Thursday, 15 August 2013

Recommendations -

Been a while, but I'm back - for now.

I've had a great 3 months. Done quite a bit and I want to share with you some of the places that have played a part in these weeks away. It's a mixture of museums, restaurants and communities. They are not in any particular order, pretty much how my brain is.

The Beaney: Such a great museum, library, gallery, visitor's information point and café. If you go to Canterbury - definitely go and have a nosy around.
Facebook: TheBeaney
Twitter: @the_beaney

The Roman Museum: Another one of Canterbury's great museums, it's have a revamp since I last went and it's well worth a visit.
Facebook: CanterburyMuseumsandGalleries
Twitter: @CMuseums

Dover Museum: This museum now holds the Bronze Age Boat again. A team, including myself, spent a day carting display cases, glass panels, artefacts and information boards from 2 huge lorries up a flight of stairs to put the display back together again.
Twitter: @DoverMuseum

Canterbury Archaeological Trust Community Archaeology: I did my work placement with the Trust - great bunch of people! They are beginning to do day courses, get in there quick.
Facebook: CanterburyArchaeologicalTrust
Twitter: @CantArchTrust

Let Them Speak for Themselves Project via Up on the Downs: A great project put together to investigate, survey and record the 20th century defences found around Dover and Folkestone - community modern conflict archaeology.
Facebook: Up on the Downs
Twitter: Up on the Downs

Lyminge Archaeological Project: Run by the University of Reading, with the help of students, local volunteers and archaeological groups they are uncovering an important Anglo-Saxon settlement in Kent. Project started in 2008 and has continued seasonally, due to finish next year.
Facebook: Lyminge Archaeological Project
Twitter: Lyminge Project

Risan Mosaics: MONTENEGRO. Impressive remains of a Roman building in the Bay of Kotor. We had a very friendly baby tortoise showing us around!

Kotor: MONTENEGRO. A magnificent medieval town with superb defences - town walls that you can walk up. Do recommend not to do it during the hottest time of the day - but the view is certainly worth it!

Browns Coffeehouse: Despite the over-whelming amount of coffee shops in Canterbury - I do think this one wins. They truly love their coffee. Being a bit off the beaten track in Canterbury it takes you away from the city-centre and helps you forget the busy-ness of tourists and shoppers.
Facebook: Browns Coffeehouse
Twitter: Browns Coffeehouse

Deeson's Restaurant: Centre of Canterbury a superb British restaurant. The owners have a small-holding that they grow their veg and rears pigs on - they do a great pre-show dinner offer as well as a lovely bottle of pink fizz.
Twitter: Deesons Restaurant

Brockley Market: London. Awesome food market on a Saturday, lovely coffee especially after a night out!
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Twitter: Brockley Market

The Orchard: London. A place that we've been to before, delicious food, board games and great atmosphere. Their pancake breakfast is yummy.
Twitter: The Orchard

The Gantry: Not far from The Orchard is another restaurant that I recommend - yummy fry-up and I've heard from a good source that their evenings are good too.
Facebook: The Gantry
Twitter: The Gantry

The Chocolate Café: Not far from Deeson's in Canterbury is this lovely rendezvous - used this regularly when I was in Canterbury. Serves a huge range of coffees, teas and, you've guessed it, chocolate based drinks! From another reliable source their toasted sandwiches and Eton mess are delicious (XXX)
Facebook: Chocolate Café

Fairport's Cropredy Convention: The annual get together in a little village outside Banbury in Oxfordshire. Music of all-sorts (mainly folk) - however this year - Alice Cooper! A-MAZE-ZING!
Facebook: Fairport's Cropredy Convention
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

The Beaney, Canterbury - a few piccies from my visit

Stained Glass on staircase

Cabinet of Curiosities

Anglo-Saxon Kent


Fish Brooch

Jugs, lamps and vases


Four-pronged Roman Lamp

From the pages of a book #imagination

Tiles from Tyler Hill, Canterbury

Cup and saucer
 If you're ever in Canterbury, The Beaney is definitely worth a visit