Well we had a brilliant weekend away at the Mortimer’s Cross event at Hampton Court Castle.
I knew it was going to be a fab weekend when after a very pleasant train journey spent sewing more flower brooches I ended up pitching my little tent in a field with this view and settling down to a cold cider and my last evening meal in the open air for this year. A lovely end to a busy week.
The weather was perfect and so I had a wander round the gardens on Saturday in between the two battles.
We then had a tour of the castle before tea (contemplating how we would redecorate if we bought it as it is currently up for sale at only £9 million).
This is my new friend Angela who I first met at the Caldicot event.
I would keep these fabulous light fittings, they reminded me of the William Burges designs at Cardiff Castle.
There were two bands on Saturday night including a wonderful Celidh band with an excellent fiddle player so we danced lots and stayed up far too late really 😉
Sunday was more of the same, the weather held and the two battles that day were even better, everyone making the most of the last event.
Standing on the field with the guns going off and arrows raining down I couldn’t have been happier. Such a lovely time and an excellent way to end a very good season.
You can tell how happy I am in this picture as it looks like I am dancing with these two friends in armour. Thanks to Pat for the battle photos, he did a brilliant job as always of capturing the action for us.
This has to be my fave picture of the season, another one of Pat’s photos – a friend captioned this as ‘now we know that gunners have hearts!’
Looking forward to our first off-season kit making weekend, the Sisters Kerry and Ellie plus friend Jamie will be here.There will be linen everywhere and hopefully completed shifts at the end of it!
Meanwhile there are more brooches and Christmas ornaments to be made, what would life be without fabric and wool?
Thanks for visiting and look out for the next post which will be a very special one as it my 400th so I will be having a little giveaway!
2 thoughts on “What a lovely end to the season!”
There’s nothing quite so inviting as greenery seen through a wrought iron gate, is there!
So glad to know the season ended well!
Thanks – it was the perfect end and though I love re-enactment am happy to have the winter to play with fabric and wool, have so many new projects lined up!