Monday, December 29, 2008

The 16 Days of Christmas - 10th Day

(the 16 days refer to my long holiday leave)

On the 10th day of Christmas,
my chores list sent to me...
A cold sunny day to air my tent
And a warm empty house to dry it!

As regular readers of this blog will know I am a medieval re-enactor. It's an addiction and today I got out my tent to check its condition and see what repairs are needed. I was relieved to see its condition hadn't deteriorated during the time it has been stored in the shed and the repair tally stands at one mouse hole to be darned and three broken door ties to be repaired. I must also fashion leather flanges for the poles to stop the rain coming in!
Today I emailed two local firms to see if they could clean and reproof the tent at a reasonable price. At least a dirty tent looks authentic!

This picture of the trial by combat shows the size of the tent - big isn't it? It sleeps three of us women with room to spare and even medieval women have a lot of 'stuff'!

It also provides a playground for mischevious felines :-)

Update: I spent the last hour watching a programme on the 15 century Gutenberg printing press and reading the 14 century Forme of Cury (first ever cookery book!) - definitely a medieval re-enactor!!

cq

5 comments:

mw said...

What an awesome tent, and what a great hobby! How often do you do re-enactments? Hmmm, I'm going to have to go back and read some posts to learn more about this. Very cool - thanks!

David said...

happy you with the season ahead of you. be well friend

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WOW! That is a BIG BIG Temt, My Dear! I must admit I would not enjoy sleeping in a Tent, at this age.....I am such a creature od comfort....lol! I think it is WONDERFUL that you are such a dedicated re-enactor....!

Here is to a WONDERUL 2009, filled with GOOD HEALTH, (Good Weather, for re-enacting...) Much Happiness and Abundance.....!
And more FUN Than A Barrell Of Monkeys---though why a Barrell Of Monkeys is such fun, I don't really know...lol.....!
Big Hugs To You My Dear.....!

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