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.

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 →

Unearthing cobblestones at PumpjackPiddlewick

We have discovered cobblestones in our courtyard. Actually, we knew there were cobblestones, we just hadn’t quite realised they were ‘COBBLESTONES!’. You see our courtyard has gravel in it. And gravel is very, very annoying at times. Fine if it is outside, say, in the garden. But when it isRead More →

weeding with ducks on Big Dig 1 side B at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s time for Big Dig 1, side B to commence! Our garden restoration may be slow but it is definitely gaining mileage. (Or is that kilometerage?) We have been working on it in sections, essentially as we needed areas. We began with the duck enclosure as we needed a placeRead More →