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      An autumnal colour palette on this stained glass window situated in the north aisle. Image of the Week #156

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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…

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      It’s quite something to be right next to a part of the church that is meant to be viewed from afar. Image of the Week #153

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      The misty mornings highlight all the cobwebs on the gravestones. It would appear that spiders are big fans of the cross stones, with those perfect right angles to build their webs. Image of the Week #151  As I write, we are sitting down with a cup of tea after a busy open day. Thank you to everyone who came…

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    The master bedroom progresses

    The on going painting of the House progresses with the ‘master bedroom’ walls all finished! And the tower scaffold which has been in this room for years is down, making the room feel much bigger! The original church walls have been lime washed and the new walls painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Pointing’. As the walls get painted, Karl follows…