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by Cat
Tue May 27, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 16977

I've only heard the command 'Run for your lives!' given twice, once at Twinwoods as the powder store was torched, and once this weekend when the size of the Corsair contingent was realised by the redcoats and Excise. It does work.
by Cat
Tue May 27, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 16977

I'll happily volunteer to run away, Allan, as I am slightly broken this year, and it is a great chance to still take part but to ham it up and leave the field early for good reason. I'm fairly sure that I'm not the only one. Bring it up at commander's, at your events. Thinking about what I just said...
by Cat
Mon May 26, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: early 18th century frockcoat
Replies: 26
Views: 2725

It's mostly GREEN.
It looked very splendid indeed this weekend, although the combination of Bucket's height, girth, new coat and muddy stockings meant that he could hide among the trees most efficiently. :lol:
by Cat
Wed May 21, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Stanley! A Stanley! (Boaring)
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

AWWWW! What a handsome beastie.
I'll have to get him some green and brown livery made up. Unless he's a William Stanley?
by Cat
Wed May 21, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Clithero 2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3968

Great photos, and good to see so many new re-enactors. Just one comment (you knew there was going to be one, didn't you!). I've been a spearman for a lot of years (just to establish my credentials), and one thing about the photo containing the lass in green bothers me a little. It may just be the de...
by Cat
Mon May 12, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1450-87 reenactment groups
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

MMM. Tasty. 100% of your RDA of equinium in one easy to carry group. Fits in your manbag, your car, your pouch... :lol:
by Cat
Fri May 09, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1450-87 reenactment groups
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

Thomas Stanleys. Based around Up North, Midlandish and Down South-West. PM me if you're interested. Warning, may include horses.
by Cat
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pilgrimage Badge - Gloucester Cathedral/Edward II tomb
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

I can go in and ask, but not 'til next week.
I work about 20 minutes walk away.
by Cat
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 7053

'on the interweb'?. That's luxury, that is. :D Seriously, if you use the 'web intelligently then there is nothing wrong with researching on here. Teachers vs actors? Different skills. As a teacher, my skills are in improvisation-a situation I was in at a very wet event today, where we changed the pl...
by Cat
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women combat archers?
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Wombat Combat...like monkey knife fighting but antipodean medieval stylee!
by Cat
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 10 fat pigeons
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

Check out Hugh Furry-Washingstool's River Cottage website for some good wild pigeon receipes, too. Says the veggy... :lol:
by Cat
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pirate-y question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

First off, having 'jacked my own thread CONGRATS again to all of the Banks clan. Now you are four, and most of them are female. :D Second off, to get back on topic, I saw a fabulous 'rustick' picture in the V and A on Weds, and it looks as though a flat-crowned straw hat will suffice. With ribbons. ...
by Cat
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 14775

Oh good grief, talk about seting yourself up for it...the 'Tudor' page woman in the plaid with the glasses and badges...on AIPON. That being said, the Kochfrau is excellent. And Gregory 23b, how many years ago...the cute li'l White Co bowman on the medieval page. Awww...(nb, his kit then is still be...
by Cat
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Windsor Medieval Trading June 28 - 29th at WoTR Fed Event
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Can I jst squash a rumour that we heard?
The show is at StableStars yard (Janet's Horses), but it IS a full Federation fighty show, NOT just a horse one. Thanks.
As you were!
by Cat
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4443

I had the opposite problem...beautiful silk-lined stumpwork frock-coat, after a couple of shows...yuk all over sleeve turn-ups and bottom. My old cav boots sport the horsey sweat marks. I guess I'd better start offering my 'horse-walking-to-cool-down' services if I want my latest 'woman just off a h...
by Cat
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pirate-y question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

I would, but I don't have the Knowledge. Suffice to say I look somewhat more subdued than I'd like to. Downright respectabule, in fact. Must work on this, it makes a change from all the 'why are you dressed as a man' comments.
You a dad again yet, Dave?
by Cat
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pirate-y question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Excellent! Cheers all. off to play with a hat now.
by Cat
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pirate-y question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Title duly changed. Kids... :roll: :lol:
by Cat
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pirate-y question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Pirate-y question.

I've just bought a very nice second hand set of middle-class ladies' clothes -skirts, waistcote, primitive stomacher type thing, doublet.(Excuse terms used as I'm a muddy evil type normally.) I have dated them to about 1670 via contemporary pictures. I want to adapt them for a very early pirate-y or...
by Cat
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Jousting helm.
Replies: 19
Views: 3301

This is the colour I currently am, good job you live half a planet away. :D
Another very pretty piece of kit.
by Cat
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 24229

You would have the chance to have black faces appearing in the ranks of soldiery from the Roman-types right through to now; as far as the current understanding goes(vis, the way I interpret it), whether you are black, white or green you should be appearing to be as male as you can on the field of ba...
by Cat
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: is that a real baby?....
Replies: 27
Views: 4513

And she's got a whole raft of mad Aunties! Does Linz know what gender hers is yet? It would be kinda tidy to have one new Mooselet of each sex.
by Cat
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bragging.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1798

Your house is lovely! It's a proper re-enactor's lair, complete with daft cats and an anti-thief floor. Bucket is still whimpering quietly about the embroidery book...you've ruined him. :lol:
by Cat
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bragging.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1798

Looks amazing, glad you had fun!
The red shows up really well in the disco light, TBH! :lol:
by Cat
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 74693

1)Was that surreal, or merely factual?
2) Why were you holding the baby over the keyboard?
3) Is it dry yet?
by Cat
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Teeth and authenticity
Replies: 29
Views: 4320

My biggest fear is losing a gnasher on the field! Ladies with gaps don't look so purty...
In answer to the O/P, there are planty of gappy blokes out there who remove falsies for the fighting.
by Cat
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Workable Dark age recipies?
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

And more- some that we used in the Iron Age group I was in: Stewed nettle tops: pick nettle tops (the top few leaves) WEAR GLOVES! Boil in stock until a dark green mush. Tastes ok, is very good for you! Serve with a little butter or gravy. (Makes me fart like a badger.) New cheese: Leave milk to sta...
by Cat
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Workable Dark age recipies?
Replies: 3
Views: 2143

A C12 recipe (from Dorothy Hartley, so no provenance): Paraphrased by me: To boil a flank with worts. Take the mutton flank, bone it , crack the bones and boil them in water. This is the broth. Season the meat with salt and spices(pepper, cinnamon) working it well in. Roll up the meat, leave 24 hour...
by Cat
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16578

You know my thinking on that one- the more enemiferous the character, the better fight you get!
by Cat
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fugger Almond cake Recipe from about 1500 :D
Replies: 14
Views: 3178

To unCuba this and get back to the recipe (waves at Lidi's ma), :D , I have a similar recipe in a very 'local' American cook book (a sorta WI type thing, ring bound)that I picked up at a car boot sale. I wonder if it went over with the German settlers?

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