Exams are over (possibly forever if I don’t get a postgraduate degree), and the crafting has taken over! So, whilst watching Django Unchained and Les Miserables on glorious Blu-ray, I’ve been working solidly at all the re-enacting things I need to get done for the next show I’m going to – Bolsover Castle, which is this weekend!
It’s one of English Heritage’s new tournament shows, which I have only heard described as a “rugby match with shields and chainmail”. Needless to say, if I don’t come back, you all know why. There promises to be some living history at this show, as well, so I should be able to spin and weave in my new outfit (I would say it’s “peasant”, but I only have a white wimple and a leather belt, so I’m higher status than that….)!
After that, next week is also the show at Tintagel, which promises to be at the very least interesting. Last year has gone down in the history books as god-awful (flying tents, terrifying stairs, ballista bolts flying backwards…. You get the idea), but this time around English Heritage is supplying caravans for the re-enactors, and there is talk of pub food every night. Needless to say, I am going to enjoy it a lot, no matter what the weather.
I’ll be back on the Friday, but then on the Saturday we’re doing the Vale Festival with the University Guild of Students. I am going to be VERY sore on the Sunday.
Basically, I’m still here, but I am going to be very busy this next week.
So you soon!