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.

Autumn is a time of renewal in France at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sure there is New Year’s for resolutions and new beginnings, but here in France there is la rentrée. Simply put it is the time when kids go back to school. But it is also a time of renewal. Most French people, especially with kids, take a major holiday in August.Read More →

Margaret Thatcher aka Maggie enters our lives and begins her reign of duck world at PumpjackPiddlewick

This is the story of how Margaret Thatcher, aka Maggie, came into our lives. She has gone on to become the Queen of our duck world and rules it with an iron fist. Or is that wing? Or foot? Her story begins in spring of 2015… It started with losingRead More →

take the time to do nothing with Pumpjack & Piddlewick

You know, it’s okay to do nothing. In this hectic world it is easy to get caught up in the must achieve, think big, do more than… mentality. And so be it. But on the flip side, the yin to the yang, why not think about giving yourself some time.Read More →

What can you do with carrot tops! Eat them! recipes at PumpjackPiddlewick

I recently came across a recipe for pesto using carrot tops. So since I had them, I made it. And oh my, this is definitely worth giving a go. And then it got me to thinking, what else can I make with them? Like parsley, carrot tops have a subtleRead More →