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    Yesterday we were invited to give a talk to Welshpool WI about our Christ Church restoration journey. It was wonderful to talk about the building to such a delightful audience and they particuarly seemed to enjoy seeing the photographs of the boys hard at work here and appreciating that it truely is a family driven project here.

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    Showing it as it is… 2015

    For the past two years at around this time of year, we have shared photographs showing the not quite so tidy bits of Christ Church Living in an attempt to highlight (as much to ourselves as to anyone else) any tiny steps of progress that we may have made over the year. We have noticed that the ebb and flow…

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    Trelystan Church

    An area on our doorstep which, ashamedly, we have hardly explored is Long Mountain and the parish of Trelystan. Needing to stretch our legs and our eyes, we set about putting this right. Walking over farmland the winter landscape was beautiful in the ever changing light. We found the delightful Trelystan Church, literally in the middle of nowhere. No surrounding…

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    January in pictures

    A monthly picture diary… :: Karl’s experiments with the alchemy of wood finishes : the drawer handles go on in the kitchen : deciding on a paint colour for the inside of the kitchen cupboards : lime plaster repairs in the entrance porch : it’s cold : homemade sticky orange delight for our breakfast : repairing the entrance porch :…

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    We’re now on Instagram where we’ll be posting more behind the scenes pictures of our work and life here at Christ Church. You can find us at @chchwelshpool

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      Red sky in the morning… and true to the saying it has been a week of cold weather. The church temperature has dropped to its winter low of 2 degrees. Multiple layers of woolens are the norm right now. Image of the Week #122

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    The Window View – January

      The view from what will become the kitchen window. Looking over the churchyard to the big ash tree. This will subtly change over the year as the grass grows and the ash tree comes into leaf, therefore our new nature inspired series is ‘The Window View’, to record those seasonal changes.