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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…

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      The texture of the chisel marks on the sandstone pillars in the nave. Image of the Week #163

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    The cooker

      The possibility of cooking Christmas dinner in the House has suddenly become very likely as the cooker has been plumbed in.  Very exciting times!    Father and son of Splash Plumbing and Heating did a fantastic job of installing the LPG gas pipe and ensuring a safe connection to the cooker… not easy in our handmade kitchen and certainly not…

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    November in pictures

      :: the last House walls to be lime washed : splattered : before they get packed away :: :: porch construction : our antique Polish doorbell in situ : wiring in the porch light :: :: surveying our new new log storage area : the kitchen worktops arrive : the bathroom floor laid :: 

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      The Wyvern Vert of the Powis family crest – holding a ‘sinister hand’. Featured on Percy, Viscount Clive’s memorial window. Image of the Week #162