3 May 2006

Moving house...

No photos at present (they are on Kate's camera), but this weekend the house move was successfully completed - which would not have been possible without the assistance of Katie and her family. Harry and Steph arrived by campervan on Saturday evening, having collected a matress on our behalf at IKEA, and we went to the Pheasant in Broseley for dinner - very nice indeed. Next day Harry kindly disconnected a gas fire and reconnected the cooker, and then we set about demolishing parts of the fireplace. Another trip to IKEA to buy more bed things, and then back to the house and caravan site. Sunday night we ate at the Mermaid in Atcham, and Monday visited Stokesay before parting with Harry and Steph at Ludlow.

Katie and I then returned via Shipton Hall where we had a delightful tour by the owner and discovered that the Georgian 'gothick' additions to this house were designed by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard (who designed the Iron Bridge).

So an interesting weekend, overshadowed slightly by the thought of the events later today, which are making me a little bit nervous at the moment. I am going to go home shortly and bash some bricks or something. Interestingly yesterday was the exact 6th anniversary of starting work at the Museum, I started as Senior Archaeologist on 2nd May 2000.

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