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Unlike that swine Percy von Danderthrug who still owes me for great aunt's spleen I sold him, what, fifteen years ago? Not the sort of thing you can put through the law courts really, but my time will come you mark my words. Next time he's in the market for spare body parts I shall personally see to it that he wakes up after the op moo-ing, clucking or with a strange urge to eat oats from a sack. It's handy having a local abbatoir to select from, but I digress...

What ho,

Well, what a stinker of a first innings was had today. Awful. Thought I'd give the Roman field a rest and give the medieval one a go. Picked up a nice dress fastener when walking across it to another field the other day and a hammered would be nice if you'd be so kind, thanks very much. So I started swinging, but the trouble was I just wasn't feeling it. The stubble was stubborn, the mud clingy, the moisture in the early morning air just about spot on for maximising EML from the power lines, and signals were few and far between. Mind you, "signals" is something of a compliment to the raspy rubbish I was getting down the cans in between the iron, and any target dug was in full expectation of it being toot. My expectations were in fact exceeded in this respect, I'm sorry to say, and I was getting that desperate for something even half-decent that a couple of pistol balls were greeted with joy.

First innings batting collapse:
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At the interval it was time for a rethink. Carry on here? Try another field? Go home? I was severely tempted by the last, but that wouldn't be British, would it? Stiff upper lip and all that, so I knocked back the last of me snifter, squared me shoulders, gave Jenks a practice thrash to get me in the right mood, and headed back onto the Roman field, full of determination to turn the day around.

Said determination took a bit of a dent when the first signal was yet another moo tube but I carried on and was rewarded some half hour later by a scratchy double-dinger signal which turned out to be a tiny hammered lying on the surface :D Now, that's more like it :D :thumbsup: Straight away, the mood lifted and all was well with the world once again, especially when a barbarous radiate showed its face (well, there wasn't actually much face to show as it was worn practically smooth) and this was shortly followed by a George III ha'penny.
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Ok, nothing earth-shattering (though the hammered is a little cracker) but had I given in to the bad vibe and depressing conditions I'd not have benefitted the way I did and Jenks wouldn't have avoided a thrashing. Some days are beyond redemption finds-wise but one should nevertheless always keep swinging and maintain hope which may, or may not, be rewarded. Best foot forward at all times, and all that. We are British, after all.

I'll give the medieval field a proper going over when we're on better speaking terms. After all, it does throw up little gems like this:
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Pip pip :thumbsup:
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Percy-verance.....I hated him at school, always keeping on and on and on :thumbsup:

Your pile of junk shows one thing....there are still "diggable" signals in that field, and the Hammered coin and poor excuse for a Roman proves the point
I sense a good find in amongst that chatter, you need to keep Percy with you and it will all come good for you :D
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Would have been happy to find the musket balls and bullet.
To find the Hammy on the surface was a bonus.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:09 pm Your pile of junk shows one thing....there are still "diggable" signals in that field
Loads of em, Bruce, and enough to make me choosy about depth to dig. Problem is, there's so much iron infestation that most good finds (and just about every Roman) have an iron finish to the signal which is exactly the same as tin foil. Hence I dig a lot of tin foil. But as you say, there's still plenty in the tank, sir, with regards to finds in these fields :thumbsup:
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Worth it for the hammy and the clothes fastener though! Trouble with well used sites is the iron. It hurts your ears after a bit. Foil sounding Romans are a pain in the rear. I’d rather they were foil really but it’s easier to ignore them when you don’t want to dig either :lol: Sadly some broken hammies can sound a bit foil like too so I do dig them.

More to come though on that field I agree :thumbsup:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Fair play for sticking it out,and was rewarded.i had 4 hrs today and was rewarded with enough lead to line Chernobyl. The ors digging into my ankles made up for it though. :)
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Its all in the mind fig, stay positive and it WILL come, I firmly beleive this :thumbsup:
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I don’t know what you’re moaning about. Even after you take way the crap there’s more left than I find on an average dig. :cry:

Who said they hate that word Perserverance ? It his mates that get me, Patience & Persistence . I ain’t got much of either these days :thumbdown:
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Well done & rightfully rewarded for the hard work,
the damp fields certainly bring out the tiny finds & all the rubbish bits too.
Clint :thumbsup:
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All in all, I think you had a great day. I would have been over the moon with those finds. I'm glad you stuck with it and saved the day :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:23 pm Its all in the mind fig, stay positive and it WILL come, I firmly beleive this :thumbsup:
I'm not generally a believer in things such as cosmic ordering and the like but I dunno - something often happens when you adjust your mindset.
Ladybird66 wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:13 pm I don’t know what you’re moaning about. Even after you take way the crap there’s more left than I find on an average dig. :cry:
Oh, I'm not moaning, Val - far from it. Mind you, you should have heard me before the good stuff started turning up :oops:
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