Your day, Tuesday February 5th 2013
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    Default Your day, Tuesday February 5th 2013

    We woke up this morning to the sound of thunder and then torrential rain - at 5 am.

    Our forecast for the next few days is that the snow and ice are coming back (*yeah* - NOT!!!!!).
    Also the roads will possibly be quite slippery today during the snow showers. Of course today is the day that both hubby and I have to be on the road.

    Thankfully I only have about 10 or so miles each way but hubby has to go all over the place.
    I'm always relieved when he comes back safe and sound after driving a lot with this weather.

    Today is my cookery day at school so I'll be busy most of the day.

    Yesterday I actually got more done than I had hoped so today should be a lot easier - or is that asking for problems by saying that?? LOL

    Stay safe if you are having bad weather and have a great day!!

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    Well they do say no good deed goes unpunished so you might not have the easy day you're hoping for

    For Rachael and anyone else who might be interested, the show last night about "The King In The Carpark" was really interesting. It was filmed in a "human interest" way rather than a straight historical thing and that was a great idea due to how it all came about. If you're not interested look away for a few paragraphs!

    Keeping it as short as possible a Richard III enthusiast Philippa had been researching all things to do with him and his demise (lots of people believe he wasn't a monster, didn't kill the Princes in the tower etc) and she believed that his body was buried in this one place, which we now know is the car park of Leicester Social Services. It was already known there was a priory there. So she went on and on and on at the University until they decided to have a look. Weirdly she said to dig in this one space, a reserved spot so it had a big "R". So they dug and there was the skeleton. Three trenches were dug so they could see that there was a wall to the priory and also an area of a church. Where the body was found was part of the church and a place where only important people were buried. First clue.

    Where the show was interesting was that the archaeologists were professional but surprised and excited but this lady was really emotional about it. It was odd to see her emotional response to all the findings where the professionals had to be very cautious and sceptical about things. Anyway, then came the tests, CT scans of the skeleton, carbon dating of the bones, forensic and battle specialists to examine the nature of the injuries etc. The carbon dating was amazing as it not only gave a time period for the bone but they also could conclude that he's had a diet rich in meat and fish which was unusual at that time for anyone other than the very wealthy so that was another clue.It was looking more and more likely. The final test was a Canadian man who was a nephew 17 times down the line so they did a DNA test. And sure enough it was a match (but you already knew that!)

    The way the show was produced was lovely to me as there were times when the lady had to leave the room as she was in tears finding out about how he died and other details. she was disappointed to hear he did in face have curvature of the spine as she thought that was a Tudor myth. the experts said he very probably didn't have a hunched back though or any distortion of his arm, so it was true that he could fight, wear armour and all that stuff, rather than being the beastly vision we've come to hear about. At the end of the show they took Philippa into a room where they'd had an expert make a model of his face, like they do for crime purposes, so we could see what he looked like for the first time. As the presenter said at the end of the show the more facts we learn from the scientific evidence the less we seem to know from a historical standpoint.

    END OF RICHARD III TALK!

    It is freezing and howling a gale here, the wind woke me up last night, but it comes straight in off the sea and hits the back of the house, even though we're 1 km away there's very little to protect us here. We've had hail already and apparently we're to get a little snow, hope it's not too much as we have tickets for a concert this evening. Wouldn't that just be typical! I haven't worked on my quilt for a few days so I'm going to do that today and that's probably about it. Have a good day everyone.

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    wow! Thanks so much for that!! I wonder if i could pick it up online to watch, will check it out or if its repeated I could get my mum to record it maybe It just sounds fascinating! i have always been really interested in history, especially medieval, thats just incredible it turned out to be him! thanks so much for taking the time to write that for me

    its wierd weather here, looks like its going to be a 4 seasons in one day again lol, its been snowing on and off, windy and now sunny..the snow isnt settling thank goodness! as we are right on the coast we never seem to get really bad snow apart from 2 years agao which was quite unusual..dont ever want snow like that again!

    not much on here, am off to th school in a while so will be there a couple of hours and then i really have to catch up with some housework. later on Im taking the middle kid to book him in again for gymnastics..he broke his foot doing a vault a couple of months ago and was in plaster for ages but he is pain free now so wants to go back again..just hope we dont have a repeat..he is quite clumsy!
    have a good day everyone x

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    DS is off from school and work today so I won't be watching DGS. I need to find the jar of stuff to fill in nail holes. The front bathroom needs some work before I can paint it later this week. I will be starting the little guys on coloring valentine pictures so I can send cards to the grandma's and aunts. I have laundry to do and a little decluttering but it's a pretty easy housework day.

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