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.

A weekend of merde here at PumpjackPiddlewick

The weekend brought the sounds of playing children, sawing, lawn mowing, and ‘merde’. And I for one couldn’t stop laughing at the sounds of spring. It was a gorgeous sunny weekend. The sort that begs you to be outside. So I was. Pumpjack was even seen more than usual, leavingRead More →

Attempting Hügelkultur at Pumpjack & Piddlewick

When the going gets tough, the tough go gardening. And attempt Hügelkultur. Since before Christmas, nay some time last summer, raised beds had been planned for our veg garden. Part save the knees and back, part stop the animals playing amongst the veg (more the latter, really, but we don’tRead More →

RIP little Pi our teeange duck at PumpjackPiddlewick

Rest in Peace little Pi. In the blink of an eye life becomes death. It is times like these that remind me how precious moments, and memories, are. It’s a reminder to take the time, to savour the times with those around me. Thursday, last week, was spent as normal.Read More →

Dealing with brooding ducks and timings at PumpjackPiddlewick

Tis the season, the time for brooding ducks. Now to most, brooding ducks means ducks sitting on nests, all quiet, peaceful and spring tranquil. Well, I am here to tell you… ‘Ha!’ I’ve mentioned before (in duck difficulties), in January here ducks start to pair up. It’s a hit orRead More →