It's Saturday :) Exactly four weeks from tonight, at 2am to be exact, the clocks go forward in the UK. Yaaaay! I adore being a Scot but Winters here are so dark. I mean seriously dark honeys. During Winter months we'll have between five or six hours of daylight a day tops in the run up to the end of the year and it's depressing!
So, in four weeks time the clocks will go forward one hour, we'll lose an hour's sleep but it will be lighter in the mornings, stay light longer in the evenings and with a huge amount of luck, we might even have an actual Summer this year instead of the far too frequent rain we had most of last Summer. Not that I'm ungrateful for the rain, it blesses the garden and helps the roses grow, and I do love our roses :)
I had been debating with myself over whether or not to buy issue two of this series (another collection, more clutter in an already too cluttered home) but then Hubby did the sweetest thing and brought it home for me :) (thank you sweetheart x)
Issue two is supplied wrapped in plastic complete with a large folder and a vinyl page to pop inside which has 20 tiny pockets designed to store the first coins.
Lets have a closer look at the coins themselves honeys...
- An Elizabethan sixpence which the card tells us would have taken a shepherd of the times a week of hard labour to earn.
- An Elizabethan quarter angel - apparently this coin was worth two shillings & sixpence and might have been a fortnight's (two weeks) work for a ploughman.
- A groat from the time of Richard III which was apparently worth four pence and was among the last of the medieval style coins.
As I said in my last post, this partwork could have been written with me in mind. I'm such a history nerd :) The magazines are only around 20 pages long but oh my are they packed with facts and figures. I'm very tempted by this series and if we weren't fighting what feels like an uphill battle with our de-cluttering efforts....
Well dear ones, I have to go get organized for work, it's a long shift today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend honeys, till next time, stay warm (we're not out of Winter yet) and smile & hugs lots :) Sending heaps of huggles always xxx