There are many ways to describe how many of us live, but one that resonates strongly with me is old-fashioned living. Living in a simple and hard-working manner like our grandparents did to maintain a peaceful and joyous life. Its the simple things that often bring the most joy in our lives.
It kind of reflects the this weeks guest lifestyle. Michelle Snape lives a simpler old-fashioned life in the Manning Valley in NSW, which is about 3 hours drive north of Sydney. On a three acre block with hubby, and two teenage boys, she practices the old, simpler ways of living.
She writes about her old-fashioned lifestyle at her blog A Vision Splendid.
It’s also a first for the podcast as it’s a bit of a three-way interview between me, Kim, and Michelle. It makes for a very interesting chat and we really like the way Michelle thinks.
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Of all your podcasts Gav, this one resonated most with me. Michelle, your Nanna and mine were birds of a feather. My Nanna sewed and baked and bottled and grew and mended and made do, raising 2 sets of twins. She’d been a country girl but married a country boy and although she wasn’t up at 5 to bake for huge crowds, I’m sure she pitched in with the cooking around shearing time and harvest, although she did bake on a wood stove and remembered her father growing vegs through the depression years (they were in Redfern, back when it was farming country). She too has passed on but her stories, recorded by my uncle, are some of my greatest inspirations.
Following your blog now and can’t wait to get the chance to read back through your older posts. 🙂
Kim, like you I found it hard to believe it was 45 minutes! Such an easy conversation to listen to and so many times I felt like chiming in! 🙂
Loved the podcast Gavin and Kim.