Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I didn't take photos but there was a reporter taking photos and names so you never know, I could be famous shortly! (only a local cub reporter, but she was oh so keen to capture as much as possible!). Also a lot of the company took photos, so there should be some nice ones around when they upload them!
My over-riding memories of the weekend are......well, rain ( of course!), a leaking tent, wind (the weather kind!), spending quality time with a good friend I haven't seen for a while, talking about coins and rosaries to interested people, lugging heavy kit, sunshine, woodsmoke, sore knees, being back in the court scene (I was 'robbed' by aforementioned good friend!), singing around the fire, clanking armour, a severed hand, hugs, bruises (caught a couple of doozies while unpacking and packing heavy kit), wet dresses, smelly soldiers, more hugs, laughter, hammering coins, missing my boy, playing with fake blood (cool!), newbies.
But the very best bit - sitting under the stars singing, talking and laughing with my best pal......
Sunday, July 11, 2010
A rare sight is a lone knight - but I loved this guy complete with bill (long pole weapon) striding purposely through all the 21C folks.
And still they come.......
Saturday, July 10, 2010
This is the medieval version of your corner shop - run by 'Grumpy Old Charcoal Burner' and his wife. Whatever you want; tent pegs, dice, forage bags, small wooden stuff, big wooden stuff - this guy has it all :-)
We don't have IKEA, but here is the furniture stall - chairs on the left, stallholder sitting on the bed and chests on the right.
Medieval supermarket - cups and buckets on the left, baskets in the middle, some nice fleeces to keep you warm on campaign?Need new arms? The armourer carries swords, daggers and sheaths along with armour and padding.
The bowmen sell bows, arrows, quivers and protective equipment.
So, everything is sold to maintain the army on campaign.
More on the campaign later.
What did I buy?A new linen forage bag, a lucet (in between finger knitting and french knitting), and some wood bobbins (hate using/hiding modern bobbins when the public are around!).such cute little bobbins!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010