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.

Why we chose a French village to live in at PumpjackPiddlewick

We moved to our French village a couple years ago now. It’s been a slow settling in, which has given us the chance to really come to understand the dynamics of village life. Previously we were in a very rural place, surrounded by farm fields, cows and crops. Before thatRead More →

Minimalist in concept if not in nature at PumpjackPiddewick

Hi my name is Piddlewick, and I am not a minimalist. I am a Mindful Minimalist. And there is rather a big difference. I am also not a maximalist or hoarder. Though there are tendencies. Or rather I love when people wish to get rid of things and I foreverRead More →

Of menopause, cats, food and allergies at PumpjackPiddlewick

What’s to like about menopause? Honestly? Not a cotton picking thing. Okay… there is one thing. I am no longer allergic to cats. My allergy to cats has been something I have had to contend with all my life, and, since I absolutely adore the little fur balls, I hadRead More →

small spaces create less needs at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have long been a fan of tiny house videos. There is something strangely appealing about small spaces. At least to me. Now let’s see if you agree… There is a very real tiny house movement going on around the world. Much of it stems from the cost of housingRead More →