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.

Friday, 30 March 2012


Hello Everyone,

Life is very busy here.   The gardens are making huge demands, I need to get to work on some paintings, I have knitting, crochet and sewing projects all clamouring for attention - and there are only so many hours in a day - so I have decided to take a break from blogging.   

I have met so many wonderful people through the blog, so many friendships I would like to continue.  I shall, of course, continue to read your blogs at every opportunity.

This has been a really difficult decision for me, I hope you will understand.  



  1. Summer can be a really busy time. I've really enjoyed your blog but can appreciate that there are only so many hours in the day. Maybe in the fall you will have more time. All the best, Elaine. Hope your garden grows spectacularly.

  2. I definitely understand, but will really miss your stories, photos, and wit!

  3. Elaine, of course we understand. Blogging is something to be done when you feel like it, it's not an obligation. Enjoy your break. :-)

  4. I honestly don't know how you've managed to post so many times as it is Elaine. There really ARE too few hours in the day. I'm organising a petition to have a few more added.

    Hurry back when you've caught up.x

  5. No need to apologize, Elaine, I will miss you a lot but I do not want to be stressing you out! Take care of yourself!

  6. we understand honey but we will miss you... don't stay away for to long... maybe you don't need to blog every day, just once a week!

  7. I've loved reading your blog and enjoyed your beautiful photos so much, but I understand completely. I think I'm going to have to cut down on my posting as the allotment is calling now aswell as all the things around the house. Please take photos of your garden at he height of production though so that we can see them when you come back. I'd love to see your polytunnel when it's up and running.

  8. Enjoy your break, you'll be missed.
    Jane x

  9. Dear Elaine,
    You will be missed. Enjoy your gardening. See you soon!...Heidi

  10. Really going to miss your blogs Elaine. I see your point of view though - it is difficult to fit everything in. Have a break and come back when you're ready. we'll be looking out for you.

  11. Hi Everyone, Thank you for your really kind comments. I am already suffering withdrawal symptoms, so many things I want to post about!! However, the polytunnel is almost complete, very exciting! I also have a fresh pile of canvases, not to mention that stash of books which I haven't got around to reading, then there is my craft corner, the grandchildren, Arnolddddddd............... I'll be back! xxx

  12. I can quite understand Elaine-all those demand on your time and blogging is meant to be enjoyed after all...

    Look forward to having you back at some point. Your posts are always such a delight to read!

  13. I'll miss your stories from your corner of the world. Take care of yourself and yours.

  14. Hello, Diane. I tried to comment on Thursday...Thanks for the wonderful blog; we'll see you later...and Blogger wasn't having any of it. Back from a two day trip and see others have said "See you later," so I'm trying again. I'll miss you. Enjoy your grandchildren, you garden, your books, and Alfred.

  15. Hi Green Dragonette, Janet, Joanne and Meggie, Resistance was futile, I ended up doing a short post. I enjoy blogging far too much to give it up entirely. It is fun, I enjoy the company and the friendships. I'll just try to keep it manageable. x

  16. Visit when you can! Btw, we are finally going to judge the duck limerick contest this month. I will keep you posted, but I have no doubt you'll win SOMETHING! :)

    1. There was a young lady called Knat
      Who kept a duck under her hat
      She took her to tea
      With Queenie and me
      We ate cakes and grew very fat..


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