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.

How to get past that waking at 4am frustrated feeling at PumpjackPiddlewick

Throughout my life I have had mornings, early mornings, when I found myself awake. Tossing and turning at 4am (or thereabouts). I used to lie awake and get so frustrated because I wanted to be asleep. I am sure many of you know the feeling. It always seemed the moreRead More →

How I am spending Christmas alone at PumpjackPiddlewick

This year I am spending Christmas alone. I have horrified friends and given concern to family. But I myself am actually looking forward to it. Sometimes needs must, and this is one of those times. Pumpjack’s mother celebrates her 90th birthday this year. It also happens to be close toRead More →

Remembrance Day in our village at Pumpjack Piddlewick

We had a lovely sunny and bordering on warm Remembrance Day yesterday here in France. We wandered up to the war memorial in our town, along with a lot of other locals. At 10am, our village held a poignant memorial service. There were speeches by the mayor and other notedRead More →

Do you love or hate autumn asks PumjackPiddlewick

I can honestly say I don’t like Autumn. And… I can honestly say I love it. It is probably my favourite season. Okay, second favourite. Because I hate the dark. Not that monster under your bed kind of fear hate, but the days closing in dislike.  And if I amRead More →