After 10 years I can add 10 more reasons why I like France and have chosen to continue to live here. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’ve now lived in France for 10 years. Wow! That just blows my mind. And recently I hit a crossroads and had the chance to decide if I would stay or go somewhere else. I chose to stay. Because? To put it simply, I like France. I wrote originally onContinue Reading

Have you ever written with an Ink pen nib? It transforms your handwriting. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever tried ink pen nibs? Well, if you are reading this, I am sort of guessing you have an interest at least in the topic. Or maybe you are just curious why I would wish to write about something so tiny? The key there is that I loveContinue Reading

If you need good excuses to have ducks look no further. I provide 8 reasons you could or should have ducks here at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am sure you woke up this morning contemplating, nay needing, good excuses to have ducks. Well, I am here to help. I have ducks. I know ducks. And I can offer you 8 reasons to have ducks. So let me help you out. My Favourite Reason This reason isContinue Reading

A lot is talked about with regards to French food. But is it actually better? Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

When I was guiding my guests on the Burgundy Canal, we would visit the indoor market in Dijon. I would purchase something seasonal for them to taste. Between that visit and the food on board, I was constantly asked, why does French food taste better? It’s one of those questionsContinue Reading

Discovering kindness and how to counteract anger at my local bakery from PumpjackPiddlewick

Whilst enjoying my morning cup of coffee, I got to musing. Remembering really because a memory was triggered and I was reminded how much further kindness goes than anger. And, I hope it continues to stand me in good stead to remember this in the future. Let me tell youContinue Reading