The Down the Lane Downshifter Diaries
I started Down the Lane as a Website at the end of 2000, the year I gave up ‘the proper job’ and downshifted into a world of chicken keeping, frugal living, vegetable gardening and paying the Bills by doing all sorts of oddjobbing. The Site included a Monthly Diary. As the Site progressed, I upped this to a Fortnightly Diary to record the many ups and downs of surviving through Self Reliance
As time has gone on, I now have a routine of Summer, working for Kent County Cricket Club as a Dressing Room Attendant for Home and Opposition Teams and in Winter, mainly working as an Oddjobber and general ‘whatever there is’.
There have been times when it’s been so rough I’ve hidden valuables under the floorboards should the Bailiff arrive, but these have been offset by some good times where I’ve been able to achieve a few bonus’s as well.