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HAMILTON AND CAROLINE here, simpler lifers at heart but currently stuck in Melbourne suburbia.
We have four great kids, backyard chooks (chickens), a free-range guinea pig and some other pets too! We love red wine, homegrown food and the simple life (And gettin' caught in the rain of course).
We are on a journey to leave city living and live a less stressful life.
Follow us as we make tough choices, downsize all our things and leave the big smoke for a simpler, more self-sustainable life in the country.
ITS TIME TO START LIVING AND EMBRACE A LIFE WE LOVE!

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Our Blog

  • RENOVATION UPDATE

    We are currently busy renovating the farm house that we are moving to at the end of the year. It is hard work as the bedrooms were all rather psychedelic in colour. Don’t get me wrong – I love colour – but preferably in soft furnishings and art work than entire walls. Besides, my inspiration […]

  • ADVENTURE HACKS

    When we think of adventure we probably imagine sky-diving, white water rafting, rock climbing, skiing or snowboarding, swimming with dolphins and so on… Adventure sounds expensive – RIGHT?? wrong! Adventure can be simple and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Adventure is simply doing something you love that invigorates you, refreshes and restores your inner […]

  • PARKRUN

    At 8.45am on October 2nd, 2004, 13 amateur runners congregated in Bushy Park in South-West London to start a revolution. They may not have known it at the time, but the Bushy Park Time Trial would develop into Parkrun, a free, timed 5km run that takes place in 543 parks worldwide (and counting) and that […]

  • WEETBIX SLICE

    love weetbix? then you will love this weetbix slice! Here is another way to enjoy your fave breakfast cereal. This Weetbix Slice could not be easier to make and the kids love them too. Don’t expect them to last long in the biscuit tin. I have two versions of this recipe and both are equally […]

  • Spinach ricotta sausage rolls

    SPINACH AND RICOTTA “SAUSAGE” ROLLS

    This is a great vegetarian alternative to the sausage roll – SPINACH AND RICOTTA “SAUSAGE” ROLLS. Pastries can be great comfort food, but we all know that they are not the healthiest foods to eat. This is a delicious lunch recipe or school lunchbox snack that is a little healthier than its sausage roll cousin. […]

  • TIPS FOR SELECTING GREY PAINT

      Fifty Shades of Grey has taken on a new meaning to me. No longer do I think of hot, steamy sex or of Christian Grey – instead I see myself standing in front of the Dulux paint chart section, looking perplexed that grey actually comes in a few thousand shades! So to save you […]

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