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When Dreams Come True

Anyone who has been following this journey of mine for the past few years may be feeling my pain and disappointment at the recent turn of events. To have boldly announced my dreams to the world and have them come crashing down in full view is indeed a lesson in humility.  Yet in a strange twist of fate, as one...

When Dreams Collapse 

This post is the post that I never thought I would be writing.  After three and a half years of dreaming of going back to the land, of writing about it and sharing it, my worst case scenario has come true. The dream has collapsed.  Hence my silence over the last three months.  Not really knowing the best way to...

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Saving the Soil in The Garden of Gaia – Part 2

Starting a Rural Project This post was written in collaboration with the Conscious Planet and El Jardin de Gaia   In this post we return to El Jardin de Gaia, where I was part of a guided tour organised by Save Soil volunteers. I was eager to find out more about how this pioneering rural project first came into being....

Taking Another Leap of Faith into the Unknown

Taking a leap of faith once again into the unknown as I follow my heart obediently towards the type of life I want to live.   Written Mid April 2023 Three years post pandemic and we have war waging, the cost of living souring and threats of economic crisis whispering in our ears. It could be argued, and with much...

Wisdom and Inspiration: Celebrating Three Years of Your Comments!

Celebrating three years of the Shared Earth Living Community! It has been three years since I started this blogging venture and began sharing my journey from the city to the countryside with the world. What better way to celebrate than with a post dedicated to the wise, inspiring, generous comments from you, my readers! Three Year Anniversary Since starting out...

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Living With Uncertainty: Have I Gone Mad?

  This post follows on from my last one, in which I fill in the gaps about what has happened since I quit my job to follow my dream of leaving the city and starting an earth-centred life in the countryside. Here I deal with the biggest challenge that I have come up against in my quest to make my...

I Quit My Job To Follow My Dream. Now What? 

  A year has passed since I quit my 9-5 job in order to follow my dream of leaving the city and embarking on an alternative life in the countryside. Since then, my blog posts have focused more on sharing some of the internal changes that have occurred in this time rather than the external ones. I have talked about...

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Searching for ‘Alternative’ Rural Spain 

Further Explorations of Rural Spain II    This is the final installment of our trip to our trip Gredos, Extremadura at the end of 2021. It was a short trip- only five days!- but big dreams need nurturing and that’s exactly what those five days seeking out alternative rural Spain did. In this post I share about some of the...

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Explorations of Life in Rural Spain

Revelations from the Heart Cave: Part 2   This post continues the story of our short Christmas trip into the countryside of rural Spain, where we stayed in a little eco-house on the edge of the Sierra de Gredos, around one hour and half from Madrid.  From ancient Roman roads and crumbling buildings of ‘empty Spain’, to the idiosyncrasies of modern...