Week 17

NicC
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July 23rd, 2012, 6:36 am #1

Monday morning: Twicey Bedroom Window Weather Studio
What has happened: Rain and strong winds overnight last night
Current: Light grey sky, bright, windy and,,,if I get off my bed and look west (which is where the weather is coming from) - a rainbow. The BBC 3 day forecast is sun, sun, sun. Whoops, sorry. The BBC have lost my tracking cookie - that was London. For NE47 white cloud, shower, white cloud.

I'll stick with the bright sunshine that is trying, nobely, to brighten things up.

Breakfast here I come.
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NicC
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July 23rd, 2012, 5:40 pm #2

Weather - dark cloud all around all day but we seemed to have a private gap and we probably have some lobsters - certainly I have a white stripe on my wrist where my watch lives!

In summary - dateable finds in north field. Trench '9' extending towards '10' and '10' extending to '9'. The roadway in '10' may only be a pathway, or a wall foundation or ??. A 1970s(?) drainage trench was excavated. Other people were doing other things but I do not know what - apart from guddling in quick-drying mud!

Pix (taken at lunchtime)
trench10a.jpg
trench10.jpg
trench9.jpg
70s_trench_excavated.jpg
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July 23rd, 2012, 8:19 pm #3

NicC wrote:dateable finds in north field.
That's great! I knew I should have just skipped the return flight and stayed another week... B)
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July 23rd, 2012, 9:32 pm #4

Looking forward to the eventual dating of the enigmatic North Field.

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July 24th, 2012, 7:32 am #5

Badger: I think it was 3rd century AD but I will try and find out more today.

About which: The Twicey Weather Bureau Says: currently (08:30) low cloud, fine drizzle (almost too fine to see), little or no wind/breeze. Could be an uncomfortable day's digging - if any is done at all :'( . The digging will be ok and easier than yesterday but the barrow run?
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July 24th, 2012, 11:13 am #6

Nic
North Field is a very speculative place. I am content to wait for Andrew and Justin to sort it out.
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July 24th, 2012, 12:15 pm #7

Wish they'd just pull up an "Agricola Was Here" plaque so the suspense could be lifted!
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July 24th, 2012, 6:28 pm #8

Overall: a full day of aches and pains sustained even if the latter part was in mizzle and drizzle. De-turfing completed including the second layer so everyone should be on hands and knees tomorrow. Nothing spectacular to report or conjecture on. North Field Report: two drainage systems of different periods. Dating given this morning is premature and can safely be ignored as just a "fag-end". Beth says she will produce a report some time. That's All, Folks. No pics - nothing has really changed. Oh! Possible tablet but may just be a bit of a wooden tankard.
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July 25th, 2012, 7:08 pm #9

Yet another full day's graft under somewhat better conditions than yesterday - even a few moments of sunshine (or was that a dream?). General hands and knees jobs all round although the extensions on 9 and 10 did include spadework. Justin, on his tod, extended 9 south towards 10 in double-quick time uncovering a couple of large flags - the stone type not the fluttery type.

Riposte of the day (yesterday): a middle aged couple at the edge of trench 10...She: "what is your best find?". He: "your wife". Volunteer: "No, that was my best loss!"

Again - no pix. Will try and get some tomorrow.

Ice cream: roaring trade but the big debate is: lunch-time or afternoon break time? For me this is a no-brainer and wastes ice-cream eating time!
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Sue Munro
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July 25th, 2012, 7:38 pm #10

Any time is ice cream time, and you're supporting the local economy whenever you buy it!

Thanks for the updates. Hope to squeeze in a visit over the summer hols to check on progress.
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