Slow living

Slow living is about taking the time to appreciate life. It is taking the time to do things. It’s about not rushing to finish, but staying focused on the holistic whole and chipping away day by day, or hour by hour. It’s about not overwhelming ourselves with day to day life. Rather slow living is about enjoying life and making the most of it.

Trying to be myself at PumpjackPiddlewick

In this modern day age of advertisements, YouTube and social media it is really easy to be bombarded into believing we should be like everyone else. In a slow measure of emancipation, I have begun to be mindful of not trying to emulate others. Rather, to be myself. I doRead More →

Did you know you can travel all over France completely by water? The French canals and rivers will take you through cities and countryside. Let's explore with PumpjackPiddlewick

You may not know it, but France is crisscrossed by a series of canals. The French canal system connects to navigable rivers and thus the ocean. As well as other countries. You can actually boat throughout most of France (which is rather weird to say). Most of the big cities,Read More →

avoiding spam calls is easy at PumpjackPiddlewick - don't answer the phone

Oh my goodness. Yesterday was the penultimate day of spam calls. What gives?! I had 10, count ‘em 10, calls! Certainly a record, at least for me. I have noticed it’s cyclical. Of if you prefer, like buses there are none and then they all come at once. So thereRead More →

Are Antique Tools Better Blog Posts at Pumpjack Piddlewick

My father was a collector of antique tools, to my mother’s collection of antique kitchen utensils. I love them both for their often quirky, try to figure out what they initially are for, yet always quality craftsmanship. Antique Tools for the Workshop My Dad’s collection of antique tools had aRead More →