It's been an interesting couple of weeks. I was called on to do a talk at Mid-Kent Club at short notice when their Lifeboat speaker went sick. I'm not sure dowsing would have done much for those in peril on the sea but the talk seemed well received.
I was then called on by a reporter from The Times who wanted to do an article on metal detecting. I had to take him and a photographer detecting last Saturday week so they could get a feel for the hobby. I don't think the photographer had ever seen earth before, he went into raptures about all this brown earth and blue sky and having everything to play for. He must have taken at least 100 photos. The article was published on Saturday. Here's the link:
Meanwhile I did some detecting and have had a few nice finds including an Elizabeth I one ounce pan weight and an Edward I penny.