Whether rubbish or trash, let's delve into the history and how we can repurpose today here at PumpjackPiddlewick

I think that I think way too much about rubbish. And by rubbish, as this is very definitely a British word (but I love the sound of it), I mean trash, garbage, litter, refuse… depending where you reside in the world. In consideration I’ve written before about zero waste versusContinue Reading

Cafe du Canard is my happy place. A place I created to sit and contemplate, consider and plan. Come join me at PumpjackPiddlewick

Everyone should have a Cafe du Canard in their life. A place they can go to reflect, think or simply be. With or without ducks (as ‘canard’ is the French word for duck.) To Start A favourite YouTuber of mine, Justine Leconte once posted a video about ‘5 ways toContinue Reading

I look at how to grow asparagus as well as strawberries at PumpjackPiddlewick

My vegetable garden has this space to the front that has been earmarked for asparagus from first moving in. Sort of L shaped and bordered by paths on one side, super handy for picking, but also a bit out of the way. The area one may have finally gotten toContinue Reading

I find lots of marbles in my archeological dig of a garden here at PumpjackPiddlewick. Which then had me researching them...

There’s a lot to be learned about marbles. And note the ‘s’ ending. I’m not speaking of the stone we use sometimes for kitchen counters or fireplace surrounds. Rather, those little glass balls we used to play games with when we were kids. Those marbles. With an s. Actually, IContinue Reading

When you start digging up a medieval garden you find all sorts of stuff. Let's discover at PumpjackPiddlewick

I bought a little house with a little walled garden. A medieval garden in fact. It is steeped in history, but having been left fallow for over a decade, it is currently very much in need of some loving care to bring it back to life. My back wall isContinue Reading