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A Transformation or Realization of Nomads

Before we had our first child, from the comfort of our own old brick flat, surrounded by rose bushes with the knowledge of a siberian refugee family renting the big old house we owned on the other side of town, we made a vow. The vow was to each other and to a loving higher […]

In Our Big Van Down By the River

We are not moving much these days. The vineyard has said that they don’t need me anymore. Andrew is still working there doing the more physically draining job of wire lifting. As the plants are not larger and taller the job requires someone with a bit of height as well as strength. Andrew loves it. […]

Nettles and Men

Started listening to Le Miserables while working in the vineyard. This is something I got this week. One day he saw some country people busily engaged in pulling up nettles; he examined the plants, which were uprooted and already dried, and said: “They are dead. Nevertheless, it would be a good thing to know how […]

Save like a Grandma

When Andrew and I got married we got the most wonderful gift from his mum. It was a lovely homemade duvet cover. It was an assortment of fabric squares sewn together. After looking at it on our bed Andrew noticed fabric that reminded him of an old shirt he had, another reminded him of his […]

Into the wild, Yet Again

Well, left the camp to go bush. Tired of giving money to someone else for luxuries we just don’t need. We don’t need electricity if we can make our own. We dont need a washing machine if we have a river , don’t need a shower if we have a watering can hanging in a […]

Philanthropy and Giving

In a couple of books I have been enjoying (Walden and Anna Karenina) benevolence is looked at with question or down right negativity. In Walden, Thoreau writes about ‘goodness tainted’. He also states, “If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the constant design of doing me good, […]

Elderflower Season

It is spring and with it Elderflower season.  Well, at least in the Southern Hemisphere. I saw elderflowers growing on the side of the road last week and made some plans for the weekend. Saturday came and on the way home from the Agricultural show, where we were oogling tractors, sheep wool, horses and getting […]

The Huntress

DISCLAIMER: If you are a vegetarian do not read this post. Go no further. This post is not for you. You have been warned.  I love my vegetarian and vegan and breatharian and raw foodist friends and don’t want to offend you.  I talk about shooting rabbits, along with the how and why of it. […]

How does friendship happen on the Road

People who have not been nomads can easily assume that we cannot have deep friendships if we live on the road. I always find it quite strange when I am confronted with this assumption because it is the depth of relationship that I miss most when we go OFF the road. When we are not […]