Finding a Simple Living (Page 2)

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.

Achoo! Hay Fever season is upon Pumpjack & Piddlewick

Hay fever season is upon me. Achoo! Or if I was sneezing in French ~ Atchoum! (Though I have also seen it spelled Achoum.) I just discovered, as you do, that someone who is deaf doesn’t ‘Achoo’ when they sneeze. Interesting. (Popular Science) And that’s all I feel I canRead More →

There are ways to save money on food whilst still eating healthy. Some ideas from PumpjackPiddlewick

There are so many ways to save money, but I find one of the easiest areas is food. There is no need to starve, in fact we live incredibly healthy on 50€ a week without feeling deprived at all. Of course you could simply eat less (something I definitely don’tRead More →

avoiding spam calls is easy at PumpjackPiddlewick - don't answer the phone

Oh my goodness. Yesterday was the penultimate day of spam calls. What gives?! I had 10, count ‘em 10, calls! Certainly a record, at least for me. I have noticed it’s cyclical. Of if you prefer, like buses there are none and then they all come at once. So thereRead More →

In these days of mobile phones and internet is there such a thing as too much communication? Under consideration at PumpjackPiddlewick

Is there such a thing as too much communication? In today’s world of internet, mobile phones, social media, WhatsApp/Face Time, and apps that connect this to that, should we accept being available 24/7? More importantly, is it unacceptable, even wrong these days to be incommunicado? Or, possibly even more important,Read More →