Hi blog followers, this is becoming my mantra for 2020… less is more.
Simplicity in cooking, eating and living. Being a bit less busy when possible is more relaxing. I also feel that having less stuff accumulated in your house leads to a better quality of life.
After a massive clear out of my clothes about 6 months ago I am trying to create a streamlined capsule wardrobe. I have gone from over 300 items of clothing available for my everyday use to 90. My goal is to get this down to 50, although true capsule wardrobe experts seem to have some magic number of 37. Whatever, having less stuff on show in my wardrobe is really helping me to see what I’ve got, what I really like and where the gaps are with a few key items of purchase. I appreciate the items I have still got more and am getting better value for money out of them.
Enough about clothes! I use this just to illustrate where my head is at right now. A few delicious key ingredients can lead to a supper fit for kings just as an overly complicated recipe with more than 20 ingredients is perhaps not the most enjoyable way to spend one’s down time. That is what cooking is for me.. it is a down time zone. I can get completely absorbed in frying an onion, stirring a sauce or measuring out some flour. I find it a truly mindful activity and one in which only that moment counts until the whole adds up to something perfect on the plate. My food is not always perfection (ask my husband!) but the creative process is pretty neat as is the satisfaction. I think it is this that I wanted to share with you in starting my blog.
I have now written my first book review. The book appealed to my current “Less is more” vibe. Please check it out by accessing it via the book review link at the bottom of this page. I hope you enjoy it. 😊📘📚