Vignettes

Little Moment Vignettes from a slow living, simple, country village life in France. Taking a moment in time and savouring it, saving it and sharing it.

There's a particularly beautiful time here at PumpjackPiddlewick

There is a particularly beautiful time of day where we live. It is when the sun peers over the horizon as she rises to start the day. Sat in Cafe du Canard, the suns rays come straight into it, warming the air and lessening the mornings chill. A golden glowRead More →

Do ducks grieve? We look at how at PumpjackPiddlewick

I was watching a recent video from one of my favourite YouTube channels ‘Gold Shaw Farm’. The video topic was ‘Do ducks grieve’? He wasn’t certain, hence the question, but I can tell you one hundred percent – Yes. It made me realise that this is a duck tail topicRead More →

Are you lucky enough to do what you love | PumpjackPiddlewick

Are you lucky enough to do what you love? Many, one could even argue most, are not. Or are not aware they are not. Much of our life programmes us culturally to do what is expected. That expectation does depend on the country you live in. For example, if IRead More →

What is frugality today at PumpjackPiddlewick

The concept of frugality has been on my mind of lot lately. Not really surprising in these current days. Not just because of the need ourselves to be frugal as the on-going pandemic affects our income, but more so seeing the inventiveness of others is inspiring. Sometimes even jaw droppinglyRead More →