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.

Continuing an autumn theme by making apple compote with PumpjackPiddlewick

Following on an apple theme, having written about making apple juice from  left over apple peels and cores, I thought it might be worth actually posting a recipe for what to with the actual apples. Make apple compote. But first you may ask, depending on where you live in theRead More →

Foraging - 8 reasons why you should try it from PumpjackPiddlewick

Foraging for food is one of my all time favourite things. I mean, who doesn’t like fresh food for free? But it is not just that. Foraging is fantastic on so many levels. 1. Going Seasonal Here at Pumpjack & Piddlewick we are all about seasonal foods. It is anRead More →

How to pursue a dream at PumpjackPiddlewick

Dreams are wondrous things. Yes, even those that we have during sleep, should we remember, for often they inspire. But more, I’m thinking on the opportunity to pursue a dream. A dream to do ~ something. As the famous Martin Luther King inspired, ‘I have a dream’. We should allRead More →

Repairing and old deck chair with striped canvas at PumpjackPiddlewick

I am in love with deck chairs. I freely admit it. Especially if they are wooden with striped canvas. My passion for deck chairs began as a youngster. My Dutch grandparents had a garden allotment (on the edge of Amsterdam), complete with tiny summer house. Sort of like those youRead More →