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.

relaxing in our living room with cats dog duck and two guinea pigs

It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon. The day is overcast, so a tad cooler. Gabby and I have just come in from a little weeding in the garden and picking some vegetables for tonight’s dinner. The perfect opportunity to enjoy a sit down over a cup of tea in our livingRead More →

Introducing our littlest cat Noisette at PumpjackPiddlewick

We have three cats; Gigi, our ginger female, Lapsong Suchong, our grey tiger girl, and Noisette our tortoiseshell little explorer and snuggle monster. Noisette is the youngest and the smallest. And our most independent. She always has been. Of her kitten siblings she was the only one to figure outRead More →

Is living your life the way you wish possible? Let's see at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am not here to tell you how to live your life. But I am an advocate of living your life the way you want. Easier said than done though, of course. Sometimes to live life they way you wish requires going against the norm, against what is expected. AndRead More →

learning how to water my garden at PumpjackPiddlewick

Becoming a good gardener has always been a dream. My grandparents had this amazing allotment on the outskirts of Amsterdam. My mother is forever creating beautiful spaces wherever she goes. And me, for most of my life, I have had a brown thumb. Why? Well, foremost, learning how to waterRead More →