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by Cat
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: medieval oatcake recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 12253

Re: medieval oatcake recipe?

I believe modern oatcakes have flour in to prevent crumbling. You could try the Stafford oat cake, which seems to be* a pancake made with part flour and part fine oatmeal. The modern ones are so holey that they must contain a raising agent, but I don't know whether this is yeast or bicarb. * I like ...
by Cat
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Musical knives ...
Replies: 3
Views: 3309

Re: Musical knives ...

Beautiful.
by Cat
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1812 Country House Party
Replies: 13
Views: 5628

Re: 1812 Country House Party

What fantastic clothes and photos! Is that one Bonnacon, butlering?
I really love the ones taken in the church. Is this an established group, or a group of friends with really good kit?
by Cat
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Share Some Work Fun :)
Replies: 51
Views: 12614

Re: Share Some Work Fun :)

And Flash is happily settled these days too.

Beautiful photos Jolynn!
by Cat
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A celebration of old reenactment groups
Replies: 12
Views: 4017

Re: A celebration of old reenactment groups

MacSweeney Galloglas. I was there at its birth, for about 6 years(?) and it carried on for quite a while after I moved on to the Tudors. I did the exponential learning thing within this group, from blankets and woad through to almost Fed standard. I am delighted to have recently joined the Fitzgeral...
by Cat
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century 'folk' songs
Replies: 7
Views: 4097

Re: 18th century 'folk' songs

Following a slightly p*ssed but rather wonderful singing session at Avoncroft, I have managed to find the middle English lyrics to 'I had a sustre...' (modernised as 'Peri meri dixie domine'), but not the tune. I also can't find the Savile company monk-type singing bloke who I meant to swap details ...
by Cat
Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Company of St. George Clothing Guide
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: Company of St. George Clothing Guide

Can I just say that Jackie showed me her copy of the men's clothing guide, and it is a thing of beauty and a joy to peruse. Thanks guys!
by Cat
Sun May 29, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Interesting bucket?
Replies: 6
Views: 2947

Re: Interesting bucket?

Iron Dwarf- and it was Bucket doing the pouring from the bucket too...that was an interesting episode, lucky we happened to have a giant around to act as fireBucket.
ETA- he is quite useful and I think he's a bit beautiful, specially in his banyan.
by Cat
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16324

Re: Chimera Costumes

I can second Tinker's Tailor. Lovely people and very good prices. They also trade as Arum Lillie Designs.
by Cat
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: compromise for a cross dresser...
Replies: 15
Views: 3090

Re: compromise for a cross dresser...

I actually think that I love all of you, even Mr Doesn't Know Me! (I do have a frock which I bought off've Auntie Alice last year and which is just big enough to go on on top of my male kit if any organiseur were to get snarky. I trialled it at Richmond because it was bloody cold and the extra layer...
by Cat
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vainly me.
Replies: 46
Views: 9095

Re: Vainly me.

I have some terrible news for you, Mr Steenie. I fear that your Lloyds horse may have a condition that is known in that trade as, 'being plastic'. While he will retain his youthful good looks indefinitely, he will be no good whatsoever for riding and may succumb to Dust. As far as piebalds are conce...
by Cat
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: compromise for a cross dresser...
Replies: 15
Views: 3090

compromise for a cross dresser...

Hello. Um. I commentate at some events, and because I quite passionately hate female kit in WOTR as it looks on me, cos I is up and down skinny, I cross-dress to do so. I have good bloke's soft kit because I fight. However, I do worry about the public looking at me and going, 'that boy has a woman's...
by Cat
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Christmas 410AD
Replies: 5
Views: 2227

Re: Christmas 410AD

Winter drawers onnnn!
Merry Wintermas to you too, chap.x
by Cat
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: RaT Swarkestone 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Re: RaT Swarkestone 2010

You all look brilliant!
Still sad that we couldn't make it. I look forward to C18th fun and frolics next year, and the unveiling of Tarquin Farquar XXXIII.

Madam Catherine the (brothel) Respectable Tavern Keeper, by Appointment to His King-Across-the-Water-ness, Bonnie Prince Charlie. :*
by Cat
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Brighton and Hove
Replies: 13
Views: 6123

Re: Brighton and Hove

There's an old established and well respected mediaeval group close to you, called the Tudor household. I'm not sure if they're recruiting but they are well worth a google, on the offchance. They have a group total of a million* years of re-enacment experience, and what they don't know ain't worth k...
by Cat
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where to buy a decent polearm
Replies: 12
Views: 3774

Re: Where to buy a decent polearm

I think that the trader is Tony, of Celtic Moon. His blades tend to be good, I've had a spear and glaive from him which are both still going strong years on. As far as man-at-arms goes, either a straightforward spear or something which could concievably have been an agricultural implement would fit ...
by Cat
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rivelins/Cuarans/Pampooties
Replies: 26
Views: 4736

Re: Rivelins/Cuarans/Pampooties

We had a similar issue- when the stepfiends were much smaller Bucket did make them brogue-style shoes as an emergency measure-we figured that even if wrong would look better than trainers with kit (we didn't have the kids with us when the shoes were being made, which was the problem.) Later he made ...
by Cat
Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4104

Re: 2011 Season question.

I have no time for hangers-on at any event (except for the bored teenagers who aren't allowed to stay home alone yet), however at an event as large as Tewks providing you do something positive to contribute to the spectacle, I believe that you have as much right to participate in the camping and fes...
by Cat
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4104

Re: 2011 Season question.

Thomas is correct on the long muster, nobody's fault. A MOP had to be ambulanced off from the crowd IIRC, so we had to wait until that had happened safely. The battle was long (hoorah!). If the muster had been the normal length of time this wouldn't have been a problem, as it was a lot of us suffere...
by Cat
Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Frontier Fortress 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3495

Re: Frontier Fortress 2010

Wow. Numbers 40, 42 and 72 are amazing, and I really like the sequences- the stocky man getting a drink and chatting up the girl, the men being drunken sillybuggers...it looks fantastic!
by Cat
Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 7235

Re: ladies hair

Not being one for either faff or women's clothes all that often, when I do go female the easiest hair covering is a linen or (as mine is) very fine wool scarf covering the hair and twisted at the nape of the neck, with the ends (and plait in my case) then twisted and coiled around the head and tucke...
by Cat
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kovex ars falcions
Replies: 48
Views: 7837

Re: kovex ars falcions

Interesting point raised by Matt- I inherited a cavalry sabre when my Dad died. Being who I am I had a few little swings with it in the back garden. The difference between a re-enactment blade and a live sword is extraordinary. I understand why 'real' swords are called 'live' now. To add to the Kove...
by Cat
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Advice on Swords.
Replies: 30
Views: 14947

Re: Advice on Swords.

Mr Binns if you can afford Armourclass Kovex (although I have had one of theirs break, just out of guarantee, aargh). I currently have an Armourclass single hander and am ecstatically happy with it. It's light weight and well balanced.The Kovex bastard sword was lush too. Oh, and plus one to IronHea...
by Cat
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 18682

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Why did you want to know, Jane? We're so far removed, I don't believe we'll ever know. We know it wasn't commonplace, which is good enough reason -for me- to portray a man in order to get my fighting jollies. Doesn't mean I don't respect Jake, Ruth, Zara etc who are happy enough with the evidence th...
by Cat
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Almond Milk
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: Almond Milk

This may be wayyy wide of the mark, but had you thought of some of the milk substitutes on the market, transferred from carton to suitabule vessel onsite. I'm thinking of the rice-dream, oatly, soya cream type things with a drop of proper almond essence added. The soya cream may split - one risk. I'...
by Cat
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: meat fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Re: meat fruit

Great photo J...thanks for that!
by Cat
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How do you get started?
Replies: 14
Views: 3623

Re: How do you get started?

That and the fact that a well cut riding habit of this era is impossibly sexy...(There's one in the v and A which I covet.)
by Cat
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hello from Norway
Replies: 12
Views: 5443

Re: Hello from Norway

Amazing kit! Nice to see it. And welcome!
by Cat
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bonnacon - just for Cat......
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: Bonnacon - just for Cat......

Where is Bonnacon and what have you done to him?! :eh: :o :D


Seriously, you look 20 years younger! Well done that man (and lady).
by Cat
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Best way to start learning to joust
Replies: 61
Views: 14472

Re: Best way to start learning to joust

Nicky N being the tall, lively lass who was at Kelmarsh?

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