Each year as summer surrenders to autumn, my husband Tom and I leave our base in the south-west of Western Australia and travel to our second home. The next eight months are a simple, barefoot existence, living beneath the coconuts in a remote Indonesian village.
Long time vegetarians, we embraced a raw food diet in January 2007, initially as a two month “cleanse” for our wedding day. We were convinced that this was the way to a more conscious, vibrant life of optimum health. While we may sometimes stray from the path, it is a lifestyle we vehemently believe in. We have journeyed through raw gourmet recipes, and now aspire to high fruit & veg, low fat, "80:10:10". Living raw where there are no supermarkets or vegetarian cafés affords its own challenges, however it is also a celebration of austerity, fresh produce and slow food.
architect, artist & aquaman
Mid-west farm boy discovers surfing and the dye is cast. A life defined by saltwater, the absence of winter and the avoidance of stress is what follows. When surf conditions permit, Tom is an architect, specialising in sustainable, solar passive design and the tropical vernacular. When not sketching the next "surf pod", he can be seen splashing paint on a new surf art canvas (the blog header is one of his paintings). With a perpetual energy for life and an admirable detachment for most things wordly, it can be like living with an enlightened hummingbird.