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.

A weekend of merde here at PumpjackPiddlewick

The weekend brought the sounds of playing children, sawing, lawn mowing, and ‘merde’. And I for one couldn’t stop laughing at the sounds of spring. It was a gorgeous sunny weekend. The sort that begs you to be outside. So I was. Pumpjack was even seen more than usual, leavingRead More →

10 Things to do by yourself when self isolating from the Corona virus

Bored yet? Whether you are on ‘lockdown’, self isolating, or simply hiding from a world gone mad, here are 10 things to do by yourself that are enjoyable, fun and maybe even a little self indulgent. 1. The Classic – Read a Book If that stack of books by yourRead More →

To wear a watch or not that is the question at PumpjackPiddlewick

I don’t wear a watch. And I was thinking in the wee hours of this morning it may be how I became a morning person. It occurred to me that by not checking the time, I go to bed when I am tired, rather than when I think I shouldRead More →

Trying to be myself at PumpjackPiddlewick

In this modern day age of advertisements, YouTube and social media it is really easy to be bombarded into believing we should be like everyone else. In a slow measure of emancipation, I have begun to be mindful of not trying to emulate others. Rather, to be myself. Now don’tRead More →