French Findings

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

Come and discover our French Findings…

Stereotypes and Misconceptions about France and French People | Pumpjack & Piddlewick

We recently had people visit, visitors who generally travelled a lot but hadn’t been to France in years, and when they had been it was always Paris. This was their first trip to the countryside of France. And they couldn’t get over the difference. The French were actually friendly, andRead More →

Shop our new shop - French Silk Scarf

Whoop, whoop! Big celebration over here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. We just opened our new shop ‘French Silk Scarf‘ on Etsy! I’ll give you one guess what it sells. The Why’s This past year we took time to review and reflect on our Pumpjack & Piddlewick shop. In determining whatRead More →

Is French Life Better? We give 10 reasons at PumpjackPiddlewick

After a recent trip to the UK we had a brief thought of moving back. We miss pubs, curry’s and being able to walk into, well, anywhere and be able to converse with ease and understanding.  Then we returned to France and realised we could visit Britain for the firstRead More →

Why Lovely Lingerie should be worn every day no matter what size, age or activity | PumpjackPiddlewick

The garden has kept me very busy this past month. This morning alone was spent shifting soil, pruning suckers, cutting out caterpillar nests and hedge trimming. Lots of hard work and my muscles are telling me so as I now sit here catching up with our blog. I am inRead More →