Hand made in France (Page 5)

Things are more appreciated when they are hand made. We try to make as much as possible by hand, from food to gates. We don’t believe in waste so if it can be re-made in to something, these hands will give it a go. And we are always on the look out for quality furniture and other hand made items in France.

Our Goals Healthy Wealthy Wise and a pair of donkeys at PumpjackPiddlewick

I absolutely adore that the advent of the New Year gives one a sense of renewal, a chance to reflect and consequently focus on ones short and long term goals.  We have lots of changes planned this year and, I must say, yes, I must, that we are very, veryRead More →

how to reuse your morning coffee to rehydrate at PumpjackPiddlewick

Today I treated myself to making my luscious coffee scrub again. This time of year, dark, dank and muddy for us, just begged me to bolster myself and rehydrate my skin. My skin has been feeling so dry, what with the heating on and lots of wool clothing. So, needsRead More →

Our weirdly wonderful stairs at PumpjackPiddlewick

If you have ever visited a castle you may have heard the reasoning that stairs curved upward clockwise to hinder an advancing enemy, who, normally right handed, would have his drawn sword consequently on the inner side of the stairwell as he climbed, whilst the defender would be free toRead More →

Last year I planted Chamomile, with no great success. I tried it in various places and had a little grow in one of my pallet planters. It produced one really good bunch of flowers, which were duly harvested and made into Chamomile tea. But what I had forgotten, when IRead More →