Wednesday, 5 February 2014

London weekend

I spent this last weekend in friends daughter lives there so we had a place to stay!!

Saturday saw us heading to the Museum of London to see The Cheapside Hoard, an amazing collection of 16th and 17th century jewellery that was discovered in 1912 hidden buried in a cellar

It was gobsmacking to think that this stuff was so old, it was intricate and absolutely beautiful.

In the evening we stayed in the city to go on a Jack the Ripper walk......we have wanted to do this for ages so it was good to finally do it! I thought it might be a bit creepy but it wasn't too bad!!!

Sunday morning saw us getting up early and heading back into the city to join a mud-larking tour along the banks of the Thames. It was lead by an archaeologist and it was really interesting!!!Last time I was in London I bought a necklace made from sections of old clay pipe stem that had been found on the banks of the I have some of my own to make something with.

All in all it was a great weekend! Can't wait till next time!


Effie said...

Mud larking sounds a great way to spend a few hours... Looking forward to seeing what you make.

Helen said...

That sounds a varied and interesting, fun weekend!! Look forward to seeing what you make with your mudlarking haul!