This is my Grandmother - aged in her late 90s.
She was born in 1907 and lived a life that was two weeks short of 102 years -living on her own until almost 100 years.
She saw much uncertainty; The Spanish Flu pandemic, two world wars, a great depression, the early death of her husband..... the list goes on.
In this photo she is briging in her tomato seedlings for the evening to proect them from the cold. She raised the seeds from last year's crop.
After living a life of uncertainty, she had learnt to always be prepared. That meant that she always had produce in the garden, preserves in the cupboard and frozen veg and meals in the freezer.
In these times of uncertainty I am reminded to look after the basics. Keep my house warm, preserve the produce and be prepared for rough economic times - just in case. It worries me to think that these skills of growing, baking, preserving and budgeting are slowly being eroded away by clever marketing. That is why I will also advocate for the simple life and retention of the old fashioned skills.
Of course, I also know the secret that there is much joy to be had in the simple things in life !