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by Grania
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The British
Replies: 11
Views: 4125

Re: The British

Be interested to hear what people think of this. Haven't seen much myself, but it looks just too general to be really good. I was however quite surprised at the reviews in the radio times - I know they're often rude about stuff, but that was exceptional
by Grania
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Interested in 18th C. reenacting
Replies: 14
Views: 5876

Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

:D If anyone is talking later 18th C, please post it here - you might well end up hearing from me too!
by Grania
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Interested in 18th C. reenacting
Replies: 14
Views: 5876

Re: Interested in 18th C. reenacting

Have you tried Mannered Mob? http://www.manneredmob.com We do living history, usually 1740-1745 or so, both lower class and upper-middling, at different places around the country - lots of the National Trust and things like that, indoors much of the time :D but outdoors too - everything from the rur...
by Grania
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian Female Domestic Servant
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Re: Georgian Female Domestic Servant

Can you give us any idea of the level of servant, so to speak?

For example, if you're looking at ladies maids or similar, they could be very well dressed indeed - hand-me-downs from the mistress is a perk of the job for us!
by Grania
Mon May 14, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 13539

Re: 18th century street life

Goooorgeous! Bit posh for me :D then again........
by Grania
Sat May 12, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 13539

Re: 18th century street life

Grymm wrote:Stay away from them Grania, rough and smelly soldier types both. =op


As opposed to gentlemen of the greatest respectability? :D
by Grania
Fri May 11, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 13539

Re: 18th century street life

Do I read into that that you are interested in non-military 18th century? :)
by Grania
Sat May 05, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Harps and their strings!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

Re: Harps and their strings!!!

Sounds like she should be fine then! Any particular kind of music?
by Grania
Thu May 03, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Harps and their strings!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

Re: Harps and their strings!!!

:) Well done. It is really tough to do the first few times - there are different ways of doing it too, so finding the best is also the thing. Hope your daughter gets on well. Don't believe people when they say it's a really hard instrument - it's great :D
by Grania
Wed May 02, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Harps and their strings!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3641

Re: Harps and their strings!!!

What's the problem you're having? Is it tying the knot or getting the string onto the tuning peg? Can I ask which harp it is - as in name, so I can look up a picture?

I am a harpist and I understand your pain, it took me ages to get the knack!
by Grania
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric and Patterns, 1790s-1800ish?
Replies: 10
Views: 2652

Re: Fabric and Patterns, 1790s-1800ish?

No comment. :angel:
by Grania
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dress Pattern Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4839

Re: Dress Pattern Suggestions?

Yes, that shows up :D Thanks ever so much!
by Grania
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dress Pattern Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4839

Re: Dress Pattern Suggestions?

Apologies, I didn't put up the right link :$

On the page for the dress itself http://sallypointer.com/costume-textile ... eval-dress where I'm assuming a pattern is, I can just see blank space with a red cross - may be my internet connection :eh: Sorry!
by Grania
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dress Pattern Suggestions?
Replies: 17
Views: 4839

Re: Dress Pattern Suggestions?

Try Sally Pointer's website. http://sallypointer.com/costume-textile-pages Hope no one minds me digging this up again - this dress looks like it might be a good shape for a project I've been considering, but I can't see the patterns correctly, can anyone tell me if there is a way around this? Sorry...
by Grania
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric and Patterns, 1790s-1800ish?
Replies: 10
Views: 2652

Re: Fabric and Patterns, 1790s-1800ish?

Gorgeous....that fabric could persuade me to change decades :D
by Grania
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Who's out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 2427

Re: Who's out there?

Ta :) I will do when I next see you!
by Grania
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Who's out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 2427

Re: Who's out there?

Thanks both
IanS, I wish I had heard from you before I finished studying in Hampshire :roll:

Frances, thank you, I will give it a try :)
by Grania
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 4574

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Don't know too much about these things myself, but my Dad says it probably depends upon what else they were given - that sounds like a large quantity of oats, but of course those horses were doing serious work. Experience of a horse NOT doing much work being given too many oats is that it sends them...
by Grania
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Who's out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 2427

Re: Who's out there?

:) Thanks, I will take a good look at the website, although I'm probably not much help to you in the food line for various reasons - will enjoy reading though :)
by Grania
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Who's out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 2427

Who's out there?

Hi all I've posted here before I think, so apologies for doing so again! I'm fairly new to the re-enacting world, having been taking part in domestic civilian 1740s living history for about 18 months or so, but I'm looking to expand my range a bit and get some more experience and knowledge. I'm fema...
by Grania
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Mummified cat identifies witches cottage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3499

Re: Mummified cat identifies witches cottage?

The house sounds fascinating...but a cat identifying it as a witch's house? Not sure about that - a mummified cat in your house WAS a good luck charm of sorts as far as I remember, I worked for quite a while in an Elizabethan merchant's house that had a mummified cat in the roof, but no one ever sug...
by Grania
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: May be a long shot but...
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: May be a long shot but...

Brilliant, thanks, will take a look. Do I have the energy for said bouncy puppies? :D
by Grania
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: May be a long shot but...
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: May be a long shot but...

Thanks for the responses! Ideally I'm looking for later 18th century - 1780s-90s, (currently I'm a child of the 1740s) but 1775 doesn't sound bad :) Can you tell me any more? :$ Bonnacon I don't think I'm much help to you with the food side of things, but I know a few people who might be. Grymm, whe...
by Grania
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: May be a long shot but...
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

May be a long shot but...

I've been debating this for a while and finally decided to ask - does anyone know of any groups for late 18th century (say 1780s/1790s) not (or limited) military? Not bothered about location, but I would just like to know if you are out there!

Thanks
by Grania
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........
Replies: 11
Views: 2887

Re: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

I'm reminded of a line in the BBC's version of 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

'Lord Madam, marriage ain't a word, it's a sentence!' :lol:
by Grania
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century 'folk' songs
Replies: 7
Views: 4129

Re: 18th century 'folk' songs

:) Thanks all - I will do some serious investigating
by Grania
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century 'folk' songs
Replies: 7
Views: 4129

18th century 'folk' songs

Hi folks I've been digging around trying to find 'folk' type (traditional) songs which are pre-1750. Has anybody got any ideas where I can find any details (and, even better, recordings)? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm particularly interesting in working songs, but I don't know what my c...
by Grania
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded

Beautiful....and just in time for me to use in my final placement/dissertation for uni!!!! Whoever did all that THANK YOU this is JUST what I need.....

perfect, fantastic, THANK YOU!
by Grania
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Does anyone Georgian period living history in the Midlands?
Replies: 14
Views: 3570

Re: Does anyone Georgian period living history in the Midlands?

I'm currently researching ways of attracting visitors to places, so if you could by any chance elaborate on the 'non-starter' I would be really interested and greatful...also as I do Georgian myself it would be interesting to know what people think :)
by Grania
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use
Replies: 17
Views: 6003

Re: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use

I've just started to learn butter making :) Soaking the churn is definitely a good idea, and don't let it get too dry in future or it may not be usable - we soaked one that hadn't been used for a few years for the whole of a 2 day event, and although it did improve, it still leaked. When you've used...

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