Wisdom and experience

With age comes wisdom and experience. Sounds trite, maybe old fashioned, and definitely of a certain age. But sorry young folks, it is also true. We are enjoying our middle ages. Fast approaching our later years. And time is definitely speeding up as we realised and appreciate how wonderful life is.

managing zero waste expectations at PumpjackPiddlewick

For me there is something therapeutic about not being wasteful. And I will admit it, I like watching zero waste videos. You know those ones that people get their year’s(?) supply of rubbish/garbage/the stuff you actually throw away as there is nothing else can be done with it, into aRead More →

Selling on Etsy? Here are some tips for success from PumpjackPiddlewick

I have been selling on Etsy since 2014. Pumpjack & Piddlewick was my first shop, selling vintage and antique finds from France. Then my passion for scarves meant it made sense to have a specialising boutique, and French Silk Scarf was born. A nice offset for the eclectic variety ofRead More →

10 Things to do by yourself when self isolating from the Corona virus

When things get hectic, whether it is the season or simply life, it is sometimes good to give yourself time away from others. Time to do things by yourself. Where you can immerse yourself in a loved hobby, almost forgotten project or good book. Not sure where to start? HereRead More →

To wear a watch or not that is the question at PumpjackPiddlewick

I don’t wear a watch. And I was thinking in the wee hours of this morning it may be how I became a morning person. It occurred to me that by not checking the time, I go to bed when I am tired, rather than when I think I shouldRead More →