Location:United Kingdom

An avid tea-drinker who likes nutmeg in her coffee and warm lavender-scented quilts. She knits, crochets and partakes in random acts of craftiness (and kindness). She likes obscure works of literature, philosophy and the idea that her mind exists separately from her body. She enjoys moving furniture around, literary criticism and baking bread. She writes haiku about nettles, would like to swim with seals and become completely self-sufficient. She writes as if her life depends on it, listens to beautiful music, and loves her darling husband Mr. VP.

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In my own words

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Welcome! You have stumbled upon my blog, VintagePretty.org. Enjoy your stay!

My name is Tash and I began writing this blog in early 2005 as an attempt to record my new life as a housewife in the beautiful wilds of Northumberland.  I married my husband (Mr VP) in 2006 on Midsummer’s day and we had our wedding reception in our beautiful little house.  We had a huge garden with chickens which was our first step toward urban farming.

In 2010 Mr VP and I made the move down to Cambridgeshire for Mr VP’s job.  It was certainly different down there to the life I used to live: no red squirrels run in the trees and we were a long way from the coast which I loved so dearly.  In 2010 I embarked on a course in higher education which would prepare me for going to university.  I passed with the highest marks possible and was able to get into an extremely good university to study English literature and Philosophy.

In 2014, Mr VP and I realised that our life, as we had come to know it, wasn’t what we wanted and that our hearts still lay in Northumberland.  Due to a whirlwind of events, we packed everything into boxes and moved back up north.  We will soon begin huge renovations of our old house to turn it into the home we want to live in for many years to come.

So what is VintagePretty?

VintagePretty encompasses everything I love about life: the “old fashioned” ways of doing things properly, trying to be less of a consumer of things and more of a consumer of life.  I try to do this by taking great pleasure from the simple things that are around me and trying to really listen to the present.  VintagePretty is a blog which celebrates thoughts on just about everything, from environmental issues to philosophy, knitting to literature and everything in-between.  It is a blog that has become very dear to my heart and I am infinitely proud of it.

I love wildlife, art (mostly photography), philosophy (mostly Kant, Schopenhauer, Camus, Descartes), music, walking, poetry, knitting, crocheting, talking, listening, blogging, bargain-hunting and travelling.  My main goal in life is to become completely self-sufficient, away from the problems that I believe are inherent in modernity.  I am passionate about eating seasonally, locally and where possible organically.  Ethics in day-to-day life is something I’m trying my hardest to balance, and I am always attempting to find ways to live as ethically and gently as possible.

I’m also not afraid to get my hands dirty!

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