Welcome to my little corner of the web. thank you for taking the time to visit from the Grow your Blog event hosted by 2 bags full blog
I am Rach, a mid 40’s New Zealander, freshly back in my home country after most of my adult life living in London, UK.
this blog charts my journey to put down roots and find a way of life that suits my values and beliefs in life. this is tending more towards a simpler way of life, more like that of our grandmothers and great grandmothers. my ultimate goal would be to live completely off grid, being as self reliant as possible. for now, that is just a dream i work towards every day – learning to make things, grow food, cook from scratch, be less reliant of electricity and mass produced items.
Some of the things i post about currently are –
my home town of Christchurch New Zealand, and its recovery from a major earthquake 3 years ago.
my love of cats and my secret desire to be a crazy cat lady one day. this fellow below adopted our family, a victim of the quakes we think, in so far as we believe his owners up and left. he’s incredibly lovable!.
my crafting pursuits. i made this blanket over about a 6 month period a year ago. i’m about to start a new crochet blanket. i also cross stitch and am doing a monthly Project Life spread starting this year.
I love history, statues, travelling, reading. bits of these things crop up from time to time on the blog. Below is the architect of the Royal Courts of Justice, in London.
and i love vintage. i always have a nosey in the charity shops when i can, as well as ebay (the NZ version is trade me ), and garage sales here in NZ. my greatest score – a wonderful sideboard the owner believed no one would want so listed it on freecycle in London. i did, and i brought it back to NZ!.
when i have contributions, i participate in a few blog link ups –
prior to this blog i had one over at blogger, which was giving me grief, so i started this one. however i have kept that one as it has all my blogs i like to follow. i love to spend a rainy weekend or evening blog hopping round the net, finding new blogs that share the same interests as me. if you’re interested in seeing some of the blogs i follow, pop over to my old blog and scroll down – i think i’ve got about 50 on the list at the moment!.
so, thats me!. i hope some of you might visit again and watch the crafting and home making unfold as i resettle in the city of my birth.
**thank you for any comments you wish to leave. i am out of the country, but hope to be able to monitor comments and reply as needed.