Living the French life

Living the French Life reminds me of an old Elvis Presley song (and movie) ‘You gotta follow that dream wherever that dream may lead…’ Ours has led to France. We’re a creative redhead and an eccentric Oenologist who are Pursuing our Dream of making our own wine in France on a next to nothing budget, supporting our Dream by selling what our vintage and antique items on Etsy and doing odd jobs in between restoring our home and garden.

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

It had to be. You move to France, you’re learning French and you get a cat, so it would be required for someone to give you a little book called French for Cats. Like I said, it had to be. After all, your cat has to learn to understand FrenchRead More →

changing your life is it hard to do with PumpjackPiddlewick

Whether changing your life style, downsizing or, as in our case, following a dream (a well as the other two points), what is the hardest step to pursuing change? I’ve ‘given it all up’ in my life, not once, but twice.  By choice. The first time I gave up everythingRead More →

Discover all about French silk from history to types at PumpjackPiddlewick

Over the past couple of years, I have had to research silk quite a lot. When I started my French Silk Scarf shop it was simply because I had a passion for vintage scarves and especially those that were silk. I discovered others did too and the shop grew andRead More →

Why we chose a French village to live in at PumpjackPiddlewick

We moved to our French village a couple years ago now. It’s been a slow settling in, which has given us the chance to really come to understand the dynamics of village life. Previously we were in a very rural place, surrounded by farm fields, cows and crops. Before thatRead More →