Simple life

We enjoy a simple life. Savouring the moment. We appreciate what is around us. And we laugh a lot with joy. Simple is to us about pairing down, not just things, but tasks. Taking things on one at a time, and enjoying what life gives us.

how we live life by the weather at PumpjackPiddlewick

Living with animals, especially ducks and/or chickens, means you learn to live your life by the weather. Add in a vegetable garden and you truly start to cycle your days and set your routines by what the weather is going to do. Yesterday we woke up to snow. It’s notRead More →

New traditions this Christmas at PumpjackPiddlewick

This Christmas is going to be different for so many of us. Originally it had been planned that Mr Pumpjack was going to be away with his family in the UK and I had been contemplating a quiet Christmas by myself. And then it was all change, when his trainRead More →

My customers are special people at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are some days when I really love my job. Yesterday was one of those days. Well, actually the whole weekend. All because my customers can often make my day. I have a regular customer of my French Silk Scarf shop that is vision impaired. I don’t know to whatRead More →

Why we chose a French village to live in at PumpjackPiddlewick

We moved to our French village a couple years ago now. It’s been a slow settling in, which has given us the chance to really come to understand the dynamics of village life. Previously we were in a very rural place, surrounded by farm fields, cows and crops. Before thatRead More →