Sunday, 3 August 2008

Lifemod

We didn't find God. We didn't find ourselves. We didn't have any life-changing epiphanies. But we did see a lot of cool things and a lot of rubbish things, which made us think about how we used to live, and how we could change things for the better.

And now we're back home and starting everything with a more or less blank slate. It's a great chance to throw out old habits and get into new routines.

So here are our "how our lives will be different after all that travelling" resolutions:
  • Going organic: food, drink, toiletries, household cleaning products
  • Buying responsibly: no clothing or products from China or other horrendous regimes
  • Getting out more: see more of Amsterdam, geographically, culturally, etc. Also, the rest of the Netherlands probably has some interesting bits we should go see
  • Working differently: Ben's going freelance, Debs is... well, we'll see
  • Having the time of our lives: doing our best not to get sucked back into that stresslife rut we successfully levered ourselves out of this time last year; less rush rush rush, more relaxed enjoyment
  • Doing more sport: Debs likes yoga, Ben likes Tai Chi and swimming - we'd like to keep our healthy bods if we can.
  • Trying out lots more exotic recipes: Why did we never cooked with tofu before?!
  • Speaking more Dutch: We know it, but never use it. Must try harder (neither of us knows how to translate this phrase into Dutch - not a good start..!)
  • Making more cakes: Debs is now obsessed with cakes, and intends to make lots of them.
Ben and Debs

3 comments:

Mel or Phil said...

I like the making more cakes resolution :).....

Billy B said...

Welcome back guys!!! Missed ya and look forward to seeing you again! I ahve a new #: 0621713878. Off to Oz in 3 weeks but hope to chat before I go!

Gimme a call!

BB

Herman D. HugeLoad IV said...

"Speaking more Dutch: We know it, but never use it. Must try harder (neither of us knows how to translate this phrase into Dutch - not a good start..!)"

Errrr......

"Wij moeten meer nederlands praten. Wij weten het, maar wij doen het niet"
en ook,
welkom terug allerbij!