Hand made in France (Page 2)

Things are more appreciated when they are hand made. We try to make as much as possible by hand, from food to gates. We don’t believe in waste so if it can be re-made in to something, these hands will give it a go. And we are always on the look out for quality furniture and other hand made items in France.

Junk Journal Letters with PumpjackPiddlewick

What a lovely weekend. The creative bug stung me and time was spent cutting, pasting and writing junk journal letters. Alright, I can hear you ask, ‘Just what are Junk Journal Letters’? Well, junk journals are the initial concept. This is making journals or diaries out of old books, evenRead More →

Favourite hobbies for the weekend at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sat in the duck enclosure on Sunday, taking the opportunity to enjoy one of my favourite hobbies ~ letter writing. The weather was gorgeous for this almost October day, sunny, warm and with a light breeze. It’s been a lovely quiet weekend of hobbies in fact. A chance after theRead More →

Chablis is a perfect example of Terroir. But what is terroir? Answers at PumpjackPiddlewick

We had a tasty Chablis last night with dinner. It got me to thinking how the wine is called ‘Chablis’ and not ‘Chardonnay’. You see, all the grapes growing around Chablis are Chardonnay. So, go figure. Elsewhere, for example, it would be, say ‘Californian Chardonnay’ or ‘Australian Chardonnay’. Before IRead More →

WIld Violets foraged for tea and syrup at PumpjackPiddlewick

I know Spring is on its way when the yellows and purples start to show up in the garden. Daffodils start show their sunny faces and purple wild violets peek up at me from the ground. Make Me Smile Flowers Violets are my favourite flower, which in a way isRead More →