Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen More Things about Re-Enactment.

1. We had a storm on Sunday night. It soaked through our tent and left a lake in my sleeping bag. It blew down the market stall....

...and also the Aginoths' tent. Aggie was not happy hammering stakes in at 4.30.....

2. LMB would not accept me as myself in my re-enactment costume. For more than a day she refused to acknowledge me. My heart broke as she wailed 'I want my Rossy!' and 'That's not my Rossy!'- in fact I almost got changed and put my specs on for her.

3. Thankfully we made tentative peace and she played contentedly with 'Re-Enactment Rossy' on Monday afternoon while waiting for 'Proper Rossy' to return at 5pm. When asked which she preferred, it was 'Proper Rossy' all the way.......

4. So, one person - two identities.......no wonder I'm a little weird!

5. It brought back memories, because my sweet goddaughter Boo used to wail for me in exactly the same way, one time at 1am at cyberkitten's house.....

6. I enjoyed watching Aginoth practising with his longbow - he loves it!

7. We had two 12yr old girls on the run when they innocently asked where we went to have a bath........'What's a bath?' asked Mrs A and me. Well, they attempted to explain which resulted in 'You sit in a tub full of WATER?' 'Where do you get all the water from?' 'What's a plug?' 'What's a tap?'.....which had the girls tied up in knots.

8. Pete and Vic decided to join in and said they'd heard of a town called Bath..... Aginoth spluttered and looked at the girls in horror - 'You flood BATH??' he yelled. At this point the poor girls were so confused.......but they were laughing with the rest of us.....

9. I wanted to thank the people I shared a tent with. Vic and Pete [bless their sweet souls] generously loaned out floor space. Number four in the tent was Young Chris. We ended up reasonable friends, me calling him 'Boy' and him calling me 'Old Woman'...such a nice lad [grits teeth]

10. The rest of the Company were so nice to the visitor who knew nothing about the business of re-enactment gently putting me right about this and that. I have so much to learn.

11. For a newbie, I felt a real part of the group - thanks to Dan, Kim, Hannah, Rhiannon, John, Big Rich, Vic, Pete, Young Chris, Badger, Malc, Sarah et al.........

12. I'm looking at embroidery as a skill - now I just need to practice! I've got the details. Copy design on paper, pinprick through to fabric, mark with charcoal, draw in with quill and inks, then sew.......

13. Thanks to Aginoth and Mrs Aginoth for making it possible for me to experience what they do every weekend....and to see why they do it.....

cq

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7 comments:

The Red Queen said...

Despite the weather it sounds like you had great fun. Would have love to have been there to watch. Be blessed.

Aginoth said...

You're welcome....

can I say I told you so now?

lol

Lindsey said...

Wow, sounds like fun!!! Happy TT!

Also, I'm running around doing blogroll checks, and I just wanted to let you know that you must have a link to the Thursday Thirteen on Technorati on your TT posts. There are directions on www.thursdaythirteen.com, and this is a requirement for being on the blogroll. The next time I check, if it is not there, I'll have to take you off the blogroll, and no one wants that :-(!!!

mar said...

it sounds like some experience! lovely participants,too, specially the cute little ones! happy TT, cq :) love your header!

Tracie said...

Sounds like a great time!! Happy TT a day late!

WendyWings said...

It sounds like the re enactment world has a new recruit. I am glad you had fun :)
BTW I am home, just in case you had not worked that out lol.

Juggling Mother said...

"I'm looking at embroidery as a skill - now I just need to practice! I've got the details. Copy design on paper, pinprick through to fabric, mark with charcoal, draw in with quill and inks, then sew......."

No paper I'm afraid:-)

You could use vellum, or even parchment (inks run a bit tho).




or you could cheat & do it at home with modern equipment - as long as it looks authentic & you can explain the bits the public don't see you doing, it's ok with most groups:-)