Well, it was a typical Bank Holiday here in the UK: after lots of sun over the previous two weeks, it duly got cloudy on Thursday. The rain followed, and most of the weekend was damp and cold. (It’s the same, or worse, in Ireland of course.) I spent the Saturday and Sunday at the wonderful Fishbourne Roman Palace near Chichester in Sussex, on the south coast. The Ermine Street Guard were in attendance, and however cold I felt, they must have been worse. As always, though, they were fantastic. And besides all the damp, I had a great time, met some very interesting people, and sold some books. My grateful thanks go to Phil Davies, Christine, the site manager, and all the staff who looked after me so well. I’m now looking forward to the Roman weekend in Dorchester, Dorset, on May 22nd-23rd, and hoping that the weather there will be better!