Having joined the team at L-P just after the completion of the first phase of the excavation, I thankfully found myself helping to clear services and demolition material to expose and record modern building foundations Context: 891 to Context: 910 at the start of the second phase. This gave me the opportunity to find my bearings on what is my first experience of excavating in London, and to become accustomed to the way things work at L-P without embarrassing myself too badly.

Since then my first week has proved to be all that I hoped it would. The people here are friendly, helpful and stimulating to work with. The archaeology is diverse and often quite challenging, as one might expect in London, from barely discernable features, deposits and cuts in medieval and post-medieval pits, to Roman cremations and possible plot boundaries hopefully associated with the East London Cemetery.