Since then, we've mingled with the archaeologists on our annual farm dig and the very same archaeologists on their annual dig on The Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Today, we visited an old favourite that we've that has provided lots of thrilling finds.
The three fields we surveyed were all drilled with winter wheat/barley.
Two had been surface worked to a depth of fourteen-inches and the other had been ploughed.
The banter started early with an eclectic mix of satirical quips.
As you may remember, we survey three-abreast creating an 18ft swathe across a field.
Our coils virtually touch on the outer swings at times until we seperate due to the different finds rates.
Sometimes (well quite often really) the swathes are staggered with one or more of the team positioned ahead of the others.
One of the team was in this very position and had a signal and then pointed out to the person in front that the signal was right on the outer edge of their swing. The signal resulted in a silver hammered cut-half and a gloating from the finder to the person who 'almost' found it.
Karma was on it's way as the member that 'nearly missed' the previous signal ALSO had a signal on their outer swing adjacent to the previous person that had gloated.
This signal turned out to be a denarius of Septimius Severus!
Anyway, after that tit-or-tat exchange we pushed on to try and find any more Roman evidence which we knew would be hard to come by.
We managed to recover 20 Roman coins and 2.052kg of Roman pottery sherds with a few fragments of mid 14th century pottery and a cut-half penny. A sestertius of Faustina I was recovered in great condition with a lovely green patina.
A short, purposeful pin is an artefact we haven't seen before. Maybe used for piercing or perhaps picking out food such as snails or sea food?
The best artefact however was a large fragment of Bronze Age pottery known as Peterborough Ware and possibly a Mortlake sub-style dating to at least BC 2700.
We're hoping to follow up on some new potential permissions in the coming weeks.
The artefacts can be seen here.