Bon livre (Good Book)

A Bon Livre, or good book, takes you away from it all, introduces you to new places or cultures, makes you cry, makes you laugh out loud, or simply lets you enjoy. Time should be taken to read a good book now and then. We recommend a few in our Vive le Livre Book Club – about France, about wine, about animals, the three things nearest to our hearts. Do you have a good book you would like to recommend?

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

Always on the search for good books about France, I came across Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. It’s All in the Title Interestingly, in hindsight, the title gives some indication of what it is about, but also (importantly)the styleRead More →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

Whispering in French brings to mind words of love, like ‘je t’aime’, but this is not that book. This is a book about love, but rather love in its different forms. Love between family, friends, for a village, even between a cat and a hedgehog. It Took Awhile I initiallyRead More →

Happy New Year from Pumpjack and Piddlewick - Welcome 2018

The celebration of the New Year is one of my favourites. Not the lifting of a glass of champagne (though I won’t say no), but because of the sense of renewal one gets. I am not one for harking backward, not even to review a job well done, but ratherRead More →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

Ever heard of Biodynamic? Most of us are aware of Organic. Biodynamic goes way beyond organic. It’s a whole culture in relation to wine. Biodynamic wine is grown and made following organic principles. Also lunar calenders, and a few other weird and wonderful ways that don’t really make sense. IRead More →