Thursday, July 16, 2009

Holiday snippets

We've just got back from a trip up to Brisbane for Abbey Medieval Festival and then back via Armidale where we stayed for a few days at Cruickshanks Cottage.

While we were away the following things happened:
  • Adam took up spinning.
  • Tom finally got his own back-strap weaving kit (he's been waiting a whole year).
  • I finished reading The Handmaid's Tale and was somewhat underwhelmed.
  • I re-read Native Tongue 3 just in case it wasn't as bad as I remembered. It was, if not worse.
  • We acquired a pleasing collection of stuff to add to our re-enactment gear.
  • Tom got bitten by a horse.
  • Tom engaged me in a discussion of the ethics of the fur-trade right in the middle of a fur-trader's market stall, I did not try to avoid or put off the conversation.
  • All 3 kids had the lurgi.
  • We watched sheep shearing, fed the chooks, annoyed some cows, were stared at by alpacas, spotted a furtive fox, and made good use of our viking hats to avoid frozen ears. Mid-winter in Armidale is cold.
Photos and elaborations will probably follow at some point.


yodaobi said...

HOLDING breath for photos!!!
Sounds like a fun and not so fun time.
Pity you didn't have something AWESOME to read. Hey looks like I spy pix on your flicker...

yodaobi said...


Looks like fun too!

Penny said...

Looking forward tos eeing the photos with elaboration!
Armidale is where my Dad went to uni and my gparents lived for years and years.