Monday, 18 March 2013

Auf Wiedersehen Pets!

I had a terrific time at Hexham North Tourist Fair as Hands-on-Latin...seeing lots of people and chatting all day.

Just catching up now!

Also showed around a group of German journalists around Housesteads Roman Fort on Saturday morning on behalf of National Trust and English Heritage. Worth looking at the website as EH have done some new links and graphics relating to the fort. (Also lots on too!)

I got to practise the odd word or two of German...kein problem! (No problem!) Amazing what you remember....

What is interesting is that the 1st Cohort of Tungrians were stationed there for the whole lifetime of the  fort (approx. 300 years). They are Belgian/Germanic and were strengthened by the Frisians (again Germanic) who created their own 'Housesteadsware' - their own special bowls which reflected the strong, independent Frisian character. They even kept the Frisian names going. One bowl in particular is engraved with the name 'Neuto' - which is not found anywhere else except that area of Germany.

So definite German links there...

Still snowing here on and off. According to the weather forecast we are due for a lot more...but we are used to it. Kein problem! And for now.....Auf wiedersehen pets!

P.S.: If you can - try to listen to David Almond, a local author, on recent recording of Desert Island Discs - Radio 4. Well worth it!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Launch of Hands-on-Latin tomorrow

A very quick post to say I'll be on a stand at the Hexham North Tourism Fair tomorrow
and I look forward to seeing some of you there!
It's the official launch of
and really looking forward to it!
Hands-on-Latin comprises Guided Tours, Latin and History Courses (plus muddy boots!),
Holiday Spanish/French/Italian courses
combined with a large helping of fun, learning and laughter!
The website is a wonderful work in progress.
More information, .pdfs on the courses and tours will follow very shortly...........
Many thanks to you all for your help and support thus far!
Will write again soon to tell you how it went!
Hadriana/Catherine :-)
Twitter: @hadrianasblog @handsonlatin
ps - Wentworth Centre can be found beside Waitrose and the Leisure Centre/Swimming pool at the entrance to Hexham from A69