pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.

Monday, 3 October 2011


I am getting a tad bored now, Jonny.  Too much inactivity (resting my foot)  makes even jobs like scrubbing the kitchen floor and cleaning the flue of the Rayburn  seem attractive. 

The weather was a little different today, still warm - but pretty windy.  Apparently we are about to experience some rather Octoberish weather as we get the tail end of a hurricane over the next couple of days.  

October always was the month for gales - remember when we used to live in Cleethorpes and had that very tall house, 'Rooftops', how the wind would come rushing up from the beach and tear into our roof tiles.  We spent 15 years there and each October and March were a nightmare, although I don't suppose you would have taken that much notice.  Perhaps you remember how one year it blew down the back garden wall - six foot tall, made of brick, and we didn't hear a thing because the wind was blowing so noisily!

At least with the Byre being a low building we don't have that sort of problem here - fingers crossed.

Your Pa has been busy working on the drainage system - apparently a soakaway is blocked ...  I do know that he has had to dig a small trench and order some pipes and connectors.  Not very interesting news, but as you probably know the drainage system better than anyone else, I thought you might like to know.

I hope you are enjoying your holiday - I must say you do seem to do rather well on that front - how many days off a year do you get?

Lots of love,


PS Will try to have something a little more interesting that the weather and the drains to tell you about next time!

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