Hi, my name’s John – you can add Naylor to that if you really want to – a grey-haired, sometimes grey-bearded, forty-something. Welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy it.
There’s no particular theme, topic or ulterior motive. It’s really more away for me to write about whatever’s interesting me at the time, and to write in a way that’s different to my usual diet of academic writing about archaeology that forms part of my job at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and for the British Museum‘s Portable Antiquities Scheme. If you’re interested you can find out more about this side of my life at my Ashmolean webpage and academia.edu page although bits and bobs will inevitably creep in here and there. Needless to say the views expressed in this blog are my own only.
I live in Gloucestershire with my family, and it’s this south-western area of England that’s likely to form the core of my posts. The blog’s name should give you an idea of roughly what to expect!
And, yes, if you’re wondering, when I’m cycling there is Lycra involved. I am a middle-aged man after all…