About the author

My name is Veronica and I have started this blog just before my partner and I are due to move from Manchester to Lincolnshire. I have been here over 20 years and he has lived here much longer, besides having family from here before that. We are swapping a terrace house and two allotments for a house with a big garden in a village on the edge of the Lincolnshire fens.

I’ve been wanting to move to somewhere more rural for some time, partly just to have more light and space, partly so that we can grow food and keep chickens in the back garden instead of at a city allotment.

We are leaving many good friends behind. So I plan to write here to keep them in touch with how we are doing in the new place – as well as to see if it’s fun to write a blog. I hope to dress it up in time with images of fields and sky (lots of that), churches and windmills perhaps and, come the summer, chickens in the garden.


This is the street we are leaving, taken on 8/12/2012 in fleeting winter sunshine: Victorian terraces, walled backyards and not enough light in the houses – but I like the street because you can see lots of sky and there are allotments and a park at one end, behind where I am standing in the picture. And the neighbours are very friendly!

8 thoughts on “About the author

  1. Glad you like it. I started it for friends we were leaving behind in Manchester, but it’s interesting and nice when other people find it as well. It’s my first attempt at writing a blog and I’m really enjoying it.

    1. Nice to find someone in Lincolnshire reading!

      I love rhubarb, but ours on our old allotment in Manchester was in a spot which became too shady and so it wasn’t as good as it could have been. Our neighbour tells us this rhubarb we have inherited in the new garden is very good, so I’m looking forward to eating lots.

  2. Hi and welcome to Lincs! I’ve got an allotment, only just, I’m a newbie, but I’m already overrun with chard, beans and courgettes, the soil here is just so fertile. I’m also a social artist and blogger, find me at artrovings & theshed1.wordpress.com…looking forward to following your veg adventures! x

  3. Hello. As a displaced Lincolnshire person living in Manchester, I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and looking at the pictures. Big Sky really does sum the county up! Thanks for the writing

    1. Thanks for reading, Glenn and glad you like it. I’ve not been blogging much the past few weeks but your comment has prompted me to start again. I just can’t get enough of all this sky here.I grew up in Cambridgeshire, not in the fens though so not quite as pancake flat as it is here in south Lincs – but still very open country and lots of sky, so I feel at home here.

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