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    School visit

    Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming some pupils from Ysgol Maesydre to Christ Church. They were looking at churches for inspiration for an art project. It was fascinating to see their response to the church (and to the idea of us living here!).

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      Reunited A mother and daughter in the churchyard. I hadn’t noticed this detailing before. How lovely. Image of the Week #169

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    The Window View

      A year of the ‘Window View’ which was our nature series of 2015. The window is one of the few clear windows in the church, and was the view from the vestry. Now it has become the view from our ‘to be’ Kitchen window.

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    The oak tree in January

         A very busy December meant I failed to take any photographs of the oak tree but in early January the rain stopped long enough for the soft winter sun to come out. All the leaves and acorns have long since gone and it is the wide trunk and twisting branches that catch the eye. The holly growing within…

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    December in pictures

      :: festive touches : the first viewing of the map : installing the slate worktops :: :: worktops in place : the first use of the cooker on Christmas Eve : …and relax :: :: constructing the porch : late night painting of porch doors : replenishing the woodpile ::

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    The christmas kitchen

      Christmas is that marker in the year, the deadline that pushes us to get as much as possible of the downstairs of the House completed. We traditionally celebrate Christmas in the House as the Hut is too small and cramped for a tree and decorations. Instead of the Yule Log, we light the Froeling boiler and enjoy the warmth…