Welcome to this simplicity page.
In many ways, living simply is easier in the UK than it is in some other parts of the so-called 'developed' world, especially the USA. We still have local buses and village shops (well, some anyway, though they are rapidly disappearing). Many of us still hang our clothes out to dry on a clothesline. And many of us still cook our food from scratch, the old-fashioned way, instead of buying readymade meals - and cook it in an ordinary oven. Lots of people in the UK grow their own vegetables, in gardens or allotments. There is a huge resurgence of interest, nowadays, in farmers' markets, organics and 'slow food'.
Overall, our 'ecological footprint' here on these islands is much lower than that of many of our brothers and sisters across the Atlantic. But we still have a long way to go.
Eventually, if the human race is to survive, every one of us will have to learn to live much more simply than most people in our country do nowadays, and use fewer resources.
But this does not necessarily mean hardship.
What I have discovered, in my seventy years of living on this Earth, is that simple living is actually one of the most delightful things we can possibly do.
More and more people are becoming sick of the rat-race, sick of consumerism, sick of all the meaningless getting and having and spending. They are looking for something better.
I have recently written a book about all this. It is called 'The Lilypad List: 7 steps to the simple life,' and it is published by Findhorn Press.
I have built a website to go with it. This includes links to other resources for simple living, world-wide.
Click on the flower to enter my Lilypad website. Thank you for visiting this
page. And welcome to my world of simple living.