Vignettes

Taking a moment in time and savouring it, saving it and sharing it as little vignettes of life.

Making Christmas Cards at PumpjackPiddlewick

With the advent of November, my thoughts start to turn towards Christmas. Not in a commercial sense, though yes sales are picking up in my Shop. Rather, with the changing of the clocks, the colder weather creeping in and the shorter days, the increased darker hours gain a warmer purpose.Read More →

A hising protector at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever seen a goose hissing? They puff up their feathers, that long neck and head go down and their wings go up. And they make this hissing noise. It is quite fearsome. And so it should be as this is their protector mode. They are protecting their territories,Read More →

The village bells at PumpjackPiddlewick

Working in the garden, clearing the dying flowers and plants as dusk descends, the village bells told me it was time to stop. Seven times they rang, and then once again. And then lots of general clanging. The additional clanging is a twice a day thing at the 7 hour.Read More →

Puddles are for playing in at PumpjackPiddlewick

Nothing beats playing in puddles, especially for a duck. Strangely enough our Maggie doesn’t like the rain. In fact she will find all sorts of ways to get out of it. But give her a puddle, and she is like a pig in mud. This time of year we seeRead More →