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.

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 →

What do ducks dream of at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s a cold damp morning and I am sat in our duck enclosure, in Cafe du Canard, with a cup of coffee. BeepBeep (our blind duck) is in the little nearby pond, asleep. In watching her, I wonder do ducks dream? The other ducks are foraging outside the enclosure. OurRead More →

Black Friday Musings with PumpjackPiddlewick

Black Friday dawns. A very new thing here in France but it has definitely taken on a life of its own. As someone used to the concept of Black Friday because it came after Thanksgiving (which is always on the last Thursday of November, hence the Friday theme), I findRead More →

Why you should choose vintage and antiques over modern day at PumpjackPiddlewick

Pumpjack and I are very into old stuff. We simply love vintage and antiques. Always have done. But why, what’s so special about them, you may ask? I have heard, or overheard, sometimes that some people don’t like the idea of buying what others have owned, worn or used. NowRead More →