A brief trip to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke

So yesterday was my day off this week, and whilst out shopping I thought I would pop into a museum that is on my doorstep, The Willis Museum in Basingstoke. The reason for the visit was to do some research for the blogs exploring the archaeology in my local area that I mentioned in my … Continue reading A brief trip to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke

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Day 11/12 The Journey Home

Good Bye Lewis - Thanks for having me So day 11/12 was the day to leave the Isle of Lewis 😦 But, with the ferry not leaving until 3:30, this did give me a chance to look around Stornoway one last time, and today was carnival day! (Although we missed most of it). Good Bye … Continue reading Day 11/12 The Journey Home

Blog Diary Day 9 – Abhainn Dearg The Red River Distillery, and Day 10 General sightseeing and last full day :(

Day 9 A must for any archaeology journey is a visit to a brewery or distillery! This is a relatively new distillery, founded in 2008, we visited just before the bottling of their 10 year old batch. The distillery is also located close to the area where the Lewis Chessmen were discovered (Lookout for a … Continue reading Blog Diary Day 9 – Abhainn Dearg The Red River Distillery, and Day 10 General sightseeing and last full day ðŸ˜¦

Blog Diary Day 8 – Lews Castle, A Norse Mill, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and Dun Carloway Broch

Wow! Day 8 was a busy day... Not sure how we managed to fit so much in. A day spent visiting Lews Castle, a recreation of a Norse mill and Kiln, The Black House Village and Dun Carloway Broch. The Norse mill and kiln was not an intended visit, but a happy discovery. Lews Castle … Continue reading Blog Diary Day 8 – Lews Castle, A Norse Mill, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and Dun Carloway Broch

Day 6 – Bosta Iron Age House and Calanais Stones

Day 6 - Archaeology Day! Today was a good day! Got to visit a site I have been wanting to visit for a long time. The Calanais Stones. An added bonus was also visiting the reconstructed Iron Age House at Bosta on Great Bernera. I will cover a little bit more about these on separate … Continue reading Day 6 – Bosta Iron Age House and Calanais Stones

Day 3 Oban to Kyleakin (Isle of Skye)

Day 3 was another early start, travelling from Oban to Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. Wow what a journey! A mixture of costal and Highland roads with some spectacular scenery. With a slightly more drizzly start. And we finally made it to Skye. After finding our hotel for the night, we decided to head … Continue reading Day 3 Oban to Kyleakin (Isle of Skye)

Update (Sort of…)

Hello All, Sorry I have still been quiet recently, lots going. At the weekend I was at Chiltern Open Air Museum indulging another one of hobbies Historical European Martial Arts and reenactment. On this particular occasion I was involved in a demonstration of the style of jujitsu that was taught to the Suffragettes by Edith … Continue reading Update (Sort of…)