Buying a new home in France with Pumpjack Piddlewick

Pumpjack & Piddlewick have moved! Nope, not the website sort of move, but the physical, moving house, new home sort of move. Our Dream in coming to France has been focused on wine making (underway), setting up our own businesses (*details at bottom), improving our French (could be better, butContinue Reading

Happy New Year from Pumpjack and Piddlewick - Welcome 2018

The celebration of the New Year is one of my favourites. Not the lifting of a glass of champagne (though I won’t say no), but because of the sense of renewal one gets. I am not one for harking backward, not even to review a job well done, but ratherContinue Reading

New Beginnings New Website launch at PumpjackPiddlewick

It feels like it is all coming together this year. Our wine business, our Etsy shop, growing our new website, purchase of our own restoration home, learning French, learning Duck. Yup, it all seems to be taking off for us. And me, although a tad overwhelmed, I say ~ ‘BringContinue Reading

Our Goals Healthy Wealthy Wise and a pair of donkeys at PumpjackPiddlewick

I absolutely adore that the advent of the New Year gives one a sense of renewal, a chance to reflect and consequently focus on ones short and long term goals.  We have lots of changes planned this year and, I must say, yes, I must, that we are very, veryContinue Reading

It’s been a busy week this past week, as my birthday was amongst it. And as I get older, the longer I like to celebrate my special day. After all, it is my own personal day, one where I can get away with more than normal. This year I wasContinue Reading