For me living an authentic life is living a life that expresses my values. Is that what living an authentic life means to you? Life can be so busy that it is easy to become distracted and it is good to have this space as a reminder of what being authentic means to me in this consumer mad world.
In GeneralWe have been doing some maintenance and re-painting inside and outside. The guest bedroom walls have been repainted. I wish I had remembered to take a photo of before we started. Anyway the walls had a purple over pink sponge effect before and now they are a nice restful beige - the colour is called Romantic Chintz. Don did most of the work, though I helped with some of the cutting in. It has been hot weather for painting. Don also took down the light fitting and updated it by spraying part of it black. We also fitted a new curtain rod. I moved some decor items out of the room and others in.
|Repainted guest bedroom|
Don also finished painting the window sills in the main bedroom, as he didn't get them done when he painted the walls in that room.
As I write Don is outside painting the front gates.
I have been doing lots of de-cluttering, and have said good-bye to clothes and books and other sundry items I am no longer using.
|Same room, different angle.|
What I have been readingThis month I managed to do a bit more reading than I have for a long time.
Before the War by Fay Weldon
The Golden Door by Kerry Jamieson
The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer, - I first read this book about 10 years ago and I held onto it because I knew I would want to read it again.
|Here it is again from a different angle, you can just make out the built in|
wardrobe at the left of the photo. The doors have been painted the same colour
as the walls
Considering retirement? Them maybe living a life on the sea might be something that interests you.
Here is an article that explains what your choice of plaid says about you. (I think mine says "doesn't like to iron in the hot weather.")
So, stagnating wages growth is not just an Australian problem, Britain is experiencing it too.