My life has changed rather radically in the last week......
I went to the Company of Chivalry January Focus Meeting; usually a time for us all to dust off friendships after the winter, catch up on all the gossip, pay our membership dues, plan the year ahead etc.
Only this time there was a bit of a shock to the Company. Our beloved Vintner (seen here in his usual place in the kitchen)
chief cook, bottle washer, membership officer, publicity officer, mainstay, friend to all, rock of the company, and all round good egg, has taken a hiatus from re-enactment due to pressures of modern work. Which means the many, many jobs he fills for the company had to be filled with willing volunteers.
Please meet the new Membership Officer for the Company - Mistress cq!
[whisper] I'm the one sitting down!
Yeah, I volunteered. Stuck me old hand up and gosh-darned volunteered!
Hand in hand with Membership Officer comes a position in the Company Council! So I'm now a Yeoman (in the employ of our Lord Hungerford), Membership Officer and Council Member.
Btw - I am the first woman Council Member in the 19yr history of the Company!
Gonna be a challenging year for me!
So - are you one of Nature's volunteers?