Two go to an event

This title doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But actually, it was a lot more special than it sounds – because this was the first event we’d been to in almost two years, thanks to the pandemic. The event was a cut-down, socially responsible and completely outdoor version of CountryFest, a nice “fayre” held on … More Two go to an event

Roman mosaic surprise

The Roman villa at Chedworth in Gloucestershire is an amazing place to visit with substantial foundations and an array of mosaics, some still in situ within the original house walls. And now it’s even more amazing, because Carbon-14 dating has revealed one of those mosaics, in Room 28, is much later than experts believed possible. … More Roman mosaic surprise

Lockdown blues…

Thanks to my good friend Jay Mountney for this meme, which I’ve cheerfully stolen from her blog. Thankfully, the lockdown blues are just starting to ease as we’re all allowed to travel that little bit further afield, but there are still restrictions and it’s still easier to dream than it is to actually travel. So … More Lockdown blues…

Great British Dig: lost priories

I’ve just finished watching the third episode of the recent series of The Great British Dig, which was filmed on location last autumn during the pandemic. Hats off to the production team and crew, because they’ve managed to make a remarkably seamless set of programmes featuring some fascinating subjects, while contending with social distancing regulations … More Great British Dig: lost priories