Slow living (Page 2)

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.

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 →

In these days of mobile phones and internet is there such a thing as too much communication? Under consideration at PumpjackPiddlewick

Is there such a thing as too much communication? In today’s world of internet, mobile phones, social media, WhatsApp/Face Time, and apps that connect this to that, should we accept being available 24/7? More importantly, is it unacceptable, even wrong these days to be incommunicado? Or, possibly even more important,Read More →