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It feels a bit wrong to make my first post after a long silence one about why I write. Maybe I should call it “Why I no longer write so regularly” and talk about things like work-life balance and learning to give myself time to process tricky emotions and adapt to big changes, and about having so much to say after such a break that I don’t know where to start. This… Read More

Oh dear, would you look at the state of this place? I don’t know how it gets away from me so. *brushes dust off the table* Ah well, never mind, sit down and have a cuppa with me any way, and tell me what you’ve been up to. How did 2012 come out in the wash? Was the old year good to you? It certainly brought me a great range of adventures… Read More

Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing my little internet soap box. I hope I’m doing something to make the world just a tiny bit better, and I can’t do it without you. Take care of yourselves, your loved ones, your community and your planet. I’ll see you again in 2013. Best wishes, Toni.

One of the things about trying to live a more sustainable life is that is slows you down a little. You take time to shop locally and source small-footprint produce. You stop driving everywhere and start walking instead. Weekends are spent in the garden as often as possible, growing food and nourishing the soil. Real food, real chores, real life. And I love it, I really do. I wouldn’t go back to the life I… Read More