Living the French Life

There’s an old Elvis Presley song (and movie) ‘You gotta follow that dream wherever that dream may lead…’ Ours has lead 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. We’re a cottage industry ~ literally we live in a cottage ~ supporting our Dream by selling what we make on Etsy and doing odd jobs in between recovering and developing a local vineyard.

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. ‘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 nibble in theRead More →

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

Always on the search for good books about France, I came across Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. It’s All in the Title Interestingly, in hindsight, the title gives some indication of what it is about, but also (importantly)the styleRead More →

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

Whispering in French brings to mind words of love, like ‘je t’aime’, but this is not that book. This is a book about love, but rather love in its different forms. Love between family, friends, for a village, even between a cat and a hedgehog. It Took Awhile I initiallyRead More →

Are you a coffee lover? Come join us at PumpjackPiddlewick

Lets talk coffee (and France). As a coffee lover, like many of you out there, I must, really I must, start my day with at least one cup of coffee. Yes, it gives me the caffeine kick, but more importantly, I just love it! Coffee Everyone? Most of us knowRead More →