Chilly mornings and crisp autumn days always stirs memories of other times preparing for the winter with the security of stored food in the cellar, herbs drying on the rafters and dry wood ranked outside the door. One of my favorite things is being snugged in on a snowy winter days with a cuppa and the smell of a simmering pot of something savory on the fire. While technology has greatly improved our lives it came with the price of spending most of our waking time working, often in a cubicle under artificial lights, to earn the money to pay for our mod con's. Today, more people are forsaking the new car, new house and cruises for a simpler life, relying on their intuition in tune with the natural world outside their door. . . what about you?