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For those of you who thought that the well-known aphorism ‘abstinence makes the heart grow fonder’ summed up the effect of sexual frequency on sexual appetite, then you are in for a disappointment.

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Brian’s Model Money

16th July 2019 — 10 Comments
I have a vague memory of long ago playing ‘shops’ with my cousin and using ‘pretend’ coins. They were bi-metallic and designed with values representing the currency of the time, pounds, shillings and pence, but unlike the real thing.

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The Coil Swinger et al

14th July 2019 — 12 Comments

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet!

The term Treasure Hunter and even Metal Detectorist has taken on a derogatory connotation with archaeologists as well as some engaged in the hobby, and I’m not sure why. :-)  There is undoubtedly staunch opposition in some quarters to the use of such a phrase that describes exactly what we do.

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The Golden Girl

10th July 2019 — 10 Comments


Excellent picture of Nettie – courtesy of Michael Crook (aka Novaboy)

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In the days when I was a fully functioning detectorist, but not a ‘hot-shot’ like GH, I learnt and gained a few wrinkles – often in the hard way, though never forgotten. I reckon the wrinkles on my face were caused by my habit of cursing and grimacing every time I dug up more crap. Hence the appellation, ‘miserable old git’.

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