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.

Is French Life Better? We give 10 reasons at PumpjackPiddlewick

We have just passed our 3rd year anniversary of living in our restoration home here in France. It got me to thinking, do I miss our life in the UK? The answer, is sometimes. Or rather, some things. We miss pubs, curry’s and being able to walk into, well, anywhereRead More →

Getting old can be awesome we think at PumpjackPiddlewick

Here’s something I like about getting older. I like that I understand myself better, my strengths and weaknesses. And most of all, from these realisations, I love that I no longer have to try and fit into a mould (or if in the USA, a mold). I would never sayRead More →

Why Lovely Lingerie should be worn every day no matter what size, age or activity | PumpjackPiddlewick

I write this, having come in from the garden, sat in my oldest ratty jeans. A pair I wouldn’t be caught dead in public wearing. Particularly as the backside is so threadbare and patched it’s indecent. Add in a loose long sleeve top covered in dirt smudges and the oddRead More →

How to spot niacin deficiency in ducklings at PumpjackPiddlewick

If you keep ducks or geese, whether pets or not, you will come across niacin deficiency. It particularly happens in ducklings/goslings, especially in their first week, but can happen any time, as well in adult ducks. Niacin or vitamin B12 is a necessary vitamin for ducks. Ducklings need it toRead More →