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    They’re home!

    They’re home! For the past two and a half weeks, Karl and Owen have been on quite an adventure. They went to the Salt Flats in Utah, USA, where they took part in Bonneville Speed Week. For 18 months, Karl and two friends from work, have been working towards this, by building and modifying two vintage BSA Bantams to attempt…

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    Results from our moth night

    After pouring over our new Field Guide to Moths book, I think I have successfully identified the moths we saw during our moth hunting. They are so beautiful and varied, as are their names! Silver Y : Small Phoenix : Sharp-angled Carpet : Mother of Pearl Over two consecutive nights we saw: Brimstone Moth : Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing :…

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    Moth hunting

    Inspired by a recent Moth and Bat evening we attended recently, organised by Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, we have been doing our very own moth hunting this week. We set up a makeshift ‘trap’ with a lamp and a white sheet, outside the back door of the church, and waited to see what would appear. It was completely fascinating, and when…

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    Painted landscapes

    We were stuck indoors today due to heavy rain, so had to make do with the landscape views which have been painted onto the stained glass windows. This is part of a window in memory of Lady Violet of Powis Castle and is one I never tire of looking at, as it has so much detail and pattern. Image of…

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    Counting butterflies

    We have been taking part in the Big Butterfly Count over the past couple of weeks. The idea is to record which butterflies you see during 15 minutes, to give a snapshot view on butterfly population and how they are faring, especially after last year’s washout summer and this year’s cold spring. We have really enjoyed taking part, and the…

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    Quarry view

    During the wonderful weather this week, we’ve been exploring the hills and meadows around Welshpool, including going up through Bron-y-Buckley Woods and across the fields to the top of the old quarry. It was funny to be standing on the very hill that the stone came from to build the church, whilst looking at it. Image of the Week #45

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    Sunshine

    What a glorious week it’s been, with long hot days. Cold and rain feels a life time away! The church temperature has reached a balmy 21C… just perfect, cool not chilled. It’s been a long time since it’s felt like this and thank goodness we aren’t cold anymore! We’ve been having the church doors open, to let the warm air…

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    Under the Yew tree

      Under the Yew tree in the churchyard is this ‘hidden’ gravestone. Beautiful in the shaded undergrowth. Fred was with me and asked to have the camera to take this photo… …as he liked the way the Yew tree framed the view of the church. A budding young photographer! Images of the Week #43

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    TEN years of Christ Church life!

    Today marks TEN years of being the proud, crazy, petrified, brave, naive, determined, eccentric and at times overwhelmed owners of Christ Church. And what an amazing decade it’s been… 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013… There have been TEN years of hard graft, laughter, researching, carrying, planning, sweeping, hammering, rearranging, sawing, digging, wheelbarrowing, scaffolding, scraping,…