Aloha! I'm Carien. I live in South Africa in an area called the Swartland (Black Land). I live on a small holding (Homestead) and I am a full time house wife with one husband (yes, only one), one son, one dog, a few sheep and plenty of chickens. Living as natural as possible is a passion of mine. Inclined to a mostly organic vegetarian diet I tend to post healthy food recipes, green tips and information on natural and organic and natural living.

Like it or not, to the big corporates out there, you and me are labeled as mere consumers. In large corporation’s marketing plans we’re all referred to as consumers. I don’t know about you, but the thought of being labeled and put in box like this, kind of brings out the rebel in me. Especially with the word consumer having such a negative connotation to it. Allow me to explain.

Aaaarg! I hear you screech as you flop backwards into your couch. The post-traumatic stress caused by kamikaze Christmas shoppers kicks in. You feel sticky and dirty. Your feet ache from all the up and down tottering through the shopping mall and I can hear you burble something under your breath, “Why did I wait until the last minute to do my Christmas Shopping?” I’ll tell you why.