Friday, 4 December 2009

Crypts, Climate Change and Christmas trees

Feels like a while since I've blogged - even though it's only days!

Well, what have we been up to?

We visited Hexham Abbey with friends. This is the crypt below. This was the first time either Hermione or I had been in a crypt. Lots of threads of thought to follow up arising from this visit - crypts, sanctuary and the church and more...

We also visited Blanchland, a medieval village. A very quaint place that holds a special place in my heart.

We have been reading up about climate change a lot this week and have enjoyed this weeks Panorama programme on BBCiplayer. It's worth a look if you didn't see it. It details the measures Tesco are taking to reduce their carbon footprint.

There have been discussions about Christmas trees. We always have two - a large fresh one in the hall and an artificial one in the living room. I really would like a living tree to bring in doors each year. I hate the thought of them being chopped down, however price was prohibitive. Well, I spotted a small tree in a pot in Ikea yesterday for only £3.99. It is quite small (about 30cm tall)but we'll pot it on and hopefully it will be a fair bit bigger come next year.

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