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by Cat
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pewter buttons for 14th century
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

PM Deb who posts here. (Deb is her user name, I don't mean Tuppence.)
Her company is Artisan Accessories, and her chap makes pewter buttons.
Caveat-they have just moved house so may be in a bit of turmoil.
by Cat
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16591

'The lot' bar the one I've just bagsed- Andy, PM sent. Deffo interested!
(If you don't get the pm, let me know on here-some aren't arriving at the mo.)
by Cat
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16591

Decisions. BUM!
by Cat
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16591

Xcuse hignerance, is it the same weekend?
by Cat
Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bards and Storytelling
Replies: 22
Views: 3721

Cad, I'm coming from the same non-academic point as you, but the reading I've done around the history and development of the language leads me to think that a lot of the early stuff was written phonetically. This (as far as I can work out) is how the great vowel shift was postulated, by the spelling...
by Cat
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16591

I want one of they thar white coats from page 1, HOW impractical? Want want want want want. Must get some proper shoes first though. Keep getting funny looks around the medieval legs. Bucket has worked his customs and excise up a treat, he is Mr.Spry's slightly smarter sidekick. He is now starting w...
by Cat
Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bards and Storytelling
Replies: 22
Views: 3721

I have storytold before; what I do is learn the plot of the story, then tell it in my own way with my own embellishments. I can't do it if i'm too pished, as I forget where I am and either go into minute detail or ramble myself in circles! Celt Martin of GCoT and a couple of the other occasionally W...
by Cat
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Can anybody help? :)
Replies: 39
Views: 3287

As the lady who wrote the article said, fashions were largely practical. The way I see it is the dress was passed over the head, and the pleats were arranged and secured by an internal string. An added attraction to this style of fitting is its expand-and-contractability around the waist; the same d...
by Cat
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What's in Season
Replies: 6
Views: 2070

They're nice, aren't they? I'm bidding for some from the seed library people this time round that are white and green, and were apparently bred to be given to horses as treats... :D
by Cat
Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5293

Wiblick- I'll pm you, too! :D
by Cat
Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What's in Season
Replies: 6
Views: 2070

Also, from the depths of the allotment i can report Kale of all sorts sprouts parsnips old white carrots (big and a bit woody now) old beetroot (need cooking and slicing) Salsify Parsley and most potherbs, but not mint, balm or the scented sages. Regular sage is ok. Surprisingly still have some char...
by Cat
Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Rare breed apples-heads up for 2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Yayy! Yes please, young Nigel. My favourite!
by Cat
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: More Flash Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Yet the one who blubs at the drop of a hat is here with dry eyes...I think I worked out the twist a bit early on, but thought that Katie was a horse. I'd like to think that when my time comes, that life is too unlivable or pain-full I'll either be granted a reserve of courage to see it out naturally...
by Cat
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Leonardo's Last Supper in detail on line
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

Ah, googled it, he's St Phillip!
by Cat
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Leonardo's Last Supper in detail on line
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

Bloody hell :lol: :lol: :lol: !
I'll have to show him that, which apostle is it?
by Cat
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Green Man
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Fabulous tile! As a point of interest it's not a Green Man though, but a Tete de Feuilles (sp?)- a Head of Leaves. The Green Man proper always has vegitation coming from his mouth. Or so I read in a gnarly hippyish Green Man book once. My favourites are the Norwich Cathedral one, and the modern hipp...
by Cat
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: and there's more
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Stoppit, you've got me in hormonal tears of blub. I get the same fix from my stepfiends, have done ever since the first night 5 year old Aron came to stay with 'Cat-and-Dad'. I can't look in on Aron now, being as he's hitting his teens and might be up to boy things, but Li'l Rosie is still angelic a...
by Cat
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: pomes
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

SOL! (Throat too sore to L!). As good as my favourite trypo to my sis about my county;
Gloucestershite. :D
by Cat
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 2686

Very good. Made me think and will stick with me a while.
Incidentally, in a different creation mythos (but i can't remember which) it was Adan's first wife Lilith who was the bad one...Eve was a second attempt. Lilith danced with serpents...
by Cat
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ginger hair
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Sally, my mind has just boggled. :D

(Sally is a natural redhead!)
by Cat
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fondue!
Replies: 1
Views: 1160

I'm mentioning this because her research is usually very good, Lindsay Davies mentions a 'four-cheese glaze' for meat on a number of occasions in her Falco novels. (Vespasian's Rome).
by Cat
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5293

Sally's pomanders smell amazing too. I have a number dotted around the radiators in my house. They make winter bearable!
by Cat
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Whose side are you on?
Replies: 46
Views: 5931

Sittin' on the fence applauding riiiight up to the point I see who's winning...

Nah, as a Stanley anywhere the script requires (generally Lanky), as GCoT generally Yorkie but whoever pays best/puts up with the defenestration and shouting.
by Cat
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The long goodbye
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

Darling, if you are to be fighting as a Stanley are you not aware that Mr Lunn's excellent brigs actually function as a corset, albeit one of a surgical nature. I know my posture improves dramatically when I am no longer able to slouch...! (They also put paid to any suggestion of doublet dumplings f...
by Cat
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Pumpkin pie
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

I think it was the stalks. That and a certain supermarket's value blender!
(I don't much like rainbow chard, but it's so pretty!)
by Cat
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shaving soaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1794

And do speak to Sally P. People who shave their phyzzogs have rated her castille soap on here before, I believe.
by Cat
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Pumpkin pie
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Pumpkin pie

Just tried to make some pumpkin pie in honour of some Americaaaan xchange teachers we have over. Stuff boils down to orange gloop, skins dredge out of gloop nice and easy. Add spices, smells good! Add butter and sugar. Taste. YAAAAAAAAAAK. BLAAH . Currently slicing bananananas and setting butterscot...
by Cat
Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy and Numeracy
Replies: 22
Views: 3209

The version I heard starts
Yan tan tethera methera pimp...hmmm!

Eric- nice one!
by Cat
Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Re-enactors Songbook
Replies: 41
Views: 9722

AuldmB, I think the chorus goes: I will go , I will go When the fighting is over To the land of MacLeod That I left to be a soldier I will go I will go And he gets back and it's all been torched. Flash sings it, badly. Viscontesse, I agree about the Diggers, and Tom o' Bedlam - the uncensored versio...
by Cat
Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Matches - lighting fires before their invention
Replies: 32
Views: 6626

Ah, wasn't me, it was Miel doing it, which is why it was quick!

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