A hectic week at work. Lots going on, all (hopefully) leading towards positive outcomes. Even so it’s nice to take a step back sometimes, and breathe.

Luckily this tranquil spot is five minutes walk from the office.

Lovely after-work bike ride, along the Montgomery Canal near our office in . You can see Beacon Ring - an Iron Age - in the distance.

I should really be finishing the book about our excavations there but sometimes it’s good to have a break!

This stone is a small fragment of surviving in the walled port town of .

Almost hidden in the side wall, this medieval feature was retained when this town house was rebuilt in the 1700s.

Monnow Bridge, . Part of the town defences, this is the only surviving gated in Britain. Built in the 1270s to replace a twelfth-century timber bridge, with the gatehouse added in c.1300.

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