A Year of Living Simply
Writing this book was a hugely enjoyable journey of discovery that helped me realise that convenience is something we often confuse with simplicity, but it robs us of things - skills, small achievements - that bring deep and lasting contentment.
Kate Humble had what she describes as a ‘proper childhood’ – building camps, racing snails, climbing trees, interspersed with trips to A&E to patch up things when they broke. At the neighbouring farm she learnt to ride horses and developed a lifelong passion for mucking out.
Always a keen traveller, Kate's first travel article was published by ‘The Telegraph’. That same year she got her first job at the BBC as a researcher before moving into presenting. Kate has been presenting programmes and writing articles and books for the last twenty years.
Kate's working farm and rural skills centre Humble by Nature has recently featured on Channel 5's Escape to the Farm.