The Good Life

Here you can find instant downloads and a few print books to help you with tons of home, family and health issues and they’re all about Healthy Living in the most fun and entertaining ways….. Before you read on, there’s a fabulous Garden Journal you can grab as a pdf printable right now from Payhip or Etsy – super cheap too! Read more here.

MyGarden-bookcoverMy Garden Journal

Every month has some gardening job suggestions for temperate climate dwellers. Adjust to your region and weather conditions as you need to. Gardening has to be a flexible hobby simply because we can’t control the weather!
There are also a few handy gardening tips and resources you may find helpful. Download your journal now from
Payhip  or  Etsy


**Recent Good Life quick reads to enjoy: ( A full list of well-being, lifestyle, home and family posts on this page: The Good Life Posts ) and the good life books are only a scroll away 🙂

copingpractical-pinCoping Strategies Day One – Practical Stuff

Looking at practical ways to deal with being at home with the family and not diving into the gin bottle. Not all of these ideas will resonate – pick the ones that do. Coping Strategies; Practical Stuff





Home Life

With recent events causing more time spent at home, there are a few questions coming up as to how to cope with it all. Apart from the usual keeping yourself well by eating healthy foods and not going anywhere near the rest of humanity, there are the everyday practical, mental and spiritual issues to take care of.If you’re not sure you’ll still have all your marbles at the end of your isolation period, check out these few ideas in case… Home Life



Washing Up

When there are more people in the house all day, inevitably more washing up accumulates. Rather than running the dishwasher more times, try doing the washing up the old-fashioned way – you know – sink, water etc; 🙂 Washing Up

More helpful posts here: The Good Life ,   Garden ,   Knitting  Herbs and delicious Recipes


10FamilyGames-etsy10 Family Games

10 old-fashioned games for modern day families! Each game can be printed off so everyone knows the rules and they can be played by all ages – mostly 🙂
And if it’s really hard to drag your child away from their screen, get the adults involved. Start playing, have fun – even if you have to fake it a little at first – and the children will tune in and hopefully join in too.
This is a printable pdf available from:
Payhip  and Etsy (Healthy Living Book Store)





Growing EverydayVegetables

Growing Everyday Vegetables takes you step-by-step through the process of growing, harvesting and storing ten everyday vegetables:

Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Garlic, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes and Zucchini.

And, as an added bonus, there are recipe ideas  so you can serve delicious food that the whole family will enjoy,.

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Meaningful Quotes: Over 500 awesome speaks Meaningful QuotesMeaningful Quotes from the famous and not so famous. There are witty quotes to make you smile, wise quotes – including a few from Albert Einstein 🙂 – positive and inspiring quotes, phrases and sayings that will bring a truly meaningful experience to your world.

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Healthy Body Hacks

Healthy Body Hacks is packed with ten minute good ideas!From growing a pot of herbs to choosing your perfect meditation practice, this handy digital edition finds solutions that save you time and money and lead you towards the natural healthy body you deserve.

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 Garden Vitamins

Apart from Vitamins D and B12, nine basic vitamins that we need on a daily basis can be plucked from your own back yard. This is a beginner’s guide to growing your own healthy food more than twenty to choose from – pick your vitamin and off you go!

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Indoor Family Games

This is the fun stuff that children got up to before the days of computers.

31 games to play without plugs, batteries or chargers. Pure and natural resources – imagination, creativity and a little energy – help develop life skills while having fun.

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It has been shown that a tidy environment can help you focus, apply yourself to otherwise seemingly impossible tasks, and generally enjoy your space and feel good!

Don’t let the clutter overwhelm you. This step-by-step guide to de-cluttering your home is simple to follow and will help you create the home you know you deserve. 🙂

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Rest, Replenish Restore
(Print book)
Do you need a tonic to counter the stresses and strains of everyday life? Dip into Rest Replenish Restore and feel revitalised with this nourishing collection of mindful activities and self care tips to help you heal and grow.
Choose your supplier:

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Grow It, Cook It

(Print book)

Many crops can be grown in containers, on a balcony, indoors and out in the garden! Your own back garden will not only produce the best food on the planet for you and your loved ones, it is also economical, environmentally friendly and more fun than shopping.

Choose your supplier: (print edition)

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Growing Winter Food

Growing Winter Food is the essential gardening guide for those who want to enjoy their garden’s output all year round. This easy-to-follow book shows you how to grow your own fruit and vegetables for winter use and includes detailed cultivation advice on each crop, along with nutritional value, recipe ideas, and storage suggestions. Perfect for those with limited gardening experience, with gardens big or small.

Choose your supplier: (print edition)

Amazon US , Amazon UK , Barnes & Noble , Simon & Schuster (Aus,) , Google Books , The Book People , Good Reads , Book Depository ,

And how about a little elegant luxury from time to time……

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Make your afternoon tea party a royal occasion:

*How to make a perfect cup of tea.
*a traditional Victoria sponge cake recipe
*everyday scones with an ‘afternoon tea’ makeover.
*sandwiches to savour.
*fruit teas and herb teas that change the tone from time to time.

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vintagesaladrecipes-pinVintage Salad Recipes for Modern Day Foodies
Available at Payhip Bookstore

Recipes from a cookery book published in 1885. The original book has 50 recipes. I left out the rather random and sometimes very expensive salads – such as lobster and kept all the ideas with ingredients most of us can find.
30 salad recipes including fruits, veggies, meat and fish. Not for vegans although many of the recipes are pure veggie!





Granny’s Book Of Good Old Fashioned Common Sense

(out of print but still available)

This book is packed full of great ideas and tips and brings traditional home-making up to date with cooking, gardening, needlecrafts and even games to play with the kids.

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Grow Your Own Pharmacy

(out of print but still available.)

In Grow Your Own Pharmacy, you’ll find clear instructions on planning, planting, growing and harvesting the fruits, vegetables and herbs required for a healthy vitamin intake. And a few delicious recipes and menus to help incorporate the fruit and vegetables into your daily diet.

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Here’s to the Good Life!

Linda x

P.S. Many of these books are also available at Scrib’d, Playster, Tolino and 24 Sy