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    Restoration of the entrance porch

      For the past couple of months we have been restoring the entrance porch on the south side of the nave. If you follow our Facebook or Instagram page you will have seen this in progress and now we are very pleased to show it to you – all finished! Historically the entrance porch has been very prone to damp…

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    Farewell apple… and hello oak

      This month concludes our year ‘following’ the apple tree in the churchyard. It has been fascinating watching it subtly change over the seasons. We were full of optimism that the extra light and air that the apple tree was getting that we may be in for a good harvest. However the tree suffered blossom wilt which resulted in just…

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    February in pictures

      :: ‘top coat’ lime plastering in the entrance porch : long plastering days : lime washing tools :: :: filling up the log shed : LOVE : garden clearing :: :: signs of spring : finishing touches to the entrance porch : preparing to launch our online shop :: We regularly post snaps of our restoration journey over on…

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    Sometimes you can be just in the right place at the right time. Reflections of the sun setting in the tower windows. Image of the Week  #126

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    The Window View in February

      February’s Window View – we have taken the grill down from the outside of the window therefore vastly improving the view and letting in more light. We are craving sunlight! As the ash tree is bare the view has much more sky and light than when it is in leaf. The winter light in the churchyard is beautiful, illuminating…

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    the apple tree in february

      Standing here I thought that not a lot had changed with the Apple tree this month, and I wondered how this post would be different to last month. But the beauty of this project is that it makes you take a longer, closer look and take note of the subtle changes. This month it was what surrounded the tree…