printer's tray with mudlarking finds displaying mudlarking finds
This weekend, as it was -10 degrees, arctic type weather, and the tides were pretty bad timing wise (ie, low tide at horrendous o'clock in the morning), it was a weekend for doing stuff at home, and time to finally display all our Thames mudlarking finds in the printers tray which I've been stepping over on the lounge floor for the last month! hooray! And so, here it is in all its glory. All theses bits and pieces displayed, including some beautiful coins (the nicest one is a 1799 halfpenny), are treasures which we have found over the last year, washed up along the Thames near Greenwich. Amongst the finds are bullets, live rounds, a voltameter, pocket watch, victorian police whistle, fragments of bellamine, bottles, lead soldiers, glass bottles stoppers..... the list goes on. It is now proudly displayed in the hallway - just like a little museum. Very proud! Thanks David for putting it up - all whilst he was cooking roast beef. Who says men can't multi-task! And whilst David was cooking and polishing pennies to within an inch their lives, I messed around making a few more fish creations - which are pictured here below:
So a very productive weekend, and then, to finish it off, sorting through papers before going to bed, I came across a quote which my late Dad wrote down, by John J Sullivan, which I like, so thought I'd share it:
"All except the shallowest living involves tearing up one rough draft after another"
Here's to not being shallow!!