Carefully I tend
Since having exchanged city working life for dwelling simply in a rural village my day-to-day life is about living lightly and creatively.
“If you’re searching for rich don’t overlook happy. If you’re searching for happy you can make it yourself.”
My favourite word is happy. My other favourite word is believe. Dreams really do come true. You help by being open to possibilities and doing the work to make them happen.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.”
Charles W. Eliot
My first and enduring love is books but I’m also a devotee of e-books, newsletters, social media: any sort of information and communication. I have eclectic reading tastes but people’s lives, stories, journeys, quotes and wise words particularly appeal to me.
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
I’m inspired by daily life, past & present, people & places. I love old objects and ways; local food and markets; home made, grown and cooked.
“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”
Time moves on. Things change. Celebrating day-to-day life is my everyday art.
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After a decade of living in tiny apartments in the inner-city of Sydney, Australia with my husband referred to in my posts as the Gorgeous One (G.O.) while I worked in corporate-legal and the G.O. in civil earthworks we relocated 500 kilometres north in December 2015 to our home in the Nambucca Valley, NSW to follow our dream of living simply and creatively.
In 2016 we did the great Australian road trip in our ute towing an old pop top caravan then settled in to applying our #LiveSimpleHomeMadeGrownLocalCreativeBetter philosophy to our lives and 1930’s house & garden.
For the first few years I was a student: something I had long dreamed of. These days I’m one half of Sunshine Cottage Urban Permaculture, a member of Permaculture Australia and several local community resilience initiatives.
I continue to learn, apply and share my experience in social media, permaculture, design and downshifting. From time to time, I write about day-to-day life, past & present, people & places, and take photographs with my smart phone for my blog and social media accounts @daleleelife101.
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It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”