Maggie… the Duck

Maggie is our accidental pet duck. We had no intention or forewarning that we would be the proud parents of a duck, but from the moment we found her abandoned egg and hatched her we had no choice but to learn, love and ride the roller coaster of life with a wee force called Maggie.

Baby its cold outside at PumpjackPiddlewick

We’re enjoying a cold snap. And I do say enjoying (sort of) as after all it is winter, and winter has connotations of cold. At least to me. I grew up in the northern hemisphere, in cold places. And its funny how that dictated where I have travelled. Having doneRead More →

Maggies does not like the weather today at PumpjackPiddlewick

The weather simply won’t make up its mind. We’ve been enjoying a mild moment over the holidays. Morning fogs to bright sunny skies. And come Wednesday a fall in temperature and we are back to being cold, but with sun. I am very curious what this winter will bring. EvenRead More →

Rest in Peace Maggie forever in our hearts at PumpjackPiddlewick

Rest in Peace our dear dear Maggie. We lost our Maggie just before Christmas. It was so sudden, with no forewarning, and no chance to say goodbye. I feel rudderless, adrift in cotton wool. Numb in the mind. To all intensive purposes she was my child. I hatched her, watchedRead More →

My pet duck loves a Duvet Day now and then at PumpjackPiddlewick

Ducks like people have days when they don’t want to do anything. When they wish to be lazy. A duck duvet day if you will. Now I am figuring that some of you may have chosen to read this article because you thought I turned my pet duck into aRead More →