PEAR TREE LOG

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.



Thursday, 23 August 2012

Photographs from Home - for Jonny & Mingming

Locked out the church for Francesca's christening.






All photographs are courtesy of Owl - thanks Ian.









Francesca demonstrating her horsemanship skills...




...and having a wonderful time.





OK, that's done.      I can get rid of the hat now, Harry!


30 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos . . . the children are adorable . . .

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    1. Hello Lynne, Thank you. They are both bundles of mischief - but that makes life fun, and keeps us on our toes.

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  2. Gee up there horsey.....she looks to be a bit of a minx...gorgeous!
    I read your post about being locked out of the church. You won't forget that christening will you and it'll be an anecdote that Francesca will be able to relate to her children.

    keep well

    Amanda

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    1. Hello Amanda, I think her parents are going to find that little girls can be more of a handful than boys, she has a great deal of determination. It was really something special, the sun shone, it was warm, and the atmosphere was great. It really drew everyone together!

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    1. Hello Revrunner, Each of the keyholders to the church thought the other one was going to open it up for the christening - the vicar turned up and couldn't get in and then found they were both out! She decided to just do the ceremony out in the churchyard as it was a beautiful day! The church is set in very quiet countryside, away from roads, so it was peaceful and memorable.

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    1. Thanks John, it was a lovely day.x

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  5. It does look like a beautiful setting. What did the vicar use for a font?

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    1. Hello Revrunner, Belleau church is beautiful, I have posted about it on the blog. The vicar had her special bowl and jug with her; the water came from a bottle and was blessed...necessity is the mother of invention - she thought on her feet that day!

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  6. Her own ewer and bowl. Excellent! Congratulations to Francesca from the United States!

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    1. Hello Revrunner, Thank you. I'll print this off and pass it on to Francesca when she is older. I think she will be delighted.

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  7. A memorable christening and I know your lovely photos will help Jonny and MingMing feel like they were there to enjoy it. XOXO

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    1. Hello Susan, It was such a shame that he had to return to China just before the big event, but at least they can see what happened and the garden party which followed.xx

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  8. What angelic children. I was quite taken with the little horsey chair Francesca sits in. I have never seen anything like it before. Thank you for sharing the photos and thanks to Owl Wood for taking them!

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow, Looks can deceive! They are both full of mischief. Francesca's horsey chair was originally Harry's - isn't it cute. It was a gift from my son Tim and his wife Isis - two of Francesca's Godparents. Owl doesn't normally like photographing children however, these two love the camera and are happy to pose.

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  9. Dearest Elaine, what a special moment for you and family...I think outside was the perfect spot for the christening. Your grandchildren are positively beautiful. I love your caption for the last photo!

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    1. Hello Meggie, Thank you. I wish I could add a soundtrack to those photographs of the church, the bird song was another beautiful addition. I was amazed that Francesca allowed the bonnet to stay on that long, I think she rather likes posing!

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  10. That brother of yours does take beautiful photos!!

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    1. Hello Knatolee, He is very talented and the children love him, which helps.

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  11. Gorgeous photos... as always. I absolutely love the scenery where you live. It seems too beautiful to really be true! My Dad's (large) family is all from the UK (largely Nottingham) and a few are from the Scilly Isles... We dream of visiting one day.

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    1. Hello Little Home in the Country, I hope you fulfill your dream and come over here; then while you are tracking down the family you would be sure to see plenty of the scenery for yourself...just don't forget to bring your raincoats and umbrellas! I think you would have a lot of fun.

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  12. You have a beautiful family, great photo collection.

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    1. Hello Doc, You are very kind, thank you.

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  13. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing with the rest of us and not just Jonny and Mingming.

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    1. Hello LindyLouMac, Funnily enough Jonny tends to read the blog more than any emails which I send to him...I'm learning!

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  14. Those little ones - they are so gorgeous, both of them.

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    1. Hello Molly, Harry is very proud of his little sister - she follows him with her eyes and forgives any extra-strong hugs...of course this could change once she starts tottering after him and stealing his toys.

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  15. These could possibly be the two most adorable kids in the world. But I think you already know that.

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    1. Hello Mitch, Thank you. I think they are adorable and I love them to bits, I will concede that I am a little bit biased though!

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