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    January in pictures

    +  playing house  +  winter walks  +  filling up the kitchen cupboards  + +  laying the flooring on the landing  +  preparing skirting  +  completed floor  + +  frosty winter mornings  +  working/having fun at the allotment  +  bidding farewell to the Landrover  +

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      Featuring some of the angles, arches and decorative features of the church.  Image of the Week #170

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    Showing it as it is… 2016

      Showing it as it is… capturing the reality of Christ Church Living (with minimum cropping and editing of photographs!). Our annual snapshot post of the whole project, recording the ebb and flow of things we have filled the church with to enable us to live here and work on the restoration of the building.       Part of…

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    Nature table – January

      Our monthly nature series for 2016 features a collection of finds which best represent the month, to add to our permanent nature table display. January in the churchyard: snowdrops, ivy berries and celandines (which should really be in February’s collection but they are early this year).

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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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      That moment of seeing the first of the snowdrops in the churchyard. Image of the Week #167

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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…