Les Nécessités

There are simply certain items I consider Necessary Nécessités. Items that no matter how many times we move, they always go with us. Our desert island items, if you like. Something we feel we can’t do without, whether linked to a favourite memory, or simply so darned useful.

Exploring what is a given right at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever contemplated what is a given right? It had me pondering this past weekend. You see, I have found in living in different countries, that the concept of what is a given, or in essence taken for granted, really varies. Now I’m not talking about what we shallRead More →

Slow living and interconnectedness at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’m going to say one of those things you swear you will never say as you grow up – ‘When I was a kid…’ Actually I am not going to say it like that, but I am going to think it. What I really wish to say is ‘Remember theRead More →

Minimalist in concept if not in nature at PumpjackPiddewick

Hi my name is Piddlewick, and I am not a minimalist. I am a Mindful Minimalist. And there is rather a big difference. I am also not a maximalist or hoarder. Though there are tendencies. Or rather I love when people wish to get rid of things and I foreverRead More →

small spaces create less needs at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have long been a fan of tiny house videos. There is something strangely appealing about small spaces. At least to me. Now let’s see if you agree… There is a very real tiny house movement going on around the world. Much of it stems from the cost of housingRead More →