Some friends of mine called the other day.
They were off to Sligo to do their Christmas shopping.
The list of what they had to buy was long and detailed…three children and lots of family living close by!
Whilst here, they collected Holly, Ivy, lots of other greenery, as well as a small Christmas tree, which they left down by the gate to collect later on.
Back inside the cottage, warming ourselves by the stove in the kitchen and drinking mugs of hot tea, they remarked on the similarity between my lifestyle and that of the television series, “The Good Life.”
I won’t expand too much on the series as you can always look it up on YouTube and have a laugh at my expense…
So, what exactly can be called a “good life?”
And here, we’re talking in terms of lifestyle choices, rather than anything too holy!
I could draw up a list of all the things that make my life feel good, but, instead, I shall condense it all into one little word.
For the past few months I have been endeavouring to make my life as simple as possible, by giving away as much as I do not want…clothes, books, household items…and painting furniture to bring it all together.
The result is very satisfying…less stuff to move around, fall over, gather dust and fret about and, more simple elegance.
Her little black dress, well cut suit and No.5 perfume are still as popular as ever they were!
Living the “Good Life,” is not all about muck and wellies, no…it’s about lots of simple elegance too!
Ask Missy, she knows where to sit to look her best!
Part one of The Good Life, Christmas special 1977…