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.

Valentines Day is not just for her

When we think of Valentines Day, we generally think of roses, chocolates, getting engaged and, well… generally its about her. As a woman, I think the man gets a rather poor deal out of this. Valentines Day Traditions I am a bit of a traditionalist at heart. I like whenRead More →

Is French Life Better? We give 10 reasons at PumpjackPiddlewick

After a recent trip to the UK we had a brief thought of moving back. We miss pubs, curry’s and being able to walk into, well, anywhere and be able to converse with ease and understanding.  Then we returned to France and realised we could visit Britain for the firstRead 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 hate.  And if I amRead More →

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 →