Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Caerphilly

So - how was my weekend in 14c Caerphilly Castle?
I've been home since Monday, but have not been very well - and today my tonsils are swollen [cough]
Sunday in Caerphilly was amazingly windy but mostly sunny, if a little chilly. We set up the market outside and made the most of the slow gate.

Sunday night was driving rain and howling winds all night, causing everything to be damp and cold (one of the drawbacks of canvas tents!) including my sleeping bag and pretty much all my clothes.

On Monday we woke to a grey day.......

with rain drizzling down on a sodden castle.....
and a wind still blowing a gale.......

so we moved the market stalls into the great hall....it was so cool.....very medieval!
I persuaded Rhiannon to take my photo - make the most of this - I definitely won't be having any more of these done.......! :-(
And I'd like to introduce you to my new 'fella' - this is 'Bob'......actually 'Kate, short for Bob'....(it's a Blackadder joke see this link) who is my current love interest in the 14c - I like 'him' cos he's young, cute and blonde, and 'he' likes me because I am......um......strong :-)
(we call this her R2D2 photo!)

cq

(of course, this wouldn't be a full report without mentioning my latest injuries...skinned and bruised fingers from dropping the stocks on them, sunburn on my neck from a day hammering coins in the sun, a blue foot from the coin die dropping on it, and a burn on my leg the size of a 10p piece (half-dollar, perhaps?) caused by my dropping the scalding hot whistle off the kettle onto it.)

10 comments:

Bob-kat said...

So sorry you are feeling unwell now - get well soon and stay warm!

I hope you had a good time despite the bad weather and despite the numerous injuries!V sorry I didn't get to see you. I was planning to come over on the Monday to see you 'in action' but as you know the weather was apalling so I stayed in and had a clear out instead. I'll see you in action ssometime though :-)

Cool pic of you in your garb.

craziequeen said...

Ah, I always come away with war wounds......wouldn't be me without them - 'Bob' and I call them boo-boos......

Oh, and MB is poorly too apparently, so either he gave it to me or I gave it to him.....

cq

Caerphilly Net said...

lol, looks like fun, glad you liked the castle. Sorry about the weather but its only sunny on weekdays (between 9 and 5)

CyberKitten said...

You had fun then....? [grin].

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm afraid all that would be the end of my "re-enactment" career...(Lol)...Too many injuries, too much bad weather...! Hope you feel better soon, my dear....!

Juggling Mother said...

I've got the video of Morimondo up o y blog today. Just thnk - a three day event where the weather is guaranteed warm, sunny, dry and windless!

And no living history required so hopefully less injuries:-) Although, you're going to be on the bttlefield there! *shakes head worriedly*

Marie said...

The castle looks sooooo cool!

How fun!!!

Shephard said...

I recognized the Black Adder reference immediately! That was a great ep. ;)

Wow... that castle is great... I love that. Is it pronounced "carefully?" What a great name.

Michele says hello!
~S

Juggling Mother said...

It's pronounced care - filly

like the cheese:-)

kenju said...

CQ, I love seeing the photos in this post, especially you in your outfit! Michele sent me.