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.

When in France you must do an Apero Featured Blog Posts at PumpjackPiddlewick

Half the fun of learning about living in a different country is learning ‘the ways’ of it, e.g. for us ‘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 nibbleRead More →

The monster in the lake in our French village at PumpjackPiddlewick

Here’s a to do. Our village has it’s very own Loch Ness monster. Except we are in France. And it is not a loch but a small fishing lake. Still, we have our very own monster in the lake. And what excitement he has caused. And with just cause. HeRead More →

Remembrance Day in our village at Pumpjack Piddlewick

We had a lovely sunny and bordering on warm Remembrance Day yesterday here in France. We wandered up to the war memorial in our town, along with a lot of other locals. At 10am, our village held a poignant memorial service. There were speeches by the mayor and other notedRead More →

Do you love or hate autumn asks PumjackPiddlewick

I can honestly say I don’t like Autumn. And… I can honestly say I love it. It is probably my favourite season. Okay, second favourite. Because I hate the dark. Not that monster under your bed kind of fear hate, but the days closing in dislike.  And if I amRead More →