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by Cat
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 6923

The Blore website pics are fantastic...we didn't realise somebody had been quick enough to capture the Fall of Bucket on film...nice one! Also some good ones of the Marquis of Dorset's (Stanleys sans fence), and of Mr Banks and co.
by Cat
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Orange omlette for harlots and ruffians
Replies: 8
Views: 3416

Or because it was expensive, persons of dubious morality and general lackadaisicalness may eat it? Like posh tarts and dodgy richblokes drinking champagne and eating oysters comme toujours?
by Cat
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salsify
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Gaby, one could get it in regular seed company packs last year (Suttons IIRC), failing that hold fire and I'll see if any comes up wild this year and save the seeds for you.
by Cat
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Best thing to do with a steak
Replies: 13
Views: 3041

A salty tang, I sould imagine.
by Cat
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salsify
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Dorothy Hartley says to peel it, parboil then egg and crumb it and fry it, and serve it as fried vegetable oyster. Personally I couldn't be bottied, and made it into soup...it is a slightly translucent grey colour...I didn't taste any oysteryness, but some people reckon it has an oyster sorta taste....
by Cat
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salsify
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

I don't know if it's suitable for medieval or not, but have a funny feeling it is. Obv. a funny feeling isn't enough to go on, but... Anyhoo, I grew some last year and while it is certainly interesting and OK, can't say that i was overly impressed by the veg. The fresh root exudes a milky sap that d...
by Cat
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The most peculiar job I've ever done is...
Replies: 41
Views: 6761

I was a rotary washing-line rivetter, and I was one of the voices ('educated southern female') that were used for the first voice recognition software. Paid well, just to sit there and read words out loud into a 'puter.
by Cat
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Great War Picture
Replies: 30
Views: 3679

It's a very emotive image. If you can stand a bit of feedback, the 'angel' has a very modern, straightened hairstyle. In my mind's eye, I can see her as more of an Alphonse Mucha angel, with her hair swept up into a Viccy style. The front soldier is already dead. That's not a smile of relief, nor is...
by Cat
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trends in re-enactment for the next year or so
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

From a non-trader's viewpoint, many of the POTC 'pirates' are beginning to see the error of our ways and are upgrading to more 'thentic GAOP or C18th kit for next season. Here is the weather report from the Royal Meteorillogical Orifice at 22:08 hours GMT: Expect an increase in requests for spiffy f...
by Cat
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Campaign Style Events?
Replies: 22
Views: 3796

I reckon if it's 2010 you can count Bucket and his nag in too. She should be up to snuff by then. Oh, and me too. I'll even wear girl kit, if you're being all 'thentic about it. Martin Cowley organised a memorable 3 day sponsored walk in full kit about 9 years ago. I'm afraid that was when I started...
by Cat
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hair Dye
Replies: 13
Views: 1690

As sourceless as Lidi's lemon juice bleach (I recall reading that Italiano ladies applied it to their hair, then wore a wide-brimmed crownless hat so's they could spread out their hair over the brim, and go and sit in the sun a while.), I've read a version where rhubarb root is steeped and the juice...
by Cat
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Clothin of the isles
Replies: 24
Views: 3973

I did a lot of research for the group that I started re-enactment with, which was a galloglaich/kern unit. Ours was based around 1470, so is a bit late for you. I can't remember the source, as it was 14 years ago, BUT the Elizabethan English commentators wrote about the 'wild' Irish going unshod or ...
by Cat
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6130

It wasn't the *rse that was the problem! :lol:

Kids love dressing-up in 'thentic kit. Even the big tough y6 boiz. And they look damn smart too, for the most part. And they learn through it.
More strength to your elbow, and blacklist that particular school, Lucy!
by Cat
Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 27813

Re: Little Nephew, it's good to see somebody wearing footed hosen without shoes...like some of the manuscript pictures show!
Nice kit, lads.
Is Little Nephew allowed to fight?
My Number-One-Stepson will be sooo--o--o--- jealous if he is. He's 13.
by Cat
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Princes in the Tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Absolutely brilliant. Nice one, Ghost!
by Cat
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth
Replies: 33
Views: 4737

:lol: at the stealth LandRover!
by Cat
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth
Replies: 33
Views: 4737

Fabulous stuff.
by Cat
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh pics+vid
Replies: 64
Views: 9502

Lidi, no, not the red hat, silver hat, red hair, unmistakable black legs ('cos it was my muddyevil hose which are a l'il tighter than Norman hose...)!
by Cat
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh pics+vid
Replies: 64
Views: 9502

Yep, I was going to say about the Boer chap-horse fell, then rolled on him. Methley- was it the chap who had to deploy his emergency chute who broke his ankle? That was the scariest thing i've ever seen at a re-enactment...'he's coming down fast...his chute's off! (Emergency chute deployed) Phew! '....
by Cat
Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh pics+vid
Replies: 64
Views: 9502

Fantastic! I'm right in the middle of pic 4 (I think), body-on to the camera.
by Cat
Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9772

Just a quick post to say thinking of you, and don't give up. It ain't over til the thin lady sings! We will see you at Tewkers.
by Cat
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Fed at Windsor 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Very good, chaps. I particularly like the atmosphere of the first (Graham's) pic of the Woodvilles versus the cav.

Jaki was very stiff and bruised from her fall, but rode in the skill at arms the next day...and won. Again. (Bucket still claims he 'wuz robbed'!) :D
by Cat
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Plancenoit/Waterloo 2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2756

Deer head teechur, Bucket cannot come in for the next week as he is going to be ill.
Love, Andy (crossed out) no I mean , Bucket's mum. xxx
by Cat
Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lots of Tatton Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Very good indeed. An excellent one of Andrea the hostage, and some fantastic ones of both of the Stanley households.
And far too many of Norbs!
by Cat
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton beer tent pics
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Laughing slightly hysterically. :lol: :shock:
Is the Meaty Pest really about to snog the bloke in the wig in the background of the first pic?

The one of you and PTG is a corker.
by Cat
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Other food (sort of) traders ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

That is Angela's.
The Roman bloke is Apicius Sauces.
by Cat
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bards and Storytelling
Replies: 22
Views: 3788

Re: Vd'A's ' drunken, rambling' comment. The point I was making was that you can't do it if you've had more than a drink or two. Gobae, for what it's worth, a bunch of friends would probably (and this again is only my thoughts on this) be unlikely to be in the august presence of a trained bard... im...
by Cat
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17182

Walkthroughs are a good laugh, and as Fox says, people remember things that have amused them. The other thing with the walkthroughs is that they can get an audience of interested non-commanders (vis, the troops) who as well as laughing will also remember some of the plot, thus helping some of the ca...
by Cat
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17182

Cheers, chaps.
by Cat
Fri May 30, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17182

Could some kind soul post up a short list of generic colours for Yorkies and Lancs groups on here? (Not 'yeh, red and white you numpty', I mean generic colours as may have been worn at major battles). While I'm not keen enough to make new liveries, the idea of topping ones own colours or plain fight...

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