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    Window cleaning

    Before : After Scaffolding is up in The Workshop which occupies the north west corner of the church presenting a good opportunity to clean the window. So gently, gently the grime has been washed off. It is wonderful to see the paintwork and colours fully illuminated. Getting up close to the glass painting – the faces, hair, fabrics and patterns,…

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    October in pictures

      :: the beginnings of the inner porch : antique lighting goes up : preparing to work in the Living Room :: :: bringing in a new delivery of lime plaster : collecting wildflower seeds for the garden : electric installation in the Workshop :: :: stuff on the move again : removing old wiring in the Living Room :…

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    painting and lights

      Ta-da! The dining area of the House, with its ginormous ceiling is painted and the lights are up.   The ceiling has been painted a stoney colour to link with the tones of the floor and to create a sense of cosiness in this vast space. The shade is Farrow & Ball’s ‘Joa’s White’ and the walls are ‘Pointing’.   The…

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    The oak tree in October

      Signs of autumn are beginning to show on the oak tree, a subtle change in the colour of the leaves and acorns scattered everywhere in the churchyard. And berries on the young holly tree growing at the base of the oak.

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      We have been out in the Field this afternoon collecting rosehips to make a ‘flu busting’ syrup to see us through the winter. Image of the Week #154

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    September in pictures

      :: painting the bathroom : foraging damsons and making chutney : getting ready for painting :: :: close up to some decorative details : my hard working paint brush (I’m not a roller girl!) : tackling the {big} ceiling :: :: making the mezzanine floor in the workshop : enjoying the September sunshine in the garden : the finished…