Clearly the only option a person has when their other half has other commitments is to go metal detecting. So when I was faced with this exact situation, that's exactly what I did.
I headed back to a town I've been to before. It's the same town I found the cricket belt buckle and 1800s coins. The targets were not plentiful but the weather was nice and so the day was enjoyable.
I managed to find a penny (albeit pretty toasted), a gold plated earring, a pocket watch and few other relics. Watch the video!