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.

managing zero waste expectations at PumpjackPiddlewick

For me there is something therapeutic about not being wasteful. And I will admit it, I like watching zero waste videos. You know those ones that people get their year’s(?) supply of rubbish/garbage/the stuff you actually throw away as there is nothing else can be done with it, into aRead More →

Selling on Etsy? Here are some tips for success from PumpjackPiddlewick

I have been selling on Etsy since 2014. Pumpjack & Piddlewick was my first shop, selling vintage and antique finds from France. Then my passion for scarves meant it made sense to have a specialising boutique, and French Silk Scarf was born. A nice offset for the eclectic variety ofRead More →

Waking up early happy moments at PumpjackPiddlewick

You may know that I start my days waking up early. Awake around 5am, I tiptoe quietly into the kitchen for mugs. If a cat deigns to wake and leave her bed by the warm heater she knows she will be fed. More often than not they prefer to waitRead More →

Our duck enclosure is slowly turning into a secret garden here at PumpjackPiddlewick

As the eventual secret garden lies dormant it is time to get to work. Already the days are lengthening. Bed time for the ducks is now 5:30 pm, compared to 4pm just before Christmas. And days are warmer. Sort of. Depending on the sun, or not. Yesterday was a beautifullyRead More →