Vignettes (Page 17)

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

Achoo! Hay Fever season is upon Pumpjack & Piddlewick

Hay fever season is upon me. Achoo! Or if I was sneezing in French ~ Achoum! I just discovered, as you do, that someone who is deaf doesn’t ‘Achoo’ when they sneeze. Interesting. (Popular Science) And that’s all I feel I can write today. Apsik! (Polish) Oh, and speaking ofRead More →

Barn swallows in our house at Pumpjack Piddlewick

As one door closes another opens. Literally. We may have lost a little duckling from our lives but we have gained a pair of nesting barn swallows. Except they are not in the barn, but in our house. For some inexplicable reason the barn swallows have decided they like ourRead More →

Duckling and ducks at Pumpjack Piddlewick

With joy oft times comes sorrow. It was all change of plans this weekend as our little runt duckling was poorly. He and I spent a lovely two days taking the pace down to a crawl, watching movies together on the sofa, doing a little gentle gardening, snuggling through theRead More →

Slow living and clearing broken tiles at Pumpjack Piddlewick

It is wonderful to actually see hope. Our upper garden is currently a dug up chaos. Roof tiles off the barn had slid down and over the years been buried in soil (and other detritus), mounding up against its sides. It’s been nicknamed the Big Dig (1). Slowly, very, veryRead More →