• A Simple Guide to Seasonal Living

    A Simple Guide to Seasonal Living

    This year I am really trying to live a little more seasonally, pausing and living much more in the moment, embracing the seasonal changes as they come instead of frantically moving from one season to the next. As we start to say goodbye to the shortest month of the year the signs that Winter is nearly behind us are showing, as I look out of my window I see blue skies and the smallest glimmer of Spring. The days are getting a little lighter and very slightly warmer, well this week anyhow, next week we maybe back to winter woollies.

    That is what seasonal living is, embracing the season at that given moment in time. Change is always on the horizon as with each season brings cause and affect of both our mood, health and general wellbeing. We see this more so in animals and the food souces available yet in this modern world us as humans seem to dismiss these seasonal changes.

    Start at the beginning

    Look out of your window, or even better get outdoors, take notice of what is around you and really take in your surroundings.

    Eat the seasons

    Buy locally from farm shops and local businesses

    March -purple flowering broccoli-blood oranges- leeks- kale-spring greens

    Meaning fresher, tastier and more nutritious food.

    Get outdoors -Whatever the weather

    Looking to Spring take long evening walks as the nights get a little lighter.

    Change over your wardrobe

    This is something I’ve been doing for a few years now. Fold away the jumpers, hats and scarfs and any clothes you won’t need for the upcoming season. Rearrange your wardrobe with clothes much more suited to that season. I find it much easier when trying on clothes and looking what to wear. It also cuts down on the amount we buy as unwrapping next season’s items always feels like you are instantly updating your wardrobe.

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    Why bother ?

    By living seasonally you connect with natures natural rhythm instead of man made chaos, helping you slow down the craziness of modern living. It helps you be more mindful of your surroundings and daily life.

    Take the positives from each season, do activities to suit that season and in turn this will lead to a much slower and sustainable life.

    Until next time

    Caroline X

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    15 Comments

    1. February 16, 2019 / 2:37 pm

      I love going for things like snowdrop walks or fungi walks at the change of seasons.

      • Caroline - Cultivate with me
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        February 16, 2019 / 8:29 pm

        It really is xx enjoy adventuring

    2. February 16, 2019 / 6:56 pm

      The kids are good at getting me out whatever the weather. I would like to make more effort to eat seasonal food I used to do it and it does mean food tastes better.

      • Caroline - Cultivate with me
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        February 16, 2019 / 8:30 pm

        A little bit of fresh air works wonders doesn’t it xx and yesss seasonal eating tastes so good.

    3. February 16, 2019 / 9:19 pm

      I try to live seasonally with my family in terms of getting outside all year long but taking note of the seasonal changes. With two fussy eaters, we’re not as good at eating seasonally too

    4. February 18, 2019 / 3:38 pm

      We are foragers so we gather the wild garlic when it comes in and also mushrooms. I also love to head to the local market for fruit and veggies.

    5. February 23, 2019 / 9:33 am

      I have to say I can not live without getting outside and appreciating nature whatever the season and also pack away clothes seasonally…so I guess I live seasonally too!

      • Caroline - Cultivate with me
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        February 26, 2019 / 10:08 pm

        Yesss thats fab xx

    6. February 23, 2019 / 10:46 pm

      We love eating whatever is fresh and in season, it just tastes so much better. I also find it a delight to move from my winter to summer wardrobe. Mich x

      • Caroline - Cultivate with me
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        February 26, 2019 / 10:07 pm

        Yess I love the swop from winter to summer wardrobe…i always feel like I have a wardrobe of new outfits waiting to be worn

    7. February 25, 2019 / 8:27 am

      I really love the idea of seasonal living. Especially with the cooking ingredients that are available, I need to head to a farmers market!

      • Caroline - Cultivate with me
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        February 26, 2019 / 10:05 pm

        I love a farmers market, we are lucky we have one quite close by

    8. February 25, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      The weather has been absolutely gorgeous over the past week. Feels like spring already! Love this idea though.

      • Caroline - Cultivate with me
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        February 26, 2019 / 10:03 pm

        Its been gorgeous weather this week hasn’t it x fingers crossed it lasts

    9. March 14, 2019 / 10:37 pm

      We like to get out in all seasons and try to appreciate the changes in the year. I do need to be better at eating seasonally though – I’ve got used to eating strawberries and raspberries year round and may find it hard to adjust! x

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