Simply life

Sometimes it’s just simply life. Those times you can’t control, that make you laugh or cry. Those times when life teaches you a lesson, if you are willing to listen.

Simplifying the overwhelming is how we tackle our To Do list here at PumpjackPiddlewick

This past year has been tough here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick. As I am sure it has been for many of you. It has been easy to be overwhelmed. Surprisingly, at least to me, learning to simplify the overwhelming has really helped. Now what the heck does that mean? Well,Read More →

Nap interrupted by a duck at Pumpjack Piddlewick

I had a lovely nap in the early heat of yesterday afternoon. It was so delicious I decided to enjoy a second one. Pure decadence. I was rousted from sleep by the not so subtle sounds of Maggie, my pet duck. As the windows were open, my sleepy brain didn’tRead More →

Village Life and flea markets at Pumpjack Piddlewick

Our village held its annual fête recently, 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 rifle marksmanship. ThisRead More →

A morning out of sorts at PumpjackPiddlewick

Made that mistake of falling back asleep this morning and awoke groggy and out of sorts at 7am to three cat faces staring at me saying ‘what time do you call this?!? Breakfast, now!’ As the animals are routine orientated, so I have become. Which puts to my groggy mindRead More →