Winter

Winter is a six week adventure in wet and cold here. It never really snows. Maybe once a year, and it sticks around for a few hours. Enough time for the ducks to have a play in it and leave lots of webbed foot prints. It’s a nice short season in our world.

Whats all the fuss about French Markets with 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 Am-aaa-zing. But is it? Now I am a foodie. Yup, I love food. But not just to eat, toRead More →

Maggies does not like the weather today at PumpjackPiddlewick

The weather simply won’t make up its mind. We’ve been enjoying a mild moment over the holidays. Then bright sunny skies has led to a fall in temperature and we are back to being cold, but with sun. I am very curious what next week will bring. Even if itRead More →

Everyone should have their own Sock Fairy says PumpjackPiddlewick

The Sock Fairy is obviously in cahoots with Santa. Today we received not simply one pair of socks, but three! Each! For those of you not familiar with the Sock Fairy, he/she/it delivers socks each month. Or more, or less, frequently depending on inclination and need. The Sock Fairy alsoRead More →

taking time before the New Year here at PumpjackPiddlewick

This time before the change from old to new year is my absolute favourite. Not just because there is a majorly fun holiday in there, or two, but it is a time for the cobwebs of the mind to be swept out and new beginnings to get a consideration. WithRead More →