My customers are amazing people. Let's find out why at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are particularly some days when I really love having my Shops. Yesterday was one of those days. Well, actually the whole weekend. All because my customers often make my day. My Customers I have a regular customer of my specialist French Silk Scarf shop that is vision impaired. IContinue Reading

Laguiole is probably the most famous brand for cutlery in France. But why is that? What makes it special we ask here at PumpjackPiddlewick

I came across Laguiole fairly early on living in France. It’s sort of hard not to as it is a very common, yet sought after brand. It is synonymous with quality and durability. And it’s little bee symbol is just so darn cute. But What Is It? Laguiole is notContinue Reading

What makes acetate scarves so special? Unique design for one, feel and a special place in history. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

How often do you hear someone say ‘I am in love with acetate scarves’? Yeah, I thought so. But truly it is something that should at least be on your radar if you love vintage clothes. Why? Well, what is not to love about something totally unique in design, andContinue Reading

What is the French Apero? Think Spanish Tapas, only French. We delve into this cultural phenomena here at PumpjackPiddlewick

Half the fun of learning about living in a different country is learning ‘the ways’ of it, e.g. for me ‘what do the French do?’ Well the French do an Apero. Qu’est-ce que c’est? An Apero is a little like Spanish tapas. That is, it’s a drink and a nibbleContinue Reading

I find lots of marbles in my archeological dig of a garden here at PumpjackPiddlewick. Which then had me researching them...

There’s a lot to be learned about marbles. And note the ‘s’ ending. I’m not speaking of the stone we use sometimes for kitchen counters or fireplace surrounds. Rather, those little glass balls we used to play games with when we were kids. Those marbles. With an s. Actually, IContinue Reading