A Crazy Corruption Story, Two Months Without Electricity + DIY Fridge Tour


I thought it was time to record a new video. A little uIt’s been two months! The electricity hasn’t come back, but I simply can’t wait any longer. I don’t want you, guys, to forget me completely, so here I am!

Brace yourselves for the reality of living without electricity in the 21st century. it’s not as hard as it seems, but it also isn’t easy. We’ve developed a routine for most things, but it still challenges us every day. I’m not even mentioning the fact that it’s impossible to work.

I decided to throw in a little impromptu fridge tour as well as I was showing you what our DIY fridge looks like. It’s tiny, but I thought you’d like to know what my absolute must-have products are. Sirena The Cat also decided to make an appearance twice in the video. That’s rare!

Alright, I have to run. I’ve been in the Internet cafe forever uploading the video and doing all the other things that go with it. I hope you’ll enjoy it, and please keep your fingers crossed for us!

I hope you missed me as much as I missed you!

Lots of love,

Vita xx

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  1. Hi Vita, good to see you back. 🙂 I’m new follower to your blog and videos since a while.

    I was wondering what happened to you after last post, although I know the electricity has gone in your area. It’s great idea of DIY fridge. A necessity is the mother of invention, right? 🙂

    Tried soapnuts water today to wash my hair. Though, my hair is in transition period since new year start. First I washed with baking soda + ACV rinse (inspired from you of course) about 10 days ago. It’s great experience with BS and ACV. I would go with BS only once a month. Actually, I’m an Indian origin, currently live in Australia since a decade and I used to wash my waist length hair with shikakai, amla and reetha concoction. I stopped it since last 10 years and longing to switch back with natural products again. And, I found your lovely site. Your all videos and recipes are SO nice and helpful! I’m very glad that your life is inspired by Ayurveda too.

    My next new habit will be oil pulling. I’m gonna to start soon!

    Thanks for your all efforts and hard work. Keep going, Vita!
    Take care, xx

    • Hi Sonia, welcome to my blog! 🙂 So glad you are enjoying my recipes. And yes, you’re right. Necessity is really the mother of invention. I can’t believe how resourceful we can be when we need it. Indian herbs are amazing for the hair, and going back to origins is always a great thing. Ayurveda is a huge influence in my life. There are some things I don’t agree with, but then there are so many other things that I can apply. I love the idea that everything is about keeping the inner balance. xx

  2. Hi Vita!
    Thanks so much for all your encouraging words, even through all your trials right now! You are an inspiration.
    I live in Southern California and I just had a thought on your electricity issue. There are SO many homes here with solar panels, which removes the reliance on electricity company completely. Are you able to consider this option? I can’t tell if you said you live in a building with many other tenants or a single family home.
    At any rate, just an idea. I hate the idea that the electricity company has that much “control” over people and their living conditions. Also, there are solar cell phone & laptop chargers you can buy.
    I hope that helps.
    I am just starting the Paleo Lifestyle so thank you for all your insight!

    • Hi Leanna! Thanks for all your encouragement, too! We did consider installing a solar panel, but the only place where we get enough sun is on the communal roof terrace. Nobody would say anything now, but once we get the electricity back, sooner or later the neighbours would start complaining, so that’s out of the question. We also looked into a kit for charging the computers, the router, and the lights, but it costs 400 euros. Way too much for us right now with all the additional expenses and not being able to work properly. But I can surely tell you this: if we ever have our own detached house, it will be totally off the grid. 🙂 I’ve learned my lesson, and with the African sun we get here, it would be foolish not to take advantage. Well done with your new lifestyle! I’m so proud of you! xx

  3. Oh, Vita…I’m so sorry you guys are still dealing with this!! Sending you all good thoughts that wisdom, common sense, and kindness prevail in this situation. You look fantastic and it’s wonderful to see a video again. 🙂

  4. Hi Guys!

    This is really crazy. Not only the corruption by itself but also that it worked for eight years.

    I like the way you get along with the whole situation. Even if it is in some parts annoying and restrictive, you grab the chance to be behind former limits and experience and discover what’s possible and how are the alternatives. I find it quite difficult, but you look like doing well in learning and developing by the outer, unwanted influences.

    Two things came up to my mind, that might be helpful.
    Not that cheap but doing there job: the products from GoalZero, for example http://www.goalzero.com/p/165/goal-zero-yeti-400-solar-generator/27:1/

    And for the DIY section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b11dqKJrulk or https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=candle+pot+heater&page=&utm_source=opensearch

    All the best

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