Simple Life, Simply Life (Page 7)

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

faire le pont - taking a French holiday at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Well what a lovely long weekend surprise. I hadn’t realised that the 1st of November would be a holiday here and that Pumpjack would have that and the Friday off. In France they love their ‘bridge days’. They say ‘faire le pont’ (to make the bridge). A bridge day isRead More →

French restoration home and heating at Pumpjack Piddlewick

In true house restoration fashion we are living without heating in our new home. We are looking at various options as winter approaches. Luckily the 1st November was a national holiday and Pumpjack had Thursday and Friday off. He has been tackling the question. We have an oil central heatingRead More →

Ducks first snow at Pumpjack Piddlewick

A north wind has been blowing through here and yesterday it brought a light snow fall. It didn’t stick around beyond mid day. The ducks were not quite sure what to make of it. They have only seen snow once before. They don’t like change, so there was much discussion.Read More →

Death comes to our Poule Noir | Simply Life Vignettes at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sadly we lost our Poule Noir (our pet chicken) this week. I was lucky enough to spend her last hours with her, giving her her beloved spa treatment and blow dry of feathers, late raspberries (her favourite) from the garden and lots and lots of cuddles. She slid into herRead More →