Country life (Page 7)

Country life has many connotations. For us it is about animals, fresh air, the quiet, long walks through woods and fresh, home grown food.

Enoying Summertime Time at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s that time of summer in France, when temperatures climb into the 40s (the 100s in F). Early mornings are still delightfully cool, and my favourite time of the day. The peace and quiet before the village awakens to head on its way to work or the other necessities ofRead More →

Big Dig 1 is calling me back at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Decisions, decisions, decisions. The weekend beckons me in to the restoration garden, where two Big Dig’s are now calling me to dig, dig, dig. Well, ok, in the case of Big Dig 1 it is more like shift, shift, shift. This past week, a couple hours each morning have beenRead More →

The Big Dig 2 is underway at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Exciting times here at chez Pumpjack & Piddlewick. The Big Dig 2 * is underway! The bottom garden is finally being tackled and dug up, slowly. And already, what a discovery! Last summer in the Big Dig 2 we found a set of stairs, a wall and a walkway, whichRead More →

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 →