Understanding about French Shutters with Pumpjack Piddlewick

France has a love affair with shutters. And now that I am ‘in the know’ about these window dressings, I have gone native. I have joined my village in opening and closing these things daily. Actually, many times daily. Shut up tight If you have never been to France, typically,Continue Reading

breakfast in France is steeped in the tradition of baguettes and croissants. But why? Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Let us talk about Breakfast in France. This of course means delving into the life of baguettes and croissants and how they play a part in French life. There is a particular, worldwide fascination with French bread, and particularly the baguette. And for all the right reasons. It is delicious.Continue Reading

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 knowContinue Reading

You may not know that Pumpjack & Piddlewick has a second specialist ‘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 my Pumpjack & Piddlewick shop, as I do each year,Continue Reading

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 linksContinue Reading