Restoration garden

Our new old restoration home comes with a large restoration garden. Completely overgrown, full of debris, crumbling walls and hidden treasures. It all needs to be dug out, sifted, fixed, and made into something resembling a much loved and useful garden. It’s a very long term project.

Winter is the time to prepare the garden. Time to get it ready for spring and planting things. This winter has dragged itself out mightily, giving us teasing glimpses now and then of spring to come. The odd dash of sunshine. The hint of warmth in the day. Raising ourRead More →

What makes a day well spent at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sunday felt like a day well spent. Decent weather meant it was time to tackle some of those long awaited outdoor chores. Nothing makes you feel more good about life/things/the day when you have accomplished something. Even a little something. Even if it is nothing. Because Saturday was another dayRead More →

benicia iridescence on antique glass found at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have a fascination for antique glass. There is something about the discrepancies you can often see in it. Sometimes it is a bubble, sometimes more of a distortion in the view. Glass has become an interest since digging up the back garden, especially Big Dig 1, and Side B.Read More →

Enjoying my happy space in Cafe du Canard at PumpjackPiddlewick

Everyone should have a Cafe du Canard in their life. A place they can go to reflect, think or simply be. I was recently watching a favourite YouTuber of mine, Justine Leconte. She had posted a video about ‘5 ways to find motivation and inspiration‘, even in tough times. AsRead More →