I never realised before how much of an impact the architecture of your home has on your daily life and rhythms.
One week in our new home, and already there's a marked difference. Previously, the activities which I saw as part of my simple living journey - crafting, baking,
faffing around on the internet researching - seemed to pull us apart rather than bring us together. I would be drawn into a different room, a different rhythm, and I spent far too much time with headphones in listening to the radio or watching historic re-enactments, period dramas and other sources of entertainment information.
This is a nourishing home - both physically and spiritually. This has quickly become a home for baking bread and cakes, for welcoming friends and for venturing into the outdoors. For savouring silence and relaxing with music. This is a home of conscious choices in a way that our home was not just two weeks ago. And because it looks after me, I look after it more than my previous home.