Growing up in the 70's I adored 'The Good Life'.
I loved everything about it, the tune, the eggs at the start, Margo and Jerry next door, the animals, the bartering, the home made wines, clothes and Christmas decorations. Nothing makes me happier than to turn on the TV and find there is a repeat on and I know it was part of what made me the veg growing skip raider I am today.
For anyone in the UK wanting a new green read about a real life suburban family having a go then look no further than Anna's blog. She has cleverly managed to get the UK publishing rights to the Australian book 'Living The Good Life', the real life story of their 6 month experiment into growing their own, spending no money and generally doing a Tom and Barbara.
Anna heard about it from Claire's excellent review of March 9th on her Loobylu blog, well worth reading.
Nearly forgot to say the family have their own website here.