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Schome Park discussions / Re: Halloween
« on: October 13, 2008, 12:19:37 PM »
17 in 1 month and 3 days...

18 in 1 year, 1 month and 3 days...  :P

Schome Park discussions / Re: DML bid
« on: October 13, 2008, 07:52:29 AM »
Yay! But I will be the one and only....  :'( Like Tigger! 8)

Schome Park discussions / Re: DML bid
« on: October 12, 2008, 04:44:49 PM »
Ahhhh! November 09. I turn 18 then...  :'(

Schome Park discussions / Re: Halloween
« on: October 12, 2008, 04:44:17 PM »
Oooh.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! for then. I'm sure you'll have fun.  :)

Schome Park discussions / Re: Halloween
« on: October 10, 2008, 05:57:04 PM »
I'm gonna be in Germany. I leave in 2 weeks after my college trip to Stonehenge, Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow, etc. I dont go back to college...  :P

Time Explorers / Re: Virtual seabed archaeology (BBC)
« on: October 09, 2008, 06:59:56 PM »
We came up with it first....  :P ::)

Time Explorers / Re: Vibia's Silchester Diary
« on: July 21, 2008, 07:43:58 PM »
The bone was just a small shard and quite possibly will be unable to be identified as any particular type. The tile seemed to be insitu and was very similar to the tiles found in and outside of the hearth which was less than 1m away.

The digipen was just really a very advanced pen which when you write it saves what you are writing into the pen. It can distinguish marks. eg. when you are writing out the context layer you write "context= 3769" or for the cut type you write "ctype= ditch" and so on. There are certain codes for each type. I am not sure how the information is sent to the computer database but somehow it does.

It was an amazing 2 days of mud and sunburn and two very different weather types. There dont seem to be any inbetween days they are always the extremes.  ;)

Time Explorers / Vibia's Silchester Diary
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:35:27 PM »
I had no internet access on site so I wrote a blog in my notebook. I thought some people may be interested.

Day 1
Had to get up at 6.45 this morning to leave for 7.30. I packed everything last night. Got here at about 9am and put the tent up. After that I went to see Amanda (Site director) and I was put in the SW corner of the trench. Whilst excavating my layer and then cleaning I found a bit of bone and a tile. But the tile as in the next layer down so could not be removed. It was thought to be part of the hearth nearby. Break was at 11 and lunch at 1. Food was *very* nice. It rained loads over luch so we had to wait for it to slow. I had to wear my rather fetching waterproofs. I then planned my area which took a while as it was rather confusing and we had to find the plans for the layers above and nearby. Then it had to be acturately measured, etc. Then we had to replan as we discovered there were imaginary points as well as the real ones. This all took until 5.30, end of the day. I am now sitting in my tent in the rain eating dolly mixtures and waiting for 7pm when I can eat.

Food at tea wasnt as good as the food at lunch but was ok. Am in my tent. Is raining quite a bit. Finished my dolly mixtures now and have nearly finished my white choc jazzies. Feel kinda sicky now. But I am reading Murder on the Orient Express which is good. I think nearly all the students have gone to the pub. It really quiet, all I can hear is the rain. Its really cold now as well. Think I will stick a jumper on.

Midnight (or just gone)
Stupid students. Just went to sleep and they come back from the pub and wake me up. They are making soo much noise. I hope they have really bad hangovers.

Day 2
Ha! They do. They have all been complaining of awful hangovers. Its karma. Hurrah!
I thought breakfast was 7.30-8.30 but turned out it was an hour later as it is a Sunday. Got up for 8. Hmmm. Annoying. I could have lain in for another hour. When I woke up the tent was soo hot. There is a clear sky and everyone has shorts and hats on. I think its going to be a nice day. I have everything now packed and ready to leave for 5.

Break. Is soo hot. I went and changed. Everyone is out with hats and shorts and small tshirts (well guys with no tshirts)  and suncream. Also with bottles of water (but that could be for the hangovers).
I am now excavating the layer I planned yesterday after having levelled it which was good fun.

After excavating my layer I had to context it. Rather than using a traditional context card we are being encouraged to use a digipen. You use it like a pen and the pen send the information to a database and what you write on the notepad is a backup hard copy incase of technical malfunctions. Its really interesting to see the technical advances that take place in archaeology so quickly.

On my way home now. After contexting my layer I got to use the pickaxce to take it all off. I was really bad at it. My supervisor put me to shame. But it was all good fun though. I have found nothing else but I had an amazing time. And Amanda said she would be happy for me to come back next year. Possibly for a week. I am soo glad I went. Apart from the fact that I got sunburned today. But it was a really worthwhile experience. And I would recommened it to others.

Schome discussions / Re: ESRC funding
« on: June 25, 2008, 01:45:53 PM »
Oooh.... I am very happy to help. Plus the fact it will give me something to do now that I am out of school with *nothing* to do all day...  :'(

They can be, or they can be landless ones, I just thought Second Life may fit into the landless catagory.

Technically could it not be desribed as a micronation??

Although a landless one. But could it not fit??

Schome discussions / Re: Learning about money ...
« on: June 06, 2008, 05:50:44 PM »
I do think schools need to teach money in schools. I recently got into a rather large (for me) debt with my parents, mainly due to the fact that I cant get a job. Many of the things in school PSHE lessons are very repetative all with the same topics which seem to be on a rota. Finances would be a useful thing in PSHE lessons to explain withs like APR, etc. As I learned most of it in Young Enterprise.

Although most of my money experience has come, like everyone else seems to have said, from past experience.

Reflection and forward planning / Re: Thanks.
« on: June 02, 2008, 02:35:08 PM »
There is another thread in the Private Area discussing it in more detail. From the last attempt we know it cant be official and therefore prob cant have the staff there, which is a shame (unless you all want to come along too!) and we need to try and get a central location at the most convenient time for everyone.

There is also the Y Factor thing, and if we win then some people may be meeting up in London for that.

Reflection and forward planning / Re: Thanks.
« on: June 01, 2008, 07:49:43 PM »
Bit like we would never dream of having a party in Schome and banning the staff from attending! ;)

Thats just not like us!  lol :P

Reflection and forward planning / Re: Thanks.
« on: June 01, 2008, 07:43:55 PM »
Complete. I mean, we wouldnt plan it at all... Course not....  ::) :P

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