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.

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 →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

It isn’t all about France, France, France here. In fact, for us, it’s often more about Cluck, Quack, Meow and Woof. So, we are taking the path less traveled today and our Vive le Livre Book Club is recommending a lovely and humourous book about Backyard Chickens called Mucky Cluckers,Read 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 →

Read a good book this weekend recommended by Vive le Livre Book Club at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sometimes life gets a bit hectic and you need a good book (un bon livre) to escape into a calm and delightful world. For just such a time we can recommend The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. It’s the sort of book that lets you disappear in to aRead More →