Simple Life, Simply Life

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

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 →

Big Dig 1 is calling me back at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Decisions, decisions, decisions. The weekend beckons me in to the restoration garden, where two Big Dig’s are now calling me to dig, dig, dig. Well, ok, in the case of Big Dig 1 it is more like shift, shift, shift. This past week, a couple hours each morning have beenRead More →