Vignettes (Page 22)

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.

Food glorious food at Pumpjack Piddlewick

This past weekend I was inspired by food and trying new things. New recipes, of course, but also starting to eat what is ready in the garden, learning about meal planning and how not to waste it. A sort of circle of life, but one that I want to stretchRead More →

Keeping cool this summer with Pumpjack Piddlewick

This week the temperatures gave us hints of the summer to come. Evenings are still cool, but days are truly heating up. Gardening in the afternoon is out, unless it is in a shady bit, so it’s all change with my Etsy work. Swapping mornings for afternoons, the garden nowRead More →

How we mulch at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Who knew mulching could be so therapeutic?! As the days get longer, mornings earlier, I am having to change my days around. Pre-dawn is about Etsy work. Then 7am the ducks want out (now!) to eat. Back to bed for a half hour more work, before the squabble now heardRead More →

Visiting a vide grenier in France with Pumpjack Piddlewick

A good portion of the reason I love having my shop is the search for items. A chance to shop ‘til I drop, but also not keep. Like many people, I love to visit garage sales / car boot sales, except here, they are called ‘vide grenier’. It literally translatesRead More →