Hello everyone and welcome to Yorkshire where I am pleased to tell you that time travel has indeed become possible!
We have whizzed through what was left of summer and have gone straight to November where the swideways misty rain is in full force. Hopefully the time travel will work the other way and we might get back to those few days in June that were sunny at some point.
We had a good weekend at Peveril Castle , we learnt from experience last year that taking all of your camping kit up the hill to the castle along with all the armour and weapons the boys feel they need, (and spares just in case), leads to some hot and bothered knights and ladies.
You can see from this picture just how high it is – a stunning location to do a show in.
So we booked a campsite to stay at in the valley and so had a very pleasant two nights with food and drinks at the local hostelry and showers – a real luxury as we are normally on a quick freshen up with a bowl of water and a babywipe!
Saturday was perfect weather, the boys had set up on Friday night so we had a very lovely morning sat in the shade at the bottom of the castle doing our head dress talks then took a slow walk up for the afternoon tournament.
The view was spectacular as these pictures show – I think this is one of my all time favourite re-enactment pictures, really stunning!
The ladies looked beautiful as always, this is Ellie and Sadie, one of our newest members. The pictures were taken by one of the staff member’s mother who very kindly posted them on Facebook.
We also had a friend with us doing some posed shots, here we all are in the lovely Saturday sunshine!
And I love this one of Ellie, Sadie and I – that backdrop is stunning, we are so very lucky being able to go to such lovely places.
Saturday night we discussed plans for Sunday in the pub, the forecast was bad so we spent the first hour of Sunday taking all of the equipment down from the castle in relays, in the brilliant sunshine which made us wonder if the rain would be arriving but it did by midday 😦
The afternoon was spent with all of us huddled under the porch at the back of the visitor centre trying not to leap on the brave people that came out that day and get them to try on head dresses and do some sword training.
It was a pity that we could not have done the full show but this is England and we have had a particularly rainy season this year, all of the events have been a bit wet at some point and I am still drying out tents from a couple of weeks ago as we have not had the sun during the week either.
Much as I love re-enactment I am very happy to have the next few weekends at home so can concentrate on some of the stuff for Sarah’s stall at Yarndale, the linen and Liberty pincushions are looking really cute so I am now working on matching needlebooks. Will post some pictures of finished items at the weekend.
Thanks very much for visiting and see you soon.
3 thoughts on “A weekend of two halves”
Yes, one can have too much of a good thing – however wonderful adventures may be, quiet time at home can be a real delight!
Lovely pics, as always, love your costumes. I just had a similar weekend at Tattershall and am now dealing with mounds of soggy kit.
Poor you, luckily as we had contingency plans and were hiding kit was fairly dry. We also got all tents down first thing Sun so we were heartily glad of that, made packing up so much better – you have got to love the British Summer! Tattershall is a lovely castle, we visited a long time ago, hope you had a good time there despite the rain.