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.

Living in a restoration home at PumpjackPiddlewick

Living in a restoration home has its drawbacks, but also some surprising bonuses. Its definitely a world of pluses and minuses, with an ever moving end in sight. But then life is like that anyway. So maybe deadlines, although helpful, ought not to be the ultimate goal. The home weRead More →

How to get past that waking at 4am frustrated feeling at PumpjackPiddlewick

Throughout my life I have had mornings, early mornings, when I found myself awake. Tossing and turning at 4am (or thereabouts). I used to lie awake and get so frustrated because I wanted to be asleep. I am sure many of you know the feeling. It always seemed the moreRead More →

How I am spending Christmas alone at PumpjackPiddlewick

This year I am spending Christmas alone. I have horrified friends and given concern to family. But I myself am actually looking forward to it. Sometimes needs must, and this is one of those times. Pumpjack’s mother celebrates her 90th birthday this year. It also happens to be close toRead More →

taking time before the New Year here at PumpjackPiddlewick

This time before the change from old to new year is my absolute favourite. Not just because there is a majorly fun holiday in there, or two, but it is a time for the cobwebs of the mind to be swept out and new beginnings to get a consideration. WithRead More →