Tag Archives: medieval

The Trollen Wheel. What it is and a flat braid turorial.


Well, it’s been an interesting week. I seem to be in a state of injuring myself. Nothing major, a few cuts, a strained ankle, several bruises. We have had some very temperamental weather, from glorious sunshine one moment to heavy … Continue reading

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Spinning and storytelling


“When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller.” Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. I have recently joined a medieval re-enactment … Continue reading

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Adventures in Wonder(wool)land


Where to begin? I’m still coming down from my long anticipated high. This year, Wonderwool Wales seemed a little quieter. Perhaps it was because I left my other half with the kids to have a wander around the surrounding areas … Continue reading

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Calling in the May!


  What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Mayday? Personally, with me it is the maypole. The maypole is said to represent two things. In times gone by our ancestors believed that spirits … Continue reading

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Castles, Diamonds and Easter Eggs


    Wow – what a week it has been. After a very unexpected snowfall, which was totally out of character here this time of year, we have been working hard in preparation for Ostara and Easter. The egg, an … Continue reading

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A Viking Birthday


Oh my, where to begin…   It was my son’s 10th birthday a couple of weeks ago. This was something that, if I am honest, I was a little sad about. The time has gone so very quickly and reaching … Continue reading

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