He's living in a lovely village just outside of Wantage in Oxfordshire. The Sunday evening we arrived we had a walk about and I can tell you I was drooling over the fields there. On Monday my son drove us a little way to an ancient site called Wayland's Smithy, which is a Long Barrow used for burials 5.500 years ago. A fantastic place. A more in depth look at the site can be read on WIKIPEDIA at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland%27s_Smithy
The actual entrance which is blocked off a little way in but there are two chambers still visible just inside.
From here we followed an ancient trackway to Uffington Castle, an early iron age hill fort.
A more in depth look at the site can be read on WIKIPEDIA at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uffington_Castle
Just to the right of the castle is also another ancient landmark, the Uffington White Horse carved into the hillside. The pic shown shows it from the air on the English Heritage site.
We arrived back home from our sons early Tuesday morning and spent the rest of the day relaxing. On Wednesday we traveled to Bodmin in Cornwall for a day trip with our daughter. We visited Bodmin Jail which I had been meaning to for ages. It was well worth the visit as it was so interesting as well as harrowing. It was built in 1779 and closed in 1927.
Its been a great week so far and hope to get some detecting in at the weekend to finish it off.