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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

  • OUR NEW HOMESTEAD

    I have been itching to write this post and to share our news for more than a month BUT I’ve had to be patient and wait till it was the right moment to shout it out to the world. WE HAVE FOUND OUR NEW HOMESTEAD, or rather it found us. As you all know we […]

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    WALKING THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

    “BUEN CAMINO” These are words we will hear often in April/May of 2018. Many locals and pilgrims say this to those who walk the Camino de Santiago. It means “have a good journey, a good Camino.” As you know, Hamilton and I enjoy adventure – the more of a challenge it is the better! For two […]

  • make a bird seed bell

    MAKE A BIRD SEED BELL

    MAKE A BIRD SEED BELL We love birds in our garden and we look for ways to attract them. Feeding them seeds is a great way, but it can become expensive. We have learned to make a bird seed bell to draw them to our garden. YOU TOO CAN MAKE A BIRD SEED BELL. Nothing […]

  • quinoa carrot cake

    QUINOA CARROT CAKE

    QUINOA CARROT CAKE Have you ever cooked up some quinoa only to find that you have heaps over and you cannot bring yourself to throw it away? I have, OFTEN, but I can’t bear the thought of throwing it out because it is so expensive to buy here in Australia. Often I will make up some […]

  • quinoa sweet potato burgers

    QUINOA SWEET POTATO BURGERS

    quinoa sweet potato burgers Every Monday we eat a vegetarian meal and these Quinoa Sweet Potato Burgers are one of our favourites! “WHY Mondays?” you’re probably asking. Good question. It doesn’t really matter what day we choose – we just thought it rhymed better to call it Meatless Mondays rather than Meatless Thursday etc. The […]

  • tree adventures and high ropes

    TREE ADVENTURES

    *This post on tree adventures contains affiliate links * (For more info see our DISCLOSURE) tree adventures Yesterday Hamilton and I went on a tree climbing course. In case this sounds dull or confusing – we went on tree adventures. Still confused?This simply means climbing trees and high ropes to zip line from tree to […]

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