Good morning! We've had a bit of sun just now but generally I think it is going to be like yesterday, a bit dull but no rain. Let's hope no rain anyway.
I had a really lovely day with Val at Sutton Hoo yesterday. We met up as planned although I was a bit late having taken a wrong turn actually inside the grounds and ending up at the farm instead which was really stupid as there were clear signs.
The Swords of Kingdoms exhibition was splendid but, with so many wanting to see it, there wasn't the time to really pause and ponder before having to move on. The fine crafting of the gold and jewels was absolutely fantastic; one tends to think of the Saxons as pretty unrefined but these exhibits proved that they may have been warlike (most of the items were sword related) but they were also creative and they loved and valued beauty.
After an early light lunch, Val and I set off on one of the walks, chatting nineteen to the dozen as we did so.
We then headed towards the house and looked around although I found that a bit disappointing. There used to be costumes on mannequins and lots of 'home' stuff such as china, etc, but that's all gone and the upstairs is now holiday flats while downstairs is more information about the discoveries and excavations - all very interesting but I was sorry the rest had gone.
The chairs were comfy though!
This evening is the compulsory fish and chips from The Little Fish and Chips Shop which is under fifty paces away from Rest Cottage. It won't go cold getting it home, that's for sure!
As Eileen suggested, I will also read the camera manual and see if I can understand the video instructions and whether I can upload the clips in some sort of recognisable format.
Wish me luck. :-) xx