The company arrived at the Castle and tents were put up, cars hidden off site, fires were lit and alcohol was pulled out of bags.
Some thoughts about my weekend in the 14C......
I arrived very unhappy - got out of the car and walked straight into Goodwife Kate's arms for a hug.
Finally - a hot sunny weekend......so good we were complaining it was too hot!
I learnt the hard way how to put up the tent......thank you Courtney!
The public were, mostly, nice and spent a lot of money at the coin die, where we hammer coins.
Now I am a Yeoman and I have two coin dies; a silver penny and a half groat. I also have two peasants to hammer coins - so I am a chief moneyer.
I finished sewing up my adjusted dress - nothing shrieks 'medieval' like a woman sitting on a stool sewing a dress.........There must be a million photos on the interweb of a middle-aged medieval woman sewing a dress....
The displays were well received and we fielded a lot of questions from the public.
With the nice weather we were able to have our evening fires and come together as a company over a few beers.
I got to bicker, fight, argue and wrestle with my friend Master Caunsfield - we play well together! He doesn't hold back, but he doesn't hurt me. Nice lad.
(Master Matthew Caunsfied in Italy 2007)
Goodwife Kate and I had a laughathon last night - something kicked us off as we lay in bed and listened to the merriment still going on around the fire - and we screamed with laughter for a good twenty minutes. Master Caunsfield put his head through the door to see what was going on, which set us off again.
At one point I lay on my bed and looked at the roof of my tent - dreamy.....
I was so happy to see this and then I turned over and looked out of the door.........
Evocative or what?
[Additional photos from Dawn Davies - pictures added as they arrive...]