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.

How to live healthy on 50 a week at PumpjackPiddlewick

Whether you wish to have a life that is debt free or wish to save money for something particular, from a small gift to a house, the tactic is the same. The simple (and rather off-putting) answer is spend less than you bring in.  For us, that limited us toRead More →

Exploring what is a given right at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever contemplated what is a given right? It had me pondering this past weekend. You see, I have found in living in different countries, that the concept of what is a given, or in essence taken for granted, really varies. Now I’m not talking about what we shallRead More →

There's a particularly beautiful time here at PumpjackPiddlewick

There is a particularly beautiful time of day where we live. It is when the sun peers over the horizon as she rises to start the day. Sat in Cafe du Canard, the suns rays come straight into it, warming the air and lessening the mornings chill. A golden glowRead More →

Are you lucky enough to do what you love | PumpjackPiddlewick

Are you lucky enough to do what you love? Many, one could even argue most, are not. Or are not aware they are not. Much of our life programmes us culturally to do what is expected. That expectation does depend on the country you live in. For example, if IRead More →