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by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Okay, going to say this a bit louder now! Please can we move on to improve Bannockburn as an event. This year, for the first time, NTS managed to hold a tartan-free event so they have listened to what the re-enactors had to say. Repeating all the bad things that have happened in previous years will ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Making cheese
Replies: 12
Views: 4828

I didn't have a thermometer and so just stuck my clean finger in the milk to test the temperature. Certainly worked for a fresh soft cheese but haven't tried a hard cheese yet. For quantities, the recipe I had said to use 1 pint of milk but this made a very small amount of cheese, just a handful rea...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Just wanted to say thanks to Allan for his calm and considered post. Bannockburn should be open to all, so we should respect anyone who wishes to pay tribute to the site (in their own way). The re-enactment and the wreath-laying ceremony both went well on the day so lets move forward and make the Ba...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

This does refer to the battle however. Chronicle of Lanercost, 1314 "The king and Sir Hugh le Despenser (who, after Piers de Gaveston, was as his right eye) and Sir Henry de Beaumont (whom he had promoted to an earldom in Scotland), with many others mounted and on foot, to their perpetual shame fled...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Was hunting for images from primary sources for Hobbitstomper and found this. From the Chronicle of Lanercost, 1312: "In all these aforesaid campaigns the Scots were so divided among themselves that sometimes the father was on the Scottish side and the son on the English, and vice versa; also one br...
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

We could go rabbit hunting in the morning I'm happy to make rabbit stew/pie if someone else will gut and skin them! :wink: Just to add my 2d worth to the above, NTS have lived up to their side of the bargain this year and provided a tartan free event so I think we now need to start taking a bit of ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Making cheese
Replies: 12
Views: 4828

Thanks, you're right it is fun, especially when I added the rennet - I thought it hadn't done anything until I picked up the bowl and discovered lovely jelly-like curds. :) I've already started contemplating hard cheeses! :D Just need to get myself a proper cheese mould as I was simply using muslin ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Making cheese
Replies: 12
Views: 4828

Making cheese

Made my first ever cheese this weekend for Bannockburn! I used a Gold Top milk from Jersey cows and also VegeRen that I found in Sainsbury's. Made it on Thursday night and ate it on Saturday. Tasted like a slightly salty mozarella which was reasonably tasty. :D
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Just wanted to say thanks to NTS et al for organising the event and for successfully enforcing the "no tartan" regulation. The re-enactors definitely appreciated this and I didn't hear any complaints from members of the public either. Also, thanks for thinking of the re-enactors on the Saturday nigh...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Alison said that they made a £40,000 loss last year, so I guess it's what they have to charge. For that money though, I'd expect a lot of entertainment. I may even demand it. £8.00 is what they charged two years ago so the price hasn't been bumped up to cover the losses - let's just hope that it do...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Ouch! :shock: Decided to rethink Hawaiin Bannockburn costume in light of above statement. Think might stick to the nice, safe 14th century outfit I've worn before - fewer chances of coconut accidents, just looks like I rolled in some raspberries on the way instead! :D
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Ecce wrote: Actually the only evidence for coconuts in period is being used as knights' horses. I quote MPATHG as source
Da*n, just spent lots of money on Ebay on a pair of period coconuts, what do you mean I can't use them? They use them in the film South Pacific! :wink:
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

From a period coconut tree? Might be a bit past their sell-by date though.
That's alright, wouldn't be eating them anyway! Now, where did I put the fake tan and the long black wig? :lol:
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

P.S. Anyone know where I can source some period coconuts?
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Colin MacDonald wrote:You may yet. Latest BBC weather forecast is: sunny intervals, 15C / 7C.

Surely not!
Yay! Bounds off to find authentic ways to make a grass skirt... :wink: :lol:
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

m300572 wrote:You'll find that most lavas in the Stirling-ish area are Carboniferous, basaltic flood lavas - anything else is no authentic.
Hold on, we were promised Hawaii, what all this Stirlingshire volcano guff. I want proper sun and lava or I'm not playing, so there! :wink:
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Quote:
That does it! I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!


How do you propose to deal with the worlds most active volcano then??
Well first, to comply with current H&S legislation we'd have to "decommission" the volcano to make it safe for MOPs! :wink:
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country!
If you can promise sun, I'll wear a grass skirt and coconuts!! :wink:
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Typical Bannockburn weather then! :lol:
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mayne Bread?
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Having just re-read about the different types of bread in the medieval period and how they were made, the above sounds a reasonable take on the above passage. In the unlikely event that I come across anything that contradicts it I'll let you both know. :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: treating mould
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

If they are cloth-bound be careful of exposing them to ultraviolet light as the colours might not be lightfast and you could end up damaging them further. Certain fabrics may also react badly to ultraviolet exposure (eg. silk). If you vacuum them at any point, use the lowest suction setting on the v...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mayne Bread?
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Hmm, that certainly sounds plausible. Thanks. :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

i see you made no comment at all about an attempt to EDUCATE instead of blanket ban or clear preconcieved notions of what you think may happen. i am quite saddened by this. Actually if you re-read my earlier thread you will notice that this was commented on. To repeat, those who have wished to be e...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Arkadian - as Guthrie said, welcome to the forum. First of all, I would hope that no-one on this forum would stop anyone attending an event in legitimate national dress (eg. kilt, jacket, shirt, brogues, socks, etc.). Unfortunately at previous Bannockburns there have been members of the public who t...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mayne Bread?
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Mayne Bread?

Okay, this is likely a dumb question but does anyone know what "mayne" bread is? I've been randomly dipping into Extracts from the burgh records of Edinburgh and came across it in this: 9 April 1443. Baxters. Mayne breid. It is statute and ordainit that a baxter baik na mayne breid to sell fra hine ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

No, not spurious, my information was from a couple of months ago. If they are coming now that's great, the more the merrier! :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Weekdays based in Innerleithen, just south of Peebles and about 1/2 hour from Edinburgh City By-pass :wink: . Weekends I'm usually to be found somewhere in Edinburgh (or gallivanting around the countryside for one of my many hobbies). Lanark are letting me participate as an independent but I've not ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 44
Views: 33508

Sainsbury certainly stock purple carrots and in Scotland too. I think I've seen the white ones here as well, though I've heard differing accounts about how tasty they are. The purple carrots are great, really pretty, tasty and dye everything purple (fingers, chopping boards, soup)! :D I got given so...
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 69948

Last I heard Medieval Realm were booked elsewhere and so will not be attending.

I would like to attend but not being connected with a group anymore I haven't got anyone to go with, so might just turn up as a MOP and go to the traders stalls. :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue May 29, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mrs Beeton's Pound Cake
Replies: 0
Views: 1199

Mrs Beeton's Pound Cake

I tried this recipe at the weekend and it came out really well. It was lovely and easy to make and came out nice and moist.

Anyone else tried any of the recipes and, if so, were they any good?

:)