Simple life

We enjoy a simple life. Savouring the moment. We appreciate what is around us. And we laugh a lot with joy. Simple is to us about pairing down, not just things, but tasks. Taking things on one at a time, and enjoying what life gives us.

How to pursue a dream at PumpjackPiddlewick

Dreams are wondrous things. Yes, even those that we have during sleep, should we remember, for often they inspire. But more, I’m thinking on the opportunity to pursue a dream. A dream to do ~ something. As the famous Martin Luther King inspired, ‘I have a dream’. We should allRead More →

Join me and a cast of characters in a glass of wine as we wind down the day at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s early evening. We sit with glass of wine in our new patio and wind down for the day. The sun is waning and casting a golden glow on the garden, spotlighting flowers and greenery here and there. And I find myself surrounded by a cast of characters enjoying theRead More →

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 →

Enoying Summertime Time at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s that time of summer in France, when temperatures climb into the 40s (the 100s in F). Early mornings are still delightfully cool, and my favourite time of the day. The peace and quiet before the village awakens to head on its way to work or the other necessities ofRead More →