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.

No news is good news at PumpjackPiddlewick

I was sat on the ground weeding the other day, contemplating. Is there a direct correlation between no news and happiness? You see, I don’t watch, listen or read the news. (And by ‘news’ I mean main stream media news.) Why? Let me back up a bit and tell aRead More →

talking rubbish or trash at PumpjackPiddlewick

I think that I think way too much about rubbish. And by rubbish, as this is very definitely a British word (but I love the sound of it), I mean trash, garbage, litter, refuse… depending where you reside in the world. Recently I wrote about zero waste versus no waste,Read More →

weekend activities at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Isn’t it wonderful to have a weekend of nothing planned? Sometimes tired is a good thing, at least for me, as it means I don’t have time (or inclination) to plan and fill my days. Instead I bounce from one thing to another. A chore to something easy and fun.Read More →

International Travel Minimalist Packing with Pumpjack Piddlewick

Minimalist packing is all about planning not about how long you are going. I am off on a little adventure to the UsofA, leaving poor Pumpjack behind to take care of our menagerie. To keep things simple, I am travelling light. Luggage is a luxury Like many airlines these daysRead More →