Living the French Life (Page 11)

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.

New Beginnings New Website launch at PumpjackPiddlewick

It feels like it is all coming together this year. Our wine business, our Etsy shop, growing our new website, purchase of our own restoration home, learning French, learning Duck. Yup, it all seems to be taking off for us. And me, although a tad overwhelmed, I say ~ ‘BringRead More →

Our Goals Healthy Wealthy Wise and a pair of donkeys at PumpjackPiddlewick

I absolutely adore that the advent of the New Year gives one a sense of renewal, a chance to reflect and consequently focus on ones short and long term goals.  We have lots of changes planned this year and, I must say, yes, I must, that we are very, veryRead More →

It’s been a busy week this past week, as my birthday was amongst it. And as I get older, the longer I like to celebrate my special day. After all, it is my own personal day, one where I can get away with more than normal. This year I wasRead More →

changing your life is it hard to do with PumpjackPiddlewick

Whether changing your life style, downsizing or, as in our case, following our dream of a new life in France making wine, 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 upRead More →