Stevie Carroll
This month's post from me over at Women and Words is all about some of the things I spotted on a recent trip to Sheffield. Go read!

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Stevie Carroll
While I was elsewhere without internet access, my latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Ellie Macdonald's The Governess Club: Louisa.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
13 October 2014 @ 07:00
Due to my internet issues (hopefully getting fully resolved today), I'm a week behind on starting a four week course, but hoping to get caught up before it ends.

And it's this one:

Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology

Learn how maritime archaeology investigates our changing relationship with the world’s oceans and seas, from 2.5 million years ago until today.


People have explored and depended on the oceans of our planet for millennia. During that time the geography of our world has changed radically as coastal regions have flooded and islands have risen up, or been lost beneath the waves. With 70% of the world’s surface covered by water, an unparalleled, yet largely untouched record of human life has been left beneath the sea for us to discover, from our earliest ancestors right through to present day. Over the length of this ‘Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds’ course we will learn about maritime archaeology together - exploring underwater landscapes from the ancient Mediterranean to the prehistoric North Sea, and consider Shipwrecks from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific coast of the Americas.

We will introduce you to the pioneers of the discipline and explain what maritime archaeology is and why it is relevant today. We’ll also explore the technologies used to investigate these challenging environments and the new horizons that are opening to us daily. Finally, we’ll help show you ways in which you can become further involved in the exciting world of maritime archaeology.

The Centre for Maritime Archaeology is one of the world’s leading maritime research centres. Its strength lies in the breadth and depth of knowledge held by its staff, its variety of active projects across the globe and the energy and enthusiasm of its students. As you will learn through this course, maritime archaeology is a highly demanding field, drawing on marine geophysics, archaeology, history, environmental science and advanced computing techniques. We hope that the diverse expertise of our team can truly do justice to the potential of this topic to transform our understanding of human society in the past, present and potentially the future.

The lead educators on this course are:

Professor Jon Adams
Dr Lucy Blue
Dr Helen Farr
Dr Jesse Ransley
Dr Fraser Sturt
Dr Julian Whitewright

You can keep up to date with what’s happening via our blog and on our Twitter account @UoSShipwrecks.

You can also find out how maritime archaeology can help us dispel stereotypes in this blog post from educator, Peter Campbell, for Talk Like a Pirate Day.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
12 October 2014 @ 22:30
The picture just speaks for itself:
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Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Ellie Macdonald's The Governess Club: Sara.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Michelle McLean's Romancing the Rumrunner.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Alyson Richman's The Garden of Letters.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
28 September 2014 @ 09:00
Someone at BT appears to have pressed the wrong button yesterday (or else BT's system developed a fault). I called them to cancel my old phone line as of the end of next month, giving myself plenty of time to set up everything on the new line, and they've set it to cancel as of tomorrow. Fortunately I spotted the error immediately, but by the time the second customer services person I spoke to had confirmed that there was an error, the people who could fix it had gone home until Monday. This has had a knock-on effect in causing my main Zen account to be set to automatically cancel on Monday also -- and there's no one there over the weekend who can fix that either as far as I can tell (although I have emailed them explaining the issue).

Hopefully it'll all get fixed without any of my email addresses bouncing or losing messages, but don't panic if I vanish from some places temporarily.

Meanwhile, B&Q's suppliers delivered a warped shower tray, so the bathroom renovations are on hold until they can send another complete shower unit (don't ask...) and my fireplace was halfway to being fitted when I realised that the wrong tiles had been sent (with reddish-purple flowers rather than blue ones).

It's been one of those weeks...

Meanwhile, have some photos:Collapse )
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Sarah Bramley's Chelsea Wives and Their Mistresses.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
25 September 2014 @ 06:00
Last Mitford sister, Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, dies at 94

Obituary

My abiding memory is of the time she caught my escaped lambs after I'd been left on my own to watch over 1,500 head of ewes.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
While I was busy elsewhere, my latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread went live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Lynne Connolly's Rogue in Red Velvet.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
This month's post from me over at Women and Words is all about the abandoned village of Imber in Wiltshire. Go read!
 
 
Stevie Carroll
After a false start yesterday, my latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread should now have gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Liz Trenow's The Poppy Factory.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Anna Freeman's The Fair Fight.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
 
Stevie Carroll
This month's post from me over at Women and Words is all about some of the houses in my part of Huddersfield and their inhabitants. Go read!
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Laura K. Curtis' Lost.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Suzanne Vermeer's Cruise: A Thriller.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Theresa Romain's To Charm a Naughty Countess.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.
 
 
Stevie Carroll
My latest post at The Good, the Bad and the Unread has gone live. Hop over there and read what I thought of Andrea Bramhall's Nightingale.

Cross-posted to Goodreads.