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We're Hamilton and Caroline, 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 like red wine, organic food and the simple life (And gettin' caught in the rain).
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.

Our Blog

  • QUINOA CARROT CAKE

    This recipe is SIMPLY DELICIOUS!! 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 […]

  • QUINOA AND SWEET POTATO BURGERS

      Every Monday we eat a vegetarian meal. “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 reason for this decision came purely as a result of an experiment. Our eldest […]

  • TREE ADVENTURES

    *This post contains affiliate links * (For more info see our DISCLOSURE) Yesterday Hami and I went to Tree Adventures. It was our Christmas present from our daughter and her boyfriend Rob. Now before you begin wondering why our kid would send us WAY up into the trees as a gift, let me assure you […]

  • GLUTEN FREE BEER AND CHEESE BREAD

    * This post contains affiliate links – see my full disclosure for further info.*   I am on a mission to find some gluten free bread recipes that I can bake. For quite a while I have been avoiding doing this because every time I find a recipe it is either for a bread that has […]

  • LIVING LONGER, LIVING BETTER

    *This post contains affiliate links – see our full disclosure. HI THERE… once again I have posted some ramblings from Hamilton. I hope you enjoy his insight. Reading through my emails, I see someone getting excited as they comment on a book they are reading about places on earth where many people statistically live to […]

  • DIFFUSER LOVE – MAKE YOUR OWN

      *This post may contain affiliate links – see my DISCLOSURE for more info* DON’T YOU JUST LOVE DIFFUSERS? I am obsessed with them, especially the tropical, fruity smelling ones BUT they are SO DARN EXPENSIVE!! Every time I head into a home wares store I gravitate to the diffusers, hoping that they will be […]