Drinking coffee is a luxury we easily take for granted. It is so accessible that it doesn’t require any thought about the consequences of our actions. We don’t really mean to be wasteful; we just want a drink, and we don’t want to think about whether our cup is recyclable or how the coffee is grown. We have enough problems of our own to think about. Perhaps that’s the whole issue there: we are so busy leading our complex lives that it’s hard to slow down enough to think about the impact each choice is having. And we need more coffee just to make it through the day! But the consequences of our love affair with coffee are too big to ignore. There are 4 main problems: Continue reading “Drink your coffee…without guilt or waste”
Do you like these jeans I just bought? I paid $4 for them! Yep, a whole $4. They are next to new and fit me perfectly: unusually, I didn’t even have to take the hems up! A perfect pair of jeans, found in a quick look in an op shop, with change from five bucks.
Continue reading “Rethinking clothes shopping”
Some people think we’re quite mad to be leaving our beautiful home to go travelling with young children! The kids won’t remember it anyway, will they? Aren’t we scared that they will be unsafe? What about their routine? What about work? What about our family and friends?
Continue reading “What on Earth are we doing?”
Earlier this year, Dante, Allegra and I went to visit the home and farm of some friends of ours, who invited us and another home-educating family to come for a play and to see some of the many lambs being born. We had a lovely time catching up over lunch and playing outside, and then went to one of the paddocks to find some sheep. We had learned a little about them in talking to our farming friends, and were surprised to discover that sheep sometimes aren’t very good mums. They can abandon their lambs if they get scared, and some just follow the leaders in their flock and never go back to care for their abandoned offspring again. Continue reading “Why we are volunteering with kids as we travel”
We’ve sought out stories about adventures and travel for the past few years, and these are our favourites. Let us know if you love one that we’ve missed! Continue reading “Our favourite children’s travel books and shows”