Thursday, 18 December 2014
Christmas Coach 1795 by Jean Leon Ferris
Well there is only about a week to go to Xmas, and I hope you all have a good one. Our family will not be here until the 28th, so I guess we will have some sort of Xmas then. Being in Australia, this means Xmas in Summer, something I have never got a handle on and some how it just doesn't feel like Xmas. We will however celebrate Winter Solstice.
I hope you all get something from Santa that you want or need. Usually for me it is something inexpensive & practicle like some beeswax or linen thread, but this year I simply can't think what to put on my "Wants List". But I am thankful that all my family are well, and that I am still relatively mobile ! I must get out in the forest more once the fire season is over and Winter has arrived. I hope we get some snow this year that will actually lay !!!
Take care everyone and stay safe.
Our new poster for the 9th Experimental Archaeology Conference (EAC9) in Ireland, 16-18 January 2015 - the world's leading experimental archaeologists, with over 50 lectures, posters and demonstrations, all the way from building Neolithic houses, to baking Medieval bread, from making inks, to teaching children through experimental archaeology. Register at the website http://www.ucd.ie/archaeology/eac9/ and come to Ireland! (with thanks to Conor McDermott, UCD School of Archaeology for the lovely poster, with images from UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Ancient Technologies!)