Labyrinth progress to report

As we approach the Christmas holidays, our progress on the refurbishments might be thought to slacken, but I am happy to report that the last three days have been pretty busy.

Task one has been to decorate the Christmas tree which was heroically dragged into the house by Mike and Tim.  Unfortunately, the photos don’t really do it justice, but our seasonal hemlock is now liberally sprinkled with lights, baubles, tinsel and lametta.

It's beginning to look a lot like a Christmas tree
It’s beginning to look a lot like a Christmas tree

Task two has been the installation of a ‘draft’ labyrinth.  A group of labyrinth enthusiasts arrived this Tuesday to create a Chartres labyrinth from blocks and then walk it.  The weather forecast had been for showers but happily the skies remained clear during our activities.  Mike and I are very grateful for the hard work of Stuart, Vince, Chris and Heather along with that of Tomas, Adrian, Tim and Will alongside us to move the blocks to the lower level and then to lay them out.

Before...
Before…

 

..seems to be working so far...
..seems to be working so far…

 

..on your marks...
..making real progress now…

We plan to leave the blocks in this pattern until conditions are appropriate for us to fix these permanently in place and infill with a suitable material so that the labyrinth path becomes one height , making it more suitable for all-weather use.

All finished
All finished – for now…

 

and in case you want to see it without people

21dec08

Task three was to finish the fire door installation.  Mike managed to finish the last little bits this afternoon, so we can now turn our attention to the Christmas tasks ahead.