Healthy lifestyle

You are what you eat. The lucky thing about homesteading in France is we have our own vegetable garden, have access to amazing quality artisan foods and cook everything from scratch. Add in some clean country air and a farmers lifestyle and there’s little we could do to be healthier.

Simplifying the overwhelming is how we tackle our To Do list here at PumpjackPiddlewick

This past year has been tough here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. As I am sure it has been for many of you. It has been easy to be overwhelmed. Surprisingly, at least to me, learning to simplify the overwhelming has really helped. Now what the heck does that mean? Well,Read More →

Is French Life Better? We give 10 reasons at PumpjackPiddlewick

We have just passed our 3rd year anniversary of living in our restoration home here in France. It got me to thinking, do I miss our life in the UK? The answer, is sometimes. Or rather, some things. We miss pubs, curry’s and being able to walk into, well, anywhereRead More →

Getting old can be awesome we think at PumpjackPiddlewick

Here’s something I like about getting older. I like that I understand myself better, my strengths and weaknesses. And most of all, from these realisations, I love that I no longer have to try and fit into a mould (or if in the USA, a mold). I would never sayRead More →

French Bridge Days in France at PumpjackPiddlewick

Last year I learned about the Bridge Day here in France, or in French ‘faire le pont’ (to do the bridge). Unlike what it initially sounds like, it has nothing to do with celebrating bridges. It has to do with national holidays in France. By Day or Date For thoseRead More →