Finding a Simple Living

We changed our life completely when we moved to France, downsizing our worldly possessions to fit into 3 suitcases. It opened our eyes to a simple living. How much freer life seems without a lot of material items or even with out much money. It also makes me appreciate more the things I do have, the memories attached, the multitude of use and the free time it has given me.

Getting old can be awesome we think at PumpjackPiddlewick

Here’s something I like about getting older. I like that I understand myself better, my strengths and weaknesses. And most of all, from these realisations, I love that I no longer have to try and fit into a mould (or if in the USA, a mold). I would never sayRead More →

icky weather enjoys a good clear up at PumpjackPiddlewick

This month has been an unduly cold month. Bonus though it was a good opportunity to have a good clean up and clear out inside. Especially the office. I had been meaning to tackle my inventory stock that has been hanging about. A no purchase until it is catalogued photographedRead More →

Take 24 hours when emotions are high to consider what to do next at PumpjackPiddlewick

Every now and then you receive truly sage advice. And sometimes, even better, actually make use of it. My Pumpjack has always been my go to rock when I need an ear, a shoulder and a clear head. He once told me, when you get angry or panicky, something thatRead More →

Musings on writing letters and the garden at PumpjackPiddlewick

As is my personal preference, I am sat in one of my favourite places, Cafe du Canard. Writing letters. Not surprisingly, I seem to always begin my letters ‘I am sat in Cafe du Canard…’. Today was no exception. Finally a day that dawned semi sunny and warm-ish, though stillRead More →