Danny and I went to Maleny for Ra-Ra's real birthday. When we arrived Danny was confronted with 5 mothers and their children all there for the birthday party. He promptly went upstairs to watch TV - poor guy.
It was a great morning talking to other mothers - I met a girl who is due 2 days after me. Everyone seemed genuinely interested in how I was. I really, really loved being in that environment and it only made we wish to be up in Maleny full-time and involved in that circle of support. Soon....
When Sal came to visit a month ago she saw how I was making bread and eating naturally. She also washed up with my homemade dishwashing liquid. The whole time she seemed uninterested and a little put off by these things.
However, over lunch today she spoke about really thinking about all of these things - she said she looks at the ingredients on the labels now and has changed from margarine to real butter. We live by the "no more than 5 ingredients rule" and she is starting to take notice of the labels. She has also changed to organic, natural washing powder and hand wash.
Sal said she has spoken to her mum about it and her mum has started getting interested in these ideas and has even spoken to some of her friends about it.
Danny and I were both so excited - we didn't force these ideas onto Sal. We simply told her how we have decided to live and she took the time to make up her own mind about these ideas.
It's also really good to have a girlfriend who understands our ideas rather than thinking we are "hippies".
I am very proud of her open mind and excited about what we can achieve together. The natural way of living has become a real belief for me and Danny but it is something we have to really work at in terms of changing old habits. Now we can do it with a friend.