Life in France

Life in France is … different.

We moved to France primarily to make wine, and then we fell in love. Not just with each other, that has been on-going, but with the country.

Having taken up residence in our new life, we are endeavouring to learn. And there is lots to learn. Learn French, learn the culture, learn how to restore a house, how to grow our own food, how to make cool things (preferably with pallets – a Piddlewick favourite) … the list goes on, and all whilst enjoying French food and wine. It’s (not) a harsh life.

Come and explore life in France with us with a taste of some French Findings

Taking Time, the French Way

Taking time to be part of life, to enjoy it, to work it, to make the most of it, is definitely a French way of life. It is an aspect of the culture here that I have discovered, am trying to understand better and embrace. I suspect my perspective ofRead More →

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When in France… Come Over for an Apero

Half the fun of learning about living in a different country is learning ‘the ways’ of it, e.g. for us ‘what do the French do?’ Well the French do an Apero. Qu’est-ce que c’est? An Apero is a little like Spanish tapas. That is, it’s a drink and a nibbleRead More →

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What makes a French Silk Scarf so Special? – 11 reasons

Whoop, whoop! Big celebration over here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary of our ‘French Silk Scarf‘ shop on Etsy! I’ll give you one guess what it sells. The Why’s Why a second and very focused shop? After reviewing and reflecting on our Pumpjack &Read More →

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My Life in France by Julia Child

I remember seeing Julia Child on TV as a young kid. My mother was enamoured of her, though I can’t remember very many French dishes making it to our dining table. But then, as children, my younger brother and I were probably not the best testing ground for such lovelyRead More →

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