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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Did you Kill Anyone This Weekend?

Caerphilly Castle again this weekend gone, weather wa better than expected, if a little gray, but it was iffy enough to keep the crowds small, which was a pity. It absolutely heaved it down on Sunday Night, Thunder included, but we awoke on Monday toa Cold but Bright Start which didn't last and threatened rain all day that never came.

My Soapmaking has improved the latest batch of Honey and Oatmeal Castille Soap has turned out really well, and may at last be of Sale-able quality. Should be able to get £2.50 for a 4 oz block, and 20 blocks from 1 batch that costs about £10 to make; a nice profit if I can sell it :o)

This is a quick bit of footage I threw together this morning from May Day. It is the edited highlights.
Apologies for the resolution but my still camera is somewhat limited in it's video capabilities

The Music is played by
The Company of Chivalry's Minstrels and is called Kalenda

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Hope you enjoyed that. It is also viewable here ((LINK))

Now as Promised some photos of the Family in 1370... as usual click on them to enlarge :o)

Mrs.A and The Girls (and the Company Doctor who'll you'll recognise as the person that walked in front of me as I was filming the Fight in the Video clip above :o) )

Mrs.A giving a talk on the food of the period

LMB taking her sword very seriously

Me Me Me !

Agi.Junior trying to pull My War bow


Blogger Dave said...

Fascinating post, how much rehearsal goes into these 'mock battles’ so that everyone knows where to go, what to do etc and how not to chop off your mate's head?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 10:08:00 pm  
Blogger Aginoth said...

No rehearsal as such, it's mostly free fighting, only the final outcome is decided beforehand

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 10:10:00 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Quite wonderful! I love that video...many dead body's! UGH! Wonderful photo's, too. Your costumes are amazing..Thanks for posting this 'happening'. Will you be doing more performances?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 8:27:00 am  
Anonymous Bored accountant said...

I'm a long-time lurker and accountant who reads from work. Just a warning about selling your soap - the Inland Revenue have a team who look for "undeclared earnings" and accuse people of tax-dodging.
Your comments make it appear that there's a profit motive in the soap-making, which ought to be declared on a self-assessment tax return.
I suggest that you get advice before this causes problems for you. Sorry for depressing post.

Thursday, May 04, 2006 10:50:00 am  
Blogger Juggling Mother said...

Don't worry Bored accountant - As I'm self employed, I get to fill out the form each year already, so any "profits" (after materials & group % are taken off I don't think we're talking millions here) will be added onto that:-)

Thursday, May 04, 2006 11:50:00 am  
Blogger Aginoth said...

Bored Accountant...And we have so far sold nothing, so there is no problem. hmmmmm are you the bored accountant I think you are?

OOL: Still got another 7 events to do this year, we're off to Morimondo,Italy in 2 weeks time for a Multi-national 14th Century event.

Thursday, May 04, 2006 1:08:00 pm  
Blogger craziequeen said...

Why do I think Mary, Mother of Jesus, when I see Mrs A in that outfit with the baby??

And A Jnr - well, none other than a young Will Scarlet!!



Thursday, May 04, 2006 9:41:00 pm  
Blogger Juggling Mother said...

Somehow CQ, I think that may be even more of a blasphemy than the Da Vinci Code:-)

Thursday, May 04, 2006 10:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Pearl said...

I went to a medieval fare but so much better where you are with ruins and everything.

Friday, May 12, 2006 7:18:00 pm  

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