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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…

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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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    The low winter sun highlighted the engraving on this beautiful weathered Victorian gravestone.  Image of the Week #124.

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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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      Christ Church with the snow capped Cadair Idris in the distance – the view from Long Mountain. Image of the Week #123

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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 :…