Category: Random Interests

  • Money Money Money, Must Be Funny…

    Why is money such a dirty little secret?  Have you noticed that no-one will talk actual money with you, apart from saying they’re broke; or if they’re wealthy, they won’t say a thing or tell you how they did it.  Why is this? I made a critical error in judgement some years ago by looking […]

  • Settling Down – One Month In

    One month today since moving to The Right Fork.  Things have started to settle down and a routine established. I started a Facebook page to document the day to day happenings of transitioning to the life of a future urban off-gridder who runs an IT business. Sleep is slowly but surely getting better.  No more […]

  • Things They Don’t Tell You in the Brochure When You Move to a New House

    Transitioning to a new lifestyle – it sounds so good in theory and I’m sure it will all end well, but the changeover is quite an assault on the senses. Sleep becomes a distant memory.  All the noises are new and you can’t tell what’s just a creaking house settling down versus something really wrong. […]

  • The Right Fork Lives!

    Ten months and one week after making the decision to move, it’s finally done – the great adventure to find a new home and start a better way of living!    The process aged me 100 years but it’s done and a new adventure has commenced. The original idea was to buy a farm and […]

  • Power Tools for Beginners Course

    Hands down the best money I have spent this year, was the Power Tools for Beginners course presented by DIY Divas.  It was a morning workshop for women to learn about tools.  I have never felt so empowered in my life! That woman is going to cost me a fortune one of these days, cos now […]

  • Beekeeping Course Day 2

    The adventure continues. Catch up on Day 1. New eggs stand up straight in cells, by day 3 they are lying down in a C shape. Eggs are white and you can see them against the black of the cell.  (The wax goes black with age). New bees first learn and train to walk and […]

  • Beekeeping Course Day 1

    The plight of bees globally is pretty common knowledge these days.  It’s something you hear, but not necessarily pay any attention to.  I signed up for a beekeeping course with Walkerville Beekeepers and it’s completely changed the way I look at bees and honey. What an incredible little creature and we had better start doing […]

  • Perfumery Course

    Margaret Roberts is a walking legend! She runs courses at her Herbal Centre and one day when I grow up, I wanna be just like her.  She’s in her 70’s and more vibrant that I have ever been in my life. We attended a Perfumery talk recently, here’s what we learnt: Cold pressed, organic, extra virgin […]

  • Thoughts on the Tianjin Explosion

    I have been riveted by the events of the gigantic explosion that took place in Tianjn, China 4 days ago.  The footage of the explosion has truly shocked me and the last time I felt this affected was during the 9/11 attack. Have you even seen the video footage of the explosion … that was […]

  • Book Review : The Book of Mirdad

    Do you feel like you are wondering around this planet completely alone? Are you crushed by the incredible cruelty that people hurl at you?  Is your heart broken into pieces?  Do you despair at the state of the world?  Do you have a boss from hell? Can’t get over the death of a loved one? […]

  • Book Review : Salt, Sugar, Fat – How the Food Giants Hooked Us

    Available on Amazon in Kindle format “60% of supermarket purchases are unplanned.  Anything that enables the shopper to make a faster, easier, better decision will help spur these unplanned purchases.” “The new energy drinks have the best chance with the urban upscale shopper; while the rural ethic and urban shoppers remain slightly more loyal to […]

  • Book Review : Storm Before the Calm

    We all stumble across important books; books that change everything about the way we look at things.  This is one of those books.  If you are battling inner demons and asking yourself why the world is in the state that it’s in; mystified as to how we ended up like this – this could be […]

  • Choose to do Something

    “An important job had to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about it because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody though that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn’t do it.  It ended up that Everybody […]