A Life in Simplicity

Purging season

It’s been a (long) while since my last post. I thought it would be good to return here to write about my current “purging season”, something that started happening by “accident”. Or, without my own conscious intention to do it…. Continue Reading →

finish each day

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and… Continue Reading →

How to gain control of your free time (TED video)

Meet my Kobo :)

Well I finally took the plunge and joined the eReaders train 🙂 After some frustrating weeks, not being able to read anything because I was travelling and preferred not to carry books because of weight, I thought this would be… Continue Reading →

art of living

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself he always seems to be doing both. Enough for him that he does it well. L. P. Jacks

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply… Continue Reading →

Revisiting Walden, Part 1 (Economy)

“Walden, or, life in the woods” is one of my all time favorite books. Perhaps because it is, by many, the “bible” of simple living. The last time I read it, I remember stopping a few times in certain paragraphs to… Continue Reading →

DIY: home made wood toy #2

I’m finding out that I really like to work with wood 🙂 With some inspiration from different toys (thanks Pinterest!) I’ve built a new one.  

  I also celebrate the 2 year anniversary of the release of my game “Autumn” 🙂

DIY: home-made wooden puzzle for kids

I saw one of these online and thought to my self, I can do it! So, time to take the rust out of my jigsaw, use some old woodboard lying around and spend part of my afternoon working with something… Continue Reading →

A big update and some 12V living thoughts

Sorry for my long absence, life got in a roller coaster in these past few months. Me and my wife are making new plans as we are really tired of living in a flat. Since our daughter was born 10months… Continue Reading →

a playful afternoon

It’s been a long time since I spent such a nice, playful afternoon in nature. Usually, every time I go to our plot of land, I take with me a list of things to do: things to plant or seed,… Continue Reading →

Economy and Simple Living

It’s not by chance that Thoreau dedicates a whole chapter on the topic of Economy in Walden, the book I consider to be the bible of Simple Living 🙂 It’s hard to lead a simple life if you are depending… Continue Reading →

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