A passion for letter writing dictates a chance to get outside, with animals, and write to friends here at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of my favourite past times of all time is to write and receive letters. There is something particularly joyous in this modern age, in treasuring the opposite of the instant. The anticipation of a letter is truly something special. Continue Reading

What is it like to maintain hygiene whilst living in and restoring a medieval house. We reveal at PumpjackPiddlewick

Today I want to talk to you about restoration hygiene. Particularly medieval style hygiene and how it applies to restoration work. Probably the number one question I get about living in a restoration house is ‘how do you wash’, or essentially stay clean. And especially as the nature of restorationContinue Reading

I am learning how to simplify the overwhelming here at PumpjackPiddlewick. It's worth giving a try.

This past year has been tough here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. As I am sure it has been for many of you. It has been easy to be overwhelmed. Surprisingly, at least to me, ‘simplifying the overwhelming’ has really helped. Now what the heck does that mean? Well, for thoseContinue Reading

To pursue a dream is a luxury to be enjoyed at PumpjackPiddlewick

Dreams are wondrous things. Yes, even those that we have during sleep, should we remember, for often they inspire. But more, I’m thinking on the opportunity to pursue a dream. A dream to do ~ something. As the famous Martin Luther King inspired, ‘I have a dream’. We should allContinue Reading

managing zero waste expectations at PumpjackPiddlewick

For me there is something therapeutic about not being wasteful. And I will admit it, I like watching zero waste videos. You know those ones that people get their year’s(?) supply of rubbish/garbage/the stuff you actually throw away as there is nothing else can be done with it, into aContinue Reading