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by Gothic-Haven
Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The long goodbye
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

ahh thats as maybe but did he look as good as me? hmmm? LOL
by Gothic-Haven
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The long goodbye
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

welll we have the kit and the bow's so are halfway there. we know so many of you lovely peeps that we couldn't possibly say goodbye forever.. I think we are supposed to be infiltrating the Stanleys (hope thats not a criminal offence) :-) but we will rest up over the winter and give it all some thoug...
by Gothic-Haven
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: HISTORIC CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT NORWICH CATHEDRAL
Replies: 2
Views: 825

must pop along and see peopl seem to miss this one every year!
by Gothic-Haven
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The long goodbye
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

thankyou Steve I appreciate your words.. we did dither and would have dithered on had we not sold the tent.. not tent = no trading and it'll be too expensive to start again.... tme for a new chapter.. we may even change periods.. I LOVE my victoriana and dressing up but its very hard to find a socie...
by Gothic-Haven
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The long goodbye
Replies: 11
Views: 2176

The long goodbye

Dear friends and fellow traders, it is with deepest regret that "Gothic Haven" aka "Tortuga Trading Corp" will cease trading on 28th February 2008. We have thought long and hard about the whole situation but having lost so many opportunities this last year and it not being our ma...
by Gothic-Haven
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Suppliers for an Edwardian larder
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

our local antiques emporium has old food boxes/tins etc I'd say circa 1910-20 want me to see what they have I can photograph them for you to see if there is anything you could use..
by Gothic-Haven
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Historic Traders AGM
Replies: 12
Views: 2371

perhaps one of the AGM's could be organised a bit closer to EA.. its too far for us to go as we can never get a trading pitch here and would dearly love to attend..and offer input.
by Gothic-Haven
Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: is there a business that..
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Your local enterprise centre or DTI can help here.. there are LOADS of grants available to small businesses PROVIDING you can prove you deserve one whihc is tricky.. you have an edge.. organic.. hand made .. etc.. have a bod about t'internet I'm sure you'll find something
by Gothic-Haven
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Attending first fare and wanting advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1954

Wear Suncreen

Oh how that last post reminds me of Baz Lurman's Wear Sunscreen.. Hys Grace is truly a jocular Duke :lol: :lol:
by Gothic-Haven
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 62765

We're only traders

but incase any of you were even vaguely interested
by Gothic-Haven
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: ROCKINGHAM CASTLE 2007: May 4th-7th: TRADERS: booking forms
Replies: 8
Views: 2011

Anonymous wrote:like the format of the form.. nothing impresses me more than a sense of humour! consider us booked in..
That was me BTW :oops:
by Gothic-Haven
Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 20
Views: 3446

Bjarne...again I am overwhelmed by your talent.. the exquisiteness and attention to detail is breath taking..
by Gothic-Haven
Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: PENSTHORPE MEDIEVAL SPECTACULAR - INVITATION
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

ooh sounds interesting .. we are booked into Herstmonkey but feel this might be the last time.. will put this one in my diary for next year
by Gothic-Haven
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Breakdown cover for occasional traders
Replies: 12
Views: 1806

We have AA Fleet cover for the van.. its about £40-£50 thats for total cover too including homestart and getting you to your destination if they can't get it going again.. THe NMTF do vehicle insurance to I think
by Gothic-Haven
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5061

Next week me suzi n mark are going out in Cardiff,dressed smart with a selection of stuff each and we are going to hit every deli,pub and other place where it might be sellable to see what happens, [/quote] thats a brilliant idea Martin.. should deffinately get some takers there worry is that we wi...
by Gothic-Haven
Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5061

Sorry Martin.. its very hard to make ends meet ( no pun intended) some times and I know what you mean about "what's the point" The Oyster Faire this year wasn't the money spinner it can be and its seems the public want more and more for less and less £'s. I still stick with the "more exposure" as wo...
by Gothic-Haven
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: One for single income traders (how do you manage?)
Replies: 34
Views: 5061

Martin.. although I have a f/t job to pay the bills and feed the family i do understand how hard you must be finding it.. There are many grants available to new business and you should also not rule out your bank manager and a business overdraft.. ( we have one and from time to time it has come in u...
by Gothic-Haven
Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Catering for the Traders
Replies: 10
Views: 2699

S'awright babes... I know how hard it is setting up a new business and the fare we have seen so far is stonking.. I had ( as I am sure many others who post here did) an e-mail from one of the colchester caterers... reminding us all they were doing breakfasts!..there are plenty of events that you can...
by Gothic-Haven
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Catering for the Traders
Replies: 10
Views: 2699

If you could get a potato oven I would be your bestest bestest fwend.. but tht menu sounds lush and I can't wait for a HT's big breakfast!! mmmm bacon.....
by Gothic-Haven
Tue May 30, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to wear with this
Replies: 16
Views: 2737

Bump

bump
by Gothic-Haven
Thu May 25, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 3221

Lord High Everything Esle wrote: Remember to join the Historic Traders Branch.

Which is the fastest growing branch of the NMTF... Also the more policies you take out with them.. home.. car..van..etc the more discount you get on your membership..
by Gothic-Haven
Fri May 19, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to wear with this
Replies: 16
Views: 2737

What to wear with this

As we have stopped trading and I never did sell this lovely linen kirtle I now want to utilize it and wear it.. but I need a head dress and general accessories .. any advice on head wear.. belts.. kirdles etc greatly appreaciated
by Gothic-Haven
Fri May 19, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I just bought this
Replies: 30
Views: 4571

Hi, Oh that is a lovely dress, especially the collour is very nice. I also love her hood and the hairstyle. Is it braided hair she has inside the hood? Very nice Bjarne Bjarne.. I can no longer see the phot on my computer but yes the hair is braised.. I have long been an admirer of your work.. most...
by Gothic-Haven
Wed May 17, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I just bought this
Replies: 30
Views: 4571

Now for Sale

I decided it really wasn't me when I got to wear it at the weekend... too demure for me :wink: so I am selling it.. its a UK size 26 linen and with cast pewter buttons.. if you are interested please PM me..
by Gothic-Haven
Wed May 17, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Us and our new tent at Snailwell
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

You could start a whole new re-enactor fashion thing here - the architectural bobble hat - I wonder if Sally could knit different designs of finials Sally would probably do a very good job to boot!.. you could even have a colour choice for your knitted finial...remember where you got the idea! :lol...
by Gothic-Haven
Wed May 17, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Us and our new tent at Snailwell
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

Ahh well its a 2nd hand one we bought off someone we know.. I know that Steve from Ancient Battle Crafts sells tents..
by Gothic-Haven
Wed May 17, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Us and our new tent at Snailwell
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

m300572 wrote:Does your man actually have an acorn finial on his hat, or is that just from standing directly in front of a tent pole???
:lol: :lol: beats the usual.. a tree or branch growing out of the head of the person in the peekture
by Gothic-Haven
Tue May 16, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Us and our new tent at Snailwell
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

Us and our new tent at Snailwell

Well, here it is... don't know what y'all think of it but we like it.. looks pretty and bright on a "traders row"

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