Would You Like to Join in and Nourish Pumpjack and Piddlewick? Here’s how…

A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to our great Pumpjack & Piddlewick community who take an interest in our tales of our French life discoveries, our restoration garden and house work, our animals or, well, whatever it is that keeps you coming back for more.

If you would like to be involved more, to nourish the work we do, or simply to let us know we entertained you in some capacity, there are several options. So something for everyone (hopefully).

You can buy Pumpjack’s Book from Amazon, buy a book we review, or buy from our shops:

Or simply read our blog posts. It all truly helps.

Buy us a Coffee

If you are like me, Piddlewick, and like to sit with a coffee whilst reading, writing or contemplating the next project, I would love for you to join me in Cafe du Canard and buy me a cup of coffee. ‘Buying a coffee’ helps support my writings, as well as tells me you liked and enjoyed one of my musings.

For ease, you can simply click on the cup of coffee on your screen, bottom right, or if you prefer to visit the website to know more: buymeacoffee.com/Piddlewick


We’re on Patreon, a patronage platform for those who would like to be more personally (or anonymously) supportive of P&P. Whether it is supporting our life in France writings, our restoration work on our old village house and garden in France, or wishing to be a Patron of the Arts, your support helps us pursue our dreams. It will actually make a difference to how quickly we can complete projects, including Pumpjack’s second book!


Our Etsy Shops

Visiting and (hopefully) purchasing from our Pumpjack and Piddlewick on Etsy Shop all helps… especially purchasing. There’s always a chance that you may not find that perfect something, doubtful, but still…, so please do come back next week, even tomorrow. We are always adding items to our shop. Custom orders and requests are welcome too.

And if you honestly can’t find something special at Pumpjack & Piddlewick, try our other two shops: French Silk Scarf, which sells, um, vintage French silk scarves, particularly truly unique ones from the 1950s and 1960s; and Taking Time Too, which continues the vintage theme, but as a digital download. So if you are into junk journals, card making or paper crafts in general, like Piddlewick, this shop is right up your street.

Our TeeSpring Shops

We also love to design our own stuff. It lets our humour come to the fore. At least we like to think that. You will find duck related items, from t-shirts to mugs, joggers to tote bags – all related to ducks – in our We Love Ducks Shop.

In our Pumpjack & Piddlewick on Teespring shop we like to offer the slightly quirky, geeky and maybe laugh out loud items, as well as simply branded merchandise.

Wish List for our restoration work

Wow, if you have read this far, a very sincere thank you for your interest!

For our restoration work, we have set up a Wish List on Amazon of items we must buy to help us restore our old house and garden. If you wish to help with any of these (anonymously or not), you can purchase and they will be sent direct to us.

It is through Amazon.fr (eg. fr = France) so don’t be surprised if the information is in French. C’est la vie / Such is life. But Amazon works the same no matter which countries version you go to. You log in the same, review the same, purchase the same – just with different looking words. (So, also a chance to practice your French?) Good luck! Bonne chance et Merci!

Our Wish List on Amazon

Partners and Policies

On our website, we’ve chosen to work with affiliates, here and there, to assist us bring more money in to our lives. An unfortunate necessary, we agree, but have you ever looked up the price of a wood chipper or wine press lately, even a second hand one?!

However, we have also chosen partners that allow us to stay honest and true to ourselves and our opinions. We will not endorse or recommend any item we wouldn’t be happy to own ourselves or any organisation we wouldn’t buy from.

Our Book Club

For our Vive le Livre Book Club we are affiliated with Amazon so that if you would like to read a book we recommend we are able to provide a direct link for you to order it. If you do follow our link and buy the book (whether kindle or the real deal), we will get a small (and we do mean pennies) percentage.

Why We Like Amazon

We actually like its globalisation. It gives us the opportunity to sell Pumpjack’s book in any country. We like that there is an easy place to shop online for bulk buys for our shops, like envelopes, not to mention our finicky cats cat food (which we can’t get in our local stores). Because of this, Pumpjack & Piddlewick have chosen specifically to be a part of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (in our case) amazon.co.uk.

From time to time we may link to Amazon (like just now) for ingredients for recipes, to suggest an item, or even to recommend a tool we use in the house or garden. We will always let you know when it is an affiliated link (and when it is not).

Using our links will not cost you anything – other than the cost of the actual item, if you buy it of course – but it will be appreciated by us, and our animals. And for that, you get a heart felt Merci! (Woof! Meow! Quack!)

Your Privacy

Whether you sign up to Pumpjack & Piddlewick, use a link or buy through us our affiliates, none of your personal information will be disclosed across partners. We will not receive any of your personal and/or financial details from our affiliates, in fact, we will not even know you are supporting Pumpjack & Piddlewick (unless you wish to tell us). Only through a purchase from Etsy will we receive your postal address, as we are the ones personally posting your item to you, but we will not share this information, nor make use of it beyond sending you your purchase.