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.

managing zero waste expectations at PumpjackPiddlewick

For me there is something therapeutic about not being wasteful. And I will admit it, I like watching zero waste videos. You know those ones that people get their year’s(?) supply of rubbish/garbage/the stuff you actually throw away as there is nothing else can be done with it, into aRead More →

Do the French make New Years resolutions? We delve into the topic here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Making New Years resolutions is something I grew up around. But I hadn’t really thought, until now – Do the French make New Years Resolutions? And the answer is ‘mais oui’, yes they do. But they don’t call them ‘resolutions’. Rather they have ‘good intentions’. Bonnes intentions pour la nouvelleRead More →

10 Things to do by yourself when self isolating from the Corona virus

When things get hectic, whether it is the season or simply life, it is sometimes good to give yourself time away from others. Time to do things by yourself. Where you can immerse yourself in a loved hobby, almost forgotten project or good book. Not sure where to start? HereRead More →

No news is good news at PumpjackPiddlewick

I was sat on the ground weeding the other day, contemplating. Is there a direct correlation between no news and happiness? You see, I don’t watch, listen or read the news. (And by ‘news’ I mean main stream media news.) Why? Let me back up a bit and tell aRead More →