When I opened the bedroom curtains first thing this morning I heard a pitiful squalk from the duck which lives on our Japanese pool. I looked up and saw the duck watching plaintively as her newly born ducklings fell, one by one, over the infinity edge of the pool. The ducklings were too feeble to be able to swim against the gentle current and were being swept over the edge. This has happened before and we knew, although the poor duck didn’t, that the ducklings hadn’t fallen to their deaths, but had landed in the drainage channel just below the infinity edge. Margaret rushed out in her dressing gown and was able to fish the ducklings out and replace them safely in the pool. This video shows the ducklings swimming happily with their mother, an hour later, safely away from the edge.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.