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.

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 →

Whoop, whoop! Big celebration over here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. We are celebrating our 4 year anniversary of our ‘French Silk Scarf‘ shop on Etsy! I’ll give you one guess what it sells. The Why’s Why a second and very focused shop? After reviewing and reflecting on our Pumpjack &Read More →

can you have too much stuff? | PumpjackPiddlewick

Is there such a thing as too much stuff? How much stuff is too much stuff? There’s a lot of advice, and wisdom, out there telling you to downsize, minimise, try the Marie Kwando method, simplify life… . I’ve written a post or two myself (did you note the linksRead More →

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 →