This past weekend was all about merde. Shit in French. A weekend musing from PumpjackPiddlewick

The lovely weather brought the sounds of playing children, sawing, lawn mowing, and ‘merde’. And I for one couldn’t stop laughing at the sounds of spring. It was a gorgeous sunny weekend. The sort that begs you to be outside. So I was. And all my neighbours seemed to beContinue Reading

A passion for letter writing dictates a chance to get outside, with animals, and write to friends here at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of my favourite past times of all time is to write and receive letters. There is something particularly joyous in this modern age, in treasuring the opposite of the instant. The anticipation of a letter is truly something special. Continue Reading

Have you ever written with an Ink pen nib? It transforms your handwriting. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever tried ink pen nibs? Well, if you are reading this, I am sort of guessing you have an interest at least in the topic. Or maybe you are just curious why I would wish to write about something so tiny? The key there is that I loveContinue Reading

Join me in my medieval garden restoration here at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have discovered later in life that there is nothing more enjoyable than garden restoration. A garden that is old, yet so overgrown you can’t even get a foot into it. To my mind, this is a playground for energy, planning and mental meditation. Consequently, after moving into my miniContinue Reading

I am learning how to simplify the overwhelming here at PumpjackPiddlewick. It's worth giving a try.

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, ‘simplifying the overwhelming’ has really helped. Now what the heck does that mean? Well, for thoseContinue Reading