Monthly Archives: June 2012

To My Friends and Followers Down-Under

For some strange reason my last blog post seemed to appeal to readers and followers in Australia and New Zealand! And I didn’t mention ice cold beer (although to be quite honest, the beer we drank on Saturday evening was … Continue reading

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Shearing: Hot Work and Warm Memories

It has been such a cold and wet summer, but from a sheep farmer’s point of view it hasn’t been all gloom and doom. For a start, the cooler weather has meant there’ve been fewer flies and maggots around – … Continue reading

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Welcome to My Family Home: the Belton Spitfire Prom.

Many years ago – sometime back in the Middle Bronze Age – I used to be a Morris dancer. I know it’s hard to credit, given my almost total lack of bodily poise, grace or presence, but it happened, largely, … Continue reading

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Time Team Series 20, my Fourth Episode. Reflections: Research and Development

Yes, the making of a Time Team does produce a huge amount of paperwork, and yes, we all get fed-up with it. BUT (and I mean it!) we couldn’t do without it. In actual fact I would rate the preparation … Continue reading

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Time Team Series 20. My Fourth Episode: Day 3

I guess you’d describe this post as being about the archaeology of archaeology. I was put in mind of the idea when going through the inner recesses of my rucksack before heading off to site this morning. There I found, … Continue reading

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Time Team Series 20. My Fourth Episode: Day 2

Day 1 was generally successful, but Day 2 got off to a baddish beginning. For a start, it rained: not the horizontal skin-piercing stair rods I’m used to in the Fens, but the gentle, soft rain of the west. It’s … Continue reading

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Time Team Series 20. My Fourth Episode: Day One

It was back at school sometime in the 1950s and I can remember standing in line while the music teacher conducted us through that lovely Irish air ‘The Mountains of Mourne’. Well, I woke up this morning – bright and … Continue reading

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