Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Thoroughly modern 21st century housewife
Old fashioned? Me?
On the contrary! I think I'm bang up to date here. Someone said something the other week about "being old fashioned" which got me thinking. Am I? I came to the conclsuion I wasn't. I may use old methods, old tools, hold old values for some things, do things manually as much as possible, be as self reliant as I can, make what I can, live at a slower pace, don't drive, ignore fasion, trends and most TV, prefer to stay at home, never been in a plane, make do and mend and all that jazz - but surely that is ultra modern? Not in some jump-on-the-bandwagon/greenwash/trendy/hyped up sexed up way, but where I'm coming from is that the huge problems caused by man on the planet are mostly caused (in my view) by the way we live today. I'm sure I contribute in some way to the problems, but would like to think my efforst lessen my and my family's impact somewhat. Therefore, it's a modern problem; by addressing the problems and coming up with ways in which I can tackle things as best I can at home and in my immediate environs, I am bang up to date in wanting to help and do my bit. If that means using what others perceive as old fashioned methods, then so be it, but I think it's completely on the ball to want to reduce emissions, carbon footprints, use less, use none, shop less, grow your own, live as ethically as possible, consider others around the globe, share your knowledge, buy things that last, support local economies, care for wildlife, make do and mend.
So, that's me, thoroughly modern 21st Century Housewife. Maybe I should have been called Millie LOL
Posted by MrsL at 08:06