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    A Fleeting Moment

    Over the past few days we have been clearing and sweeping, getting a ‘Christmas Area’ ready. I love these days, Karl hates them! I just had to post a picture of this clear space, as these are fleeting moments. Nothing stays clear for long round here, in fact barely long enough for me to take this picture. This space will…

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    On this day…

    120 years ago today, the birth of Percy Robert Herbert, Viscount Clive of Powis Castle, was greeted by the bells being rung at St Mary’s and much rejoicing in the town. One of our favourite windows here is dedicated to his memory and was featured as Image of the Week #8. Happy Birthday!

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    Lime Wash… Round 2

    We have taken down the scaffold tower that has been in the corner of the gallery (our future bedroom) for the last year. Can now have a good view of a little finished corner of the house. Can also have a good view of my first attempt at lime washing. Generally I’m really pleased with the lime wash. I’m mixing…

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    Repurposed and upcycled!

    Many years ago (maybe in the 1950’s) a cupboard was made underneath the stone stairs that lead up to the gallery. Some old school desks (possibly from the Christ Church School next door) were carefully taken apart to construct the cupboard. This beautiful old wood has been repurposed for the second time in its life, as we have used some…

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    Image of the Week #9

    Beautiful autumn sunshine and blue skies… the Image of the Week just had to be an outside shot. The detailing on the tower really stands out in this light. West face of the tower.

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    Image of the Week #8 Remembrance Day

    On this Remembrance Day, we remember Percy Robert, Viscount Clive, who died of wounds received at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. He was only 23, and was a Captain in the Welsh Guards. It was a devastating time for the Earl of Powis and his family, as well as for Welshpool, who lost many sons in World War…