Its hard to believe that its been 14 years since I followed up Mistress Madelein’s event Journey’s End with a camping event that I called Canterbury Faire although my math might be off because on the Southron Gaard site it says 1995 so that would be 15 years. We had around 135 people show up including some from the US and Australia. I remember being quite bummed when the following year the Christchurch City Council started a weekend market using the same name. Happily our camping event has been longer lived.
Anyway what i really meant to write was that this was one of the best camps I’ve been to for some years. I don’t know why. I was feeling quite unwell for the first few days but for some reason, while i felt tired, I never felt particularly stressed. It seemed like everyone did their part around camp and there was always someone to get dinner on. The equestrian went well although I didn’t feel well enough to ride still i watched and took some pictures. The camp got put up, and taken down fairly swiftly (all things considered).
The only real black spot was that because we chose to go out on the Sunday instead of the Saturday because of the late gate opening time (4:00 is really too late), we arrived to find that an entire other group had camped in the straight that we share with the green dragons, pushing them well back into the area we generally camp in. Castle Bois camp on the other side of us and so we were squeezed into too small an area. If Jenni hadn’t decided not to come this year and Lila not broken her foot and also was not camping there would have been no way that we would have fitted. Its a bit annoying as the extra group had made no effort to condense their camp and were well spread out.
Anyway, a busy week of work this week and I am feeling pretty tired still. Up to Wellington on Sunday for WebStock next week. Taking Monday off and just going to cruise around Welly and maybe shop a little.