived it at all.  I try to savour each and every day.

Well yesterday I had a nice surprise.  A postcard arrived.

It's from Nepal and it says 'Hi Mum, I made it! See you soon, love Jon'.

It was posted last November from Namche Bazaar when my son was on his way back down from Everest Base Camp.  I read it, and re read it.  And I tried to imagine where the postcard has been all this time. I know the first part of it's journey was by Yak train... (and I am trying not to think that it has been stuffed in a sack and dumped at the back of some depot in London for several months)...

This is all the proof I need, there is still a wonderful slow world out there after all!

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