Two aging hippies
Its funny how making a choice can change your whole life isnt it? I met Steve the very first time that I used a computer. My son was showing me how to use “chat” a now defunct way to meet people and Steve was on his very last post after having been totally fed up with chat and all it entailed. This was back in 1997 and ADSL wasnt even dreamed about. We met in a chat room called “Comedy Chat” with Steve’s query “What is the meaning of life?”. Having watched the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, the answer to that was obvious “42!” Half a world later and we were living in Western Australia and my father who lived in Tasmania mentioned that he had one of his houses vacant and would we want to live in it? It took us all of 10 minutes to decide and a day to clarify that it was time for a change.
We want to grow our own veggies, keep chooks for eggs (no killing here, I am vegetarian and neither of us could kill one of our girls, Emo dog and El Chupacabra however are a different matter!) and use our skills and knowledge to keep learning, make as much as we can as cheaply as we can, find sources of what we need at the lowest cost and preferably barter our way to a better life. Want to join us?
Do you believe in Karma? We do. We called one of our dogs Earl! 2 of our dogs are born on the same day. Its amazing how small the world really is and Serendipity is just how all of these little atoms managed to collide together to form our “happy accident” that we are leading now. Hopefully you will enjoy reading about our endeavours to achieve nirvana on a students budget. If we cant make it ourselves, find it online or work out how it goes, it aint worth doing.
I just need to add something here…I am quintessentially a magpie. I find things online including recipes, pictures, information etc. and if I put it into this blog, I am not laying claim to it, I am merely offering it to my readers to share your fantastic online offerings. I figure that if you didn’t want us to see it, you wouldn’t have put it online in the first place?! Ok, that saying, I respect everyone’s rights out there to make a living and should I ever inadvertently use anything on this site that someone gets a bee in their bonnets or their knickers in a twist about me using, please feel free to contact me and I will remove said item forthwith! I am not here to rip people off, I am here to share and thats all that this blog is about. If I use something that you have put online, its because I admire it, I lust after it or I want to show other people how great it is, and in so doing this, surely I am promoting your product? Perhaps you should even be paying me to do so! Let me know…we will work out a deal ;o)