Monthly Archives: March 2016


  “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” Charles Kingsley  “Comfort comes as a guest, lingers as a host and stays to enslave us” Lee S. Bickmore I’ve […]

Living dangerously in a comfortable world



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We’d like to give a warm welcome to our very first guest blogger- Kate Elliott. She has committed herself to ‘no new clothes for 2016’. She writes: My top tip, if you want to try the challenge of not buying clothes, is not to go shopping. Either in person, or […]

No new clothes for 2016



“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go’ Rumi “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” John Maeda Alison writes: If, like me, you’re not a natural at keeping a “no clutter home” then new ways of thinking and new routines are great ways to […]

Decluttering: The Power of ‘Once’


“We should travel light and live simply. Our enemy is not possessions but excess.” John Stott “Out of the freedom from worry that God’s generosity provides comes an impulse toward simplicity rather than accumulation.” John Piper   Derek writes: I have sometimes wondered how I’d feel if our home was […]

Keeping it simple: 10 values to spend by