Getting old happens, and for me it's kind a cool. I like getting older. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

As I get older I realise it’s rather neat. That I like getting older. Exploring the world, but also myself. It’s true what they say, with age comes wisdom. Well, at least I like to think so. I do like that I understand myself better, my strengths and weaknesses. AndContinue Reading

I look at how to grow asparagus as well as strawberries at PumpjackPiddlewick

My vegetable garden has this space to the front that has been earmarked for asparagus from first moving in. Sort of L shaped and bordered by paths on one side, super handy for picking, but also a bit out of the way. The area one may have finally gotten toContinue Reading

Is French life actually better we ask at PumpjackPiddlewick. We can give you 10 reasons why its pretty darn good.

I recently asked myself if French life is better. Before I purchased my Mini Medieval Manor (snicker) here in France, I took the time to think, did I miss my life in the UK? The answer, is sometimes. Or rather, some things. I miss pubs, curry’s and being able toContinue Reading

Why do we get excited about French markets? Are they truly that special? I delve into the topic here at PumpjackPiddlewick

You may have noticed that any cooking show about food and France always shows someone shopping in a French market. Sniffing veg, squeezing fruit and generally making out that this is Ah-maaa-zing. But is it? When in France Now I am a foodie. Yup, I love food. But not justContinue Reading

I am learning how to simplify the overwhelming here at PumpjackPiddlewick. It's worth giving a try.

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, ‘simplifying the overwhelming’ has really helped. Now what the heck does that mean? Well, for thoseContinue Reading