Canterbury Faire report

Hi there,

we’re back safely after five days and very exhausted. This was certainly the best Canterbury Faire that I’ve had for several years and I have come away quite enthused about next years with lots of plans for campsite upgrades.

Highlights for me:

  • the look on Callum and Chretienne’s faces when Sigurd and Tycho presented Callum with the sword
  • meeting some excellent new people, e.g. Sir Ives, and getting to know some old acqaintences a lot better e.g. Angel and Redbeard
  • stepping down as Arts and Sciences officer and the determination not to accept any new offices for several years at least
  • the look on a young ladie’s face after trying on one of my gowns (which she then bought) – I swear she was floating and she seemed to wear it all weekend
  • actually enjoying the pirate party

The only poo was that I felt a bit cruddy all weekend and was also quite busy so that I didn’t get any fighting in. By Tuesday this had developed into a proper cold which I still suffer from.

Plans for next year include:

  • a proper floor for our pavillion and a broom to sweep it with
  • household paraphenalia e.g. banners etc
  • a large barrel for our drinking / cooking water
  • getting Callum and Chretienne into a decent tent or pavillion e.g. one that doesn’t leak

checkout my web site for pictures in a few days