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2021 was (selectively) great!

2021 was (selectively) great!

I am getting old… The years all look alike. At this stage it looks a lot like this year is starting as the last one began; in lockdown… Looking back at the past year, instead of dwelling on the negatives (obvious though they are), I will only consider the things that make us happy. The […]

There… and back again: Vindolanda, Week 3

There… and back again: Vindolanda, Week 3

Our third and final week of pottery scanning at Vindolanda got off to an unexpected start; unfortunately, circumstances led our comrade Santos to return home to Leicester, leaving Daan and me to continue collecting data as a duo. Santos was with us in spirit however, as were still able to check in with him over […]

The rime of the ancient archaeologist

The rime of the ancient archaeologist

I qualify for the above title after having celebrated yet another birthday, this time up here in Vindolanda. Victoria organised a caterpillar cake, which compensated somewhat for being isolated from my family back in Leicester. Although I would have definitely wanted to spend my special day with them, working with some really striking pieces of […]

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