A slight smattering of snow overnight, but it cleared quite quickly this morning. " loads of laundry done, one lot in the dryer for oevrnight, the others on the airer.
OH managed to mess up recording the programme about Richard 111rds excavation, so I watched it on the channel 4 on demand on my lap top this morning. It was fascinating. I must admit when they said in the Mercury that a skeleton had been found with a curvature of the spine my instinct told me that it was Richard, but definitive proof was provided by the various examinations that were undertaken, especially the DNA profile (this procedure was unveiled by Alec Jeffries of Leicester University many years ago) which proved conclusively that it was the remains of Richard. This morning it has been confirmed that his remains will be laid to rest in Leicester Cathedral, which is quite close to the site where he was found. It will possibly be 12 months before this can happen, various things have to be sorted out first. Some parts of our history will have now to be re-written. If you get the chance to see the recording please do so, it is a fascinating insight into Richard and his life and death. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od.
We have dental appointments this afternoon and then this evening we are going to Aberlady for a talk on the Tapestry of Scotland, a follow up to the Tapestry they made about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Battle of Prestonpans.
Supper tonight beef and bean casserole, mash, brussels and carrots. Peachges and cream for dessert. I wish I had got more of the tinned peaches from AF, they are lovely and make a quick dessert.
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