13.11.15

Happy Friday Links


Every week I like to share wonderful reads and resources to inspire simplicity, mindfulness and living well on less. 

  • The Anti-McMansion via The New York Times. One family in a communal clutter free space, "We love the things that we have and try not to be wasteful. The rest, we edit."
  • A simple approach to walking for mind and body, Why no-frills walking is the best kind of walking by Marissa Bate via The Pool.
  • Was Thoreau fleeing reality? He's certainly inspired many of us to simplify our lives and notice the everyday beauty in nature. Oliver Burkeman disagrees: Why cabin fantasies shut out reality via The Guardian. For more escapism find copious calming cabins on the blog Cabin Porn. Love it. 
  • I enjoyed this short story on Granta, an online magazine of new writing.
  • Continuing my floating tiny home fantasy... take a tour (via Homes & Property) of up-cycling genius Max McMurdo's floating home as seen on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces this week.
  • After my holiday treats it's time to get my grocery shopping back under control as I continue A Year of Less Spending. Jack Monroe provides a useful updated list of her shopping on a budget tips here. The readers' comments are worth studying too - I like the idea of a printed list and using it many times (diagonal line for bought item, crossed line for used up item and repeat). 

With these, enjoy your weekend xo





4 comments :

  1. You always have the best and most interesting links Claire.
    Thankyou :-) Xx

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  2. No frills walking is the best sort for me! The things you see, thoughts in your head, chatting as you go along - you really do feel better after a walk.

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