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.

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 →

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 our village in opening and closing these things daily. Actually, main times daily. Shut up tight If you have never been to France, typically,Read More →

Whoop, whoop! Big celebration over here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. We are celebrating our 2 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 →