The Nao of Brown: A Review.

Something has happened to my body clock recently that means I'm compelled to wake up at around 5:30 every morning. Trust me, I wouldn't choose to live this way, but I've found that trying to go back to sleep just leaves me feeling dozy and dull throughout the day. But if I'm up and out … Continue reading The Nao of Brown: A Review.

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A Journey to Minimalism – Choices, Choices.

These past few weeks have all been about decisions. I've been making some pretty big choices about the changes I want to make. It has been a slow journey, but I hope it'll last me for life so taking my time over them is critical. I want to get it right - because if there … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Choices, Choices.

Chili Sans Carne

I'll be honest, this one is a bit of a winter warmer and probably won't be ideal over the (hopefully) hot summer months ahead. But, we are in the UK after all. And our weather famously spins on a dime. So, it can be blue heavens and scorching sun one day and grey, cataract skies … Continue reading Chili Sans Carne

A Journey to Minimalism – A Force of Habit.

They say that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. It is one of those "truths" based mostly in folklore, but the human hive-mind has picked it up and run with it. Of course, it is probably inaccurate and largely subject to the individual trying to form said habit. But I guess it's … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – A Force of Habit.

A Journey to Minimalism – Together We Stride.

I really like the Minimalist's post for Day Seven - it's heartwarming, and I don't mean that in a sardonic way. They talk about family, friends, relationships - the people who support us throughout our lives whether we realise it or not. Now, I've already written about how interconnected we are, how everything we do … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Together We Stride.

A Journey to Minimalism – Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway?

We're onto Day Six now of this 21 Day journey, nearly a quarter of the way through. The guidance post today was a bit more thought-provoking than the others I've read so far. Previously, the Minimalists have spoken mostly of the physicality of Minimalism - the reduction of things, only having to use what you … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway?

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Confession time, this isn't one of mine. But it does hold a firm place in my heart. A few years back - way back when I was a skinny little 12 year old (where does the time go) we went on a family trip to the States. It was so hot and humid the whole … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

A Journey to Minimalism – Stepping Out.

I woke up early this morning, as seems to be my new routine. My room was fairly bright despite the grey clouds I could see through the slit in the curtains. I turned over in bed, rousing myself for the coming day, completely calm and serene. Until I opened my eyes and saw red. The … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Stepping Out.

A Journey to Minimalism – A Slight Detour.

Day Three is here! After confronting myself yesterday I'm ready to look beyond the ~deep stuff~ and start putting mys plan into action. For those who've just got here, welcome, I'm following the Minimalists 21 Day Journey, but it seems here that I might have to deviate slightly from the course they have laid out. … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – A Slight Detour.

A Journey to Minimalism – Looking Ahead.

Here we are on Day Two of the Minimalists 21 Day Plan. I'm not sure yet how I feel about it, I didn't feel as though I was really doing much yesterday with my so-called "Must List". After all, I've done this sort of thing in the past. It kind of feels like a super … Continue reading A Journey to Minimalism – Looking Ahead.