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…

Mothers Day Every Day Everywhere at PumpjackPiddlewick

My mother deserves Mothers Day every day. Why? Because she was always right. (Darn it.) It has taken me almost half a century to realise this, which makes her smarter than me. (Darn it, darn it.) And smart mothers deserve some honouring. Pearls of Wisdom My mother was a greatRead More →

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 →

Finding out about French Pharmacies at PumpjackPiddlewick

Who knew French pharmacies could be so interesting?!? Honest. Initially this topic was researched for our Fab Findings from France Facebook Group as more or less a simple guide for those living here or planning to travel. It was rather like an Alice down the rabbit hole moment, as theRead More →

What's all the fuss about French Markets? PumpjackPiddlewick

You may have noticed that any cooking show about food and France always shows someone shopping in a French market. Sniffing veg, squeezing fruit and generally making out that this is Ah-maaa-zing. But is it? Now I am a foodie. Yup, I love food. But not just to eat, toRead More →