Spring

Spring is lovely and long here, near Chablis, starting in February with the daffodils blooming followed by the asparagus shoots appearing and then the strawberries coming into fruit. And then there are the eggs… Spring is when we get up to 8 eggs a day.

Are you taking care of your trees and pruning suckers? | PumpjackPiddlewick

One of the great benefits of living with someone who has a degree in oenology and viticulture (wine making and vineyard management) is that he is a wiz at pruning. Pumpjack really understands how things grow and what to do when. And, he is my mentor. Vineyards are just organisedRead More →

WIld Violets foraged for tea and syrup at PumpjackPiddlewick

I know Spring is on its way when the yellows and purples start to show up in the garden. Daffodils start show their sunny faces and purple violets peek up at me from the ground. Make Me Smile Flowers Violets are my favourite flower, which in a way is aRead More →

If you have followed the weather at all here in France, particularly Northern Burgundy, you will know we have had rain. Rain, rain, rain. Plu, plu, plu. (Don’t you just love the French word for rain? It sounds just like a drop of rain hitting a surface.) Needless to say,Read More →

As springs pushes into summer, there is something I really look forward to, my own special Wardrobe Change Over Day. It is something I have been doing for goodness knows how long, and still it is a true treat.  Such a treat in fact that I think it should beRead More →