Welcome to this new blog, where I hope to chart my progress and my endeavours to live a more self-sufficient, healthy and especially chemical-free life.
I have a 3-year old son, and there's something about having children that makes you take a different perspective on life. I only wish I'd started doing some of the things I'm now trying to do a lot sooner, but I guess it's never too late to start!
These days, I often find myself doing things my parents have always done, (and vocalising the fact that I've turned into my mother!) and I suppose I've now completed my journey down the path of living in a completely different way to them and instead have come full circle back to the ways I grew up with.
I also hope to take my efforts further than my parents, and as well as living frugally and making as much of my own stuff as I can, I aim to become as chemical-free as I possibly can, to the extent that I plan to make my own household cleaners and personal care products wherever I can. Better for me, better for Small.
I don't suppose I'll be a very frequent blogger, but friends have been trying to get me to start one for years and so I hope to post recipes, household hints, along with ideas for making stuff as often as I can. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and perhaps becoming a little bit frugal too! :)