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.

Making Christmas Cards at PumpjackPiddlewick

With the advent of November, my thoughts start to turn towards Christmas. Not in a commercial sense, though yes sales are picking up in my Shop. Rather, with the changing of the clocks, the colder weather creeping in and the shorter days, the increased darker hours gain a warmer purpose.Read More →

Winter in the Vineyard with Pumpjack Piddlewick

When we think of vineyards we most likely think of autumn and the harvesting of grapes, the making of the wine. That is the busiest time of year for both the vineyard and the winery, but it’s just the culmination. Take winter time in the vineyard. It’s possibly the mostRead More →

New Beginnings New Website launch at PumpjackPiddlewick

It feels like it is all coming together this year. Our wine business, our Etsy shop, growing our new website, purchase of our own restoration home, learning French, learning Duck. Yup, it all seems to be taking off for us. And me, although a tad overwhelmed, I say ~ ‘BringRead 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 →