Leaving Yuppie Land

Leaving Yuppie Land

I used most of my existence living in the city and doing every little thing that goes with it, these types of as going to the theatre, looking at the most current flicks and countless dining in restaurants and the perceived have to have to preserve up to date with fashionable clothes. Therefore, moving to a cottage on a farm in the middles of the South African Swartland was a complete metamorphosis.

Friends and relations ended up nervous as none of them thought that I could regulate to nation daily life and I was for good staying asked about what I was going to do to occupy myself!

Effectively, from that first check out of mountains, rolling hills and wheat fields, I knew this was the most amazing experience that could have took place, but in my wildest dreams, I would in no way have believed that I would turn out to be a component of it, like shedding a new pores and skin and donning one more.

Waking in the morning to refreshing air and the spectacular surroundings, with the birds chirping, cattle mooing and sheep baaing is an unimaginable knowledge. Not hearing the usual city noises of screeching automobiles and the large-pitched droning of men and women conversing at the best of their voices and their barking canine can only be explained in 1 word “Excellent.”

I adjusted to this everyday design of everyday living immediately, with the adjust in the every day schedule supplying me a new lease of life. I do points that I by no means believed about right before this sort of as baking different types of bread, making yummy chocolate cupcakes or different assortments of biscuits, breads, chutney, lemon curd, and jams. The latter in unique, change in accordance to what is in time in our backyard place. It can be peach or fig jam, apricot, or else marmalade.

I have always relished normal cooking so this was not new to me, but baking and many others certainly is, and I like it! With so considerably to do listed here time appears to be to be on a perpetual hurry and prior to we search round it is evening.

A bonus is that all these new actions have to fit in between gardening, housekeeping, and producing. My husband or wife and I compose world wide web content assignments for agencies all over the world and this keeps us really much constantly on the go.

There are no cinemas or theatres exactly where we stay and our social outings usually consist of getting a snack in the nearest town when we go in to do grocery browsing, which is about once a week to ten times or so.

Everyday living has absolutely adjusted for us, but we would not have it any other way. Our country persons are friendly they pop in for the odd cup of tea without having us having to invite them very first, and most critical of all, they are authentic people today. They are real, natural men and women, as people today truly should be and so do I miss the extravagant airs or graces of “Yuppy Land” not on your life!