Getting old happens, and for me it's kind a cool. I like getting older. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

As I get older I realise it’s rather neat. That I like getting older. Exploring the world, but also myself. It’s true what they say, with age comes wisdom. Well, at least I like to think so. I do like that I understand myself better, my strengths and weaknesses. AndContinue Reading

What is reverse retirement? And how to do it? We look at doing things backwards at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’ve realised in life, I’ve done it backwards. I’m not working towards retirement. Rather I have reversed retirement. Okay it’s not truly a ‘thing’. But maybe it should be in this day and age? Let Me Try to Explain At a young age, even before I started working,was the realisationContinue Reading

Is French life actually better we ask at PumpjackPiddlewick. We can give you 10 reasons why its pretty darn good.

I recently asked myself if French life is better. Before I purchased my Mini Medieval Manor (snicker) here in France, I took the time to think, did I miss my life in the UK? The answer, is sometimes. Or rather, some things. I miss pubs, curry’s and being able toContinue Reading

To pursue a dream is a luxury to be enjoyed at PumpjackPiddlewick

Dreams are wondrous things. Yes, even those that we have during sleep, should we remember, for often they inspire. But more, I’m thinking on the opportunity to pursue a dream. A dream to do ~ something. As the famous Martin Luther King inspired, ‘I have a dream’. We should allContinue Reading

What is reverse xenophobia and is it found in France we ask at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have come across something new – reverse xenophopia.If you have never (knowingly) encountered ‘xenophobia’ – it is the fear or dislike of anything perceived as foreign. As someone who has lived in many countries, I have encountered xenophobia here and there. A neighbour in the UK who would onlyContinue Reading