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    The oak tree in September

        There is a lot of rustling sounds coming from the oak tree at the moment from, I suspect, squirrels beginning to munch on the acorns. There is debris from their actions covering the ground underneath the tree, even on top of gravestones.    The galls are still prolific, with some turning brown as the grubs inside develop.   …

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       One of the joys of living in an historic building is finding maker’s marks, a real link to the craftsmen of the past. While we were sitting on the doorstep the other day, Fred spotted C B D stamped on the ornate door hinge. Image of the Week #150

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    August in pictures

      :: holidaying in the Brecon Beacons : summer walks : Owen in his new uni home :: :: rainy day scalextric in the apse : blackberrying : participating in the local show :: :: building workshop walls : scaffolding comes down in the bedroom : steels go up in the workshop ::

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      Today’s monsoon-like weather. We’d come in just in time, but he chose to run back out to really experience it – briefly! Image of the Week #149

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    We had the pleasure of a visit from Llanymynech Historical Society last night. They came to Christ Church for a talk about it’s history and the work we’re doing and had a look around the interior. It was of particular interest to many as St. Agatha’s Church in Llanymynech is also a Penson Church, designed just after Christ Church, so…

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    We have had a wonderful Open Day, with lots of interesting conversations. We always learn something new about Christ Church! One conversation today was about this stained glass window and the lovely star in the bottom corner. Hence this is this week’s Image of the Week A big thank you to everyone who came today! Our next Sunday Open Day…

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    The oak tree in August

      The oak tree is looking very dark on this cloudy and gloomy (summer’s!) day. The acorns are growing but some are looking very odd. A quick search on google and it would appear that the misshapen acorns are a type of gall, called the ‘Acorn Knopper Gall’. A small wasp lays it’s eggs into the acorn and as the…