More or less crawled out of bed this morning. It has been a busy week and I was not keen to face the freezing cold on my bike - I knew that the trip would be a struggle today, so I took the bus. Luckily I have a big parcel at work which I can't get home on the bike, so I did have a good excuse really - not just being a lazy ass...
Anyway, the bus was freezing cold, so I actually ended up colder than I would if I had cycled in - ah well, such is life.
One bonus of taking the bus was that I could enter the city through the old gates:
These have recently been closed to traffic, but there is a strong group who want them reopened, despite the fact that trucks and buses often scrape the stonework on the way through.
Inside the gate you can still see the Murder Holes, which would have been used to drop and pour stuff on attackers who got this far.
A brisk walk up the high street warmed me up as I contemplated breakfast - nothing appealed, so I had the standard fry up at the Uni refectory. Always sets you up for the day....
I am going to start work on a wargames army for a tournament later in the year. I already have the models for it (not after yet more stuff, Mrs RC!) but I do need to do some work on them. It is a Roman army from one of their many civil wars. A small number of actual Roman soldiers backed up by a surging mass of barbarian infantry and an elephant! Going to be such fun!