Taking time to

Taking time to enjoy life’s little pleasures. 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.

Some say the French are not Friendly. Is it true? We discuss at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have lost track of the number of times I have seen the question put out there ‘Why aren’t the French Friendly’? Or the other version ‘How come the French are so unfriendly’? Even sometimes a blanket statement ‘the French are not friendly’ or even rude. When I see this,Read More →

No news is good news at PumpjackPiddlewick

I was sat on the ground weeding the other day, contemplating. Is there a direct correlation between no news and happiness? You see, I don’t watch, listen or read the news. (And by ‘news’ I mean main stream media news.) Why? Let me back up a bit and tell aRead More →

It was time to say goodbye to Beepbeep our much loved little blind duck at PumpjackPiddlewick

It may sound strange, but sometimes in this life we are lucky because we get to say ‘goodbye’. Recently we said goodbye to our beloved Beepbeep. Our blind duck. But she was so much more than her blindness. She was tiny. And fierce. A true force to be reckoned with.Read 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 (fancy titles for winemaking and vineyard management) is that he is a wiz at pruning. Pumpjack really understands how things grow and what to do when. He is my mentor and has taughtRead More →