My last post explained why the Cavalier clan is trying to achieve financial freedom and what it means to us. (Primarily, having the option of not needing to be in salaried employment). The next few posts will be about what we are doing to achieve financial freedom, how these activities align with our other personal, … Continue reading Achieving Greater Financial Freedom – How We’re Doing It
This blog is not going to be solely (or even predominantly) about financial independence and early retirement. However, as described in my second post, one of the Cavalier clan’s key objectives is achieving greater financial freedom and the financial independence movement is one of the inspirations for this blog. Therefore, in some upcoming posts I’ll: … Continue reading Achieving Greater Financial Freedom – Why We Do Want It and What Does It Mean
Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture - A New Earth by Charles Massy is an inspirational, timely and significant book about one of the most important subjects facing the world. How are we going to feed the world’s growing population within ecological limits and regenerate degraded landscapes? Charles Massy’s life experience and expertise … Continue reading The Laughing Cavalier Reviews – Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – New Earth by Charles Massy
If you’ve read previous posts on this blog you will have gleaned that: I'm a lifelong Geelong fan. I've invested a disproportionate amount of emotional energy and angst in this endeavour. As a consequence of points 2 and 3, I'm naturally well disposed to books that support the argument that there is social benefit in … Continue reading The Laughing Cavalier Reviews – Comeback: The Fall and Rise of Geelong by James Button
I’ve been reflecting on my first two blog postings and the irony that I spent most of them navel gazing, despite stating that commitment to action was my critical objective. (Actually, I didn’t make this reflection, it was pointed out to me by Mrs Laughing Cavalier). This post will be a bit more action focussed … Continue reading Becoming Vegetarian….. (Nearly).
So who is the Laughing Cavalier and why is he writing this blog? A thumbnail sketch of me looks something like this: I’m part of a wonderful loving family BUT have not always been as engaged in family life as I should be. I’m relatively financially literate and responsible BUT I’ve lacked a strong focus … Continue reading A Bit More About The Laughing Cavalier’s Story.
MEET THE LAUGHING CAVALIER “You want to change your life AND save the world?..........” So does The Laughing Cavalier. This a blog about my family life. It’s about the small steps we are taking to lead happy and fulfilled lives, while also enhancing the wellbeing of our community and playing our part in giving the … Continue reading Welcome To The Laughing Cavalier