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by Cream-T
Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ebay bargains!
Replies: 26
Views: 4578

Well, at least it'll cover my ugly mug... :mrgreen:
by Cream-T
Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ebay bargains!
Replies: 26
Views: 4578

Damn you lot. The secret about my costume for The Wedding is out now. :shock:
by Cream-T
Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: "Shrub"
Replies: 5
Views: 2842

In addition to DomT's post - apparently, the tradition of drinking "rum & shrub" has a smuggling background: the barrels of "duty-free" rum were often "stored" by sinking them just offshore when the Excise Men were too active. The barrels could then be recovered when the coast was clear. Unfortunate...
by Cream-T
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Is it period?
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Dulcimer. And yes, it is an authentic mediaeval instrument.
by Cream-T
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sheep fleeces available
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Sorry, the answer is "probably", since I heard today that the owner of the fleeces has gone on holidays. Not sure if I can get hold of them before Tewkers, I'll know more at the end of next week. :?
by Cream-T
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seamstress/dressmaker wanted (Medieval).
Replies: 7
Views: 2377

I have it on good authority that the bridesmaid shall be available for measuring at Tewkesbury. This offer is restricted to seamstress Tuppence, so please, Gentlemen, keep your hands to yourselves! ;)
by Cream-T
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sheep fleeces available
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Sheep fleeces available

A friend has shorn her 7 Jacob sheep and has some lovely brown & white fleeces that she would like to pass on to whoever will use them. Ideally you'd collect them in Yelverton or Plymouth or (at a stretch and it would cost you a couple of pints) I can take them to Tewkesbury or Berkeley 1 in July. P...
by Cream-T
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Pepys Ballads - online facsimiles 1500 onwards
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Yay! Excellent! :D
by Cream-T
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: fabric amounts help
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

21 metres of silk velvet? I didn't know we needed a new awning... ;)
by Cream-T
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bombardes - bombardment
Replies: 77
Views: 19909

Schouldn't that be "cornami"? ;)
by Cream-T
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Handwritten sheet music - mainly late medieval
Replies: 8
Views: 3084

A good resource is the Bodleian Libray's website, where you could copy for years on end to your heart's delight: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/ ... browse.htm
by Cream-T
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Straight trumpet music
Replies: 35
Views: 10460

Surely, this is one of the oldest records of someone drinking a yard of ale?! ;)
by Cream-T
Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Cornamuse
Replies: 9
Views: 3507

Oooh - sounds great! Can you post a photo, please? And a soundfile (when you're any good ;))?
by Cream-T
Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Lovely. Now to your request for Forum Help, Advice or Support... oh, must have missed that one, sorry.
by Cream-T
Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bombardes - bombardment
Replies: 77
Views: 19909

Both can be a real pain in the *rse.
by Cream-T
Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is Asia good or Bad for Reenactment
Replies: 36
Views: 8550

Many thanks for your reassurance! This makes me definitely feel better about your goods and I'll have a look at your website for my next shopping spree... :)
by Cream-T
Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is Asia good or Bad for Reenactment
Replies: 36
Views: 8550

Hm, given the low price of the riveted mail etc, I wonder if this isn't perhaps a little too authentic for my taste - i.e. can we be sure all this stuff isn't made in sweat shops by kids in slavery-like conditions?
by Cream-T
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: The Arden Consort
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

Sorry, but I couldn't suppress a giggle when reading that email address out loud! ;)
by Cream-T
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lute on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Well, if you had'nt been such a cheapskate, you could be playing on your new baby right now. There you go. And what if the buyer was a woman? She won't have any testicles to rot and your wrath was spent in vain!
by Cream-T
Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Gaudete
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

Well, "Latin" is probably a bit strong, but "Latin-esque" is required, the above-quoted filk is a good guideline to the requirements. We have standards to maintain, after all (they may not be very high standards, but standards nonetheless ;))!
by Cream-T
Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Gaudete
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

Can we change the really daft lines? I think we ought to set the task for our creative members to write our own version... :twisted:
by Cream-T
Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Gaudete
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

http://www.geocities.com/trunchtrumpet/lyrics5.html has it as: Awayday Chorus Away day, away day, loco in transit Omnibus, St pancreas, away day Away day, away day, loco in transit Omnibus, St pancreas, away day Cleopatra virginae, terra incognito in loco parentis caesar mutlio calcutta Ch Troyalus ...
by Cream-T
Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Straight trumpet music
Replies: 35
Views: 10460

As no-one stated the obvious yet:

I didn't know there was much difference between straight and gay trumpet music! :P
by Cream-T
Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wind Instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 6655

Nope, I'm taking this season mostly off, since I had a shoulder operation in June and still can't use my arm fully. (I.e. no archery, no lifiting, no putting up tent...)
by Cream-T
Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wind Instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 6655

Sorry to disappoint you, Jenn: The harmonica is indeed a wind instrument. The classification goes like this: -> Aerophones (Wind Instruments) - -> Free Aerophones (pitch not determined by pipe length) - - -> Free-Reed Instruments (reeds vibrate freely without striking anything) - - - -> Framed Reed ...