Monday, 18 January 2010
New Year's Blog Resolution!
This year I feel really energised and have a feeling that it is going to be a super year.
I am glad that our energies will now be fully on the business and the family (which is where they should be!)...
I'd always meant to blog daily...even if it is only a few lines.
There is always something going on even if it is just trying to catch a picture of the resident heron in our local beck/burn(Cumbrian/Northumbrian for stream).
Today's photo is of the nearby Roman fort to the west of us - a sunny Birdoswald (Banna) taken at the height of Easter 2009. It is looking at some of the granaries and the posts represent where the archaeologists also found the remains of a medieval hall. It was occupied by local tribes once the Romans left and/or were assimilated into the local culture. Tony Willmott (an English Heritage archaeologist) has a theory that the lawless times (up to and including The Reivers) were a continuation from when Roman Rule departed these shores. He could well be right!
I'm currently reading Hunter Davies' book: "A Walk along the Wall: a journey along Hadrian's Wall". I throughly recommend it to all those who are interested in reading about Hadrian's Wall and those who are planning to walk along it some time. (It's also worth pointing out that you don't have to walk the whole length of it...there are some short walks that can be done as well. One of the major broadsheets (The Times) has recently done a review of one walk which I include here.
Happy reading and walking! Here's the walk (beginning at Housesteads Fort) reproduced here from The Times (January 9 - 2010)