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.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Two Christmas Cards from Shanghai

When we arrived home, after our visit to the Aged Aunt, we found that the postman had delivered the new wall lamp (for above the sofa in the kitchen) plus several Christmas cards.  I'll post a photograph of the lamp once your Dad has finished fitting it.  I think you will like it.

Among the cards was this
spectacular one.  

Thank you Jonathan!    It is lovely... possibly the very first Christmas card (apart from schooldays) which you have ever sent  to us!  I shall cherish it.

Have a wonderful holiday, don't forget the sun cream, hat, and tee shirt!

Thinking of you.

Lots of love,

Mum & Dad

PS  Harry and his Mum have just been here.  Harry was proudly displaying his Christmas card.  To say he was thrilled with it would be an understatement.


  1. Now if that isn't a title for a novel then I don't know what is!

    I say - have you read A Christmas card from Shanghai? They're making it into a film next year...

  2. Hello Ian, I hope he has a brilliant time over there, but maybe not quite so exciting that it gets made into a film...

  3. Hi Knatolee, They are lovely - and so unexpected, which really added to the pleasure of receiving them.


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