A passion for letter writing dictates a chance to get outside, with animals, and write to friends here at PumpjackPiddlewick

One of my favourite past times of all time is to write and receive letters. There is something particularly joyous in this modern age, in treasuring the opposite of the instant. The anticipation of a letter is truly something special. Continue Reading

Have you ever written with an Ink pen nib? It transforms your handwriting. Let's delve at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever tried ink pen nibs? Well, if you are reading this, I am sort of guessing you have an interest at least in the topic. Or maybe you are just curious why I would wish to write about something so tiny? The key there is that I loveContinue Reading

Why do we get excited about French markets? Are they truly that special? I delve into the topic here at PumpjackPiddlewick

You may have noticed that any cooking show about food and France always shows someone shopping in a French market. Sniffing veg, squeezing fruit and generally making out that this is Ah-maaa-zing. But is it? When in France Now I am a foodie. Yup, I love food. But not justContinue Reading

Living in a restoration home means living amongst mess and mayhem at PumpjackPiddlewick

Living in a restoration home has its drawbacks, but also some surprising bonuses. Its definitely a world of pluses and minuses, with an ever moving end in sight. But then life is like that anyway. So maybe deadlines, although helpful, ought not to be the ultimate goal. Rather I haveContinue Reading

Discovering kindness and how to counteract anger at my local bakery from PumpjackPiddlewick

Whilst enjoying my morning cup of coffee, I got to musing. Remembering really because a memory was triggered and I was reminded how much further kindness goes than anger. And, I hope it continues to stand me in good stead to remember this in the future. Let me tell youContinue Reading