Winter

It never really snows here, near Chablis. We had one day last year and the rabbits thoroughly enjoyed hopping through it, whilst the chickens didn’t want to get their feet wet. It’s a nice short season in our world.

New Beginnings New Website launch at PumpjackPiddlewick

It feels like it is all coming together this year. Our wine business, our Etsy shop, our search for our own restoration home, learning French, learning Duck, all seems to be taking off for us. And me, although a tad overwhelmed, I say ~ ‘Bring it on!’ New Beginnings SoRead More →

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 →

The last month has been fraught with emotion as our little Maggie (pet duck) has grown up and started laying eggs. It is probably no coincidence it began with the arrival of Meeney, Minhy and Mo, two drakes and a female respectively. Maggie was definitely not certain what to makeRead More →

December 21st and the shortest day can’t come quick enough for us, particularly the animals. We normally let them out to roam around dawn, depending on fog. The last few days we have woken up to dense fog. It seems to be settling in like a tired old lady inRead More →