The art of sharing is a very useful minimalist tool in any home. After all, why should every single member of a family own something when it can be shared? The Graeae, or sisters of the Gorgons, in Greek mythology took this art to its very extreme in their household.
My husband, daughter, son and I share a 1970s modernist maisonette in the heart of London. Our floor space measures some 900 square feet. In addition to using the space for family living, my husband and I both work out of our home on a part-time basis.
Light Winter Weekend
Last week was my daughter’s school half-term holiday. In Belgium we call this Crocus Holiday. Sounds so much more welcoming to the arrival of spring, don’t you think? And we were most certainly treated to an early taste of spring this year! Sunshine and blue skies galore at the Kent seaside, where we spent 3 nights during the break.
It is Wednesday. Traditionally, Wednesday signals the half-way mark of the week. The final hurdle to conquer before the countdown to the weekend. In our household, it announces the start of a new meal plan.
An internet search on our basic human needs delivered a variety of results. After a superficial analysis of the available lists, the most commonly mentioned physiological needs for pure survival, in order of importance, are: air, water, food, shelter and clothing.