Sorry I have not posted anything today. After a horrible train journey down to Cornwall I have been recovering. When I am sufficiently recovered I will be posting about monuments and stone circles. Until then I leave you with some dinosaur teeth.
Today I am traveling down to my parents who live in Cornwall. Anyone living in Britain knows that South West Cornwall is far away from anywhere including South West Cornwall. I should have time to read but I am taking wife and child with me which means conversion probably about robots. While in Cornwall I… Continue Reading
Well it’s the Feast of Stephen and snow is predicted for Coventry. I’ve been a good boy so I’ve decided to have a couple of pints. No reading today but have listened to my America West Audiobook and am amazed that America is so interesting!
As you know I am reading Viking Britain: An Exploration. Yesterday I was reading about Offa, Saxon king of Mercia, who is most remembered for his dike which runs along the boarder with Wales. He was a very powerful man who commanded that a kingling under his “protection” should have his head chopped off for the… Continue Reading
I love audio books. Neither cats nor little boys and stop you listening in the same way that they can stop you reading. In fact you can build a wicked train track or have a cat sit on your lap and your learning is not stopped. I am currently working my way through the Great… Continue Reading
You will not be surprised to read, given that it’s Christmas Eve and I have a little boy, that I am still reading Viking Britain An Exploration. I can normally finish a book in two sittings but when you have a little boy everything takes longer! So, two and three! Williams is an excellent writer,… Continue Reading
I am still working through Viking Britain by Thomas Williams. His prose is excellent and his knowledge just oozes off the page. I think what got my respect straight away was the confession that Viking history is a live topic with new finds coming to light all the time. His book is not, and is… Continue Reading