Taking time to

Taking the time to enjoy. In my world nothing beats writing letters to people. I love the excuse to sit down, outside if it is particularly nice, and write a nice long letter to a friend or family. And then there is the receiving. Oh, and taking naps. Breakfast in bed is a must. Burying my nose in a ducks feathers or cats fur. The list is endless.

Making Christmas Cards at PumpjackPiddlewick

With the advent of November, my thoughts start to turn towards Christmas. Not in a commercial sense, though yes sales are picking up in my Shop. Rather, with the changing of the clocks, the colder weather creeping in and the shorter days, the increased darker hours gain a warmer purpose.Read More →

The village bells at PumpjackPiddlewick

Working in the garden, clearing the dying flowers and plants as dusk descends, the village bells told me it was time to stop. Seven times they rang, and then once again. And then lots of general clanging. The additional clanging is a twice a day thing at the 7 hour.Read More →

Taking time the French way with PumpjackPiddlewick

Taking time to be part of life, to enjoy it, to work it, to make the most of it, is definitely a French way of life. It is an aspect of the culture here that I have discovered, am trying to understand better and embrace. I suspect my perspective ofRead More →

Junk Journal Letters with PumpjackPiddlewick

What a lovely weekend. The creative bug stung me and time was spent cutting, pasting and writing junk journal letters. Alright, I can hear you ask, ‘Just what are Junk Journal Letters’? Well, junk journals are the initial concept. This is making journals or diaries out of old books, evenRead More →