Friday, November 4, 2011

Community is On My Mind

I'm joining in with Rhonda Jean again: her community spirit is inspirational.

I have been on a bit of a reading frenzy over the past few weeks, which has been wonderful. I tend to go through phases where I am a reading machine, and then I may go months without even opening the book that is gathering dust on my bedside table.

Yesterday was another exciting day when a white package arrived in the mail. It is a bit of a lottery at the moment as there are several books on their way to me so I wasn't sure which one this would be.

Kitchen Table Sustainability caught my attention as I had been looking for something on the topic of Sustainability that was Australian as well as being practical, not just full of facts and figures. I am not too far into it but am enjoying what I have read. I love the idea of the kitchen table being the hub of the house where so many important decisions are made. It is a place where experiences are shared at the end of the day.

The main aim of the book (I think so far) is to show communities they have the power to make changes for themselves, and guide and encourage others to do the same.

It got me thinking about the links to blogging. Blogging is my kitchen table. A place to discuss and share knowledge and ideas, find inspiration, and meet amazing, like-minded people. Being away for a few weeks made me realise how much I missed the conversations about food, gardening, recipes, recycling ...

So pull up a chair and I'll put the kettle on.


  1. It is exciting to me that like-minded women are found all over the world! (I'm in the USA) I followed your link from down to earth and thought I'd say "hi."

  2. Your new book sounds very interesting. Blog-land has opened up a whole new world for me, I have learnt so much and been inspired even more!
    I also followed your link from Rhonda's.

  3. Mooberry Farmwife, thanks for saying hi. It's always lovely to get little 'hello' comments. Blogging is a great way to meet other people. I think it makes people feel less isolated.

    Sharon, I am looking forward to getting into the book more. I like that it is written by a group of people who quite often sit around a table for a cuppa and a chat. I have lent so much from the many wonderful people out there sharing their ideas and experiences. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Yes, I've been greatly inspired by other bloggers!

  5. Lisa, thanks for dropping by. There are so many amazing people out there. : )

  6. Oooo that book looks like a good one. Added to my list, thanks BM.

  7. Oh it's always a treat to stop in and see how you're doing. I totally agree. It's lovely to be inspired by so many amazing individuals and make lovely little connections.
    The book looks great. I'll add it to my list too.

  8. CHFG, I am really liking what I have read so far. It is a pretty easy read; just like listening to a conversation. Not too heavy going.

    Joy, it is great when you drop by. It is always fun to check out other people's blog rolls and reading lists. There is so much out there. : )

  9. That looks like a great book. I love your blog too :)

  10. The Green Backyard, the book has started well. I have been a little sidetracked by some chick lit but am planning to get back into it. Thanks so much for leaving a dropping by and leaving a comment. : )


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