No waste principles

There is too much joy and fun in not wasting, whether food, clothing or even corks. Where there is a will there is simply a need for creativity.

In My Portmanteau - Les Necessites - Pashmina at PumpjackPiddlewick

My Pashmina travels with me everywhere. It is so versatile in its size and uses, and yet it packs so small. I can even fit it in my handbag, but most often you will find it around my shoulders. I use my pashmina a lot to keep me warm whenRead More →

Home Sweet Home Our pet duck Maggie stacking her claim in the chicken and duck run at PumpjackPiddlewick

This spring we built a chicken duck enclosure. After much planning, reviewing and more planning, we finally threw all the ideas away and went for simple and inexpensive and the least amount of disruption to our feathered flock as possible. Creatures of Habit Chickens, and particularly ducks, well at leastRead More →

3 easy tips to help you save money on your food shopping bill at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are so many ways to save money, but I find one of the easiest areas is food. There is no need to starve, in fact we live incredibly healthy on 50€ (substitute your currency here) a week without feeling deprived at all. Of course you could simply eat lessRead More →