What is being frugal? We explore different concepts at PumpjackPiddlewick

The concept of being frugal has been on my mind a lot lately. Not just because of the need myself to be frugal as the cost of living has increased, but more so seeing the inventiveness of others is inspiring. Sometimes even jaw droppingly so. There is a saying necessityContinue Reading

Closet Change Day Featured Blog Post at PumpjackPiddlewick

As autumn rushes in and pushes toward winter, there is something I really look forward to, my own special Closet Change Over Day. It is something I have been doing for goodness knows how long, and still it is a true treat.  Such a treat in fact that I thinkContinue Reading

International Travel Minimalist Packing with Pumpjack Piddlewick

Minimalist packing is all about planning not about how long you are going. When I travel I like to keep things simple. I travel light. Luggage is a luxury Like many airlines these days they are treating luggage like a luxury. The more you wish to take the more youContinue Reading

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 I live incredibly healthy on 50€ a week without feeling deprived at all. Of course you could simply eat less (something I definitely don’tContinue Reading

Choose two kitchen utensils at Pumpjack Piddlewick

I was cooking last night and it occurred to me (not sure why) that I use two particular utensils much, much more than others. This then had me thinking, in a general minimalist downsizing train of thought, if I could only have 2 kitchen utensils, which ones would they be?Continue Reading