French Findings

Life in France is more than foie gras, pinot noir and smelly cheeses.  In our French Findings we talk of cultural differences, the funny and the sad, the good and the bad, what we particularly love about France and some of the weird and wonderful things we have discovered being here.

Come and discover our French Findings…

French Bridge Days in France at PumpjackPiddlewick

Last year I learned about the Bridge Day here in France, or in French ‘faire le pont’ (to do the bridge). Unlike what it initially sounds like, it has nothing to do with celebrating bridges. It has to do with national holidays in France. By Day or Date For thoseRead More →

Taking time the French way with PumpjackPiddlewick

Taking time to be part of life, to enjoy it, to work it, to make the most of it, is definitely a French way of life. It is an aspect of the culture here that I have discovered, am trying to understand better and embrace. I suspect my perspective ofRead More →

When in France you must do an Apero Featured Blog Posts at PumpjackPiddlewick

Half the fun of learning about living in a different country is learning ‘the ways’ of it, e.g. for us ‘what do the French do?’ Well the French do an Apero. Qu’est-ce que c’est? An Apero is a little like Spanish tapas. That is, it’s a drink and a nibbleRead More →

Whoop, whoop! Big celebration over here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary of our ‘French Silk Scarf‘ shop on Etsy! I’ll give you one guess what it sells. The Why’s Why a second and very focused shop? After reviewing and reflecting on our Pumpjack &Read More →