Taking time to

Taking time to enjoy life’s little pleasures. In my world nothing beats writing letters to people. I love the excuse to sit down, outside if it is particularly nice, and write a nice long letter to a friend or family. And then there is the receiving. Oh, and taking naps. Breakfast in bed is a must. Burying my nose in a ducks feathers or cats fur. The list is endless.

Valentines Day is not just for her

When we think of Valentines Day, we generally think of roses, chocolates, getting engaged and, well… generally its about her. As a woman, I think the man gets a rather poor deal out of this. Valentines Day Traditions I am a bit of a traditionalist at heart. I like whenRead More →

Downsizing - where to start? We say with the fridge at PumpjackPiddlewick

I love downsizing. I love going through my things and getting rid of any thing I can. There is something so very therapeutic about it, like a weight cast off your shoulders. Some of the items I give away, some I sell. It depends on the item. But where doRead More →

changing your life is it hard to do with PumpjackPiddlewick

Whether changing your life style, downsizing or, as in our case, following a dream (a well as the other two points), what is the hardest step to pursuing change? I’ve ‘given it all up’ in my life, not once, but twice.  By choice. The first time I gave up everythingRead More →

Contemplating a quiet Christmas alone at PumpjackPiddlewick

This Christmas is going to be a quiet Christmas. For many of us. Possibly most of us. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I will be spending my first ever Christmas alone. Due to necessity, Pumpjack will be in the UK during Christmas. And due to theRead More →