I've only participated in a dig once -- L'Abbey de Hamage near Douai in Northern France -- attempting to determine the nature of monasticism prior to the imposition of the Benedictine Rule. It was my undergrad internship. It was a great six weeks. I wish it could have been longer. Thought I'd never be clean again, but two weeks on the beaches of Croatia was the perfect wind down.
Have you thougth about joining the Ulster Archaeological Society. Most commercially run summer digs charge volunteers but teh UAS sometimes help Queen's on their training digs and it's a good starting point for info and also for training.
I am working in Belfast city centre on the new shopping centre project - just layers no features as we are doing a small piece at a time - nothing to interesting
Did you go? I forgot about it until I saw it on the news tonight but I couldn't have gone anyway as I am working in Coleraine and don't get home til after 6, It's on again tomorrow though so I might drag myself out of bed! http://kingshall.co.uk/whatson.php?mfm=detail&id=27
No, I didn't manage to go.
I'm no longer working in Belfast and am currently spending all my time getting ready for two events: my mother's month-long visit starting in two weeks and my wedding on 12 May.
But, hey, I managed to finish knitting my mother a pair of bed socks for her visit.
OTN: My first attempt at double knitting -- fingers crossed.
I never actually made it, I was meeting my boyfriend in town and he refused to go as the thought of needle crafts didn't enthuse him! We went and watched the grand national instead - didn't win though!
hello im a UK knitter in Stoke-on-Trent at rhe moment maybe moving somewhere else iin the summer (possibly over to N Ireland actually).
My BF is from Bangor, and while i was there i notices somthign which might be an LYS near the bus station. have either of you too ever been there or of you ever do find yourself in bangor, would you be able to find out for me?
interesting you mention archaelogy, im off on my first dig next month in the Philippines, im very exited but have no idea what to expect!