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    kitchen build – part 1

    Mid December and in mid manic festive preparation time, we clear the ‘kitchen’ area to make way for carpenter Paul and Karl to commence the kitchen build. During recent weeks the ceiling has been painted and the walls lime washed; the antique Holophane lights hung and the air extraction ducting installed. The Christmas tree was a little in the way,…

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    nature table – december

      :: holly : ivy : lime buds : lichen : primrose : laurel flower buds :: It has been an enjoyable exercise collecting interesting nature finds in the churchyard each month. It does highlight the passing of the seasons as you notice the subtle changes that the trees and plants go through in their annual cycle. Here is a…

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      It’s beginning to look a lot like…  Clearing the House and creating our temporary Christmas living room begins. Easier said than done when work on the kitchen also begins – the surrounding chaos has been cropped out of this shot! Image of the Week #116

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    the apple tree in december

        The winds have stripped the leaves off the apple tree. They lie on the ground scattered amongst the gravestones. The ivy berries are growing. The beginnings of next spring’s leaf buds are there… waiting.  Joining in with Loose and Leafy’s ‘Tree Following’ project.