Slow living reflect: moments captured

photo by Ellie @petalplum for slow living reflect on Geoffrey & Grace
Photo courtesy of Ellie @petalplum

June’s focus for the #slowliving_ project was ‘reflect’. Again, it was a word that summed up how both Danielle and I have been feeling of late, as the project reaches its one year anniversary at the end of the month.

It’s only natural to feel reflective when something is coming to a close. For those that are new to the project (and a little reminder for those that have been present since the beginning), here is why we started the slow living collaboration

After a busy few months at the end of last spring I wrote a post about ‘My Summer of Slow Living‘. It seemed to resonate with so many people, and I was suddenly aware of this deep desire to slow down. Not just from myself and my family, but from friends and blog readers too.

There seemed to be this instant community of people looking for an alternative way to live their lives. Longing for a slower and more meaningful approach, as opposed to the busy hustle of life that we sometimes find ourselves automatically falling into. After a bit of thought, it seemed pretty clear to me, and actually very simple too… we are all after the same thing… those wholehearted and connected moments that fuel our existence. When we are whizzing through the day it’s so easy to miss those bits. By slowing things down, and taking a breath every now and again, we create the space required to be present in those wonderfully wholehearted moments.

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tired but content – the days after our vintage jumble

tired but content - the days after a vintage jumble

What a wonderful day Sunday was. Having never done a vintage jumble sale before, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The hall had such a lovely atmosphere, and was soon buzzing with the happy sounds of friendly conversation and clinking china. Petal and Feast did such a perfect job with the tea and cake. It was great to see that people made an afternoon of it, and sat down in the hall to re-fuel on some tasty treats, before doing another circuit in case they’d missed some gems first time round.

I am currently feeling very tired, but very content. It warms my heart to have spent the afternoon in good company, and I feel proud of our little vintage jumble. We raised £150 on the door, which we will donate to Save the Children.

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