Winter (Page 2)

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.

Crafting with toilet rolls at PumpjackPiddlewick

November is on the wane and it is now 1 month to Christmas. And I began collecting cardboard toilet rolls since September. I think I have enough now to make an Advent Calendar, plus some Christmas Crackers. Maybe even a Christmas Tree Star. Last year a linear advent calendar wasRead More →

Living in a restoration home at PumpjackPiddlewick

Living in a restoration home has its drawbacks, but also some surprising bonuses. Its definitely a world of pluses and minuses, with only a supposed end in sight. But then life is like that anyway, so maybe deadlines although helpful ought not to be the ultimate goal. The home weRead More →

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 →