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January 2009

Feed the birds!

Posted by Gareth Bonello on 20 January 2009

The days are short, the rain is cold, there’s frost on the leaves and the wind bites my nose; it must be January! But it’s not just us human beings that feel the cold. Our feathered friends need to eat a lot more during the winter months to keep from freezing to death in the night. Have a look at the and you’ll see how busy it is!

Winter is a great time to attract birds to your garden because they are less shy about coming to get food. You might even attract some species that don’t normally visit garden feeders.

There’s some great advice on attracting birds to your garden at the RSPB website, and while you’re there why not get involved in the Big Garden Birdwatch on the 24th & 25th January? You can take part in the world’s biggest bird survey from the comfort of your living room!

St Teilo's Church - the book

Posted by Mari Gordon on 14 January 2009

We're getting really stuck in now. We've had a complete set of pages, which is our chance to move or replace any images, or perhaps move pages around. Once we've done that the layout is set in stone and we start proofreading. While we proofread the English, the designer will work on the Welsh pages - that's why it's important that nothing moves around after we've agreed on the layout!

We had some new external shots of the church done, so that we'd have a wider choice to try out for the cover. I think we're pretty close to deciding on the image. And I think the title is decided too:

Saving St Teilo's: bringing a medieval church to life.

I hope it's a strong title, and I like the fact that we get the name 'St Teilo's' right in there at the beginning!

We're also moving ahead with the launch event. It will be in the spring, March or maybe April. It should be a lovely event, it will be lighter then - and warmer!

Crocus Picture Diary

Posted by Gareth Bonello on 12 January 2009

Here is my Crocus Picture Diary.

Each week I will be uploading new pictures of my Crocus plants - as they grow! Compare them with your own.

January 19th - Here's the first picture, the crocus shoots are just popping up above the soil. Have yours started growing yet?

Crocus Shoots 19/01/09

January 15th - I could just see the tips of the shoots poking out from the soil today. Come back next week to look at the pictures!

Professor Plant


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