As I didn't get to the RNA cofnerence, I spent part of the weekend -- revising my partial and will post it off before I go pick my youngest up from school. Fingers crossed but I like it. Now go back to the familiar feel of churning stomach and antcipation.
M&B are now going to preliminaries on GH and so I have had to submit a 150 word biography and any dedication. As I have not heard any different, I assume The Gladiator's Honour is still the correct title.
Thank you to everyone who told me about the transport difficulties. Although it was very disappointing not be there ( and I do want to see pictures!!), in the end it was what was best for my family.
My eldest spent part of the weekend preforming in Vindolanda-- The Musical. he was not very appreciative when I said that the big problem with the story was that the hero was on the periphary. He had no stake in the whole story-- he was merely a watcher of unfolding events. The question why never got answered. But the songs were pleasant and the childen enthusiastic. The costuime were inspired by Rome rather than directly based on Roman costume, and they were designed by the children.
I shall have to go back to Vindolanda and take a closer look at the temple complex. It is something they have been trying to find for years and years. The broken statues are what I most wnat to see. It should be very exciting. I wnoder if they were broken up before the CHristain church was built in the commander's residence or after.
I have finished reading Joan Alcock's Food in Roman Britain. Although ALcock concentrates on Britain, she does give a general overview of the situation. It was enjoyable read. I have also just finished --See Delphi and Die by Lindsey Davies -- it is very curate's egg. I lvoed the whole tourist bit, but some parts were telegraphed or maybe signalled. Helena is still my favourite character.
It is wonderfully hot here. Clear blue skies. A real summer.