I love to watch the British--and original version of the--Antique Roadshow, and this week there were broadcasts from several locations which I'd visited last month. (I think they were actually filmed in 2009, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of the programs.)
One was at St. Fagan's, the Museum of Welsh Heritage, a collection of homes, stores, and other buildings, spanning several centuries, and furnished with appropriate antiques of the respective eras. They were moved to the site from all over Wales and are attractively set in a large rural parkland. We didn't have enough time to do more than a short wander, but at least it gave everyone in the group the desire to return at a later date.
There were also two programs from the British Museum in London. I hadn't been there for many years and this was the first time I'd seen the glass roof addition. Very attractive. I get overwhelmed by large museums--just don't know where to start--but it's still an amazing place.
Later today I leave for Scotland. I'm very excited about this--it will be the 14th Scottish Skeins & Skerries Tour. Hard to believe that what started out as an idea in 1995, would still be going in 2011. As in the past, we have an interesting group of travellers--from many places in the U.S. and Canada, plus one person from Australia. For this year, I've added one more day on Shetland so that we'll be able to visit the islands of Unst and Yell.