Sunday 26 November 2017
Saturday 25 November 2017
Sunday 19 November 2017
Saturday 18 November 2017
|Vespasian -Wikimedia Commons|
|Vespasian - Jewish Revolt|
|Nero sends Vespasian to Jerusalem|
|Vespasian - Ostia|
|Vespasian sestertius A.D. 71 reverse 'Judea Captured'|
Wednesday 15 November 2017
The weekend vanished in a flurry of preparing for and attending one of the largest Christmas Craft Fairs in Aberdeen, Scotland. The AWA (American Women's Association) has been organising very popular Fairs for more than 2 decades and generally have very high turnout of shoppers. Sunday past was one of the good days. I had a great time, sold 25 novels and maybe a few ebooks.
But to the matter in hand...
He maybe had a big battle at the elusively referred to battlegrounds of Mons Graupius (biased written evidence for this)… and then he left quite soon after to go back to
From written records we know Agricola was back in
In northern Britannia, the population of the tribes would have been relatively small compared to some of the tribes in southern Britannia (the south of
|Giovanni Panninni Wikimedia Commons|
According to the most recent archaeological excavations in northern
|The Baths at Caracalla|
- Civilised: -behaving in a polite way instead of getting angry
Of course, there might have been sumptuous baths like those portrayed here by L. Alma Tadema. Wikimedia Commons. Have I ever mentioned I love his paintings- even if they are not quite what would have happened at the baths.
Friday 10 November 2017
Saturday 4 November 2017
My week has been extremely busy writing wise, most of which has been out and about talking about and selling my novels.
On Wed 1st November, I spent a lovely evening with 30+ ladies from the Kinellar SWI who had asked me to give them a talk/ presentation about my novels. They wanted a mixture of my writing background; the novels I've had published to date; and a little bit more about Roman Aberdeenshire- all of which I was delighted to give them along with a PowerPoint presentations of relevant images.
They were an extremely appreciative and intent audience, some of whom asked brilliant questions afterwards. I sold some books and though I live only some 4 miles from the venue, the travelling expenses were welcome.
Here's hoping it's a good shopping day because I'm hoping to sell a lot of my stock! Yesterday, and Wednesday evening, the popular one was Topaz Eyes. Updates later...
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Today was my turn to post at my regular x 2 per month Writing Wranglers Blog. Since Hallowe'en is now over and I have done a post on Scottish Hallowe'en already for them, I decided to post some interesting facts about Scotland.
Here's a bundle of random facts...
The shortest scheduled passenger flight in the world is from the Orkney