Simple Life, Simply Life

Enjoying a simple life, savouring the moment, appreciating what is around us and laughing a lot with joy.

Quiet time in the PumpjackPiddlewick household

It’s that quiet time just before dawn that is a true favourite. When the sky lightens infinitesimally, before suddenly it is morning. With autumn on its way and of course the days getting shorter, my quiet time is getting later and later. What seems to have been a consistent earlyRead More →

A morning out of sorts at PumpjackPiddlewick

It all happens at once, sometimes. Made that mistake of falling back asleep this morning and awoke groggy and out of sorts at 7am to the ducks yelling ‘Oy!! Out now! We are not happy about this!’ Getting up, there were 3 cat faces staring at me saying ‘what timeRead More →

Village Life and flea markets at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Our village held its annual fête this past weekend, a wonderfully, traditional 3 day long event. Called the Fête Patronale. It included parades, rifle marksmanship competitions, petanque, fair ground rides for kids and even a flea market. The occasion began in 1427 as a bird shooting competition, hence the rifleRead More →

Maggie and George our bickering couple at PumpjackPiddlewick

Maggie and George remind me of one of those married couples on tv sitcoms, like All in the Family, Married with Children or The Simpsons, except they are ducks. George could be Sylvester Stallones’ Rocky incarnate. Not a lot going on upstairs, but his heart is fierce and in theRead More →