Welcome Asher Ben Kitto Freer, who arrived on Wednesday morning.
Asher and Polly are now home from the hospital – all went well and both are doing really well. Ayla is getting used to having a brother and getting lots of attention!
Asher means ‘joy’ in Hebrew and refers to the Ash tree, Ben is a family name and is also Hebrew meaning ‘son’, and Kitto is Swahili for ‘precious’ and also Cornish for ‘bearing Christ’.
It has been a long time since any updates on the blog… and a lot has been changing for us…
Back in March I finished working at CMS, and earlier this month I started working for the Social Responsibility Department of the Diocese of Oxford. My work at the diocese is focussed around the environment, supporting the diocese as it responds to Climate Change and encouraging environmental awareness in it’s parishes. Work at the diocese isn’t full-time, so at the moment I’m sharing child-care of Ayla (which is great), as well as working freelance and exploring some other projects.
We’ve been trying to get busy in the garden at House244 as well… some of those efforts can be see from the photos below.
Beautiful snowy sunset over the rooftops in Oxford tonight .
Had a great few days last week in east Devon staying in a yurt… beautiful structures and lovely to sit in rain or shine! Fortunately we timed our trip with the few days of sunshine last week, so most of the time we were hanging in the hammock under the sun… watching the buttercups move with the sun. We only explored the local area long enough to wonder why we’d left our yurt and hammocks. Spent the last day bedding down hiding from the rain and stoking the woodburning stove… Ayla loved it!
Found a ‘secret’ bluebell wood last week… just down the road: photos