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I am…

a courageously vulnerable maverick. Made of adventure, brains and all things fine. I am excitedly trying to fit in as many life experiences as possible whilst treading lightly as I go. Endeavouring to balance a holistic, active lifestyle with a passion for food, wine and chocolate. My kitchen is my happy place and is not only for dancing but also for producing an array of yummy wholesome foods, in the pursuit to promote health and wellness.

From the garden to the home

I am transitioning into living a more self-reliant and resilient lifestyle in the spirit of ‘from the garden to the home’.

This involves creating my own food security by growing a fresh bounty in the garden. Using all-round herbs to not only ‘spice’ up culinary delights but to ward off vampires and keep wrinkles at bay. Clucking chickens to add some flavour to the permaculture circle. Bee hives for producing honey and promoting pollination. Baking stone ground sourdough bread served with lashings of cultured butter that feeds our tummy’s and senses.

Harvesting water with all available means.

Generating energy from solar, gas and wood fires with on-grid power only as a backup.

Using the farm roads and mountain passes as a playground in which to run, cycle and work off my kitchen excesses. Kayaking on the many surrounding rivers adds a whole different dimension to toning and overall fitness. Functional strength training can be enjoyed outdoors using props from the surrounding forest.

The Secret Garden

At sunrise the ‘Secret Garden’ will be for reflection and to glean inspiration for the day ahead. At sunset this magical spot will be for gin and tonic and idle chatter about life, love and everything else. This will also be my writing spot as I begin in earnest with my ramblings – www.jeannesramblings.co.za / https://www.facebook.com/JLRWriter/

I believe in balance and moderation. I frequently visit my ‘rooms’ of;

  • Body – for physical activity and nutrition
  • Mind – for mental agility
  • Emotions – for greater understanding
  • Spirit – for enlightenment.

I vow to do my best as caretaker of this piece of bliss that has been loaned to me for my time on this earth!

I have many strings in my bow and while I cannot sing, I can fiddle a good tune. You are more than welcome to come and walk beside me on my journey!

Please contribute your knowledge, thoughts and expertise in the aim to live a well-rounded life!

About Jeanne

I am a courageously vulnerable maverick. Made of adventure, brains and all things fine. I am excitedly trying to fit in as many life experiences as possible so that I can regale you with my written ramblings, whilst treading lightly as I go. Endeavouring to balance a holistic, active lifestyle with a passion for food, wine and chocolate. My kitchen is my happy place and is not only for dancing but also for producing an array of yummy wholesome foods.

I am transitioning into living a self-reliant and resilient lifestyle in the spirit of ‘from the garden to the home’. In so doing I will, create my own food security, become energy efficient and harvest available natural resources while putting them to valuable use.

I strive for balance and moderation and I have four ‘rooms’ that I try and visit on a regular basis. I am not always successful but I nevertheless forge ahead with great vigour.

  • Body – for physical activity and nutrition
  • Mind – for mental agility
  • Emotions – for greater understanding
  • Spirit – for enlightenment.

I have many strings in my bow and while I cannot sing, I can fiddle a good tune. You are more than welcome to come and walk beside me on my journey!

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