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      A few snatched minutes in the garden when I should have been painting a ceiling, while Karl and the boys were upstairs sorting out bathroom plumbing. Image of the Week #100 

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    200 years old!

      The organ gets a little overlooked as it sits tucked away in a corner of the church, and only really comes into its own during an open day when it gets played if we are fortunate enough to be visited by someone talented enough to actually play it! We realised this week that we have missed its 200th birthday!…

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    It’s been a busy week here at Christ Church with hosting two WI groups. Llwydiarth and Trefnany WI’s were really interested in seeing inside the church, learning about it’s history and hearing about the domestic side of Christ Church Living! Thank you ladies for coming and we hope to see you again soon. In other news, today has been an…

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    the apple tree in august

        A robust looking apple tree this month, in full leaf. The tree’s one and only apple is still there and has grown despite being nibbled in various places. The buds of the ivy flowers on are emerging and the blackberries that scramble up the tree are ripening. Summer is flying by at hyper speed…it’s hard to keep up!…

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    Fred’s 2 peak challenge

      Fred undertook a personal challenge of conquering the summits of Snowdon and Cnicht in two consecutive days and raising money for Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s Dolforwyn Woods Appeal.  Day 1 of the challenge and the weather was not ideal. The summit of Snowdon was shrouded in cloud. Undeterred, Fred under the guidance of ‘Sherpa Dad’ walked/scrambled up the Watkin Path to…

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    holidaying

    Beddgelert This past week we’ve been away holidaying in the mountains of Snowdonia. We hauled the caravan to Beddgelert and enjoyed days of walking up and down mountains, exploring castles, cycling in forests, flying over slate quarries (for some of us!) and running through the waves on the beach. More blog posts to follow showing some of our adventures. Image…

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    nature table – july

    :: bindweed : meadow vetchling : laylandii : sowthistle : blackberries : birds-foot trefoil : holly : broad-leaved willowherb : herb robert : hazelnuts : ragwort : lime : cat’s ear : white clover : yew : enchanter’s nightshade : elder : birds nest found on ground underneath cedar tree ::

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    Hot water!

      Our dreams of having a bath came a step closer to realisation recently with the installation of a hot water tank. Brandon and Dan of ‘Beyond the Stove’ have been putting in more pipes, dials and switches to add to the maze of existing pipework from the boiler and underfloor heating. Karl has been plaster boarding the bathroom walls,…