Thursday, June 30, 2011

"In ancient times Scota, the daughter of pharaoh, left Egypt with her husband Gaythelos by name and a large following. For they had heard of the disasters which were going to come upon Egypt, and so through the instructions of the gods they fled certain plagues that were to come. They took to the sea, entrusting themselves to the guidance of the gods" (Scotichronicon - Walter Bower)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A day out at Poyntzfield House, Jemimaville. A pleasant diversion from my book research and a charming array of backs!! (I'm the one in the red!)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Quite a fruitful couple of days. Have been in discussion with a PR agent about handling the publicity for my next book release (s). Plus, possible future speaking engagements. Fellow author's in my particular field have been popping by to say "Hi" and to discuss potential joint projects. That has been fun. Especially discussing our experiences at University College London!! An American radio show wish to interview me about my first book, Kingdom of the Ark, and my subsequent years of research. And today was spent in discussion with a web designer, formulating concepts for my new website. What I would describe as a networking day, rather then getting any real research done. Will have to make amends this coming week-end. In between the Formula 1 obviously!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Well, so much for Midsummer! It's wet here, cold, wet, windy and oh, did I say it was wet!! Thankfully, today's tasks are all based indoors, sitting at the computer. At this moment in time, I'm putting together an abstract for a conference on Conflict Archaeology this coming October in Scotland. Thankfully, a quick call to someone special in the USA gave me the information I required. And staying on the States theme, I have also just been asked to appear on a Stateside radio show. Now all I have to do is find something interesting to talk about....any ideas??!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Have been taking a sabbatical for the past two months, but am now back with a vengeance. Busy working on two new books, all will be revealed at a later date!! I have also been asked to contribute to the "DaysofArchaeology" project taking place on 29th July 2011. Details to follow