Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself………

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The place where I live is absolutely lovely … there is just one tiny, little thing that doesn’t quite work:ย When Your Neighbour Surveils You Without Permission.

Yes that’s right. Back to that minuscule detail again….

This year I decided that I was going to get back to my organic, vegan, vegetable growing practise; but decided to think bigger, and hopefully better. ย This year I have ambitious plans and decided to brave the elements by cleaning out the whole lot. Back in the day when my lovely Dragon was still with me I constantly had to wade through super long, horrible weeds to get to the faucet; but now I decided to annihilate everything in my way. A funny detail to note is that some of my neighbours had decided that they wanted to plant something, but rather than clearing out everything, they just took what they wanted, so as you can tell, I’ve literally surrounded their patches; in addition I’ve also created a new path to make access easy to the aforementioned faucet.

Since I was the only one who bothered to clean up everything, I decided that this is now all mine to do what I want with; but was of course very happy when my family decided to get involved with my expansionist vision. The more the merrier, and the more the more muscle power, which is sorely needed when you’ve decided to clear out other parts of the garden as well! This project has now become a major family affair. This is good news as I’m extremely keen on “prepping.” The preparedness level of people in general is horrendous. Modern people have no idea about how to survive, unless operating within a high-functioning, convenient, modern setting. Remember: we were the only people who had a working fire-place this winter! This enabled us to cook food on the open fire and keep warm when the power was down!!!

While I was engaged in the initial project of clearing out the big patch pictured, even finishing my cleaning business off by crawling on all fours to get the last annoying roots out of my way, a most unpleasant character, with no interest in the vegetable patch at all whatsoever decided to make a guest appearance and harass me, since I had the audacity to sit there and actually clear out the whole thing. I was not the only one who was treated like crap; one of the two gardeners who work at the property was threatened with getting fired since he dared to neglect his garden duties for 5 min. while speaking to me about compost…….

I do not think of it as good taste to write negatively about others or start fights, unless there is a very good reason for it. I was very angry when I published my 1st entry about one of my neighbours; since she was breaking the law by spying on not just me, but everyone else who lives here as well. In addition there were other vicious things; but the spy camera really sealed the deal for me. Even though the police was involved it took forever before the cameras were eventually taken down, in fact the police couldn’t scare her, she actually wrote an email and complained to them about their parking after they had spoken to her … eventually it was some new-comers to the property who managed to get her to remove them; yes she actually added another one after everyone had complained!

That neighbour in particular was so overly contact seeking that I couldn’t walk out of my front door without getting hijacked ย by her every time, in the beginning when I lived here. Wherever I or anyone else in the family went she appeared; and this is someone who has shouted and/or harassed anyone remotely associated with this building. Whether visitors, guests, tenants, owners, contractors, lost tourists, workers; you name it.

The neighbour who decided to pay me a visit and make me feel like crap the other day, was another colourful character who wondered if I had received “permission” to sit there and remove the weeds (that nobody else on the property have bothered about) as if though I was some kind of naughty intruder. The very unpleasant neighbour also appeared but kept herself in the background, since she is not allowed to have any contact with us; she did take the liberty to scold the gardener though, as one does, (if full of crap). A fun fact is that they both came “running” out of the house the second that they saw that we were getting garden tools out to do something in that area. It didn’t even take 10 min. before they came out in full force.

The reason as to why I bother to mention this uninteresting episode is because it illustrates how unfair certain people are in their treatment of others. How arrogant some are. How petty. How conflict seeking, and how difficult it can truly be to deal with such people and situations…

A funny thing to note is that there are others who’ve obsessed a lot over ill-treatment at the hands of the evil people who live on this property, and in such situations it is of course natural to utter things such as: “Don’t think about it” or “just ignore it.”

It is especially a sign of being new to this estate that people cannot stop talking about how the place seems like a mental-asylum … I truly have no idea why people would get that impression….*cough*cough*cough*

Yet yesterday I found myself in the same situation that so many others have found themselves in. I really struggled to let go and not talk about the pettiness and bad behaviour.

It was a reminder of how some people seem to just exist to be a pest to all of those unfortunate enough to be around them; and the worst part is that if you don’t stand your ground and speak up for yourself you’ll only lose. You’ll literally be forced into a conflict situation by petty people who have nothing better to do with their time but to make others feel miserable.ย What a waste of everyone’s time and energy. What a waste indeed.

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Nothing is more beautiful than a dead tree coming back to life!

 

When You Think You Are Healthy ….

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Yes; I’ve written about the problematic nature of micro plastics and thought to myself that I would try to separate myself from this carcinogenic heresy.

Apparently this is easier said than done as plastic permeates all aspects of our convenient, civilised, societies. The picture on top of this entry perfectly illustrates the macabre comedy of the situation: behold a gluten-free, tree-hugger-friendly, lactose-free, over-prized, politically-correct loaf, wrapped in *drum roll* plastic. :/

I guess I’ve realised that the only way to fight this insidious invention is to grow your own vegetables, hunt game, and/or keep farm animals, while making every meal from scratch. Considering how quickly it is possible to devour cheese and crackers, sandwiches or chips for an instance, I don’t even want to think about the amount of work that would go into such an endeavour.

Respect to our ancestors who actually had 6-7 kids on average, while running households without any of our modern appliances, not to forget looking after the farm while the man was out fighting whomever.

Yes our societies are convenient, but this convenience is creepy. Now that I’ve been made aware of that plastics leak into our food and water; I have a hard time not noticing it. Our parents did not grow up with it the same way we Millennials have done, so I wonder what people will say about the plastic obsession in the future and whether or not it will all be banned. :/

 

The Clever Guts Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley.

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This is an intriguing read about *drum roll* the gut. Not much can be said besides: the book is good, there are some surprises in there for those of us who aren’t “gut-doctors” and there are plenty of “gut-friendly” recipes.

The best way to figure out what you should eat apparently is by doing a test of your stool ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Of all things. Check out this easy read if you are looking for a: diet, to soothe your digestive system, or to simply learn more about a much overlooked part of the body.

How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie.

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A great book written by Dale Carnegie, this book was given to be by my mother a couple of years ago.

Dale Carnegie was a world-famous writer, lecturer and developer of self-improvement courses.

You can read about him over here:ย Dale Carnegie Bio

Or sign up for courses over at the:ย Dale Carnegie Training HQ

Why I only read thru this book once beats me as the advice given is nothing but stellar and they need to be applied.

It even says that this book is more like a “handbook”-something that you should read thru now and then to remember crucial advice given. If you want to change certain things about yourself you should certainly let the tips sink in.

It is a must have for anyone who automatically worries about anything and everything.

This book is a guide.

A “how to” on how to defeat your “worrying”.

You should read it with a pencil handy, to outline any advice that you can use for your own benefit.

This book is useful, in fact very useful for anyone who wants to change certain negative attitudes or bad habits that they might have.

I would recommend this book to anyone, especially those who nurture their worries.

It is an unhealthy habit, that will eventually make you physically ill.

There are many ailments that are caused by worrying and/or “thinking wrong”.

You need to be solution oriented, look at facts, come to a conclusion and make a decision.

Read Dale Carnegie’s book for tons of valuable advice and remember to treat it like a handbook.